Daniela Mittino

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OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND We herein investigated the role of polymorphisms in calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-related genes looking at the association of rs3781719 (T > C) in the calcitonin gene-related polypeptide-alpha (CALCA) gene and of rs3754701 (T > A) and rs7590387 (C > G) at the receptor activity modifying 1 (RAMP1) locus with triptan response in(More)
The objective was to describe the clinical features and management of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in non-selected centres. An observational study in 11 neurological departments in NW Italy was carried out from 1995 through 1999 on 38 female and 10 male patients. Mean age: 44.8 years, SD=14.3. Onset: acute in 21 patients (44%), subacute in 17 (35%) and(More)
UNLABELLED Genetic variation in the COMT gene is thought to have clinical implications for pain perception and pain treatment. In the present study, we first evaluated the association between COMT rs4680 and the analgesic response to intrathecal morphine in patients with chronic low back pain to provide confirmation of previously reported positive findings.(More)
The present study was designed to replicate previous findings reporting a significant association between the rs548294 polymorphism at the glutamate receptor subunit GluR1 gene (GRIA1) and migraine without aura, either as a single marker or in haplotype combination with rs2195450. In addition, the role of GRIA1 polymorphisms and haplotypes was evaluated in(More)
OBJECTIVE The pathophysiology of migraine with or without aura (MA, MO) is still a matter of debate. We thus studied patients with MA and MO by means of paired-pulse flash-visual evoked potentials (paired F-VEPs). This technique, recently revived, analyses the overall excitability of visual system as detected from the cortical occipital signal. METHODS We(More)
To cite: Ripellino P, Mittino D, Farinelli P, et al. BMJ Case Rep Published online: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/ bcr-2013-200910 DESCRIPTION A 57-year-old man was hospitalised in the emergency ward because of sudden appearance of nausea, vomiting, dizziness, nystagmus, motor aphasia associated to pain and cyanosis in the left arm. Doppler(More)
Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a disseminated small vessel vasculitis characterized by late-onset asthma, upper airways disease, eosinophilia and late neurological manifestations such as peripheral neuropathy. Recently, several cases of CSS have been reported in patients treated with leukotriene antagonists after weaning corticosteroids. We describe a case(More)
The aim of the present observational study was to assess the value of the C825T polymorphism of the beta-3 subunit of G proteins (GNB3) as well as of variants in the SLC6A4 gene (5HTTLPR and STin2 VNTR) and DRD2 gene (TaqI A and NcoI) as predictive markers for consistency in headache response to triptans in migraine patients. Consistent responders to(More)