Maria Gabriella Sturniolo

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Forty one children (20 boys, 21 girls) aged 6-10.8 years (mean age 8.6 years) who were affected with idiopathic epilepsy underwent neuropsychological (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Bender test) and behavioural assessment (Personality Inventory for Children; this was also used in a matched control group). Further information was obtained by(More)
In spite of remarkable progress in drug therapy, childhood and adolescent epilepsy is often a distressing condition lasting several years before possible recovery. Adaptation problems to the disease, and also to health recovery, are likely to occur. Stigma and discrimination may persist also after recovery. Learning problems involve a high number of(More)
After having reported continuous localized EEG discharge during slow sleep (CLEDS) in six children with congenital encephalopathy, we observed a similar EEG picture in six children free from both neuropsychological and neuroradiological defects. They suffered from partial idiopathic epilepsy; five presented a familial disposition towards febrile seizures.(More)
We studied 12 children (8 female and 4 male) aged 2.2–14.3 years, whose computed tomographic (CT) examination had shown evidence of malacic and/or porencephalic outcomes of early vascular brain infarction. Topographic spectral electroencephalographic (EEG) analysis was performed in all patients in the awake state. The following spectral EEG variables were(More)
Four children surviving severe hypoxic-ischemic brain damage showed subtotal destruction of the cerebral hemispheres, with partial preservation of some infratentorial and supratentorial brain structures. True multicystic encephalopathy features were identified in two cases on CT scanning. The other patients showed more pronounced brain tissue destruction,(More)