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Macroinvertebrate diversity and conservation status of Mediterranean ponds in Italy: water permanence and mesohabitat influence
1. In Italy small water bodies, especially temporary ones, have been little studied. As a consequence, their conservation value as a biodiversity resource is often overlooked despite Mediterranean…
Organochlorine and Heavy-Metal Contaminants in Wild Mammals and Birds of Urbino-Pesaro Province, Italy: An Analytic Overview for Potential Bioindicators
- E. Alleva, N. Francia, M. Pandolfi, A. Marinis, F. Chiarotti, D. Santucci
- Environmental ScienceArchives of environmental contamination and…
- 17 January 2006
Tissue samples from 56 bird and 11 mammal species of different trophic levels from the Urbino–Pesaro area in the Marche region of central Italy were analyzed for the presence of organochlorine compounds and heavy metals and revealed interspecies differences in pollutant residue concentrations.
Executive function impairment in early-treated PKU subjects with normal mental development
- V. Leuzzi, M. Pansini, I. Antonozzi
- Medicine, PsychologyJournal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
- 1 March 2004
It is concluded that PKU patients, even when treated early, rigorously and continuously, show an impairment of frontal lobe functions and the target of dietary therapy should be to maintain blood Phe concentration below 400 µmol/L.
Elevated novelty seeking and peculiar d-amphetamine sensitization in periadolescent mice compared with adult mice.
Adult and periadolescents in the latter group exhibited a greater sensitization of the locomotor response, but did not show the compulsive licking typical of adults, and appears to be a useful model to study psychobiological risk factors involved in vulnerability to addiction during human adolescence.
Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
- M. Borgi, Dafne Loliva, F. Cirulli
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of autism and developmental disorders
Results indicate an improvement in social functioning in the group attending EAT (compared to the control group) and a milder effect on motor abilities and further supports the use of animal-assisted intervention programs as complementary intervention strategies for children with ASD.
Prevalence and patterns of methylphenidate use in French children and adolescents
- A. Knellwolf, J. Deligne, E. Autret‐Leca
- MedicineEuropean Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
- 1 March 2008
Although there is a low prevalence of MPH use in France, this survey revealed a wide profile of users and heterogeneous use patterns as well as a wide duration of exposure to MPH treatment.
Oxidative-stress-mediated arterial dysfunction in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
This study shows that in PAD patients, oxidative stress is implicated in determining reduced FMD and no changes were observed after placebo treatment.
Developing effective animal‐assisted intervention programs involving visiting dogs for institutionalized geriatric patients: a pilot study
- A. Berry, M. Borgi, Livia Terranova, F. Chiarotti, E. Alleva, F. Cirulli
- Medicine, BiologyPsychogeriatrics : the official journal of the…
- 1 September 2012
The purpose of this study was to test the value of dog‐assisted interventions as an innovative tool to increase quality of life in the geriatric population.
Aerial flocking patterns of wintering starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, under different predation risk
Epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of Worldwide Prevalence Estimates Since 2014
Data confirm a high variability in prevalence across the world, likely due to methodological differences in case detection, and the consistent increase of prevalence estimates within each geographical area.