Giovanni Orlandi

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In the first part of this paper we prove that certain functionals of Ginzburg-Landau type for maps from a domain in R into R converge in a suitable sense to the area functional for surfaces of dimension n (Theorem 1.1). In the second part we modify this result in order to include Dirichlet boundary condition (Theorem 5.5), and, as a corollary, we show that(More)
Fifty-five healthy volunteers (thirty young and twenty-five elderly), all of them right-handed, were investigated by Transcranial Doppler monitoring mean flow velocity on the right and left middle cerebral artery at rest, during a motor task performed by the hand and in the following rest condition. In all cases the motor task induced an increase in(More)
Motor Unit Number Estimation (MUNE), a technique allowing to estimate the number of functioning Motor Units (MU) in single muscles, was used to score the disease's severity and progression rate in a group of 58 patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). All patients underwent MUNE in the abductor digiti minimi (ADM) muscle during the diagnostic(More)
Idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (IPD) patients have abnormal visual evoked potentials (VEPs) and pattern electroretinograms (PERGs), attributed to dopaminergic transmission deficiency in visual pathway, probably the retina. VEP abnormalities are not reported in multiple system atrophy (MSA). The aim of this study was to investigate and compare chromatic (Ch)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether neurophysiologic findings correlate to clinical respiratory signs or spirometric abnormalities in patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type 1 (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease). DESIGN A total of 11 patients with hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy type 1A, genetically identified, (age range, 10-58 yr) were(More)
Objectives: To evaluate the prevalence of stroke and transient ischaemic attack in the elderly population, including the oldest residents, of a rural Italian community. Methods: A door-to-door survey was performed between April and October 2001 in 2390 subjects aged 65 years and over. A symptom questionnaire validated by medical records and neurological(More)
Forty-four patients suffering a stroke for the first time were examined within 10 h of the onset of symptoms; the tests performed on their admission to hospital, and thereafter on the third and seventh day, were 24-h Holter EKG with spectral analysis of heart rate variability, evaluation of arterial blood pressure and the levels of catecholamine in the(More)
Anticoagulant therapy is recommended for the secondary prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). T he identification of patients at high risk for early recurrence, which are potential candidates to prompt anticoagulation, is crucial to justify the risk of bleeding associated with early anticoagulant treatment. The aim of this study was(More)
We describe the unusual case of a 63-year-old woman with a history of arterial hypertension who presented a sudden weakness of the lower limbs followed by mutism, akinesia and dyspraxia. Magnetic resonance images showed a bilateral medial frontal infarction. Digital subtraction angiography documented a right azygous anterior cerebral artery with severe(More)