Gabriel Tamburini

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Visual Evoked Potentials (VEP) were measured in 9 new-diagnosed hypothyroid female patients--mean age 46 +/- 12 ys--before treatment, during (with monthly evaluations) thyroid hormone replacement therapy and after long-term therapy, at the achievement as well as one year after having achieved and maintained euthyroidism. Three of the hypothyroids had(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate epidemiological variables of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in Sardinia (Italy) in the 1991-2000 periods and compare them with the preceding decades. MATERIAL AND METHODS Survey, critical reappraisal or clinical re-evaluation of all ALS cases with onset in the decade 1991-2000; calculation of crude and age-adjusted incidence,(More)
Sclerosteosis is a rare genetic disorder of bone modelling, similar to, but distinct from, van Buchem disease; it has been described almost exclusively in Afrikaners of South Africa, a white population of Dutch ancestry. Isolated cases have been reported in a girl in Japan, a boy in Spain, and in multiracial families in Brazil and USA. Here we report a case(More)
From 1.1.1958 to 31.12.1986, 110 cases of MG were observed in Sardinia, with a mean annual incidence of 2.5 x 1,000,000 inhabitants and prevalence rates of 7.5, 17.6, 31.4 and 45.0 x 1,000,000 inhabitants respectively (prevalence days: 15.10.1961, 24.10.1971, 25.10.1981 and 31.12.1986). The disease was found to be more frequent in women. There were no(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of a few methodologies in detecting anatomo-functional brain abnormalities in patients with Wilson's disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-three patients with Wilson's disease underwent almost simultaneously brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized electroencephalography (EEG),(More)
Solitary fibrous tumours are rare neoplasms, which occur most frequently during adulthood at the level of the pleura. Recently, these tumours have been demonstrated in extraserosal sites such as the nasal cavity. A case of a solitary fibrous tumour arising at the level of the ethmoid and presenting in a 54-year-old woman, is reported. The tumour was removed(More)
We report the case of a patient who developed notalgia paresthetica during the recovery from a neuralgic amyotrophy. A 23-year-old woman had a typical neuralgic amyotrophy (severe shoulder pain, followed by a long thoracic nerve palsy); five months after the onset of pain, when scapular winging was improving, she began to feel a burning sensation in a(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of cow's milk protein intolerance (CMPI) is mainly based on the response to the elimination diet and to the subsequent exposure to these proteins (challenge). METHODS To find out whether a "formal", strictly scheduled challenge was better than a less formal test in establishing CMPI diagnosis, records were reviewed of 87 children(More)
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