Gabriele Granata

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In a series of 2.980 brain-injured patients, 84 (2.8%) showed epileptic seizures. Epilepsy occurred with a higher incidence rate in operated patients (11.6%) than in non operated ones (1.2%). Seizures appeared within the first week since trauma in 91% of the cases. They have been single in 48%, recurring in 34%, with figures of status epilepticus in 16%(More)
The association between breast feeding and acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) was studied in a case-control study in southern Italy. Two groups of children were studied: the first group comprised 73 infants, aged 0-6 months, whose diagnosis was pneumonia or bronchiolitis; the second group included 88 infants less than 12 months of age with a diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to compare cranial arteries blood flow velocity as measured by means of transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) with mean regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) as measured by means of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in migraine with and without aura during headache-free periods and spontaneous(More)
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is usually the result of life-threatening intracranial bleedings eventually leading to death. Early ventricular drainage is suggested as a possible means of reducing fatalities. The retrospective analysis of 80 patients with CT diagnosed IVHs has indeed shown that early drainage prolongs significantly survival before death(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate if co-morbid conditions as hepatitis C virus infection and celiac disease may be associated to undifferentiated connective tissue disease. METHODS We studied retrospectively and prospectively 52 patients with diagnosis of undifferentiated connective tissue disease, subdivided, according to Vaz criteria,(More)
We treated a 6-year-old child for hyperteleorbitism. We performed a facial bipartition steel wire osteosynthesis of the frontal bone. After 7 years we observed two episodes of pneumococcal meningitis, which were treated with intravenous antibiotic, resulting in a prompt recovery. The computed tomographic scan and nuclear magnetic resonance image showed the(More)
The effects of propofol on cerebral blood flow velocity, cerebrospinal fluid pressure, cerebral perfusion pressure and mean arterial pressure were studied during induction in 25 patients scheduled for elective craniotomy. Premedication consisted of only atropine sulphate 0.007 mg/kg (im) 45 min before induction. Measurements were made or derived at time(More)