Maurizio Giorelli

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BACKGROUND Non-motor symptoms (NMS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) are common, increase the patients' disability and have a significantly negative impact on their quality of life. Essential tremor (ET) is also affected by non-motor symptoms and often enters into the differential diagnosis with PD. Brain scintigraphy with [(123)I]β-CIT SPECT is a technique used(More)
BACKGROUND Non-motor symptoms (NMS) in Parkinson's disease (PD) differ from those in essential tremor (ET), even before a definitive diagnosis is made. It is not clear whether patient's knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment influence their subsequent reporting of NMS. METHODS 1 year after a clinical and instrumental diagnosis, we compared the motor(More)
BACKGROUND Posterior cortical atrophy is a clinical syndrome that is characterized by the progressive loss of visuospatial integration and is associated with neurodegenerative conditions. CASE REPORT We describe a 60-year-old female with simultanagnosia, oculomotor apraxia, and optic ataxia for which she received an initial clinical diagnosis of posterior(More)
BACKGROUND Adult-onset focal dystonias (AOFDs) are non-task-specific or task-specific and may spread to other body segments of affected patients. CASE REPORT We report the case of a barber with non-task-specific craniocervical dystonia and a new occupational focal hand dystonia (while using scissors). DISCUSSION Different AOFDs may develop and coexist(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE To report the first case of posterior spinal artery (PSA) infarct due to patent foramen ovale (PFO). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Infarct in the territories of PSA are very rare: till now 38 cases are reported in the literature. Moreover only 1 case of spinal cord infarction was attributed to paradoxical embolism(More)
Background: Non-motor symptoms (NMS) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) differ from those in essential tremor (ET), even before a definitive diagnosis is made. It is not clear whether patient’s knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment influence their subsequent reporting of NMS. Methods: 1 year after a clinical and instrumental diagnosis, we compared the motor(More)
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