Giovanna Cipriani

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The aim of the present study is to evaluate the outcomes of a computer-based cognitive training on patients affected by Alzheimer's disease (AD) compared with the outcomes on patients affected by mild cognitive impairment (MCI), multiple system atrophy (MSA). Ten AD patients aged 74.1+/-5.6 years, with mini-mental state examination (MMSE) score at baseline(More)
To further investigate our finding of high levels of spontaneous aneuploidy in somatic cells of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients (Migliore et al. 1997), we studied the molecular cytogenetics of eight patients with sporadic AD and six healthy controls of similar age. Cytochalasin B-blocked binucleated peripheral blood lymphocytes from the AD patients and(More)
Neurosarcoidosis occurs in 5-15% of sarcoidosis cases. Approximately 50% of patients with neurosarcoidosis present with a neurological disease at the time sarcoidosis is first diagnosed. Spinal sarcoidosis is rare. We report the case of a 61-year-old man with a highly aspecific intramedullary lesion as the first manifestation of sarcoidosis. One year after(More)
Twenty eight elderly patients scheduled for urologic surgery were randomly assigned to receive in a double blind fashion subarachnoid hyperbaric bupivacaine 15 mg with the addition of 50 micrograms (group A, n = 7), 25 micrograms (group B, n = 7), 12.5 micrograms (group C, n = 7), of fentanyl or 1 ml of saline (group D, n = 7) for a total volume of 4 ml.(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical effects of the alkalinization of 2% mepivacaine with epinephrine used for epidural block during cesarean section. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled (standard commercial preparation of 2% mepivacaine with epinephrine) study. SETTING Inpatient obstetric department at a general hospital. (More)