Gianfranco Rossi

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Normally, simple digital or manual responses to a light stimulus in the right or left visual hemifields are performed faster with uncrossed hand-field combinations than with crossed hand-field combinations. Because of the organization of visual and motor pathways, the integration of uncrossed responses is assumed to occur within a single hemisphere, whereas(More)
Toxoplasmosis and neosporosis have been recognized as economically important diseases with considerable impact on the livestock industry. Considering the scarce information on the occurrence of Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum infections in sheep from Uberlândia, Minas Gerais State, Brazil, this study aimed to investigate the frequency of antibodies(More)
Fifty-seven patients with craniopharyngiomas underwent a total of 64 operations. Their clinical follow-up ranged from 2.5 to 15.5 years, with a mean follow-up of 6.5 years. A transsphenoidal approach was used in 35 patients (61%), whereas 22 (39%) were operated on using a pterional approach (in 16 patients, the tumor was found in the suprasellar cisterns,(More)
The brains of 3 adult subjects suffering from normotensive hydrocephalus have been examined pathologically. The diagnosis of normotensive hydrocephalus was based on clinical symptoms, pneumoencephalography and isotope cisternography, in 1 case integrated with the results of the constant-infusion manometric test. Part of the neuropathological findings were(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic significance of KIT or platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRalpha) mutations in gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) is still controversial. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 104 patients were diagnosed with GISTs by KIT immunoreactivity; tumor DNA was sequenced for the presence of mutations in KIT exons 9, 11, 13(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the role of surgery on survival of patients with grade II gliomas of the cerebral hemispheres. METHODS One hundred and thirty one low grade hemispheric gliomas surgically treated (biopsied patients excluded) between 1978 and 1989 were retrospectively reviewed. Thalamic, basal ganglia, callosal, or ventricular location were not(More)
We observed 4 children with hemimegalencephaly, (3 boys, 1 girl aged 3-7 years). One child had a linear sebaceous nevus. All patients had a similar clinical, EEG, and neuroradiologic pattern. All patients had macrocrania, hemiparesis, hemianopsia, and psychomotor retardation of variable degree. All cases had an epileptic syndrome with onset during the first(More)
Because of the organization of visual and motor pathways, simple manual responses to a light stimulus in the right or left visual hemifields are performed faster with uncrossed hand-field combinations than with crossed hand-field combinations. Uncrossed responses can be integrated within a single hemisphere, whereas crossed responses require a(More)
Three pharmacological agents, L-carnitine, L-acetylcarnitine and gangliosides, were tested for their ability to enhance the regeneration of the rat sciatic nerve following transection and microsurgical repair. The drugs were administered intraperitoneally at the dose of 50 mg/kg/d for 28 and 56 d postoperatively. At the end of treatment, the motor function(More)