Michele Lalla

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A total of 482 patients who had had one or more seizures in the first year of life were followed for at least five years (most for more than 10 years). The patients were divided into four groups: febrile convulsions, infantile spasms, status epilepticus and 'other'. Of those with febrile convulsions, 62 per cent developed normally, compared with 14 per cent(More)
OBJECTIVE Observational studies on the association among systemic/general and oral cavity indices, tooth loss, periodontal conditions, and socioeconomic inequalities are to be still performed in the population of Southern Europe. This study aims to determine the extent of this relationship among Italian healthy adults 50 years of age and above. MATERIALS(More)
We studied a serum component ("pseudolipase") that interferes with both turbidimetric and nephelometric lipase measurements. Pseudolipase activity in serum was found in the presence of rheumatoid factor and in other disorders of active immune processes. The incidence of this interferent in sera seems to be greater than reported previously. We describe a(More)
This study aimed to assess the relationships between the scores of subjective assessment (metamemory) and those of performance testing for memory, on the one hand, and the level of depression, on the other. A hundred and eighty elderly subjects (102 women and 78 men; mean age 65.7 years) were selected for the study. They showed neither intellectual(More)
Two measures of unemployment duration were obtained for each individual from data collected by Istat through the Quarterly Labour Force Survey. One measure was the length of ongoing spells of unemployment, declared by the interviewed individual in a first wave and suitably adjusted considering information in a second wave (Spell Answers). The other was the(More)
This study aimed to assess the relationships among depression level, memory and metamemory scores on a large sample of elderly subjects (139 men and 147 women). Preliminary examination showed that none of the sampled subjects had intellectual impairment (as assessed by means of the Mini-Mental State Examination) or neuropsychiatric symptoms. Each subject(More)
We present SPECT, electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data of a homogeneous group of 12 young adults with rare focal seizures and a good response to carbamazepine. Our data suggest that the alterations of the rCBF are independent of severity and duration of the epilepsy and of the frequency of seizures. Based on our(More)