Giancarlo Di Iorio

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There is growing interest in the role of neurotrophins in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Neurotrophins are a large family of dimeric polypeptides that promote the growth and the differentiation of developing neurons in the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as the survival of neuronal cells in response to stress. Nerve growth factor (NGF)(More)
We evaluated outcome and the clinical value of cognitive impairment in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Fifty-one consecutive SLE subjects with or without overt nervous system involvement received two comprehensive neuropsychiatric and neuropsychological assessments, including the Mental Deterioration Battery, the Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE),(More)
We studied 40 patients with myotonic dystrophy (MD) to investigate whether saccadic eye movement (SEM) abnormalities have a central or peripheral origin. SEMs were recorded by electrooculography and analyzed by a computer system. Six patients were followed up to 2-7 years. Slow SEMs were present in 70% of patients, while saccadic latency and accuracy were(More)
Psychiatric disorders are frequently associated with disturbances of sleep and circadian rhythms. This review focus on the relationship between sleep disturbances and eating disorders. In the first part are discussed the presence of sleep disorders among patients suffering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, the macrostructure and microstructure of(More)
La terapia anticoagulante è utilizzata per la prevenzione e la cura del tromboembolismo venoso. I nuovi farmaci anticoagulanti (NOA) possono essere somministrati a dosi fisse, senza la necessità di un monitoraggio costante. Tuttavia il laboratorio manterrà comunque un ruolo fondamentale nel management di questi farmaci. Questo articolo rappresenta il(More)
Other potential modes of metabolic therapy include: 1.Supplementation of the missing compound, e.g. CoQ10 which is effective only in primary Q10 deficiency and is given to most patients with mitochondrial disorders even if deficiency is not tested; 2. Pharmacologically increasing the oxidative capacity of muscle (by giving various 'cocktails' of oxygen(More)
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