P Di Viesti

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Periventricular nodular heterotopia (PNH) is considered a distinct entity in relation to the other forms of neuronal migration disorders (NMD), because PNH patients usually have normal neurological and mental examination results. We report the case of a 48-year-old woman with bilateral periventricular nodular heterotopia associated with epilepsy, coeliac(More)
Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies in migraine patients have demonstrated lesions consisting of focal regions of increased signal intensity within the white matter. Antiphospholipid antibodies are known to have a role in many diseases including migraine. The aim of the present study was to ascertain the relationship between MRI-visualized(More)
The occurrences of factor V Leiden mutation (Arg506Gln) and antiphospholipid antibodies (APA) in migraine patients have been reported, but the findings are controversial. We investigated the presence of factor V Leiden and the serum level of anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) in a consecutive series of 70 migraine patients (47 women; mean age, 34.1 years). Of(More)
An epidemiological survey has been conducted during a 3-month period in the Regional Hospital of S. Giovanni Rotondo, a small city in Southern Italy. A total of 1,878 patients aged 12 years and over admitted to the hospital were randomized during the study period. Each patient was asked 7 specific questions focusing on symptoms most likely due to(More)
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