Chiara Benvenuti

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The efficacy of intranasally administered neostigmine was tested in 22 patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (MG). Topical therapy to the highly vascularized oropharynx proved to be quickly effective in 5-15 min both clinically and electrophysiologically. Twenty-eight MG patients were then recruited from different centres and their morning doses of(More)
BACKGROUND Alkaptonuria, a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by deficiency in homogentisate 1,2-dioxygenase activity, leads to accumulation of oxidised homogentisic acid in cartilage and collagenous structures present in all organs and tissues, especially joints and heart, causing a pigmentation called ochronosis. A secondary amyloidosis is(More)
Intranasal (i.n.) neostigmine has been developed to obtain a quicker onset of action and a more adaptable dosage regimen than oral neostigmine. The effect of this neostigmine formulation in myasthenia gravis (MG) was studied by means of computer analysis of saccadic eye movements (SEMs). Six MG patients were selected on the basis of a positive effect of(More)
Sensory peripheral neuropathy developed in 5 patients treated with almitrine dimesylate, 60-100 mg/day. Onset was insidious, beginning symmetrically in the legs with stocking sensory loss and loss of ankle-jerks. Cerebrospinal fluid protein levels were slightly increased and there was electrophysiological and histological evidence of distal axonopathy. The(More)
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