C. Simonetti

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Many techniques used to investigate the epidural region may alter the anatomy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been introduced as a non-invasive diagnostic technique. The aim of this study was to investigate the anatomy of the lumbar epidural region using MRI, studying the morphology, the dimensions and the modification that may result from a change of(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the relative magnitude of associations between IBS outcomes and different aspects of social relationships (social support, negative interactions). METHOD Subjects included 235 Rome III diagnosed IBS patients (M age=41yrs, F=78%) without comorbid GI disease. Subjects completed a testing battery that included the Interpersonal(More)
Spinal injuries account for 5-15% of sport-related traumas. Equestrian sports are considered, together with rugby, motor sport and diving, the riskiest sport for severe spinal injuries. We investigated the biomechanical changes and repeated microtraumas in equitation. We examined with MR the lumbar spines of 12 professional horsewomen and horsemen, 18-51(More)
Injection of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) into the cerebellar flocculus of the rat was employed to identify neurons in the abducens nucleus that project to the flocculus. The number, ultrastructural features and precise localisation of these neurons in the nucleus were examined. They were present bilaterally and represented about 7% of the total neuronal(More)
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