Giorgio Tamburini

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The vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) represents a diffuse non-pharmacological low-risk surgical option for epilepsy treatment. The aim of this study is to investigate the correlation between variations of global EEG synchronization and the clinical outcome in pharmacoresistant epileptic subjects implanted with VNS. Ten subjects affected by pharmacoresistant(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)
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)
BACKGROUND It has recently become evident that circulating thyroid antibodies are found in excess among patients suffering from mood disorders. Moreover, a manic episode associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis has recently been reported as the first case of bipolar disorder due to Hashimoto's encephalopathy. We report a case in which Hashimoto's thyroiditis(More)
An uncommon cause of bilateral tibial and peroneal compression neuropathy is reported. After taking alcohol and drugs, a young heroin-addicted man lay unconscious overnight in supine position, with both legs crossing the wooden board at the end of the bed, the posterior aspect of the flexed knees pressing against its edge. The following day, he had weakness(More)
We developed a summary score of data obtained from nerve conduction studies (NCS). The principle of such approach is that when a nonrandom trend to lower amplitudes or conduction velocities is present, it may be revealed by a summary nerve conduction score. In a group of normal subjects, peroneal, sural, ulnar, and superficial radial nerves were studied;(More)
Mood disorders and circulating thyroid antibodies are very prevalent in the population and their concomitant occurrence may be due to chance. However, thyroid antibodies have been repeatedly hypothesized to play a role in specific forms of mood disorders. Potentially related forms include treatment-refractory cases, severe or atypical depression, and(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)
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)