Anna La Noce

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The Purkinje cell projection from the cardiovascular region of sublobule b of the uvula (medial area of zone A) has been investigated using anterograde tracing methods in the rabbit. The importance of the integrity of the identified pathways in mediating the cardiovascular responses from the uvula has been studied in subsequent lesioning experiments. Wheat(More)
The vertical vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) was recorded in dark-reared rabbits 3 months of age submitted in the dark to lateral sinusoidal oscillations of different frequencies and fixed amplitude. While the phase of the response was perfectly adequate to ensure head movements compensation, the gain values recorded showed a clear reduction with respect to(More)
The present study has investigated the effects of electrical stimulation of the cerebellar posterior cortex in the conscious rabbit. Stimulation of lobule IX (the uvula) elicited an increase in mean arterial blood pressure and heart rate, accompanied by EEG desynchronization, pupillary dilatation and a specific motor reaction, consisting of pricking of the(More)
Seventy-four patients with one to eight proven intraaxial brain metastases received a total cumulative dose of 0.2 mmol/kg bodyweight gadobenate dimeglumine, administered as sequential injections of 0.05, 0.05 and 0.1 m mol/kg over a 20-min period. MR imaging was performed before the first administration (T2- and T1-weighted sequences) and after each(More)
The horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) has been recorded electrooculographically in normal infants aged from one to four weeks and in older subjects submitted to sinusoidal oscillations (+/- 15 degrees, 0.05-0.5 Hz) in the dark. The analysis of the dynamic characteristics of the reflex indicates that, at least in the low frequency range, the VOR has(More)
BACKGROUND Bilastine is a novel second-generation H1 antihistamine, which has not shown sedative or cardiotoxic effects in clinical trials and in post-marketing experience so far, developed for the symptomatic treatment of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and urticaria. It has recently been granted marketing authorization for these therapeutic indications in(More)
PURPOSE Brain contrast-enhanced MR imaging reflects the leakage of contrast material into the brain tissue due to blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption. The contact between brain tissue and contrast material requires a high level of neurotolerability of the contrast agent (CA). In the present study, we investigated the neurotolerability of the paramagnetic(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Magnetic resonance imaging with contrast agents (CAs) is a procedure currently used for the diagnosis of neurologic pathologies. These pathologies are often characterized by blood-brain barrier disruptions, which determines a direct contact between CA and brain tissue. For this reason, an accurate assessment of neurotolerability is(More)
The magnitude of classically conditioned bradycardia was studied in rabbits in which various cerebellar regions (lobule IX or the posterior vermis or the hemispheres) had been removed surgically. Lesions were shown histologically to be restricted to the cortex and the underlying white matter without any damage to the deep cerebellar nuclei. In the(More)
Stimulation of lobule IX (the uvula) of the cerebellar posterior vermis, either electrically or chemically, has been shown to evoke marked cardiovascular effects in both rabbit and cat. Recent experiments suggest that this stimulation can also reduce the responsiveness of neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarii to baroreceptor inputs. The aim of the(More)