Teresa Anna Cantisani

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The case of a progressive bulbar paresis in a nine and a half year old child is reported. The first symptoms were present at birth; however, the subsequent evolution was very low. Lesion of the motor nuclei of the V, VII, IX, XII, cranial nerves was evident on electromyographic investigation. Damage to the acoustic brain stem pathway was documented by the(More)
A series of cases of epilepsy with associated bilateral occipital calcifications (EBOC) without signs of phakomatosis and without any disorders known to produce cerebral calcifications have been reported. It is unclear whether EBOC is an incomplete variant of Sturge-Weber disease (SWD) or if it is a different, as yet undefined encephalopathy. We describe(More)
BACKGROUND Intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) is approved for use in selected patients with ischaemic stroke within 3 hours of symptom onset. IST-3 seeks to determine whether a wider range of patients may benefit. DESIGN International, multi-centre, prospective, randomized, open, blinded endpoint (PROBE) trial of intravenous(More)
In 1945, Lennox was the first to describe the epileptic states mainly expressed by various degrees of consciousness disturbance, which have their onset in children who present epileptic absences correlated with ictal EEG patterns of spike-wave complex discharges at about 3 Hz. As the clinical picture seemed to be similar to an uninterrupted series of(More)
Brain oedema is a major cause of early death after stroke. Glycerol is a hyperosmolar agent that is claimed to reduce brain oedema. We sought to determine whether I. V. glycerol treatment in acute stroke, either ischaemic or haemorrhagic, influences death rates and functional outcome in the short or long term and whether the treatment is safe. The Cochrane(More)
We studied whether the administration of piracetam in acute, presumed ischemic stroke affects case fatality and functional outcome. The Cochrane Stroke Group strategy was used to evaluate all randomized controlled trials of patients with presumed ischemic stroke examined within 48 h; death and (when available) functional outcome were used as end points.(More)
A cohort of 582 Italian primary school teachers underwent a questionnaire survey to test their knowledge and attitudes toward epilepsy and verify whether an intensive and focused educational program could result in improvement of knowledge and attitudes. The program consisted of a presentation of the clinical manifestations of epilepsy and the distribution(More)