Marco Barillari

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OBJECTIVE To compare the diagnostic accuracy and radiation exposure of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and multislice computed tomography (MSCT) in the evaluation of finger fractures. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a 3-year period, 57 consecutive patients with post-traumatic fractures of the metacarpal-phalangeal (MCP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and(More)
UNLABELLED The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between body fat distribution, adipocytokines, inflammatory markers, fat intake and ectopic fat content of liver and pancreas in obese men and women. A total of 12 lean subjects (mean age 47.25 ± 14.88 years and mean BMI 22.85 ± 2), 38 obese subjects (18 men and 20 women) with mean(More)
CONCLUSION Preoperative CT and MRI assessment of children with severe or profound sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is critical for determining implant candidacy. OBJECTIVES There are a significant number of children who do not show any auditory development with a cochlear implant (CI), possibly due to cochlear nerve (CN) aplasia/hypoplasia. Regardless of(More)
Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a recent breakthrough in neuroimaging research able to describe "in vivo" the spontaneous baseline neuronal activity characterized by blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal fluctuations at slow frequency (0.01-0.1Hz) that, in the absence of any task, forms spatially distributed functional(More)
Pneumolabyrinth due to late complications of stapes surgery is a rare entity. Symptoms may include various degrees of hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness. We report the case of a 67-year-old patient who developed a unique pneumolabyrinth variant affecting the vestibule, cochlea and semicircular canals 28 years after stapedectomy. The patient presented with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to verify whether drugs injected into the endolymphatic sac (ES) can reach the cochlea and possibly treat inner ear disorders. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Tertiary referral center, Otolaryngology Department, University of Verona. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Patients with Ménière's disease (MD) who(More)
To verify whether injection of substances into the endolymphatic sac (ES) diffuses into the endolymphatic compartments of the human inner ear and in particular to the endolymphatic space of the scala media (ESp-SM), as demonstrated in animals, an exploratory investigation with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and intraoperative electrocochleographic(More)
OBJECTIVES Several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies provided evidence of selective brain abnormalities in schizophrenia, both in cortical and subcortical structures. Basal ganglia are of particular interest, given not only the high concentration of dopaminergic neurons and receptors, but also for their crucial role in cognitive functions, commonly(More)
BACKGROUND Although some Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies have investigated the relationship between clinical severity and neuroanatomical alterations in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ), the biological signature associated with illness severity in schizophrenia is still uncertain. Therefore, this study aims to investigate structural brain(More)
Acute or subacute hemichorea–hemiballismus is usually related to cerebral infarction or hemorrhage in the basal ganglia [1], even though new onset or uncontrolled diabetes are emerging as a possible cause, not only among Asian people. Indeed, more recently case series about patients of other ethnic background have been reported. In almost all cases, ketones(More)