M. R. Carriero

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Alexander disease (AD) in its typical form is an infantile lethal leucodystrophy, characterized pathologically by Rosenthal fibre accumulation. Following the identification of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) gene as the causative gene, cases of adult-onset AD (AOAD) are being described with increasing frequency. AOAD has a different clinical and(More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation (CAA-ri) is characterized by vasogenic edema and multiple cortical/subcortical microbleeds, sharing several aspects with the recently defined amyloid-related imaging abnormalities (ARIA) reported in Alzheimer's disease (AD) passive immunization therapies. Herein, we investigated the role of(More)
Two cases of pontine infarct with Wallerian degeneration (WD) of the pontocerebellar fibers are described. WD of pontocerebellar fibers, seen bilaterally along the transverse pontine fibers, is more visible in the middle cerebellar peduncles and extends into the white matter of the cerebellar hemispheres. Understanding the anatomy of the white matter and(More)
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is a syndrome of low cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure characterised by postural headaches in patients without any history of dural puncture or penetrating trauma. Described by Schaltenbrand in 1938, SIH is thought to result from an occult CSF leak resulting in decreased CSF volume and, consequently, in low CSF(More)
Despite the continuous description of new conditions pre-disposing for cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), no apparent cause is found in about 30% of cases. Hyperhomocysteinemia (hyper-Hcy) is an established risk factor for deep venous thrombosis and stroke but has not been clearly associated with increased risk of CVT. We assessed the prevalence of hyper-Hcy(More)
OBJECTIVE Evidence is growing that some patients are not responsive to the antithrombotic action of aspirin. We prospectively evaluated the ability of aspirin resistance status, determined by PFA-100, to predict new thrombotic events in patients with stable ischemic cerebrovascular disease. METHODS We studied 129 consecutive patients with stroke,(More)
Mild hyperhomocysteinemia is an established risk factor for deep vein thrombosis. We report three patients with cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) in which the only risk factor we were able to identify was increased blood homocysteine levels and the C677T polymorphism in both alleles of the methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase MTHFR gene. We suggest that(More)
We report preliminary data on aphasic patients who, in spite of their language problems, have succeeded in finding a reasonably satisfactory occupational resettlement. Patients who: (a) still had a moderate to sever aphasia, (b) had resumed a gainful employment requiring interpersonal communication, were recalled for a check-up and assessed with: (1) a(More)