Nadia Koscica

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Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) syndrome is a rare trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (TAC) characterized by strictly unilateral neuralgiform paroxysmal orbital, supraorbital or temporal stabbing pain of 1–600 s duration, and accompanied by ipsilateral cranial autonomic features, such as(More)
Acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis (AHL) is a rare demyelinating disease mainly affecting children, characterized by acute onset, progressive course and high mortality. A 62-year-old man was admitted to our Unit for diplopia and ataxia ensuing 2 weeks after the onset of pneumonia. MRI T2-weighted images showed signal hyperintensities in the brainstem.(More)
Hemicrania continua (HC) is a rare syndrome characterized by continuous unilateral pain of moderate intensity with superimposed exacerbations of severe pain with migrainous (throbbing quality, presence of abnormal sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and vomiting) and autonomic features (conjunctival injection, lacrimation, nasal congestion, rhinorrhoea,(More)
BACKGROUND The correlation between Parkinson disease and malnutrition is well established, however a protein-restricted diet is usually prescribed because of potentially negative interactions between dietary amino acids and l-dopa pharmacokinetics. This strategy could increase the risk of further nutritional deficits. METHODS A monocentric, prospective,(More)
OBJECTIVE Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the world. The endocannabinoid (eCB) system is upregulated in several neurological diseases including stroke. A previous animal study demonstrated an increased expression of the endocannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1R) in the penumbra area surrounding the ischemic core, suggesting a crucial(More)
The cavernous sinus (CS), located on either side of the sphenoid bone, extends from the superior orbital fissure to the apex of the temporal pyramid. It communicates on one side with the superior ophthalmic vein and on the other with the superior and inferior sinuses. The CS is closely connected, both in its trabecular structure and its walls, with the(More)
Case description A 49 year-old healthy woman developed two rare primary headaches. At the age of 23 she experienced single painful stabs in the left orbital-temporal region lasting few seconds, every 6-7 months. In the subsequent 3 years the single pain attacks became longer in duration, they were accompanied by ipsilateral conjunctival injection and(More)
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