Antonio Galassi

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BACKGROUND Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) has recently been reported to be associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, its actual prevalence, possible association with specific MS phenotypes, and potential pathophysiological role are debated. METHOD We analysed the clinical data of 710 MS patients attending six centres (five(More)
The effect of acute and chronic crossover administration of ranitidine and cimetidine on gastric emptying was studied in healthy volunteers and in duodenal ulcer patients, respectively. In the first series of experiments, intravenous ranitidine (50 mg) significantly (p less than 0.05) delayed emptying of both solids and liquids, whereas cimetidine (300 mg(More)
This study aims at verifying the potential of a recent radiological technology, cone beam CT (CBCT), for the reproduction of digital 3D models which may allow the user to verify the inner morphology of sharp force wounds within the bone tissue. Several sharp force wounds were produced by both single and double cutting edge weapons on cancellous and cortical(More)
Although the beneficial effects of balneotherapy have been recognized since a long time, a few information is available on the biological mechanisms underlying them and the subjective feelings of increased well-being and mood. The links between the serotonin (5-HT) system and mood prompted us to investigate the 5-HT platelet transporter (SERT), which is(More)
BACKGROUND Although the beneficial effects of balneotherapy have been recognized since a long time, a few information is available on the biological mechanisms underlying them and the subjective feelings of increased well-being and mood. AIM The links between the serotonin (5-HT) system and mood prompted us to investigate the 5-HT platelet transporter(More)