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OBJECTIVE To evaluate efficacy and safety of intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) in eyes with macular oedema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) or branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO). METHODS Twenty-eight consecutive patients (28 patients, 29 eyes, 8 CRVO, 21 BRVO) were enrolled in the study. Three intravitreal injections of 1 mg(More)
In a mental rotation task, children 5 and 6 years of age and adults had to decide as quickly as possible if a photograph of a hand showed a left or a right limb. The visually presented hands were left and right hands in palm or in back view, presented in four different angles of rotation. Participants had to give their responses with their own hands either(More)
Execution and imagination of movement activate distinct neural circuits, partially overlapping in premotor and parietal areas, basal ganglia and cerebellum. Can long-term deafferented/deefferented patients still differentiate attempted from imagined movements? The attempted execution and motor imagery network of foot movements have been investigated in nine(More)
We compared motor imagery performance of normally limbed individuals with that of individuals with one or both hands missing since birth (i.e., hand amelia). To this aim, 14 unilaterally and 2 bilaterally amelic participants performed a task requiring the classification of hands depicted in different degrees of rotation as either a left or a right hand. On(More)
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) has been demonstrated to exert potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in the context of atherosclerotic vascular disease, and therefore was referred to as a potential vascular protective factor. A (GT)n dinucleotide repeat polymorphism in the HO-1 promoter has been shown to modulate HO-1 gene expression. Short (<25) GT(More)
At present, subthalamic nucleus (STN) stimulation is the preferred procedure for the amelioration of motor symptoms in medication refractory Parkinson's disease. Results are however impaired by negative impacts on mood, cognition, incentive, and social judgment. Alternative targets are therefore explored. We describe a case with stimulation of subthalamic(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the concentrations of angiogenic and inflammatory markers in human eyes with diffuse diabetic macular edema before and during therapy with intravitreal bevacizumab and their association with disease activity. METHODS In a prospective clinical trial, 10 eyes of 10 consecutive patients with vision loss(More)
PURPOSE To investigate concentrations of growth factors and inflammatory cytokines in eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) before and during therapy with intravitreal ranibizumab and to identify associations with disease activity. DESIGN Prospective clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS AND CONTROLS Twenty-eight eyes of patients with(More)
PURPOSE To investigate concentrations of growth factors and inflammatory cytokines in eyes with central (CRVO) and branch (BRVO) retinal vein occlusion before and during therapy with bevacizumab and to identify associations with disease activity. METHODS In a prospective clinical trial, 13 eyes of patients with CRVO (n = 5) or BRVO (n = 8) were included.(More)
Increasing evidence suggests that the visual analysis of other people’s actions depends upon the observer’s own body representation or schema. This raises the question of how differences in observers’ body structure and schema impact their perception of human movement. We investigated the visual experiences of two persons born without arms, one with and the(More)