Lori Giancola

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Arenaviruses are the causative pathogens of severe hemorrhagic fever and aseptic meningitis in humans, for which no licensed vaccines are currently available. Pathogen heterogeneity within the Arenaviridae family poses a significant challenge for vaccine development. The main hypothesis we tested in the present study was whether it is possible to design a(More)
13 patients with psycho-organic syndrome (POS) and 10 patients with dementia (senile, Alzheimer, multi-infarct) were treated with drugs considered to influence the neuronal turnover of acetylcholine (Phosphatidylcholine, piracetam, S-adenosylmethionine) for 30 days and compared in respect of CSF ACh levels, reaction times to simple visual stimuli (TRS-V)(More)
The clinical study of encephalic ependymoma shows that cases present with polymorphous clinical pictures depending on intra and/or periventricular tumoural growth, generally such as to hinder precise diagnosis during life, unless under direct control, or, currently, using computerized axial tomography. The reported case, completed by macro and microscopic(More)
A report is presented on 58 patients (46 males, 12 females) all suffering from post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) and followed up for a minimum of 1 year to maximum of 23 years after the injury (mean 6.3 years). The type and site of the head injury, the nature of the brain lesions, the time elapsing before the first critical manifestation, the clinical character(More)
Involutional depression is often the first symptom of a psycho-organic syndrome or dementia and may not present overt symptoms itself; these depressive states have been variously classified by different schools in various countries. The hypothesis of catecholamine and indolamine in the aetiopathogenic agent is oversimplistic and the theory that abnormal(More)
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