Laura Cucurachi

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Two cases of brain stem stroke involving the upper pons and the ponto-mesencephalic junction presented with transient excessive pathological yawning, associated with gait ataxia and in one subject with upper limb and facial hemiparesis. A causal relation is hypothesised between the brain stem lesion and pathological yawning, possibly related to denervation(More)
brainstem ischemia in two patients Pathological yawning as a presenting symptom of service Email alerting top right corner of the article Receive free email alerts when new articles cite this article-sign up in the box at the Notes Online First articles must include the digital object identifier (DOIs) and date of initial publication. establish publication(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of cognitive deficits in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is the subject of debate. A causative role of grey matter impairment has been suggested. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors have been proposed in the treatment of cognitive impairment in MS. Short-latency afferent inhibition (SAI) is a cortical phenomenon assessed by a(More)
Migraine without aura is typically considered a female condition. The purpose of this study was to determine if there have been any changes in the female-to-male ratio of the disease over time. We included in the study all patients with migraine without aura (n = 3457) referred to the Parma University Headache Centre between 1976 and 1995. They were divided(More)
Bilateral facial palsy is a common sign of autoimmune myasthenia gravis (MG). However, facial muscle weakness without clinical signs of extraocular muscle (EOM) involvement is extremely rare. We describe a late onset generalized MG presenting with facial weakness and bulbar signs without EOM deficits. The diagnosis was based on neurophysiological assessment(More)
have the great interest to complete the knowledge about yawning. Our purpose is to give another view of the meaning of excessive yawning observed during brainstem stroke. Among mammals, there are three types of morphologically identical yawns occurring in three distinct situations: situations relative to cir-cadian rest-activity rhythms, situations relative(More)
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