Raffaella Cerqua

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE the effectiveness of different treatments for internal carotid artery (ICA) dissection has not been well defined. Lack of early prognostic indicators may represent a major problem in adequately identifying the most appropriate option for treatment. This study aimed at evaluating the influence of patients' vascular risk profiles and of(More)
Aim of the study was to explore the correlation between the progression of carotid atherosclerosis and the evolution of cognitive impairment in 66 patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). They underwent cognitive status evaluation and ultrasonography (US) to investigate carotid arteries intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque index (PI). After a 12-month(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The beneficial effect of intravenous thrombolytic therapy in patients with acute ischemic stroke attributable to internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of intravenous recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator in these patients. METHODS ICARO was a(More)
Patients affected by migraine without aura very often consult different specialists who, misunderstanding the correct diagnosis, submit them to different instrumental examinations. The objective of the study was to assess if each instrumental examination was really useful for a faster migraine definition, or on the contrary, it increased the time delay for(More)
BACKGROUND The approval of 9-δ-tetrahydocannabinol and cannabidiol (THC:CBD) oromucosal spray (Sativex) for the management of treatment-resistant multiple sclerosis (MS) spasticity opened a new opportunity for many patients. The aim of our study was to describe Sativex effectiveness and adverse events profile in a large population of Italian patients with(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) are malignant cerebral neoplasms associated with poor prognosis. Early diagnosis and subsequent planning of adequate treatment strategy are relevant to improve survival and reduce neurological deficit. Two groups of patients affected by GBM and PCNSL were compared to identify:(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate whether early disease activity during fingolimod treatment could predict disease progression in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS). METHODS We included RRMS patients who received fingolimod for at least 12 months with a ≥36 months of follow-up. Early disease activity was assessed by the(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnostic delay is a recognized drawback for a correct management of migraine patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible relationship among number and type of examinations performed and diagnostic delay in migraine diagnosis. METHODS We enrolled 500 subjects referred to our Headache Center for a migraine without aura. We(More)
Migraine diagnosis is based on clinical parameters. Before reaching a correct diagnosis, patients usually consult a large number of specialists and perform unhelpful exams. This represents a significant problem for an optimization of healthy resources. Our aim in this study was to evaluate the relationship between time interval from symptoms' onset to a(More)
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