Rosella Bencivenga

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The aim of this study was to examine whether anorexia and bulimia nervosa are accompanied by lower serum activity of prolyl endopeptidase (PEP;EC 3.4.21.26; post-proline cleaving enzyme), a cytosolic endopeptidase which cleaves peptide bonds on the carboxyl side of proline in proteins of relatively small molecular mass. Substrates of PEP are, amongst(More)
Children with cortical visual impairment (CVI) usually have a typical clinical presentation. However, in some cases, it may be useful to have confirmatory evidence based on objective electrophysiologic information. To achieve this, we examined some mathematically derived parameters constructed from 20 channel visual evoked potential (VEP). A group of 30(More)
The occurrence of spikes during an electroencephalogram is a basic feature of Benign Rolandic Epilepsy of Childhood (BREC). In this study we addressed the question of whether the interictal spike structure is different between "typical" and "atypical" BREC patients. Atypical BREC patients are characterized by having other neurological abnormalities in(More)
INTRODUCTION Microvascular alterations impair tissue oxygenation during sepsis. A red blood cell (RBC) transfusion increases oxygen (O2) delivery but rarely improves tissue O2 uptake in patients with sepsis. Possible causes include RBC alterations due to prolonged storage or residual leukocyte-derived inflammatory mediators. The aim of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Free hemoglobin (fHb) may induce vasoconstriction by scavenging nitric oxide. It may increase in older blood units due to storage lesions. This study evaluated whether old red blood cell transfusion increases plasma fHb in sepsis and how the microvascular response may be affected. METHODS This is a secondary analysis of a randomized study.(More)
We examined how changes in electrode position affected the visual evoked potential in 74 high-risk newborns using a multiple electrode technique. The variation in the visual evoked potential across the occiput was documented. Visual evoked potentials that were visible at one occipital electrode position were absent at a different electrode position in 21 of(More)
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