Ilaria Paolasso

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BACKGROUND Chronic pain can be considered as a highly salient stimulus that continuously taxes the attentional and salience processing networks, thus interfering with cognitive abilities and, more specifically, consuming attentional resources. The aim of the paper was to explore whether and how diabetic neuropathic pain (NP) affects attentional networks. (More)
BACKGROUND A few case reports have shown controversial results of rituximab efficacy in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). OBJECTIVE To analyse the efficacy of rituximab in a large CIDP cohort. METHODS A retrospective, observational and multicentre study on the use of rituximab in CIDP. 13 Italian CIDP(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of electrophysiological (EDX) tests in the clinical management and diagnosis of patients, and the appropriateness of the referral diagnosis. A study was carried out in three electrodiagnostic services in the Torino area, over a 12-month period. In our study 3,900 individuals (2,340 females, 1,560 males) were(More)
This study was aimed at assessing the electrophysiological signs of peripheral neuropathy in diabetes mellitus (DM) type II patients at diagnosis. Nerve conduction studies (NCS) of median, ulnar, peroneal, tibial and sural nerves were performed in 39 newly diagnosed DM subjects and compared to those of 40 healthy controls. Metabolic indices were also(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There are other options open to patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) who are non-responders to conventional treatment, including immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory agents (IA). The aim of this study was to assess whether the use of IA is able to increase the number of responders. METHODS(More)
The aim of this study was to verify the extent to which the presence of pain affects the quality of life (QoL) of neuropathic patients. The patients were selected in our Department of Peripheral Nervous System Diseases. We enrolled 120 consecutive patients with chronic polyneuropathy who had not received continuous pain therapy during the two months(More)
High-resolution ultrasound (US) is a helpful technique for the evaluation of peripheral nerves. It is now well accepted that especially in nerve mononeuropaties the combination of morphological data, obtained through US, and functional data, obtained through electrophysiology, is the appropriate way to reach the best diagnosis including information for(More)