Goffredo Malatesta

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We recorded event-related potentials to an acoustic "oddball" paradigm from 19 scalp derivations in five patients (three women and two men; age range, 44 to 56) who had global amnesia following encephalitis. CT and MRI showed severe bilateral lesions of anterior and midtemporal lobes. A P3 component, with a peak latency within the normal limits for(More)
Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) to pattern reversal vertical bar stimuli were recorded from 19 scalp, 2 zygomatic and 3 inion derivations referenced to digitally linked earlobes in 50 controls. 1, 2 and 4 cycles per degree (cpd) patterns were presented as full field (FF) stimuli, on upper and lower hemifields (UHF-LHF), upper and lower quadrants and with(More)
This paper reports the results of recordings and maps of event-related potentials (ERPs) obtained in normal subjects, patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), progressive supranuclear palsy, confusional states, and in subjects with homonymous hemianopsia. ERPs were recorded from 19 scalp electrode derivations using both visual and acoustic paradigms. In(More)
We studied 10 patients with post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) and normal CTscans. P3 with an oddball paradigm, several neuropsychological tests and EEG were performed the day after the trauma and several times later until full recovery. In all patients, P3 latencies at admission were above normal limits (mean + 2 SDs) and decreased progressively during recovery(More)
Delayed P3 ERPs were recorded with an acoustic oddball paradigm in 5 patients affected by unilateral thalamic hemorrhage. P3 latencies in these 5 patients were above the normal mean latency of age-matched controls +2/+3 S.D.s. The P3 delay was persistent in serial follow-ups at 6 months from stroke. Normal P3 latencies were instead recorded in 4 patients(More)
We recorded short latency somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) to median nerve stimuli in 40 patients affected by idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD) classified from I to IV on the Hoehn and Yahr disability scale. SEPs were recorded before and after chronic administration of L-Dopa and bromocriptine, before and after acute administration of L-Dopa.(More)
Two-color flow-cytometric analysis on peripheral blood lymphocytes of 46 untreated multiple sclerosis patients (MS), 36 other medical disease patients (OMD) and 19 healthy control subjects (HC) was performed to know the relationships between T and B cell subpopulations. In MS patients we observed an increase of total lymphocyte count and an increase of(More)
The paper reports the results of recordings and maps of event-related potentials (ERPs) in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) and in subjects affected by dementia in multiple sclerosis (MS). ERPs were recorded from 19 scalp electrode derivations using both visual and acoustic paradigms. In 43% of AD patients, ERPs(More)
24 juvenile strain 13 guinea pigs were sensitized with homologous spinal cord homogenate in complete Freund's adjuvant in order to obtain Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis (EAE) in the Chronic Relapsing (CR-EAE), Chronic Progressive (CP-EAE) and Acute (A-EAE) forms. Visual, Brain-Stem Acoustic, Somatosensory Evoked Potentials were recorded in these(More)
Event related potentials (ERPs) to an auditory odd-ball paradigm were recorded with the linked earlobe reference (LER) and with a computer calculated average reference (AR), excluding the two linked earlobe derivations. The study was performed in 30 patients with lesions of frontal, parietal, occipital cortex, unilateral and bilateral lesions of the medial(More)