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Although the survival rate of patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is highly satisfactory, one of the most important objectives for liver transplantation teams at the present time is to achieve the best possible quality of life and psychosocial functioning for these patients after transplantation. We present the preliminary results of(More)
In 20 patients with benign intracranial hypertension (BIH) a study of the P100 latency of visual evoked potentials (VEP) was carried out. At admission only 5 patients showed abnormal latencies. The mean of the P100 latencies in patients was significantly increased as compared with controls. Latencies persisted relatively prolonged once the funduscopy had(More)
Alexithymia is a psychological trait characterised by difficulty in perceiving and expressing emotions and body sensations. Failure to perceive dyspnoea could lead alexithymic asthmatics to underestimate the severity of an asthma exacerbation, and thereby increase the risk of developing a fatal or near-fatal asthma (NFA) attack. The objective of the present(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and prednisone in the treatment of interferon beta-1a (IFNbeta-1a) flu-like syndrome (FLS). METHODS Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis initiating treatment with IM IFNbeta-1a were randomized in a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial to receive acetaminophen(More)
Noncommunicating cysts of the septum pelludicum are rare and diagnostic experience with CT scan is scanty. They may cause hydrocephalus because of obstruction of Monro's foramina. In this report we describe a young patient with acute Korsakoff's syndrome. The CT scan revealed a cyst of the septum pellucidum without hydrocephalus. Surgery disclosed a(More)
INTRODUCTION Alexithymia is a concept that describes the unability to put emotions into words ant that has been associated with somatization and psychosomatic disorders. METHODS A sample of 124 outpatients attending the Psychosomatic Unit of a General Hospital was studied in order to test the hypothesis that alexithymic patients have a significantly lower(More)
AIM A clinical and polysomnographic study of two patients with nocturnal eating syndrome (recurrent awakenings associated with the need to eat and difficulty in returning to sleep it the patient does not eat). PATIENTS AND METHODS Two patients, one 36-year-old male and one 41-year-old woman underwent clinical tests (including a psychopathological study(More)