Aurora Colombo

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BACKGROUND The rates of cognitive decline in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) are higher than in the general population. Age and disease duration have been associated with increasing rates of dementia in PD. However, the role of other factors including gender has been poorly investigated. We investigated the relationship between dementia and gender(More)
This study investigated cognitive functions in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with impulse control disorders (ICDs) and aimed to identify possible predictors of behavioral outcome. In this longitudinal cohort study, 40 PD outpatients with ICDs and 40 without, were matched for sex, age at PD onset, age and disease duration at cognitive assessment. All(More)
The trophic, anti-apoptotic and regenerative effects of bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) may reduce neuronal cell loss in neurodegenerative disorders. We used MSC as a novel candidate therapeutic tool in a pilot phase-I study for patients affected by progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a rare, severe and no-option form of Parkinsonism. Five(More)
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