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The efficacy of stimulation patterns consisting of brief high frequency bursts repeated at various intervals to induce long-term potentiation (LTP) at synapses on apical and basal dendrites of CA1 hippocampal neurons was tested in vitro. Both apical and basal dendritic synapses exhibited maximal LTP after bursts repeated at 5-10 Hz, i.e. close to the(More)
SUMMARY During the last decade we assisted to relevant progress in rehabilitation studies and in technological development. From the combination of these issues rises the tele-rehabilitation--a subfield of telemedicine consisting of a system to control rehabilitation "at distance"--as an actual possibility of application and a promising development in the(More)
OBJECTIVE Telerehabilitation enables a remotely controlled programme to be used to treat motor deficits in post-stroke patients. The effects of this telerehabilitation approach were compared with traditional motor rehabilitation methods. DESIGN Randomized single-blind controlled trial. PATIENTS A total of 36 patients with mild arm motor impairments due(More)
OBJECTIVE Use of reciprocating orthosis (RGO, ARGO, HGO) by 74 patients with complete traumatic spinal cord injury was studied. Lesion levels ranged from T1 to T12. STUDY DESIGN Patients were enrolled in seven Italian rehabilitation centers an average of 37 weeks after acute trauma. The training period averaged 39 days. Discontinued use of the device was(More)
Cervical artery dissection (CAD) represents an increasingly recognized cause of stroke and the most common cause of ischemic stroke in young adults. Many factors have been identified in association with CAD such as primary disease of arterial wall (fibrodysplasia) and other non-specific diseases related to CAD like Ehlers Danlos-syndrome IV, Marfan's(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to analyse TBI rehabilitation in Italy, identifying the main factors conditioning motor and functional recovery and destination upon discharge of traumatic severe acquired brain injury (sABI) patients who had undergone intensive rehabilitative treatment. DESIGN An observational prospective study of 863 consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate certain factors influencing the length of stay (LOS) in a rehabilitation center, the incidence of pressure ulcers, and the neurologic improvement of patients with traumatic (T/SCI) and nontraumatic spinal cord injury (NT/SCI). DESIGN A multicenter retrospective study of patients with SCI admitted to rehabilitation centers between(More)
BB-CK activity was measured in 11 patients with stroke and in 10 controls. Blood samples were taken 36 hours after the clinical stroke onset in every patient. Sera were stored at -80 degrees and analyzed within two months. The creatine kinase isoenzymatic pattern was determined by ion-exchange column separation and gradient elution system. The mean BB-CK(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the etiology, clinical presentation, complications, outcome indicators, and links between emergency and acute intervention and rehabilitation of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN Multicenter prospective study involving patients with SCI discharged, after rehabilitative care, between February 1, 1997, and(More)