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Visual attention in dementia of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has not been investigated as extensively as memory or language. The aim of this research was to study the orienting of attention in patients with AD (which temporo-parietal areas are primarily affected) compared with patients with Parkinson-Dementia, Parkinson's disease, and normal controls, using the(More)
Formal neuropsychological evaluation in patient with transient global amnesia (TGA) associated with migraine was performed 6 days and 17 months after the episode. Verbal learning difficulties and verbal IQ deficit were observed in line with the neuropsychological profile seen in the follow-up of TGA. A common origin for the TGA-Migraine episode and isolated(More)
The function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis was evaluated in insulin-dependent diabetics without (group I, n = 10) or with (group II, n = 10) established symptomatic neuropathy and in age- and weight-matched normal controls (n = 11). Since the corticotropin (ACTH)/cortisol response to the minimal-effective dose of corticotropin-releasing(More)
In order to establish whether the serotonergic disorder affecting the parkinsonian brain also modifies hypothalamic-pituitary function in Parkinson's disease, 10 patients (aged 57-66 years) and 10 normal controls (aged 55-69 years) were tested with the serotonergic agonist d,l-fenfluramine (60 mg p.o.), with CRH (100 micrograms i.v.) and with placebos.(More)
We have recently reported that parkinsonian patients show a significant GH response to gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), but not to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-ergic drug administration. In order to establish whether muscarinic cholinergic receptors mediate the GH secretion induced by GHB, normal men and parkinsonian patients were tested with GHB both in(More)
The Fuld formula and the linear discriminant function applied to WAIS subtest scores were tested for their ability to identify Alzheimer's disease and senile dementia of the Alzheimer type in a group of 101 demented subjects. The sensitivity and specificity of Fuld's formula for Alzheimer dementia against other dementias were 44.2% and 73.8% respectively;(More)
Benzimidazole and its 2-derivatives with amino, carbamonitrile, urea, and guanidine groups have been tested for their activity on gastric secretory process. The carbamonitrile-, urea-, and guanidine compounds decrease gastric acid secretion, basal and stimulated with histamine or betazole, in Shay-rats and depress the guinea pig auricle activity stimulated(More)
Mucociliary clearance represents a host defense mechanism of airways that can be compromised by various pathologic conditions, such as nasal septal deviation. Although septoplasty can resolve obstruction, it impairs mucociliary clearance in the immediate postoperative period. Clinical studies have demonstrated how hyaluronic acid can interfere with this(More)
Angioneurotic edema is a non-pitting edema which is usually limited to the skin and the mucous membranes of the face and upper aerodigestive tract. The risk of acute upper airway obstruction makes angioneurotic edema a concern for emergency room physicians, internists and otolaryngologists because prompt recognition of the condition and immediate(More)