Michela Celi

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BACKGROUND Telomere shortening in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) has been associated with biological age and several chronic degenerative diseases. However, the relationship between telomere length and sarcopenia, a hallmark of the aging process, is unknown. The aim of the present study was therefore to determine whether PBMC telomeres obtained(More)
UNLABELLED We demonstrated that osteoporosis is associated with a preferential type II muscle fiber atrophy, which correlates with bone mineral density and reduced levels of Akt, a major regulator of muscle mass. In osteoarthritis, muscle atrophy is of lower extent and related to disease duration and severity. INTRODUCTION Osteoarthritis (OA) and(More)
BACKGROUND Serum concentrations of the C-terminal fragment of agrin (CAF), a component of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ), are elevated in older community-dwellers with sarcopenia. Whether CAF may be used as a marker for muscle wasting in the presence of NMJ mechanical damage is presently unknown. The present study was undertaken to verify if serum CAF(More)
Taking 100 patients with nystagmus--aged between 4 and 12--seen by the authors, the numerous different waveforms and wave types were classified on the basis of the electronystagmograms. The most common forms of nystagmus were the pseudopendular, the pseudocycloid, and the pendular. Over 25 percent of the nystagmograms were cases of latent nystagmus and were(More)
The results of clinical, EMG and EOG examinations in 42 patients with Duane's syndrome are analyzed and some characteristic clinical examples are presented. The clinical analysis of motoric and sensoric disturbances in Duane's syndrome reveals elements of concomitant squint in ocular statics. Dynamically, there are marked differences with regard to(More)
In the management of congenital, ocular nystagmus as well surgical procedures (according Kestenbaum, Anderson and similar modifications) with the purpose of shifting nystagmus "neutral zone" in the primary position of gaze, as nonsurgical treatment with prisms, show favourable effect on head position, nystagmus intensity and visual acuity. In this(More)
The changes of muscle tissue are found as well in convergent as in divergent squint, especially in insufficiency of convergence. The histological changes are more pronounced in monocular strabism but they can also be found in alternating squint. They are observed in early occuring strabismus, but especially frequently in patients with a large angle of(More)
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