Francesco Simone

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The rising success of the Internet of Things has led the Wireless Sensor Networks to play an important role in many fields, ranging from military to civilian applications. However, since sensor nodes are battery powered, communication protocols and applications for these networks must be carefully designed in order to limit the power consumption. In this(More)
Two hundred and seventy-nine consecutive patients referred for transient loss of consciousness, compatible with syncope, underwent head-up tilt to 70 degrees during polygraphic (EEG, ECG, pneumographic) and blood pressure monitorings. Vasovagal syncopes occurred in 28 patients with the following EEG changes: progressive slowing until the appearance of(More)
Head-up tilt to 70 degrees lasting for 30 min is a further useful test for studying syncope. In 26.69% of 109 consecutive out-patients referred for loss of consciousness, it induced vasodepressor and/or cardioinhibitory reactions. All symptomatic patients had similar EEG changes and blood pressure fall during symptoms: by contrast, ECG features, due to(More)
An adrenergic central control on fusimotor activity has been demonstrated since 1954. At peripheral level, a muscle spindle autonomic innervation is not clearly demonstrated in man, but several data seem to suggest a direct autonomic innervation of muscle spindle in cats and rabbits. Data obtained in patients with peripheral adrenergic denervation(More)
Micturition syncope accounts for 8.39% of the total number of syncopes and is prevalent among men in the 50 and 60 year age groups. The cardiovascular vegetative nervous system is unaffected in patients with micturition syncope. Sixty-one percent of patients with micturition syncope also exhibit other kinds of syncope. These patients experience vasovagal(More)
The Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) is a congenital disorder resulting from a mesodermal abnormality, characterised by cutaneous capillary haemangiomas, hypertrophy of bone and soft tissues and varicose veins. The presence of intracranial aneurysms has rarely been described, while oesophageal duplication has not been reported previously. We describe a(More)