Enrique Barbieri

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OBJECTIVES Health related quality of life (HRQOL) inventories are multi-dimensional measures of patient-centred health status developed for clinical research. The MS quality of life 54 (MSQOL-54) is an MS-specific HRQOL inventory originally devised for English speaking patients. It consists of a core measure, the 36-item short form health survey (SF-36)(More)
The future of VR applications for mental health is currently regarded as depending on the rational development of ideas and systems. Criteria to guide this development have been suggested that are both clear and agreeable. Their application, however, may not be easy at this stage. While we may already be able to predict costs of specific VR applications, a(More)
The collaboration between or two scientific institutions is giving significant contributions to VR research into several fields of clinical application. Concerning the important issue of side-effects, future studies will clarify whether the encouraging results obtained in the recent past on patients with neurological diseases can be confirmed, and whether(More)
Dual specificity protein phosphatase 26 (DUSP26) is overexpressed in high-risk neuroblastoma (NB) and contributes to chemoresistance by inhibiting p53 function. In vitro, DUSP26 has also been shown to effectively inhibit p38 MAP kinase. We hypothesize that inhibiting DUSP26 will result in decreased NB cell growth in a p53 and/or p38-mediated manner.(More)
While vestibulo-oculomotor and vestibulo-spinal functions are usually investigated by means of electronystagmography and stabilometry, environmental exploration and navigation cannot be easily studied in the laboratory. We propose that virtual reality (VR) can provide a solution, especially for those interested in the assessment of vestibular influence over(More)
It is well known that the infinite horizon linear-quadratic tracking problem does not have a solution in the strict sense because in general the performance index is infinite. Additional computational difficulties arise for applications where real-time computations are needed. However , for applications where the reference signal is generated by an(More)