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There is evidence from a population-based study of an inverse relationship between monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) energy intake and age-related cognitive decline (ARCD), while high polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) intake was positively associated with cognitive impairment in elderly subjects. We investigated the possible role of MUFA and PUFA on(More)
Recent evidence suggested a protective role of dietary monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) intakes against several chronic diseases and, therefore, an increased human longevity. After a median follow-up of 8.5 years, we investigated the possible role of MUFA, PUFA, and other selected food groups in protecting against(More)
In 11 consecutive patients, intraoperative electromyographic (EMG) recordings were made from the facial muscles during microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm. In one patient, recordings could not be obtained for technical reasons, and two patients had no abnormality. In the remaining eight patients, the abnormal response resolved before(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the optimal conditions, during general anesthesia, to obtain reproducible monitoring of compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs) as a means to evaluate motor tract integrity. The CMAPs were recorded in the soleus muscle of cats and were elicited by either single or double pulse stimulations (with various amplitudes(More)
We determined the reliability and validity of a cancellation test of symbols (Symbol Cancellation Test [SCT]), designed to assess visual selective attention deficits in the elderly, on 34 Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients from Bari University Hospital Center, Bari, Italy, and 232 nondemented elderly subjects, aged 68 to 87 years, from the second prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical features and long term prognosis of infective endocarditis in patients who were not drug addicts. DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING A university hospital that is both a referral and a primary care centre. PATIENTS 138 consecutive cases of infective endocarditis diagnosed and treated from January 1987 to March(More)
Background.  Although human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive persons on antiretroviral therapy (ART) frequently have chronic liver enzyme elevation (cLEE), the underlying cause is often unclear. Methods.  Data Collection on Adverse Events of Anti-HIV Drugs (D:A:D) Study participants without chronic viral hepatitis were observed to the earliest of cLEE(More)
The +1073 C/T polymorphism of the oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (OLR1) gene has been reported to be associated with late-onset Alzheimer's disease, whereas for the +1071 T/A polymorphism no association was found. We genotyped 169 sporadic Alzheimer's disease patients and 264 sex- and age-matched nondemented controls from Southern Italy for(More)
STUDY DESIGN The effects of halothane, enflurane, or isoflurane on motor-evoked potentials via transcranial magnetic stimulation were investigated in cats. Time and dose effects on muscle potentials and spinal potentials were determined by measuring relative changes in amplitudes and latencies. METHODS In 16 cats, muscle potentials and spinal potentials(More)