Federica Galli

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This paper concerns a method for assessing adult age based on the relationship between age and the third molar maturity index (I3M), which is related to the measurement of the open apices of the third molar. Furthermore, this method was compared to those based on Demirjian’s stages G and H. The sample consisted of 906 Caucasian individuals aged between 14(More)
Migraine is an extremely common disorder. The underlying mechanisms of this chronic illness interspersed with acute symptoms appear to be increasingly complex. An important aspect of migraine heterogeneity is comorbidity with other neurological diseases, cardiovascular disorders, and psychiatric illnesses. Depressive disorders are among the leading causes(More)
OBJECTIVE Headache is a notable problem in clinical practice and a frequent symptom in childhood and adolescence. The main aim of the present study is to analyze the evolution of migraine and tension headache (TH) using an 8-year follow-up. METHOD 100 subjects (F60, M40; mean age 17.9; SD 2.6; range 12-26), randomly selected among all patients first seen(More)
The evaluation of the likelihood function of the stochastic conditional duration model requires to compute an integral that has the dimension of the sample size. We apply the efficient importance sampling method for computing this integral. We compare EIS-based ML estimation with QML estimation based on the Kalman filter. We find that EIS-ML estimation is(More)
Headache is one of the most common disorders in childhood, with an estimated 75% of children reporting significant headache by the age of 15 years. Pediatric migraine is the most frequent recurrent headache disorder, occurring in up to 28% of older teenagers. Headaches rank third among the illness-related causes of school absenteeism and result in(More)
We investigated a possible correlation between brain excitability in children with migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) and their behavioural symptomatology, assessed by using the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL). The mismatch negativity (MMN) and P300 response were recorded in three successive blocks to test the amplitude reduction of each response(More)
To investigate factors influencing prognosis in medication-overuse headache (MOH), we conducted a 12-month follow-up of patients with probable MOH. We recruited 215 patients consecutively admitted to our headache centre for an inpatient detoxification treatment. We analysed likely predictor factors for headache resolution (sex, age, primary headache,(More)
Medication overuse headache (MOH) is a growing problem worldwide and a challenge for clinicians and investigators. This study aims to contribute to the ongoing debate surrounding the classification of MOH. Applying the revised diagnostic criteria for MOH contained in the updated International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-II), we enrolled 140(More)
UNLABELLED Migraine with juvenile onset changes over time. The existence of prognostic factors is a point of focus. A strict relationship between migraine or tension-type headache (TTH) and psychiatric factors has been suggested, but the exact role and the influence on evolution of headache is unknown. OBJECTIVE To analyze the evolution of migraine and(More)
The chaplin proteins are instrumental in the formation of reproductive aerial structures by the filamentous bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor. They lower the water surface tension thereby enabling aerial growth. In addition, chaplins provide surface hydrophobicity to the aerial hyphae by assembling on the cell surface into an amphipathic layer of amyloid(More)