Doug Lombardi

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Magnetoencephalographic (MEG) applications in auditory evoked field (AEF) recordings have demonstrated that both tonotopicity and amplitopicity exist in the auditory cortex. The present study was conducted to determine whether previously reported characteristics of the AEF could be identified in multichannel cortical auditory evoked potential N1e (e.g., the(More)
The specific mechanism underlying the genesis of vasogenic brain edema is still debated: the role of arachidonic acid is considered extremely important, as it is a possible activator of self-maintaining reactions enhancing the release of vasoactive and cytotoxic compounds. The relationship between arachidonic acid metabolism and brain edema has been studied(More)
In the present study we have investigated the effects of high-dose methylprednisolone (MP) treatment on the 'ex vivo' release of four major eicosanoids in an experimental model of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) with the aim of verifying: (a) the efficacy in reducing arachidonic acid metabolism enhancement; (b) whether high-dose methylprednisolone is(More)
Lipid peroxidation has been considered one of the most important factors involved in the pathogenesis of neuronal damage following subarachnoid hemorrhage. In the brain, the protective systems most involved against peroxidative and free radicals generated reactions are superoxide-dismutase (SOD) and glutathione-peroxidase (GSH-Px). Since these activities(More)
Patients treated for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage show, in the long-term follow up, an elevated rate of cognitive disturbances that are mainly related to the impact of the initial bleeding: the neurotoxic effects of blood deposition in subarachnoidal spaces may result in a diffuse encephalopathy, but the intrinsic mechanism and the biochemical(More)
In a prospective multicenter study, 20 patients underwent re-operation for recurrent radiculopathy after lumbo-sacral discectomy, and were treated with ADCON-L (Adhesion Control in a Barrier Gel) to inhibit epidural fibrosis following secondary surgery. Outcomes after re-operation were assessed at six and 12 months using: Visual Analog Scales to measure(More)
Plausibility is a central but under-examined topic in conceptual change research. Climate change is an important socio-scientific topic; however, many view human-induced climate change as implausible. When learning about climate change, students need to make plausibility judgments but they may not be sufficiently critical or reflective. The purpose of this(More)
The objective of the present experiments was to determine the specific receptor subtype through which dopamine (DA) receptor agonists relax the lower esophageal sphincter in vitro. Opossum lower esophageal sphincter smooth muscle strips were placed in oxygenated Krebs' solution containing propranolol and cocaine. The tissues were placed at a tension that(More)