Roberto De Simone

Vincenzo Bonavita4
Paola Torelli3
Domenico D’Amico3
4Vincenzo Bonavita
3Paola Torelli
3Domenico D’Amico
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A secret sharing scheme is a protocol by means of which a dealer distributes a secret s among a set of participants P in such a way that only qualiied subsets of P can reconstruct the value of s whereas any other subset of P; non-qualiied to know s; cannot determine anything about the value of the secret. In this paper we provide a general technique to(More)
The objective of this paper was to assess prevalence and characteristics of anxiety and depression in migraine without aura and tension-type headache, either isolated or in combination. Although the association between headache and psychiatric disorders is undisputed, patients with migraine and/or tension-type headache have been frequently investigated in(More)
In the field of so-called chronic daily headache, it is not easy for migraine that worsens progressively until it becomes daily or almost daily to find a precise and universally recognized place within the current international headache classification systems. In line with the 2006 revision of the second edition of the International Classification of(More)
INTRODUCTION The functional neuroimaging of headache patients has revolutionized our understanding of the pathophysiology of primary headaches, providing unique insights into these syndromes. Indeed, functional neuroimaging studies have shown the activation of specific brain structures, the brainstem in migraine and posterior hypothalamus in cluster(More)
To assess the prevalence and possible pathogenetic involvement of raised intracranial pressure in patients presenting with unresponsive chronic migraine (CM), we evaluated the intracranial opening pressure (OP) and clinical outcome of a single cerebrospinal fluid withdrawal by lumbar puncture in 44 consecutive patients diagnosed with unresponsive(More)
The authors review the literature for cases fulfilling the criteria for the proposed idiopathic generalized epilepsy syndrome (IGE) of absence status epilepsy described by Genton et al. (2008). Difficulties arising in diagnosing such cases are remarked, and possible overlapping with other proposed IGE syndromes is discussed.
Vera Osipova and her co-workers, on behalf of the Russian Headache Research Society, took one of our recent articles [1] as a starting point to express their opinion on the issue of chronic migraine (CM)/transformed migraine (TM) [2]. We are very grateful to them, because we think that this complex topic is of fundamental importance not only in terms of(More)
Cranial neuralgias are paroxysmal painful disorders of the head characterised by some shared features such as unilaterality of symptoms, transience and recurrence of attacks, superficial and "shock-like" quality of pain and the presence of triggering factors. Although rare, these disorders must be promptly recognised as they harbour a relatively high risk(More)
Psychiatric and neurological disturbances can show up with panic attack symptoms. This report illustrates the difficulty in distinguishing between panic disorder and epilepsy in a subgroup of epileptic patients that suffer panic attacks as symptoms of seizures. This is the first report of panic attacks due to a focal lesion involving the left temporal lobe(More)
Myoclonic epilepsy is being increasingly recognized as a late-onset complication in middle-aged or elderly patients with Down syndrome, in association with cognitive decline. We show video and EEG recordings of two patients, both aged 56 years, diagnosed with this condition. At onset, myoclonic epilepsy in elderly DS patients may resemble, in its clinical(More)