Angela Valente

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Cognitive impairment and deficits in social skills have been largely documented in patients with schizophrenia and are increasingly recognized as rate-limiting factors for recovery. Evidence has been provided that cognitive training and social skills training (SST) are effective to treat cognitive and social skills impairment in schizophrenia; however, the(More)
Clinical, historical, neuropsychological, and biological correlates of lateral ventricular enlargement on computed tomography (CT scan) were explored in a sample of DSM-III schizophrenics. Patients with enlarged ventricles, as compared with those whose ventricles were normal, presented a longer duration of illness and mean duration of hospitalization, and(More)
A comprehensive assessment of computed tomography (CT) with respect to clinical, historical and neuropsychological variables has been carried out in a sample of DSM III schizophrenics fairly heterogeneous with respect to duration and severity of illness and in a normal control group matched for sex, age and educational level. The mean value of ventricular(More)
UNLABELLED Recent guidelines (MMWR 2005) recommend the use of QuantiFERON-TB (QFT-TB) as an alternative to the tuberculin skin test (TST) for the screening of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in health care workers (HCWs). MATERIALS AND METHODS 590 HCWs were screened for LTBI by TST and QFT-TB. Results were compared with risk factors for LTBI,(More)
Oculocutaneous albinism is an autosomal recessive disorder. It is associated with a disorder in the synthesis of melanin pigment, clearly manifested by the absence of colour in the skin, iris, and hair. In addition to its importance for a person's physical appearance, melanin plays a protective role with regard to solar radiation: its absence exposes the(More)
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