Marco Pelli

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A series of cases of epilepsy with associated bilateral occipital calcifications (EBOC) without signs of phakomatosis and without any disorders known to produce cerebral calcifications have been reported. It is unclear whether EBOC is an incomplete variant of Sturge-Weber disease (SWD) or if it is a different, as yet undefined encephalopathy. We describe(More)
BACKGROUND Although previous studies have shown increased mortality in patients with coeliac disease and their relatives, no data are available in relation to different patterns of clinical presentation. We assessed mortality in patients with coeliac disease and their first-degree relatives. METHODS We enrolled, in a prospective cohort study, 1072 adult(More)
We observed a young patient with slight mental retardation, suffering from drug-resistant tonic-clonic seizures, who presented a status epilepticus (SE), in two separate periods when valproic acid (VPA) was added to the phenobarbital (PB) already being used in the patient's therapy. The VPA-induced SE was characterized by normal plasma levels of(More)
A 13-year-old girl developed left partial motor status epilepticus with severe postictal hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a right frontoparietal hyperintense T2 weighted signal. Treated with phenytoin, carbamazepine and phenobarbital, seizures subsided but left choreic-like flinging movements, consistent with hemiballism, presented 2 days(More)
This study evaluates the impact of fluoxetine, an antidepressant drug and common pollutant in aquatic environments, on growth, survival, and behavior in juvenile guppies and on predator escape responses in adult guppies (Poecilia reticulata). In juveniles, the effects of acute (4d) and chronic (35d) exposure on growth and survival were examined, and(More)
The colonic motor response to eating requires cholinergic transmission. Recent studies have identified two subclasses of muscarinic receptor, the M1 and the M2 subtype. The aim of this study was to evaluate the muscarinic receptor subtype responsible for mediating the gastrocolonic response. Spike potential (SP) activity and intraluminal pressure were(More)
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