Giovanna Stifano

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the value of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in predicting late cardiotoxicity in patients treated with not-high-dose chemotherapy (NHDC), and to compare the predictive value of NT-proBNP and cardiac troponin I (cTnI). METHODS In 71 patients undergoing NHDC with anthracyclines, NT-proBNP(More)
OBJECTIVE Sustained pattern stimulation (SPS) induces habituation in the normal pattern electroretinogram (PERG). In this study, the authors evaluated whether sustained flicker stimulation (SFS) induces habituation in the normal flicker ERG (FERG). METHODS FERGs were elicited in normal volunteers by an 8Hz flicker stimulus, presented continuously over 3(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of the regional retinal responses on cortical visually evoked responses, by evaluating the relationship between multifocal ERG (mfERG) and multifocal VEP (mfVEP), in the retinitis pigmentosa (RP) model. METHODS MfERGs and mfVEPs were recorded from 20 typical RP patients. Response amplitude density (RAD, nV/deg(2)) and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the influence of aging and age-related maculopathy (ARM) on the temporal frequency response function (TFR) of macular focal electroretinography. METHODS Macular (18 degrees ) focal electroretinograms (FERGs) in response to sinusoidal flicker, modulated at TFs between 3.7 and 52 Hz, were recorded from 13 young (age range, 14-29 years)(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate regional cone system function after uncomplicated retinal detachment (RD) surgery, by recording focal electroretinograms (FERGs) from the central and paracentral regions of the posterior pole. METHODS FERGs in response to either a central (eccentricity: 0-2.25 deg) or a paracentral annular (2.25-9 deg) uniform field, presented on a(More)
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