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Functional magnetic resonance imaging studies showed that perception of illusory contours is associated with extrastriate cortex activation prevailing on the right side. 1 Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is able to induce lasting inhibition of cortical activity. The objective of the study was to investigate the role of extrastriate(More)
Eighteen patients affected by glial brain tumors were examined by localized single voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS). For all patients histological diagnosis was obtained after stereotactic biopsy or surgical removal of the tumor. Histological nuclear atypia, tumor cellularity, necrosis, vascular proliferation and percentage of Ki-67 positive(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Oxygen-ozone therapy is a minimally invasive treatment for lumbar disk herniation that exploits the biochemical properties of a gas mixture of oxygen and ozone. We assessed the therapeutic outcome of oxygen-ozone therapy and compared the outcome of administering medical ozone alone with the outcome of medical ozone followed by(More)
We recently reported a paradoxical facilitatory effect of 1 Hz repetitive TMS (rTMS) on the primary visual cortex in migraine possibly due to the failure of inhibitory circuits, unable to be upregulated by low frequency rTMS. To investigate if inhibitory circuit dysfunction extends beyond striate cortex in migraine with aura, we studied the effects of 1 Hz(More)
We examined 14 vegetative brain-injured patients with proton magnetic resonance single-volume spectroscopy (1H MRS) at 1.5 T to establish whether there were changes in relative concentrations of N-acetyl aspartate (NAA), choline (Cho) and creatine (CR) metabolites from those found in healthy brains. Spectra were obtained from two different (2 x 2 x 2 cm)(More)
A reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic technique for the determination of free amino acids in five biopsies of human brain tumors (two meningiomas, one glioblastoma and two oligodendrogliomas) is described. The frozen tissues were homogenized, deproteinized with perchloric acid and neutralized with potassium hydroxide. Aliquots of the(More)
Localized in vivo 1H MR spectra of four patients with brain tumors and in vitro multinuclear (1H, 13C and 31P) MR characterization of water soluble and lipid components of the same tumors after surgical removal are reported herein. The in vivo spectra of the neoplastic regions of all patients showed N-Acetyl-Aspartate/Choline (NAA/Cho), Choline/Creatine(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Little is known about the metabolic properties of brain edema associated with tumors. This work was conducted on the basis of the assumption that, in the presence of intra-axial and extra-axial brain tumors, the white matter involved by the edema is a site of metabolic change that involves the structure of the myelin sheath. (More)
The diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) involvement appears to be a major problem in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially when the clinical signs are non-specific or neuroimaging is unremarkable. Two SLE patients with mild neuropsychiatric manifestations were studied with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single photon emission tomography(More)
The authors examined whether perception of contralateral limb strength is altered and whether perception of strength correlates with perception of stimulus intensity (magnitude) in a prospective sample of patients with unilateral right (RHL: n = 13) and left (LHL: n = 6) hemisphere lesions due to stroke. Patients with RHL tended to overestimate strength and(More)