Flavio Arciprete

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Dystonia is generally regarded as a disorder of the basal ganglia and their efferent connections to the thalamus and brainstem, but an important role of cerebellar-thalamo-cortical (CTC) circuits in the pathophysiology of dystonia has been invoked. Here in a sham controlled trial, we tested the effects of two-weeks of cerebellar continuous theta burst(More)
Thirty-two consecutive adult celiac disease (CD) patients (pts), complaining of peripheral neuropathy (12 pts), autonomic dysfunction (17 pts), or both (3 pts), were evaluated to assess the presence of neurological damage (by clinical neurological evaluation and electrophysiological study) and antineuronal antibodies and to assess the effect of a(More)
AIM Some recent studies showed that alteration of upper-gut motility in coeliac disease may be related to dysfunction of autonomic nervous system. The aim of our study was to investigate whether autonomic nervous system was altered in untreated and unselected coeliac disease patients. METHODS We studied 8 untreated and consecutive coeliac disease patients(More)
A 71-year-old-woman was admitted to the S. Eugenio Hospital for a history of progressively impaired standing and gait. Anamnesis revealed systemic hypertension, gastric polyposis and juvenile pulmonary tuberculosis. Neurological examination showed a severe truncal and gait ataxia, without any sensory-motor impairment. Motor and somato-sensory evoked(More)
A population of 31 patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was selected for a prospective open study based on treatment with riluzole. A neurophysiological evaluation was performed by means of single and paired transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). The examined parameters, excitability threshold, motor evoked potential (MEP) duration,(More)
We report a 73 years old man with a diagnosis of Paget Disease (PD) and symptomatic Multiple Myeloma (MM). Coexistence of MM and PD has rarely been described. PD mimics many of the features of bone destructive process in MM, making differential diagnosis more complicated. In addition, the presence of serious muscolo-skeletal and metabolic complications in(More)
Sirs: Myopathy and rhabdomyolysis are well known adverse effects of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA reductase (HCR) inhibitor therapy. Cholesterol-lowering agent myopathy (CLAM) is a subacute evolving pathology with rapid clinical resolution after withdrawal of HCR inhibitors. The risk of CLAM appears to be increased up to tenfold in patients concomitantly(More)
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