Laura Frascheri

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Malignant middle cerebral artery (MMCA) infarction is associated with a mortality rate of 80% under conservative treatment. Decompressive hemicraniectomy (DH) reduces mortality and improves the functional outcome of surviving patients. The purpose of this study was to examine quality of life (QoL) and neurobehavioral deficits in patients with(More)
OBJECT Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring is increasingly used in the treatment of patients with malignant middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. However, neurological deterioration may exist independent from intracranial hypertension. This study aimed to present the findings of continuous ICP monitoring in a cohort of patients with malignant MCA(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the reproducibility of the Scheltens visual rating scale in establishing atrophy of the medial temporal lobe. MATERIAL AND METHODS We used coronal T1-weighted inversion recovery sequences on a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner to study 25 patients with clinically diagnosed Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive decline and 25 subjects without(More)
Malignant middle cerebral artery infarction (MMCAI) refers to an infarction type normally accompanied by massive cerebral edema, and associated with a high mortality rate under conventional therapeutic measures. Both moderate hypothermia and decompressive hemicraniectomy have been shown to significantly improve survival rate, although controversy still(More)
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