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UNLABELLED Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with a range of cognitive deficits and social cognition impairments, which might be interpreted in the context of fronto-striatal dysfunction. So far only few studies have addressed the issue of social cognition deficits in ADHD. METHOD Medline and Psyclit searches were performed for(More)
A kindred from South Tyrol (northern Italy) with familial, adult-onset parkinsonism of pseudo-dominant inheritance and mutations in the parkin gene was recently described. To gain insight into basal ganglia dysfunction in this form of hereditary parkinsonism, positron emission tomography (PET) with 18-fluorodopa (FDOPA) and 11C-raclopride (RAC) was(More)
A gene for autosomal recessive parkinsonism, PARK2 (parkin), has recently been identified on chromosome 6q and shown to be mutated in Japanese and European families, mostly with early-onset parkinsonism. Here we present a large pedigree from South Tyrol (a region of northern Italy) with adult-onset, clinically typical tremor-dominant parkinsonism of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We report our experiences in the treatment of intracranial arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with Onyx embolization before neuro- or radiosurgery, focusing on the embolization technique with Onyx. METHODS Ninety-three patients (40 women and 53 men, mean age 38 years) with 94 intracranial AVMs with a mean volume of 9.2 mL were(More)
INTRODUCTION Early after having been diagnosed with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), young patients coping with the new situation require good social support and interactions. Successful social interaction is critically dependent upon the ability to understand the minds of others and their feelings. Social cognition refers to the ability to(More)
BACKGROUND A number of community-based studies on the prevalence of PD have been conducted worldwide, but they are often extremely costly and time consuming. OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of PD and parkinsonism for the population aged between 60 and 85 years in South Tyrol, Northern Italy, using a novel population-based three-stage ascertainment(More)
BACKGROUND Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often persists into adulthood. Instruments for diagnosing ADHD in childhood are well validated and reliable, but diagnosis of ADHD in adults remains problematic. Attempts have been made to develop criteria specific for adult ADHD, resulting in the development of self-report and observer-rated(More)
BACKGROUND The German version of the Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS) has proven to show very high model fit in confirmative factor analyses with the established factors inattention/memory problems, hyperactivity/restlessness, impulsivity/emotional lability, and problems with self-concept in both large healthy control and ADHD patient samples. This(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the safety and efficacy of stent angioplasty in the treatment of symptomatic arteriosclerotic stenoses of the proximal vertebral artery (VA). METHODS Thirty-eight symptomatic stenoses of the vertebral origin were treated with flexible balloon-expandable coronary stents. Angiographic and clinical follow-up examinations were obtained(More)
BACKGROUND To present our two-center treatment results with stent angioplasty of intracranial vertebrobasilar stenoses in symptomatic patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between 2001 and 2003, 21 patients with 22 stenoses, refractory to medical therapy, who underwent elective stenting of intracranial vertebrobasilar stenoses were retrospectively analyzed. All(More)