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Three total and three partial callosotomy patients underwent neuropsychological testing to evaluate interhemispheric transfer of tactile information. Tactile transfer is required to name objects presented to the left hand, to compare objects held in either hand, and to transfer topological information between hands. Tactile Naming, Same-Different(More)
BACKGROUND Production of reactive oxygen species after ischaemic stroke may enhance tissue damage through multiple molecular pathways. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, we examined the serum levels of lipoperoxide and hydroperoxide, conjugated dienes and total antioxidant capacity levels in 50 patients with acute ischaemic stroke (T0) to evaluate the(More)
Foreign accent syndrome (FAS) is a rare speech disorder characterised by the emergence of a new accent, perceived by listeners as foreign. FAS has usually been described following focal brain insults, such as stroke. We describe the unusual case of a woman presenting with FAS as the earliest symptom of progressive degenerative brain disease. At(More)
BACKGROUND Migraine has been reported as a possible risk factor for ischemic stroke. The mechanisms underlying this association are unknown. OBJECTIVES To evaluate cerebrovascular reactivity to hypercapnia in the anterior and posterior circulation of patients with migraine, as reduced cerebrovascular reactivity is associated with a predisposition to(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate patients’ satisfaction with acute treatment of migraine with frovatriptan or almotriptan by preference questionnaire. One hundred and thirty three subjects with a history of migraine with or without aura (IHS 2004 criteria), with at least one migraine attack in the preceding 6 months, were enrolled and randomized(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of this study was to explore the possible contribution of alterations in cerebral hemodynamics to the evolution of cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). METHOD Fifty-three patients with AD were investigated. The evolution of cognitive decline over 12 months was evaluated by means of changes in Mini(More)
Alzheimer disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder characterised by a progressive loss of memory and cognitive functions. The formation of nitric oxide (NO), by astrocytes, has been suggested to contribute to the neurodegnerative process. Some studies have described the participation of different isoforms of NOS in the progression of AD. The(More)
We have demonstrated that adenosine has potent relaxant activity on the rabbit corpus cavernosum, acting through the A2a subtype receptor for adenosine. We now report studies on the identification and functional characterization of adenosine receptors in human penile vessels. To identify A2 receptors in human corpora cavernosa (HCC) we performed binding(More)
The aim of the present study is the definition of a brief structured interview (SI) providing scores useful for identification and quantification of pathogenetic factors of erectile dysfunction (ED). A SI was developed and applied to a consecutive series of 320 ED patients. A 13-item SI, with three-factor analysis-derived scales, was identified and applied(More)
Aim of the study was to explore the correlation between the progression of carotid atherosclerosis and the evolution of cognitive impairment in 66 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). They underwent cognitive status evaluation and ultrasonography (US) to investigate carotid arteries intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque index (PI). After a 12-month(More)