Anna-Maria Basile

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Age related white matter changes (ARWMC) are frequent in non-demented old subjects and are associated with impaired cognitive function. Our aim was to study the influence of vascular risk factors and ARWMC on the neuropsychological performance of an independent elderly population, to see if vascular risk factors impair cognition in(More)
Radiofrequency current and laser energy can be delivered locally through electrode-needle or optical fiber inserted in the tissue and allows local ablation of tissues, up to a volume of 4 to 5 cm in diameter with one application or vaporizes tissue. Tumor ablation guided with medical imaging proved a high local efficacy over 90% for tumors less than 25 mm(More)
The relationship between age-related white matter changes and cognitive performance in independent elderly people is still not clear. The Leukoaraiosis and Disability in the Elderly study (LADIS) involves 11 European centers. It aims to assess the role of the age-related white matter changes as an independent factor in the transition to disability, and in(More)
A multicenter study was undertaken involving three teams in Italy to obtain a homogeneous psychological evaluation of patients needing organ transplantations. After a preliminary formulation of a common questionnaire individualizing 22 items, yielding a final score from 0 to 44, 294 forms were analyzed for correlations between variables. The sample(More)
The aim of this report is introducing with a series of psychological, psychiatric and psychosocial problems, that can arise, at every point, in the procedure of organ transplantations. Different areas of intervention are considered: the assistance to the patients and their families during the pre- and post-operative periods; the evaluation of transplant(More)
Patients (n = 103) were studied before heart transplantation with regard to smoking habits by means of a clinical interview, and 81 were submitted to Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI). After a mean time of 50.8 +/- 24.2 months from transplant, they were once again interviewed to ascertain their smoking habits after intervention. Nonsmokers(More)
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