Ruggero Bacchin

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Spine infections require a multidisciplinary approach to be treated and solved. A guide line to drive physicians in the deep complexity of such a disease is extremely helpful. SIMP suggests a flow-chart built up on clear concepts such as right and well managed antibiotic therapy, sound stability of the spine, correct and smart use of the standard and(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies documented abnormal nociceptive processing in PD patients. Pain central pathways are accessible by laser-evoked potentials (LEPs). LEPs recording show a N2/P2 complex mostly generated by the anterior cingulate cortex, preceded by an earlier negative component (N1), originating from the opercular cortex. Previous work demonstrated(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although female gender, depressive symptoms and medical conditions predisposing to pain are more common in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with pain, no study has yet explored the relationship between pain and other non-motor symptoms (NMS). METHODS A total of 321 consecutive patients with PD [190 men/131 women aged 68.3 (SD(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)
Dear editor, POEMS syndrome (acronym for polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes) is a rare multisystem disease associated with plasma cell dyscrasia [1]. The pathogenesis of the syndrome is not well understood. A correlation has been described between the levels of proinflammatory and proangiogenic cytokines,(More)
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