Salvatore Giuffrida

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Several authors have recently reported a broad cognitive impairment in autosomal dominant cerebellar ataxias (ADCAs) patients. However, only a few studies on neuropsychological features in spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2) patients are present in the current literature. The aim of this study is to evaluate the cognitive impairment in a wide sample of(More)
  • Giovanni Pennisi, Giuseppe Lanza, Salvatore Giuffrida, Luisa Vinciguerra, Valentina Puglisi, Mariagiovanna Cantone +7 others
  • 2014
INTRODUCTION Celiac disease (CD) may initially present as a neurological disorder or may be complicated by neurological changes. To date, neurophysiological studies aiming to an objective evaluation of the potential central nervous system involvement in CD are lacking. OBJECTIVE To assess the profile of cortical excitability to Transcranial Magnetic(More)
The aim of this study is to verify, after recovery, the presence of specific patterns of cognitive dysfunctions in Transient Global Amnesia (TGA). Fourteen patients with the diagnosis of TGA were submitted to a battery of neuropsychological tests and compared to a matched control group. We found significant qualitative and quantitative differences between(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate motor cortex excitability in spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2). Cortical silent period (CSP), motor thresholds, and intracortical inhibition and facilitation by paired transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) were investigated in 18 SCA2 patients and in 20 controls. The mean CSP duration and motor threshold after TMS(More)
Agriculture is the major form of protection of local identities and sustainability and one of the most fragile Italian economic sectors, exposed to fluctuations of the financial/economic crisis. As a consequence, boosting agricultural policies should integrate conflicting objectives connected to preservation and innovation, effectiveness/efficiency, and(More)