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The paper reviews convergent evidence on the ability to attribute mental states to one's self and to others (i.e., theory of mind, ToM) in patients affected by the behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia (bv-FTD). This disease represents a particular challenge for researchers and clinicians, due to its insidious onset and ambiguous clinical features,(More)
BACKGROUND A recent one-step arthroscopic technique based on bone marrow-derived cell transplantation has achieved good results in repairing osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLTs), overcoming some of the drawbacks of older techniques. PURPOSE To report the results after 4 years of a series of patients who underwent a one-step repair of osteochondral(More)
Juvenile osteochondritis dissecans of the talus (JODT) affects the subchondral bone primarily and, in a skeletally immature population, articular cartilage secondarily. It probably consists of aseptic bone necrosis whose spontaneous healing is impaired by microtraumas, resulting in an osteochondral injury and, in some cases, in osteoarthritis. In many cases(More)
BACKGROUND The ankle joint can be affected by several diseases, with clinical presentation varying from mild pain or swelling to inability, becoming in some cases a serious problem in daily life activities. Arthroscopy is a widely performed procedure in orthopedic surgery, due to the low invasivity compared to the more traditional open field surgery. The(More)
UNLABELLED The ideal treatment of osteochondral lesions is debatable. Although autologous chondrocyte implantation provides pain relief, the need for two operations and high costs has prompted a search for alternatives. Bone marrow-derived cells may represent the future in osteochondral repair. Using a device to concentrate bone marrow-derived cells and(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the presence and the nature of cognitive impairment in a large sample of patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and to identify clinical and demographic determinants of cognitive impairment in MS. METHODS 303 patients with MS and 279 healthy controls were administered the Brief Repeatable Battery of Neuropsychological tests(More)
PURPOSE Osteochondral lesions of the talus (OLT) usually require surgical treatment. Regenerative techniques for hyaline cartilage restoration, like autologous chondrocytes implantation (ACI) or bone marrow derived cells transplantation (BMDCT), should be preferred. The aim of this work is comparing two clusters with OLT, treated with ACI or BMDCT. (More)
OBJECTIVE Bone marrow derived cell transplantation (BMDCT) has been recently suggested as a possible surgical technique to repair osteochondral lesions. To date, no qualitative MRI studies have evaluated its efficacy. The aim of our study is to investigate the validity of MRI T2-mapping sequence in characterizing the reparative tissue obtained and its(More)
The aims of this study are to describe evolution in cartilage repair from open field autologous chondrocyte implantation to regeneration by arthroscopic bone-marrow-derived cells (BMDCs) "one step" technique; to present the results of a series of patients consecutively treated and to compare in detail the different techniques used in order to establish the(More)
PURPOSE Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) in the ankle has become an established procedure to treat osteochondral lesions. However, a non-invasive method able to provide information on the nature of the repair tissue is needed. Recently, MRI T2 mapping was identified as a method capable of qualitatively characterizing articular cartilage. The aim of(More)