Giovanna Monticone

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of peripheral neuropathy on body sway assessed by posturography. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The age-matched study subjects included 10 insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) patients with peripheral neuropathy (DN), 23 IDDM patients without peripheral neuropathy (D) according to the San Antonio Consensus Conference(More)
Various electrophysiological tests have been employed to reveal functional abnormalities at different levels of the visual system in insulin-dependent diabetic (IDDM) patients. The aim of our work was to assess, with a comprehensive neurophysiological protocol evaluating the retinal, macular and visual pathways functions, whether and when such(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of diabetic peripheral neuropathy on postural strategy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Static posturography and nerve conduction velocity were performed in the following age-matched subjects: 10 IDDM patients with peripheral neuropathy, 23 IDDM patients without peripheral neuropathy, and 21 control subjects. All subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of manufactured shoes specially designed for diabetic patients (Podiabetes by Buratto Italy) to prevent relapses of foot ulcerations. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A prospective multicenter randomized follow-up study of patients with previous foot ulcerations was conducted. Patients were alternatively assigned to wear(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the contribution of central neuropathy on postural impairment observed in diabetic patients with peripheral neuropathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Central sensory and motor nervous propagation, nerve conduction velocity, and static posturography were assessed in the following age-matched subjects: 7 IDDM patients with peripheral(More)
Transcutaneous oxygen tension is a useful method with which to assess the functional status of skin blood flow. The reduced values observed in diabetic patients have been interpreted as a consequence of peripheral vascular disease. However, diabetic patients show lower transcutaneous oxygen tension values than control subjects with equivalent degrees of(More)
The distribution and localization of acid phosphatase activity have been studied in 58 biopsies of cerebral tumors and peritumoral cortex. Hexazonium pararosanilin method with alpha-naphthyl-phosphate and naphthol AS-TR as substrates has been employed. The enzyme activity may be amorphous, granular or globular in the different cell elements. Its intensity(More)
The distribution of acid phosphatase and non-specific esterase in glia cells of normal and pathological human nervous tissue has been histochemically studied. Acid phosphatase is prominent in cortical glia, especially in the first layer astrocytes, while non-specific esterase prevails in white matter oligodendrocytes. In reactive glia both enzyme activities(More)
BACKGROUND The morphologic capillary microscopy (capillaroscopy) pattern of acrocyanosis is characterized by hemorrhages, pericapillary edema, and widened capillaries. These findings can result in a difficult differential diagnosis with systemic sclerosis (SSc). OBJECTIVE We sought to quantify the characteristics of the capillaroscopy pattern that(More)