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The aim of this study was to investigate, in 114 stroke patients, the frequency of occurrence of a largely unknown neurological disorder, characterized by a postural imbalance due to a 'pushing away' reaction of the body towards the contralesional side of space, in function of hemispheric lesion localization and gender. The study also investigate the(More)
The nootropic agent piracetam has been shown to improve learning and memory, and it may, by this means, facilitate recovery and rehabilitation after a stroke. We report the results of a pilot study exploring its effects in patients undergoing rehabilitation after acute cerebral infarction in the carotid artery territory. We compared piracetam and placebo,(More)
We investigated the presence of postural abnormalities in a consecutive sample of stroke patients, with either left or right brain damage, in relation to their perceived body position in space. The presence or absence of posture-related symptoms was judged by two trained therapists and subsequently analysed by hierarchical classes analysis (HICLAS). The(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the appearance of localized giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath (GCTTS) on unenhanced and Gd-enhanced MR images. MR images of 13 histologically proven cases of localized GCTTS were evaluated for mean size, location, homogeneity and signal intensity (SI) on both T1- and T2-weighted images, and enhancement(More)
We have determined steady-state levels of c-myc mRNA in quiescent and serum-stimulated human corneal stromal cells. Steady-state levels of c-myc mRNA increased 6-fold following 2 hours of serum stimulation over levels observed at quiescence. A parallel increase in the rate of c-myc gene transcription was observed in serum-stimulated cells as compared to(More)
We present a case of aneurysmal bone cyst in the jaw investigated with plain film, US, computed tomography (axial, precontrast) and magnetic resonance (1 Tesla, axial T1 weighted before and after Gadolinium administration, axial and coronal T2-weighted after Gadolinium administration). The zygomatic arch is a very rare location for an aneurysmal bone cyst:(More)