Simona Valentini

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A cohort of 88 patients with glottic cancer (13 Tis, 75 T1) who underwent endoscopic CO2 laser excision between January 1995 and June 1997 was prospectively studied. The mean follow-up was 43 months (range, 30 to 60 months). The depth and extent of the excision (graded according to the European Laryngological Society Classification, which includes 5 types(More)
68 randomly selected patients with migraine without aura (M) and 4 generations of their relatives (N = 394) were studied in order to probe the genetic hypothesis of migraine. Significantly more of the probands were women and M was significantly more frequent among female relatives. Earlier onset was commoner among male probands. A genetic component of M is(More)
Cluster headache is a disorder of unknown origin. Some studies have focused their attention on neuroendocrine derangement, others on immunity. To probe central alterations in cluster headache (CH), immune parameters were investigated in cluster headache patients in comparison to low back pain patients and healthy controls. Increases in peripheral blood(More)
The ability of a cellular construct to guide and promote tissue repair strongly relies on three components, namely, cell, scaffold and growth factors. We aimed to investigate the osteopromotive properties of cellular constructs composed of poly-epsilon-caprolactone (PCL) and rabbit bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs), or BMSCs engineered to express bone(More)
While the web of linked data gets increasingly richer in size and complexity, its use is still constrained by the lack of applications consuming this data. We propose a Web-based tool to build and execute complex applications to transform, integrate and visualize Semantic Web data. Applications are composed as pipelines of a few basic components and(More)
The aims of this research were to evaluate mean echogenicity (ME) of the deep and superficial digital flexor tendons (DDFT and SDFT), the interosseous muscle (IM), and the accessory ligament of the deep digital flexor tendon (ALDDFT) of the metacarpal region in neonatal foals, and determine the effect of sex, side and body weight on this quantitative(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate relative echogenicity of superficial and deep digital flexor tendons, the accessory ligament of the deep digital flexor tendon and interosseous muscle of the metacarpal region in foals ages 1 week to 4 months; and assess the association between echogenicity and sex or side/laterality. Seven Standardbred trotter(More)
This paper presents the design of a surgical positioning system conceived to handle and orient a cannula for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) keeping fixed a remote center of rotation during the orientation procedure. Specifically, many MISS treatments require the use of a transpedicular cannula as a guiding tool for spine fixation or for delivering(More)
Rupture of the lateral lobe of the proximal tendon of the biceps brachii muscle was diagnosed in an Arabian horse. To the authors' knowledge, this is the only report of this condition in horses. Although clinical signs were helpful in the identification of the location of disease, ultrasonographic examination was a more definitive and non- invasive means of(More)