Lorenzo Maggi

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Mutations in dynamin 2 (DNM2) gene cause autosomal dominant centronuclear myopathy and occur in around 50% of patients with centronuclear myopathy. We report clinical, morphological, muscle imaging and genetic data of 10 unrelated Italian patients with centronuclear myopathy related to DNM2 mutations. Our results confirm the clinical heterogeneity of this(More)
We studied 197 patients with thymoma-associated myasthenia gravis (T-MG) to identify variables that can influence the natural history of the disease and the therapeutical approaches. Multivariate analysis showed that neither clinical nor pathological variables were associated with a better chance to reach complete stable remission. The video-assisted(More)
Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy has been genetically linked to reduced numbers (≤ 8) of D4Z4 repeats at 4q35 combined with 4A(159/161/168) DUX4 polyadenylation signal haplotype. However, we have recently reported that 1.3% of healthy individuals carry this molecular signature and 19% of subjects affected by facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy do(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) produces long term disability and affects health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This paper reports the relationship between HRQoL and disability in a group of patients with MG. Adult patients with MG were consecutively enrolled at the Neurological Institute “Carlo Besta”. The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule(More)
We deal with interference channels with (i) delayed channel state information at the transmitter (CSIT), and (ii) delayed output feedback at the receiver and no CSIT. We extend the algorithm by Maleki et al. [8] for M = 3 users to any M ≥ 3 under the constraint that all the transmitter/receiver pairs are active simultaneously. We propose a(More)
Mutations in the MTM1 gene cause X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM), characterized by neonatal hypotonia and respiratory failure, and are responsible for a premature mortality in affected males. Female carriers are usually asymptomatic but they may present with muscular weakness because of a hypothesized skewed pattern of X-chromosome inactivation. By(More)
Aim of this study is to verify whether there is concordance between disease’s severity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and disability in patients with Myasthenia gravis (MG). 102 MG patients were clustered on the basis of HRQoL and disability scores into three groups: low disability and low HRQoL decrement (51 patients), intermediate disability and(More)
Preclinical studies demonstrated that erythropoietin is neuroprotective in different models of peripheral and central nervous system diseases. We investigated safety and tolerability of recombinant human erythropoietin (rhEPO) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We performed a phase II double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. After screening,(More)
PURPOSE To describe functioning and health of patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) and to identify which are the most common problems patients encounter, by using the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF). METHOD Adult patients with MG were recruited at C. Besta Neurological Institute. The ICF checklist was administered(More)
OBJECTIVES Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy type 1 (FSHD1) has been genetically linked to reduced numbers (≤ 8) of D4Z4 repeats at 4q35. Particularly severe FSHD cases, characterised by an infantile onset and presence of additional extra-muscular features, have been associated with the shortest D4Z4 reduced alleles with 1-3 repeats (1-3 DRA). We(More)