Vincenzo Coviello

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OBJECTIVES Little is known about the aetiology of idiopathic adult onset dystonia. The Italian Movement Disorders Study Group promoted a case-control study on some hypothetical risk factors including past medical events, life events, life habits, occupational hazards, and family history of dystonia, parkinsonism, and tremor. METHODS Cases affected by(More)
OBJECTIVES Little is known about factors influencing the spread of blepharospasm to other body parts. An investigation was carried out to deterrmine whether demographic features (sex, age at blepharospasm onset), putative risk, or protective factors for blepharospasm (family history of dystonia or tremor, previous head or face trauma with loss of(More)
The authors ascertained the prevalence of primary blepharospasm (BSP) in a community located in Puglia, a region in Southern Italy, by focusing on neurologists and ophthalmologists. The crude prevalence rates were 133 per million (95% CI, 61--153) for both focal and segmental BSP, 74 per million (95% CI, 24--173) for focal BSP, and 59 per million (95% CI,(More)
In a case-control study, the authors found that arterial hypertension occurred more frequently among 115 patients with primary hemifacial spasm than among 115 neurologic controls matched for age (+/-5 years), sex, and referral center. The association was not confounded by education level, smoking history, diabetes, or other diseases (adjusted OR 2.64; 95%(More)
BACKGROUND Germline mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes have been demonstrated to increase the risk of developing breast cancer. Conversely, the impact of BRCA mutations on prognosis and survival of breast cancer patients is still debated. In this study, we investigated the role of such mutations on breast cancer-specific survival among patients from North(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate human pain perception at different phases of dental surgery using a computer controlled device, the Single Tooth Anesthesia System (STA System), versus the traditional syringe technique. One hundred healthy patients participated in this single-blind split-mouth design study. Individuals provided pain ratings at(More)
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