Francesca Zucchi

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We devised a single-blind study to assess the role of providing external sensory cues in the rehabilitation of patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD). Twenty stable, nondemented patients with PD entered a 6-week rehabilitation program and were randomly assigned to two balanced protocols which were differentiated by the use of external sensory(More)
OBJECTIVE Complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS-I) is a severely disabling pain syndrome for which no definite treatment has been established. The aim of this multi-centre, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial was to test the efficacy of the amino-bisphosphonate neridronate in patients with CRP-I. METHODS Eighty-two patients with CRP-I(More)
The development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in addition to cirrhosis affects males in a significantly higher proportion than females. Liver estrogen receptors increase when HCC develops in males; however, these tumors usually respond poorly to antiestrogens. We have, therefore, hypothesized that, similar to breast cancer, estrogen receptors in males(More)
Hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases are reported to be associated with osteoporosis. A nutritional pathway related to dairy intake has been postulated for both diseases. The aim of this study was to assess calcium intake from dairy sources as a possible pathogenic link between osteoporosis and hypertension. This was a cross-sectional(More)
  • Stefano Colonnello, Matthias Efing, +5 authors Oguzhan Karakas
  • 2016
Credit derivatives give creditors the possibility to transfer debt cash flow rights to other market participants while retaining control rights. We use the market for credit default swaps (CDSs) as a laboratory to show that the real effects of this transfer crucially hinge on the relative bargaining power of shareholders and creditors. We find that(More)
We study the choice between public and private debt in a firm's marginal financing decision and its effects on corporate investment. To do so, we build a dynamic model of investment and financing decisions in which firms can choose not only the amount but also the type of debt to issue to finance investment. The paper shows how various firm and industry(More)
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