Maurizio Nordio

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Several investigations have suggested pineal gland abnormalities in the pathogenesis of schizophrenia. The pineal volume on brain magnetic resonance imaging scans was calculated in 15 male schizophrenic inpatients and in 16 matched control subjects. The statistical comparison found a significant difference of pineal gland volume between schizophrenics and(More)
This paper proposes a fuzzy logic based procedure able to control the behavior of a patient's blood pressure during a dialysis session, allowing him to reach the planned dry weight. A proportional integrative discrete-time fuzzy control is used to subject the controlled variables (blood pressure and blood volume) to the reference values. Two different(More)
Computed tomography studies concerning pineal calcification (PC) in schizophrenia have been conducted mainly by one author who correlated this calcification with several aspects of the illness. On the basis of these findings the aim of the present study was to analyze size and incidence of pineal gland calcification by CT in schizophrenics and healthy(More)
OBJECTIVE Aim of this study was to verify if a simple index as night-day plasma MLT level variation is able to confirm the existing data on circadian melatonin alterations in schizophrenia and if a relationship to disease itself instead of the actual clinical state can be suggested. SETTING AND DESIGN Ten consecutively admitted male schizophrenic(More)
Background. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis or chronic autoimmune thyroiditis, is the most common form of thyroiditis affecting more than 10% of females and 2% of males. The present study aims to evaluate the beneficial effect of a combined treatment, Myo-Inositol plus selenomethionine, on subclinical(More)
  • M Nordio, C Calcagno, B Meyer, P Müller
  • 2008
Overview Eiffel-as well as other object-oriented languages-have a built-in support for higher-order implementations through function objects. These are called agents in Eiffel. As with other functions, these can have pre-and postconditions. Although the problem of static verification of function objects has been solved for functional programming languages,(More)
Recent studies indicate the presence of adenosine binding sites in rat pinealocytes and an effect of their activation on pineal serotonin metabolism. However, controversial data exist, and reports suggest that the role of adenosine in pineal physiology is complex. On this basis, we evaluated the effects of an adenosine analog (N-ethyl-carboxamido-adenosine:(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether arachidonic acid metabolism may play a role on luteinizing hormone (LH) and prolactin (PRL) release directly at the pituitary level. To this purpose, exogenous arachidonic acid, alone or in presence of inhibitors of cyclooxygenase (indomethacin:IND) and lipoxygenase pathways (nordihydroguaiaretic(More)
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