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The aims of this study were to assess cognitive function in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients and to evaluate the effect of short- and long-term treatment with continuous positive airway pressure treatment (CPAP). A battery of neuropsychological tests, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), and the Beck Inventory Scale were administered to 23 patients(More)
A decline in verbal fluency is the most consistent neuropsychological sequela of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson's disease. We assessed clinical correlates and switching and clustering subcomponents in 26 parkinsonians undergoing subthalamic DBS. Post-surgical motor improvement was accompanied by worsening at both letter and category fluency(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the cognitive performance of patients with idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). METHODS The authors studied 17 consecutive patients with idiopathic RBD vs 17 age- and education-matched control subjects. Tests given to each patient and control included Mini-Mental State Examination, verbal and spatial short-term memory,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess in multiple sclerosis (MS) the effect of intense immunosuppression followed by autologous hematopoietic stem cells transplantation (AHSCT) vs mitoxantrone (MTX) on disease activity measured by MRI. METHODS We conducted a multicenter, phase II, randomized trial including patients with secondary progressive or relapsing-remitting MS,(More)
OBJECTIVE To confirm CXCL10 over production in bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and circulating monocytes isolated from multiple sclerosis patients (MS) and identify predate cell molecular signature; to extend this analysis after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT) to test if therapy has modifying effects on MSCs and(More)
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