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Endothelin 1 in migraine and tension‐type headache
The increase in ET1 levels in MPA and MPWA patients when assessed ictally, suggests that this peptide is involved in the haemodynamic changes and vascular tone modifications observed during migraine attacks, particularly in the first phase of the ictal period. Expand
Spirocerca lupi isolated from gastric lesions in foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Sicily (Italy).
A contribution to the epidemiology of this parasite which is severely outdated in Italy is given and some distinctive features of the life cycle and parasite migration are highlighted. Expand
Strongylosis in horses slaughtered in Italy for meat production: epidemiology, influence of the horse origin and evidence of parasite self-regulation.
The results regarding adult Cyathostominae (no significant differences nor regarding age or origin) suggested the important role of ecological interactions between larval and adult stages in regulating small strongyle populations. Expand
Neuropeptide Y plasma levels and serum dopamine-beta-hydroxylase activity in MS patients with and without abnormal cardiovascular reflexes.
An impairment in the autonomic function has been demonstrated in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) using electrophysiological, pupillary and biochemical tests. Particularly evident wereExpand
Redescription of the male of Ixodes festai Rondelli, 1926 (Ixodida: Ixodidae) on specimens from Sardinia (Italy)
The presence of the male of Ixodes festai for the first time in Sardinia (Italy) is reported and a detailed redescription is provided. Expand
Three slight imprecisions in "Illustrated identification keys to strongylid parasites of Equidae" by Lichtenfels et al. (2008).
Working with intestinal parasites of donkeys and morhological identification of adult strongyles, we found ome small imprecisions in the identification keys of ichtenfels et al. (2008) published byExpand
Role of viruses in the etiopathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.
Current experiments aimed at detecting retroviral particles in long-term cultured peripheral blood monocytes and cerebrospinal fluid mononuclear cells in MS could clarify whether these cells provide a reservoir for such viruses, with a latency of many years without expression at brain level. Expand
The role of density-dependent arrested larval stages on parasite dynamics and stability: Lessons from nematodes and donkeys
The regulation of parasite populations is a very interesting field of study, relevant for both farm and wild host species, and different possible density-dependent mechanisms of parasite regulation are likely to occur. Expand
Are small strongyles (Cyathostominae) involved in horse colic occurrence?
It is possible that the presence of adult luminal parasites, would have a protective effect against the pathogenic action exerted by the development and emergence of small strongyles larvae from intestinal mucosa; the management practices able to reduce the risk of colics are the same that cause higher exposure to strongyle infective larvae. Expand