Mario Bartelli

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A group of 13 patients suffering from Hodgkin's disease who had undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy (above and below the diaphragm) approximately 10 years earlier was studied. The total chemotherapeutic dose was similar for all patients; the radiotherapy dose, however, was standard for 7 patients, while the other 6 received much higher dosages over(More)
INTRODUCTION Literature holds no information on a correlation between blood hormonal levels, in particular sex hormones and the sexual response of women with multiple sclerosis (MS). AIM To investigate a possible correlation between hormonal status and the sexual response of females with MS. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)(More)
Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were monitored in the course of 368 carotid endarterectomies (CEAs) carried out in 312 patients. In an initial group of 26 patients the shunt was used routinely while in a second group, involving 342 CEAs, it was applied selectively on the basis of modifications which the SEP underwent during clamping. The criterion(More)
It has recently been shown that acute changes of venous blood ammonia (NH3) may predict short-term adverse effects of valproic acid (VPA). In the present study, the time course of NH3 concentration after a single oral dose of VPA (800 mg) was monitored in 68 epileptic patients. Patients were classified into four groups: previously untreated patients (group(More)
Somatosensory Evoked Potentials (SEPs), to median nerve stimulation, were continuously monitored in 58 patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy A first group of patients was shunted routinely; in a second group the shunt was selectively applied when inadequacy of collateral circulation was suspected based on stump pressure values and SEP changes. Both(More)
The CNV complex evoked with a standard paradigm (S1-2 sec-S2-motor response) and reaction time (RT) to the imperative signal (S2) were recorded and measured in 12 patients with initial presenile idiopathic cognitive decline (PICD), 12 with presenile Alzheimer-type dementia (PAD) and 10 healthy age-matched controls. Significant group differences were(More)
Bit-mapped multicomponent CNV complex and reaction time (RT) were recorded and measured in 24 presenile patients with initial symptoms of very mild to moderately severe primary mental deterioration without depression, and in 10 age-matched controls. All patients underwent CT and MRI examinations, EEG spectral analysis and a battery of psychometric test.(More)
In each of 10 normal subjects, P28 and N31 far-field components as well as the cortical N37 and P40 waves were identified for both Sural (SN) and Posterior Tibial nerve (PTN) stimulation at the ankle. Peripheral conduction velocity along the popliteal fossa-L3 segment and spinal transmission velocity over the L3-Cv2 segment did not differ significantly for(More)
The effects on median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) of analgesic doses of fentanyl, meperidine or morphine and of sodium thiopental (STP) anesthesia (4 mg/kg) were tested in 36 surgical patients. We also explored changes in SEP components as a function of their scalp location. Before and after medication, responses were recorded from the(More)