Laura Santagostino

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This study aims to investigate relationships between the preference in use of visual-verbal cognitive representation and strategies and lesion site in patients with acquired brain injury. The Visualiser-Verbaliser Questionnaire (VVQ) and the Questionnaire on Visual and Verbal Strategies (QSVV) were administered to 48 patients by an examiner in an ambulatory(More)
This study aims to assess the relationships between the verbalizer-visualizer styles and visuospatial skills in 53 patients with acquired brain injury and consequent cognitive deficits. Results showed a high tendency to mentally visualize in patients with visuospatial neglect and a low tendency toward visualization in patients with attention and memory(More)
The chemotherapy of leishmaniasis is still far from satisfactory. Itraconazole, one of the most recent azole antifungal agents, appears to be well tolerated in man. Two patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis (Leishmania tropica), contracted in Saudi Arabia, were treated orally for 2 months with itraconazole (100 mg/d). Both recovered without side effects or(More)
The antifungal efficacy and tolerability of naftifine (cream, gel, 1% solution), were tested in an open, mycologically controlled study in 29 patients (mean age 32.7 +/- 2.8 years; 15 males, 14 females) with dermatomycosis caused by dermatophytes and yeasts. Particularly, 16 patients were affected with Tinea corporis; 11 patients by Pityriasis Versicolor(More)
44 patients with multiple recalcitrant warts were treated with weekly applications of diphencyprone. 20 patients were cured completely and 17 improved with reduction in the number or dimension of warts. Plantar warts responded less satisfactorily. Sensitization is not always tolerated by patients and the risk of eczema spreading to other sites must be(More)
Topical squaric dibutylester (SADBE) is currently used in Europe to treat alopecia areata in adults. We attempted to determine this drug's effectiveness and convenience in treating children with severe alopecia areata who are psychologically disturbed and resistant to other therapies. Twenty-eight children under 13 years of age who had extensive and(More)
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