Arianna Mottola

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to define any benefits in terms of early outcome for laparoscopic colectomy in patients over 75 years old (OP) compared with the outcomes of a younger populations (YP). METHODS Forty elderly patients undergoing laparoscopic colectomy for colorectal cancer between 2007-2011 were studied, the patients are divided for(More)
The prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection increases with advancing age, but the disease has been poorly studied in the elderly. A population-based study was therefore carried out to investigate the prevalence of HCV infection and the severity of HCV-related chronic liver disease in the elderly. One thousand and sixty-three people (> or = 60 years(More)
An abnormal neuronal excitability in myotonic dystrophy (MD) might contribute to psychomotor and beharioral disturbances of MD patients. To gain new insights into the pathophysiology of MD, we determined whether the antiarrhythmic drug hydroquinidine could amenorate apathy and hypersomnia besides slow saccadic eye movements in these patients. The study was(More)
We studied 40 patients with myotonic dystrophy (MD) to investigate whether saccadic eye movement (SEM) abnormalities have a central or peripheral origin. SEMs were recorded by electrooculography and analyzed by a computer system. Six patients were followed up to 2-7 years. Slow SEMs were present in 70% of patients, while saccadic latency and accuracy were(More)
The abnormal neuronal excitability hypothesized in myotonic dystrophy (MD) might contribute to psychomotor and behavioral disturbances of MD patients. To gain new insights into the pathophysiology of MD, we determined whether the antiarrhythmic drug hydroquinidine would ameliorate slow saccadic eye movements (SEMs), apathy and hypersomnia in MD patients.(More)
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