Francesco Pisani

Paolo Calabresi12
Cinzia Costa10
Elena Pavlidis9
12Paolo Calabresi
10Cinzia Costa
9Elena Pavlidis
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BACKGROUND We studied a visual artist with Lewy body dementia (LBD) to learn how this disease influenced his paintings during the course of the disease. METHODS Study 1 evaluated two paintings of the same subject matter, one that the patient painted before his illness and the other after the onset of this disease. Study 2 evaluated a collection of his(More)
In this paper, we consider a novel low-complexity real-time image-processing-based approach to the detection of neonatal clonic seizures. Our approach is based on the extraction, from a video of a newborn, of an average luminance signal representative of the body movements. Since clonic seizures are characterized by periodic movements of parts of the body(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The possible neuroprotective effects of classic and new antiepileptic drugs on the electrophysiological changes induced by in vitro ischemia on striatal neurons were investigated. In particular, the aim of the study was to correlate the putative neuroprotective effects with the action of these drugs on fast sodium (Na+) and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The possible neuroprotective effect of endogenous gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) on the irreversible electrophysiological changes induced by in vitro ischemia on striatal neurons was investigated. In particular, the aim of the study was the characterization of the neuroprotective action of 2 antiepileptic drugs increasing GABAergic(More)
Several new antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) have been introduced for clinical use recently. These new AEDs, as did the classic AEDs, target multiple cellular sites both pre- and postsynaptically. The major common goal of the pharmacological treatment using AEDs is to counteract abnormal brain excitability by either decreasing excitatory transmission or enhancing(More)
Psychotropic drugs, especially antidepressants and antipsychotics, may give rise to some concern in clinical practice because of their known ability to reduce seizure threshold and to provoke epileptic seizures. Although the phenomenon has been described with almost all the available compounds, neither its real magnitude nor the seizurogenic potential of(More)
  • Davide Basco, Bert Blaauw, Francesco Pisani, Angelo Sparaneo, Grazia Paola Nicchia, Maria Grazia Mola +3 others
  • 2013
In this study we assess the functional role of Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) in the skeletal muscle by analyzing whether physical activity modulates AQP4 expression and whether the absence of AQP4 has an effect on osmotic behavior, muscle contractile properties, and physical activity. To this purpose, rats and mice were trained on the treadmill for 10 (D10) and 30(More)
  • Francesco Pisani, Angelo Sparaneo, Carla Tortorella, Maddalena Ruggieri, Maria Trojano, Maria Grazia Mola +3 others
  • 2013
Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is an autoimmune demyelinating disease, characterized by the presence of autoantibody (NMO-IgG) to Aquaporin-4 (AQP4). NMO-IgG identification supports NMO diagnosis and several diagnostic tests have been developed, but their sensitivity is too variable, and some assay show low sensitivity. This impairs correct diagnosis of NMO. By(More)
BACKGROUND Follicular dendritic cell (FDC) sarcoma is a rare neoplasm arising in lymph nodes but also in extranodal sites from accessory cells of the immune system that are essential for the function of antigen presentation and germinal center reaction regulation. FDC sarcoma has a significant recurrent and metastatic potential and for these reason it(More)