Luca Silveira Bernardo

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When the septal area in young adult rats is denervated by a lesion of the fimbria-fornix, adrenergic fibers proliferate within the denervated area. The same operation performed on aged animals gives rise to a qualitatively similar but quantitatively less pronounced response. This reduction in reactive growth may reflect a decreased capacity of the aged(More)
640 We also highlight the fact that this unusual presentation of dystonia is almost indistinguishable from essential BSM, except by the non-involvement of the orbicu-laris oculi muscles. To best of our knowledge, this is the first report of sole frontalis, corrugator and procerus dystonia. Recently, Hirota et al. 5 reported two cases of dystonic frowning.(More)
BACKGROUND Several complications make the diagnosis of brain death (BD) medically challenging and a complimentary method is needed for confirmation. In this context, computed tomography angiography (CTA) and computed tomography perfusion (CTP) could represent valuable alternatives; however, the reliability of CTA and CTP for confirming brain circulatory(More)
Following the early studies of Moniz and Lima, psychosurgery had considerable scientific credibility until the advent of modern antipsychotics in the mid 1950s. Thereafter, psychosurgery was almost abandoned in large medical centers as a common treatment for schizophrenia, although is still used for some affective and anxiety disorders. We reviewed relevant(More)
INTRODUCTION Traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) in children is a rare condition. Early diagnosis and treatment is still a challenge, and it is associated with good neurological recovery. CASE SUMMARY We present a rare case of a 10-year-old boy with mild head trauma, who developed a CCF at the anterior segment of the ascending internal carotid(More)
Ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) is a rare manifestation and when causing myelopathy it affects essentially the thoracic spine 1. Only a few cases of symptomatic cervical disease have been reported, with all patients being Japanese 2. The first OLF case reported in a Caucasian was performed by Parekh et al., in 1993 3. Since then, 19 cases have(More)
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