Vittoria Giacomini

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Using data from InCHIANTI, a prospective population-based survey of older persons, we examined the relationship of peroneal nerve conduction velocity (NCV, a measure of nerve myelination) and compound muscle action potential (CMAP, a measure of axonal degeneration) with calf muscle mass and density, two complementary measures of sarcopenia. NCV and CMAP(More)
This paper reports on a study that was designed to investigate the relationship between psychopathology and executive functions in schizophrenia. Correlations were sparse and mostly weak. The most robust finding was the association between letter fluency and negative symptoms; however, most other applied tasks were not associated with symptom level. Our(More)
Pre-clinical studies suggest that both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids have beneficial effects on peripheral nerve function. Rats feed a diet rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) showed modification of phospholipid fatty acid composition in nerve membranes and improvement of sciatic nerve conduction velocity (NCV). We tested the hypothesis that(More)
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