Luca Denaro

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OBJECTIVES The principle underlying this project is that, despite nervous reorganization following upper limb amputation, original pathways and CNS relays partially maintain their function and can be exploited for interfacing prostheses. Aim of this study is to evaluate a novel peripheral intraneural multielectrode for multi-movement prosthesis control and(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and insulin (INS) are powerful mitogens and may regulate gene expression in cultured astrocytes by ADP-ribosylation process. Nuclear poly-ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) and mitochondrial monoADP-ribosyltransferase (ADPRT) are the key enzymes involved in(More)
PURPOSE Carmustine (1,3-bis[2-chloroetyl]-1-nitrosurea (BCNU)) wafers are approved for the local treatment of newly diagnosed and recurrent malignant glioma. Reassuring data on both safety and efficacy of treatment have been previously reported by phase III studies. Although most of related adverse events are reported in the first few months after surgery,(More)
Anticonvulsant therapy is usually recommended before surgery in all patients affected by high grade glioma who are planned to be treated with Carmustine 1,3-bis [2 chloroetyl]-1-nitrosurea, or BCNU) wafers. In fact, phase III studies have reported a risk of seizures higher than 30% in this group of patients. The aim of the study was the evaluation of rate(More)
BACKGROUND Cervical degenerative pathology produces pain and disability, and if conservative treatment fails, surgery is indicated. The aim of this study was to determined whether anterior decompression and interbody fusion according to Cloward is effective for treating segmental cervical degenerative pathology and whether the results are durable after a(More)
Progress is described in using information, obtained by processing nerve cell signals in bundles of muscle fibers, as a means to model hand movements and to control prosthetic devices. ABSTRACT | The possibility of controlling dexterous hand prostheses by using a direct connection with the nervous system is particularly interesting for the significant(More)
Spinal cord injury often results in irreversible and permanent neurologic deficits below the lesion level. Nowadays, treatment is limited to drugs and/or physiotherapy aimed at compensating disability. New experimental studies focus on the transplantation of cells capable of surviving, regenerating tissue, recovering functions and/or improving symptoms. A(More)
We evaluated the morphological features of the newly formed tissue in an experimental model of tibial callotasis lengthening on 24 lambs, aged from 2 to 3 months at the time of operation. A unilateral external fixator prototype Monotube Triax(®) (Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, New Jersey) was applied to the left tibia. A percutaneous osteotomy was performed(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the risk factors of worst outcome associated with moderate head injury. METHODS Data on patients with moderate head injury were collected prospectively in 11 Italian neurosurgical units over a period of 18 months. Patients older than 18 years with blunt head injury and at least one Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score between 9 and 13 were(More)
Gliomas are devastating tumors of the brain resistant to therapies. Although some therapies can prolong the survival time among the affected persons, gliomas are not curable and new therapeutic approaches need to be investigated. Oncolytic viruses seem to represent an interesting alternative, because anticancer agents and new viral agents have to be(More)