Luca Bruschini

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The activity of 68 neurons, mainly Purkinje cells, was recorded from the cerebellar anterior vermis of decerebrate cats during wobble of the whole animal (at 0.156 Hz, 5 degrees), a mixture of tilt and rotation, leading to stimulation of labyrinth receptors. Most of the neurons (65/68) were affected by both clockwise and counterclockwise rotations.(More)
PURPOSE To understand the real efficacy of transtympanic steroid therapy for sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) in patients in whom traditional therapies have failed. PROCEDURES A prospective study was designed in order to evaluate hearing improvement in SSHL patients treated with transtympanic therapy. A solution of methyl-prednisolone (MP) and(More)
Our objective was to evaluate the possible role of opposed-phase gradient-echo (GRE) sequence in predicting the nature of vertebral lesions supposing that in the case of malignancy fat is completely replaced while in the case of benign lesion fat is still present. Eighty-six patients with vertebral lesions underwent MR examination at 0.5 T. The MR protocol(More)
Previous studies on the role of hypnotizability in postural control indicate that the body sway of subjects with high or low hypnotizability to hypnosis is differentially modulated by eye closure. The aim of this study was to investigate whether hypnotizability also modulates the postural response to electrical vestibular stimulation and to head rotation in(More)
Subjects with high (Highs) and low (Lows) susceptibility to hypnosis show differences in the sensory-motor integration for postural control and in the cardiovascular response to stress and experimental pain. Aim of the experiment was to assess whether the cardiac response to gravity-related stimulation depending on changes in the body position were(More)
Middle ear implants overcome some of the common problems of conventional hearing aid technology, such as feedback, signal distortion, ear canal occlusion and associated issues. The Otologics MET Carina, Boulder, CO, USA, is a fully implantable hearing prosthesis designed to address the amplification needs of adults (> 18 years of age), with moderate to(More)
Standard pre-treatment clinical staging (TNM) of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma includes clinical and instrumental objective examination of primary tumour and of the cervical lymph nodes (inspection, palpation of neck, panendoscopy, biopsy of tumour, fine needle aspiration of nodes) and computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Albeit, this(More)
CONCLUSION Our results attest that the Otologics MET Carina(™) is a viable treatment for moderate to severe sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) and for cases of mixed hearing loss, and that in selected cases it could represent an alternative to conventional hearing aids. OBJECTIVES To describe our experience with the fully implantable Carina(™) in eight(More)
Prostaglandins play a critical role in tumor development and growth by regulating numerous biologic processes, including tumor angiogenesis, with clear prognostic and therapeutic implications. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic relevance of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) pathway activation in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).(More)
Changing the foot position modifies the mechanical action exerted by the ankle extensor and flexor muscles over the body. We verified, in two groups of healthy subjects standing with the heels touching or apart, whether a 90° external rotation of the right leg and foot also changes the pattern of vestibulospinal reflexes elicited by electrical stimulation(More)