Ivan Cortinovis

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The headache histories obtained from 214 children were analysed by computer to see whether it was possible to identify and classify migraine, and to distinguish children with psychogenic headache. During headache attacks, most children had no or very few associated symptoms. For classification, 175 patients were divided into four homogeneous groups; the(More)
In 2004, the revised International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-II) was published. This study evaluates: (1) the results obtained from applying ICHD-II to children with primary headaches to distinguish between migraine without aura (MO) and tension-type headache (TTH); and (2) the results obtained from introducing modifications of the(More)
Pattern reversal visual evoked potentials were recorded in 71 children with different types of migraine (e.g. migraine with aura, migraine without aura) or tension-type headache and in 19 controls (mean age of both groups 9 years). P100 latencies were comparable in all three groups.
The International Headache Society (IHS) classification system (1988) was developed primarily for headache disorders in adults and its validity for paediatric age is currently under discussion; in 1995 Seshia et al. proposed a revision of the criteria for migraine without aura to make diagnostic criteria more applicable to children. The purposes of the(More)
Visual masking assesses visual perception and attention; it occurs when a visual stimulus (mask) interferes with the perception of a stimulus that the participant is trying to identify (target). A backward masking study (target presented before mask) was performed on 662 children without disabilities (338 females), aged between 6 and 17 years, in order to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the new Variable Lifting Index (VLI) method, theoretically based on the Revised National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH] Lifting Equation (RNLE), in predicting the risk of acute low-back pain (LBP) in the past 12 months. BACKGROUND A new risk variable termed the VLI for(More)
BACKGROUND Public health authorities worldwide discourage the use of chest radiography as a screening modality, as the diagnostic performance of chest radiography does not justify its application for screening and may even be harmful, since people with false positive results may experience anxiety and concern. Despite the accumulated evidence, various(More)
At school age extremely low birth weight (ELBW) and extremely low gestational age (ELGAN) children are more likely to show Learning Disabilities (LDs) and difficulties in emotional regulation. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of LDs at school age and to detect neurodevelopmental indicators of risk for LDs at preschool ages in a cohort(More)
BACKGROUND Patients, now generally well informed through dedicated websites and support organizations, are beginning to look askance at clinical experimentation. We conducted a survey investigation to verify whether women with endometriosis would still accept to participate in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) on treatment for pelvic pain. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND The availability of accurate assessment tools for the early detection of infants at risk for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes is a major issue. The purpose of this study is to compare the outcomes of the Bayley Scales (Bayley-II vs Bayley-III) in a cohort of extremely low birth weight infants at 24 months corrected age, to define which edition(More)