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To determine the effect of mannitol on blood viscosity, serial measurements were carried out on venous blood in patients undergoing craniotomies for intracranial aneurysms. Blood samples were drawn immediately prior to, and 30 minutes, 2, and 4 hours after administration of mannitol. Complete blood counts, serum osmolarities, and erythrocyte microsieving(More)
To reduce patients discomfort and improve reliability in pelvic floor neurophysiological studies we examined 28 normal subjects employing short monopolar electrodes. The technique proved to be reliable and less discomfort to the patient than the traditional concentric needle method. Data were tested for Gaussian distribution and tolerance limits for(More)
Small but statistically significant shifts (hysteresis) between the up (increasing tension direction) and down (decreasing tension) pCa/tension relation for several muscle types of the rabbit and rat were found. The largest shift is, at most, 0.093 p units or 60% of that reported for the barnacle muscle. The direction of shift for psoas is opposite to that(More)
Two dual-task experiments are reported bearing on the issue of slower processing time for severe chronic closed-head injury (CHI) patients compared to matched controls. In the first experiment, a classical psychological refractory period (PRP) paradigm was employed, in which two sequential stimuli, a pure tone and a colored dot, were presented at variable(More)
BACKGROUND The bilateral transfer of a motor skill is a physiological phenomenon: the development of a motor skill with one hand can trigger the development of the same ability of the other hand. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to verify whether bilateral transfer is associated with a specific brain activation pattern using functional magnetic(More)
We studied the sensory action potentials (SAP) of median and ulnar nerves in four groups of 20-30, 30-40, 40-50 and 50-60 years old healthy subjects. In each group ten sensitive ulnar and median nerves were examined stimulating respectively V and III hand digital nerves, with two compared methods. In the former stimulus intensity was 20 mA, with a duration(More)
We analysed drug dispensation by charitable organisations in a year time. Drugs were grouped according to the Anatomic Therapeutic Chemical classification and the amount dispensed was calculated with the system of the Daily Defined Dose (DDD) and expressed as DDD/1000 subjects/day. A number of 87,550 subjects were studied (13,308 Italians; 74,242(More)
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