Leukoencephalopathy with swelling and a discrepantly mild clinical course ("van der Knaap disease") is a recently identified syndrome. It is characterised by macrocephaly occurring during the first year of life, initially normal or nearly normal development, and slowly progressive ataxia and spasticity with initial preservation of intellectual functions.… (More)
Leukoencephalopathy with swelling and a discrepantly mild clinical course is a recently identified syndrome described by van der Knaap et al. It is characterised by macrocephaly occurring during the first year of life, initially normal or nearly normal development, slowly progressive ataxia and spasticity with initial preservation of intellectual functions.… (More)
Aim of this study is to evaluate whether the subjects with neuromotor deficits can achieve both the restoration of the motor function and of the intentional and communicative components of gesture. Our case series includes 20 children (10 males, 10 females) aged 8 months to 14 years. Ten had neuromotor impairment (9 cases with different features of C.P, 1… (More)
In this paper the authors aim to assess the results of psychomotor treatment of 5 patients with cranial injuries admitted to the Division of Infantile Neuropsychiatry at Gaslini Hospital from 1983 to 1985 and to evaluate the role of this treatment in a pathology with multiple, complex functional disorders. Evolution was excellent in 3 out of 5 patients who… (More)
The aim of this research was to investigate whether the development of object permanence is an available sign of the cognitive development in infants with psychomotor handicaps. Subjects consisted of 5 males, ranging in age from 12 to 33 months, with handicaps as a result of perinatal brain injury. Four were preterm infants. All of the children received… (More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of cognitive and affective problems in the treatment of children suffering from myodystrophy. It was hypothesised that psychomotory assessment taking appropriate account of data regarding the evaluation of cognitive and affective development might allow an adequate and realistic therapeutic protocol to be… (More)
ACTH therapy induces transient behaviour disturbances (irritability, restlessness or drowsiness and apathy), parallel to the EEG. changes. These behaviour abnormalities have a positive relationship with cortisolemic levels and clinical results. A clear relationship between ACTH therapy and pseudoatrophic CT findings can be observed.