Laura Cucurachi

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A study of regional differences in prevalence of primary adult lactose malabsorption in Italy was conducted on 205 subjects. Their origin was determined by their grandparents' birthplace, 89 from northern, 65 from central, and 51 from southern areas of Italy. Lactose malabsorption was diagnosed with standard oral lactose tolerance test and blood glucose(More)
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)
Cluster headache (CH), also known as "suicide headache", is characterized by a distinctive periodic temporal pattern and by accompanying autonomic symptoms during the attacks. Epidemiological data for the general population are scarce: only five studies have been carried out until now on CH prevalence in the general population, with conflicting results(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)