Caterina Ermio

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Migraine is a common neurological disorder. It can be divided into episodic migraine (EM) and chronic migraine (CM), based on headache frequency. Some studies have shown that insulin sensitivity is impaired in migraine; moreover, hypertension, diabetes and obesity are common in patients with CM. The aim of this study was to assess(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is one of the most common upper limb compression neuropathies. In only 50% of cases it is possible to identify a cause. Our objective was to determine the role of glucose metabolism abnormalities in idiopathic CTS. We identified 117 patients with idiopathic moderate or severe CTS and 128 controls. In all we evaluated glucose and(More)
BACKGROUND Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sensorimotor disorder characterised by a distressing urge to move the legs. Several clinical conditions have been associated with RLS, such as iron deficiency, uraemia, pregnancy, polyneuropathy and Diabetes Mellitus (DM). However the causes remain unknown in about 70-80% of cases. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder involving the basal ganglia. Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus is an important risk factor for Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia. However, the association between Parkinson's disease and Diabetes Mellitus is controversial. OBJECTIVE To investigate glucose metabolism abnormalities in 110(More)
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Most diabetic patients have insulin resistance (IR) that is associated with compensatory hyperinsulinemia, one of the mechanisms suggested for increased AD risk in patients with DM. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a disulfide molecule with antioxidant properties that has positive(More)
We report the genealogical, clinical and molecular genetic findings of a new family with autosomal dominant early-onset Alzheimer's disease (FAD) discovered in Torino (Italy). Up to now, the pedigree comprises 1500 members, distributed in 8 generations. 22 patients affected with Alzheimer's disease have been identified. The clinical course of the disease(More)
Uterine cancer is today the upcoming neoplasia in gynaecological oncology. In Western countries endometrial cancer is mostly diagnosed after menopause and often becomes apparent with atypical uterine bleeding. Because of the great importance of such disease a series of accurate diagnostic analyses which require an adequate expenditure by hospital structures(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurological disorder characterized by profound memory loss and progressive dementia. The pathological and histological hallmarks of AD include amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles and amyloidal angiopathy, accompanied by diffuse loss of neurons and synapses [1]. Environmental and genetic factors interact in the development(More)
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