Giampaolo Ricci

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A quantitative EEG analysis was performed on the posterior lead of 18 patients with their eyes closed 3-10 days after minor head injury. There was a significant increase of the mean power of slow alpha (8-10 c/sec), a reduction of fast alpha (10.5-13.5 c/sec), with a shift of mean alpha frequency towards lower values, and a reduction of fast beta (20.5-36(More)
The development of bicuculline- and allylglycine-induced epilepsy has been studied in developing rats (6 to 30 days old). The results showed that during the first period of life, in both experimental models, the behavioral modifications were atypical and poorly correlated to corresponding epileptic EEG changes. Successively, a gradual evolution of the(More)
The administration of the alkylating neurotoxin methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM) to pregnant rats on day 15 of gestation induces, in the offspring, a marked micrencephaly, characterized by an impaired formation of interneurons at cortical, hippocampal and striatal levels. Since in man developmental CNS malformations are often associated with severe(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term outcome of thyroid function and autoimmunity in a large series of children with celiac disease. STUDY DESIGN This longitudinal, retrospective study (duration of follow-up, 8.9 +/- 4.0 years) was conducted at the Pediatric Department, University of Bologna, Italy. One hundred thirty-five consecutive patients diagnosed(More)
5 cirrhotic patients with latent distal renal tubular acidosis (RTA) and 5 cirrhotic patients with normal distal acidification ability were studied. All the patients were maintained on a 80 mEq/day sodium diet for at least 5 days before the study. Only 2 of the 5 patients with RTA showed a reduced daily sodium excretion while the 3 other patients with RTA(More)
Thirty women with locally advanced breast cancer (LABC), but no evidence of distant metastases, were prospectively treated with four fixed cycles of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (CT). This regimen consisted of epidoxorubicin (Epi) alternated every 21 days with cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and 5-fluorouracil (CMF). After this induction CT, subsequent therapy(More)
Insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) may be due to a chronic inflammation of the visceral adipose tissue (VAT) leading to local and systemic increases in proinflammatory cytokines. Microencapsulated porcine Sertoli cells (MC-pSC), by provision of immunomodulatory and trophic factors, have been successfully used to reduce such inflammation(More)
Autosomal-dominant hyper-IgE syndrome (AD-HIES) is a primary immunodeficiency caused by STAT3 mutations. This inherited condition is characterized by eczema, staphylococcal cold abscesses and recurrent pulmonary infections. Given that STAT3 is involved in IL-10 signaling, we examined the immunoregulatory role of IL-10 in inflammation by studying the effects(More)