Roberta Arca

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To determine, among a population with subdural hematoma (SH), whether patients affected by neurodegenerative disorders (parkinsonism and dementia) have a worse clinical outcome. We reviewed the data of patients diagnosed with fall-related SH discharged from the Departments of Neurology/Stroke unit, Neurosurgery, Intensive Care Unit at Brotzu General(More)
The incidence of cancer of the cardia is increasing. Surgical treatment, in a small percentage of patients in early stage, consists in esophagectomy and total gastrectomy, followed by colon interposition. The operation can be performed through the thorax or by an abdominal and cervical approach. From 1982 to 1989 twenty-five patients were operated on.(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to determine whether the use of catechol-O-methyltransferase-inhibitors (ICOMT) can reduce the risk of developing levodopa (LD)-induced neuropathy in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. METHODS A multicentre study of 197 PD patients was performed. 144 were exposed to LD for more than three years (LELD group); 53 simultaneously(More)
Cerebrovascular diseases are considered among possible causes of acute/subacute parkinsonism, representing up to 22% of secondary movement disorders. In cases of suspected vascular parkinsonism (VP), dopamine transporter SPECT has been highly recommended to exclude nigrostriatal dopaminergic degeneration. We report the case of a hemiparkinsonism related to(More)
5111 Background: GEM is active in recurrent epithelial ovarian cancer. OX activity in ovarian cancer is similar to cisplatin in first-line therapy and PAC in nonrefractory relapses. This multicenter, prospective phase II study combines GEM/OX as first-line sequential therapy for advanced ovarian cancer in pts after 3 cycles of CB/PAC. Primary endpoint is(More)
The Italian Dystonia Registry is a multicenter data collection system that will prospectively assess the phenomenology and natural history of adult-onset dystonia and will serve as a basis for future etiological, pathophysiological and therapeutic studies. In the first 6 months of activity, 20 movement disorders Italian centres have adhered to the registry(More)
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