Chiara Briani

Summary

Affiliation: University of Padova
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Pentraxin-3 and VEGF in POEMS syndrome: a 2-year longitudinal study
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, Sciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Italy Electronic address
    J Neuroimmunol 277:189-92. 2014
  2. pmc Cobalamin deficiency: clinical picture and radiological findings
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, Neurological, Psychiatric, Sensorial, Reconstructive and Rehabilitative Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, Padova 35128, Italy
    Nutrients 5:4521-39. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Lenalidomide in patients with chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy and relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma: results from a single-centre prospective study
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, Neurological, Psychiatric, Sensorial, Reconstructive and Rehabilitative Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 18:19-24. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Pachymeningeal involvement in POEMS syndrome: dramatic cerebral MRI improvement after lenalidomide therapy
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Am J Hematol 87:539-41. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Anti-ganglioside antibodies in children with coeliac disease: correlation with gluten-free diet and neurological complications
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 20:231-5. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Positive and negative effects of thalidomide on refractory cutaneous lupus erythematosus
    C Briani
    University of Padova, Department of Neurosciences, Via Giustiniani, 5, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Autoimmunity 38:549-55. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, skin changes: not always a POEMS syndrome
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Haematologica 91:ECR10. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Update on idiopathic inflammatory myopathies
    C Briani
    University of Padova, Department of Neurosciences, Padova, Italy
    Autoimmunity 39:161-70. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Vascular endothelial growth factor helps differentiate neuropathies in rare plasma cell dyscrasias
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 43:164-7. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Neurological complications of celiac disease and autoimmune mechanisms: a prospective study
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Neuroimmunol 195:171-5. 2008

Detail Information

Publications67

  1. doi request reprint Pentraxin-3 and VEGF in POEMS syndrome: a 2-year longitudinal study
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, Sciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Italy Electronic address
    J Neuroimmunol 277:189-92. 2014
    ..PTX3, expression of vessel inflammation/remodeling, and VEGF, crucial pro-angiogenic cytokine, appear to be independently regulated in POEMS syndrome...
  2. pmc Cobalamin deficiency: clinical picture and radiological findings
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, Neurological, Psychiatric, Sensorial, Reconstructive and Rehabilitative Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, Padova 35128, Italy
    Nutrients 5:4521-39. 2013
    ..Optic neuropathy occurs occasionally in adult patient. It is characterized by symmetric, painless and progressive visual loss. Parenteral replacement therapy should be started soon after the vitamin deficiency has been established. ..
  3. doi request reprint Lenalidomide in patients with chemotherapy-induced polyneuropathy and relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma: results from a single-centre prospective study
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, Neurological, Psychiatric, Sensorial, Reconstructive and Rehabilitative Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 18:19-24. 2013
    ..NRS and ECOG performance status persisted unchanged. Our results demonstrate lenalidomide safety and very low neurotoxicity also in patients with pre-existing CIPN treated for 1 year...
  4. doi request reprint Pachymeningeal involvement in POEMS syndrome: dramatic cerebral MRI improvement after lenalidomide therapy
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Am J Hematol 87:539-41. 2012
    ..Here, we report the dramatic pachymeningeal improvement in patients undergoing lenalidomide therapy. These findings support the therapeutic role of lenalidomide and might shed further light on the pathophysiology of the disease..
  5. ncbi request reprint Anti-ganglioside antibodies in children with coeliac disease: correlation with gluten-free diet and neurological complications
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Aliment Pharmacol Ther 20:231-5. 2004
    ..No data are so far available on anti-ganglioside antibodies in coeliac disease children or on antibody modifications after gluten-free diet...
  6. ncbi request reprint Positive and negative effects of thalidomide on refractory cutaneous lupus erythematosus
    C Briani
    University of Padova, Department of Neurosciences, Via Giustiniani, 5, 35128, Padova, Italy
    Autoimmunity 38:549-55. 2005
    ..Thalidomide is used in cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) refractory to conventional therapies. Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is the most severe side effect, but the incidence of PN and its relation to thalidomide dose are still unclear...
  7. ncbi request reprint Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, M protein, skin changes: not always a POEMS syndrome
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Haematologica 91:ECR10. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Update on idiopathic inflammatory myopathies
    C Briani
    University of Padova, Department of Neurosciences, Padova, Italy
    Autoimmunity 39:161-70. 2006
    ..This article summarizes the main clinical, laboratory, electrophysiological, immunological and histologic features as well as the therapeutic options of the inflammatory myopathies...
  9. doi request reprint Vascular endothelial growth factor helps differentiate neuropathies in rare plasma cell dyscrasias
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 43:164-7. 2011
    ..sVEGF was not increased in amyloid patients regardless of neuropathy, and did not mirror the course of the disease. sVEGF should be tested in patients with overlapping and atypical clinical features...
  10. doi request reprint Neurological complications of celiac disease and autoimmune mechanisms: a prospective study
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Neuroimmunol 195:171-5. 2008
    ..Follow-up of 62 patients did not reveal change in electrophysiology or antibodies, regardless of diet. However, in 2 patients with neuropathy, symptoms improved or worsened depending on the diet...
  11. doi request reprint Pachymeningeal involvement in POEMS syndrome: MRI and histopathological study
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 83:33-7. 2012
    ..The histological changes, different from those present in chronic pachymeningitis of other aetiology, suggest a possible VEGF role in the pathogenesis of the meningeal remodelling...
  12. ncbi request reprint Peripheral neurotoxicity of pegylated interferon alpha: a prospective study in patients with HCV
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Neurology 67:781-5. 2006
    ..To assess whether pegylated interferon alpha (PEG-IFNalpha) may induce peripheral neuropathy or antibodies to peripheral nerve antigens in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection...
  13. ncbi request reprint Increased titres of IgM anti-heparan sulfate antibody in Behçet's disease
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 24:S104-7. 2006
    ..The aim of our study was to measure serum anti-HS antibodies in patients with BD and to determine whether their presence correlates with disease activity or clinical manifestations...
  14. ncbi request reprint Neurological complications of celiac disease and autoimmune mechanisms: preliminary data of a prospective study in adult patients
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 5, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1051:148-55. 2005
    ..Antibody titers do not seem to correlate with neurological symptoms/signs or diet. Ongoing follow-up will help confirm these data and clarify the role, if any, of antibodies in neurological involvement in CD...
  15. doi request reprint Axonal neuropathy due to myelin protein zero mutation misdiagnosed as amyloid neuropathy
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, Padua, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 38:921-3. 2008
    ..We report a patient who was incorrectly diagnosed with amyloid neuropathy, but was found to have axonal CMT1B only after sural nerve biopsy ruled out an acquired amyloid neuropathy...
  16. ncbi request reprint Disopyramide-induced neuropathy
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Neurology 58:663. 2002
  17. doi request reprint Neurolupus is associated with anti-ribosomal P protein antibodies: an inception cohort study
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Autoimmun 32:79-84. 2009
    ..Our aim was to assess whether serum IgG Abs to ribosomal P proteins are associated with neuropsychiatric SLE...
  18. ncbi request reprint Anti-heparan sulfate antibodies in neurological disease
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 26:713-5. 2002
    ..Antibodies to HS appear not to be specific for neuropathy, as they occur in several inflammatory diseases. They might contribute to the associated breakdown of the blood-brain or blood-nerve barrier...
  19. doi request reprint Antibodies to muscle and ganglionic acetylcholine receptors (AchR) in celiac disease
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Autoimmunity 41:100-4. 2008
    ..Muscle AChR antibodies are found in patients with myasthenia gravis, and ganglionic AChR antibodies in patients with autoimmune autonomic neuropathy...
  20. ncbi request reprint Alzheimer's disease: the glycosaminoglycan sink
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Italy
    Lancet Neurol 2:723. 2003
  21. ncbi request reprint Thalidomide neurotoxicity: prospective study in patients with lupus erythematosus
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, Rheumatology Division, University of Padova, Italy
    Neurology 62:2288-90. 2004
    ..The median time free from PN was 14 months. PN occurred after 10 months in the majority of patients. No correlations were found between thalidomide cumulative dose and occurrence of PN (Mann-Whitney U test; p > 0.16)...
  22. doi request reprint Multiple paraneoplastic diseases occurring in the same patient after thymomectomy
    C Briani
    Departments of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Neurooncol 99:287-8. 2010
    ..We report on a patient who developed MG after thymomectomy for a malignant thymoma. After MG remission, NMT and Morvan's syndrome occurred, which heralded a mediastinic recurrence, as demonstrated only by autopsy findings...
  23. ncbi request reprint Thiethylperazine-induced parkinsonism: in vivo demonstration of dopamine D2 receptors blockade
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 11:709-10. 2004
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  24. ncbi request reprint Anti-heparan sulphate antibodies and homocysteine in dementia: markers of vascular pathology?
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 5, 35128 Padova, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 229:215-8. 2005
    ..2% of patients with other neurological diseases. The present findings suggest that neither elevated HS Abs titres nor increased homocysteinemia may represent a useful biochemical marker for the diagnosis of VD...
  25. doi request reprint Polyneuropathy with anti-sulfatide and anti-MAG antibodies: clinical, neurophysiological, pathological features and response to treatment
    Marta Campagnolo
    Department of Neurosciences Sciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Neuroimmunol 281:1-4. 2015
    ..Eight of 13 patients (6 anti-MAG, 1 anti-sulfatide, 1 both anti-sulfatide and anti-MAG antibodies) improved after Rituximab. IVIg, steroids and plasma-exchange were also administered with different responses. ..
  26. doi request reprint Anti-ganglioside autoantibodies in type 1 diabetes
    Marta Lucchetta
    Department of Neurosciences, 35128 University of Padova, Via Giustiniani, 5, Padova, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 41:50-3. 2010
    ..The higher prevalence of antibodies in diabetic patients compared to controls may reflect the common pattern of antigens shared by peripheral nerve and pancreatic islet cells...
  27. doi request reprint Reversible isolated sensory axonal neuropathy due to cobalamin deficiency
    Chiara Dalla Torre
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 45:428-30. 2012
    ..Testing for serum vitamin B(12) and its metabolites should be done in any distal symmetric neuropathy...
  28. doi request reprint Intra- and internerve cross-sectional area variability: new ultrasound measures
    Luca Padua
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 45:730-3. 2012
    ..Nerve involvement in immune-related neuropathies is non-homogeneous, and therefore characterization of ultrasound (US) abnormalities is difficult. We developed two measures to quantify US abnormalities in immune-related neuropathies...
  29. doi request reprint Long-term course of oxaliplatin-induced polyneuropathy: a prospective 2-year follow-up study
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, Sciences NPSRR, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 19:299-306. 2014
    ..001) with high severity of OXAIPN at T1. In conclusion, persistence of OXAIPN beyond 2 years after finishing chemotherapy is common. Clinical and neurophysiological improvement is observed, although recovery is often incomplete...
  30. doi request reprint Exploring neuropathic symptoms in a large cohort of Italian patients with different peripheral nervous system diseases
    Marta Lucchetta
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, 35128 Padova, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:423-6. 2011
    ..The results of our study point out the difference in the occurrence of the painful symptoms. A scale able to discriminate distinct types of neuropathic pain may provide clinicians with adequate therapeutic choices in the daily practice...
  31. doi request reprint Lenalidomide long-term neurotoxicity: Clinical and neurophysiologic prospective study
    Chiara Dalla Torre
    From the Department of Neurosciences C D T, M Campagnolo, A s, M L, M E, C B and the Medicine, Haematology and Clinical Immunology Branch R Z, T B, E D M, G B, A L, University of Padova and CEMES EMG Lab M Cacciavillani, Data Medica Group, Padova, Italy
    Neurology 87:1161-6. 2016
    ..To evaluate long-term lenalidomide neurotoxicity and correlation with cumulative dose and hematologic response...
  32. doi request reprint Ultrasound evaluation of peripheral neuropathy in POEMS syndrome
    Marta Lucchetta
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 44:868-72. 2011
    ..The aim of our study was to assess the pattern of ultrasound (US) nerve abnormalities in POEMS syndrome patients...
  33. ncbi request reprint Predictors of response to rituximab in patients with neuropathy and anti-myelin associated glycoprotein immunoglobulin M
    Luana Benedetti
    Department of Neurosciences, Ophthalmology and Genetics, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 12:102-7. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that antibody reduction below a critical level may be necessary to achieve clinical improvement...
  34. doi request reprint Validation of the Italian version of the Neuropathic Pain Symptom Inventory in peripheral nervous system diseases
    Luca Padua
    Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Neurology, UCSC University, Largo F Vito 1, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:99-106. 2009
    ..The I-NPSI scores represent reliable measurements to assess neuropathic symptoms and effectiveness of treatment on them...
  35. doi request reprint Syringomyelia associated with Chiari I malformation
    Marta Lucchetta
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:525-6. 2009
    ..MRI scans 4 days and 1 month after surgery showed a dramatic syringomyelia reabsorption (2.5 and 1 mm, respectively) associated with complete clinical recovery...
  36. doi request reprint Celiac disease: from gluten to autoimmunity
    Chiara Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Autoimmun Rev 7:644-50. 2008
    ..Gluten-free diet is currently the only effective mode of treatment for celiac disease, but better understanding of the mechanism of the disease is likely to add other choices for therapy in the future...
  37. doi request reprint Ultrasound diagnosis of peroneal nerve variant in a child with compressive mononeuropathy
    Marta Lucchetta
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita di Padova, Via Giustiniani, 5, 35128, Padova, Italy
    J Pediatr Surg 46:405-7. 2011
    ..The association of ultrasonographic and neurophysiologic studies was crucial in identifying the etiopathologic mechanism and anatomical picture and provided clinicians and surgeons with important information in planning the procedure...
  38. doi request reprint Long-term plasma exchange in pediatric CIDP
    Marta Lucchetta
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    J Clin Apher 30:364-6. 2015
    ..In our patient TPE was chosen because he was already undergoing hemodialysis. Though it is not considered a first-line therapy in pediatric CIDP, TPE may be a good therapeutic choice also in long-term period...
  39. ncbi request reprint The role of botulinum toxin injection and upper esophageal sphincter myotomy in treating oropharyngeal dysphagia
    Giovanni Zaninotto
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Clinica Chirurgica 3, University of Padova School of Medicine, Padova, Italy
    J Gastrointest Surg 8:997-1006. 2004
    ..If BoTox fails, CP myotomy can be offered to patients with preserved oral and tongue activity at VFS and an intact bolus propulsion ability on manometry...
  40. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment of long-standing post-stroke dysphagia with botulinum toxin and rehabilitation
    Stefano Masiero
    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Padova, School of Medicine, Italy
    J Rehabil Med 38:201-3. 2006
    ..Our findings strongly suggest that even long-standing dysphagia can improve dramatically in selected patients. To the best of our knowledge, there are no other reports with such a long follow-up...
  41. ncbi request reprint Cerebral venous thrombosis as a rare onset of Churg-Strauss syndrome
    Maria Teresa Sartori
    2nd Chair of Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University Hospital, Padova, Italy
    Thromb Haemost 96:90-2. 2006
  42. ncbi request reprint Antibodies to chondroitin sulfates A, B, and C: clinico-pathological correlates in neurological diseases
    C Briani
    Department of Neurology, Columbia University, Black Bldg 3 323, 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Neuroimmunol 108:216-20. 2000
    ..By indirect immunofluorescence, positive sera stained nuclei on normal human peripheral nerve sections. These findings indicate that human anti-ChSs antibodies are broadly reactive and not specific to any neurological disease...
  43. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy in rare autoimmune rheumatic diseases: UCTD, MCTD, myositis, systemic vasculitis and Beçhet disease
    A Doria
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Lupus 13:690-5. 2004
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Lupus: improving long-term prognosis
    A Doria
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Lupus 17:166-70. 2008
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Spectrum of paraneoplastic disease associated with lymphoma
    C Briani
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Neurology 76:705-10. 2011
    ..To define the frequency and clinical and immunologic characteristics of patients affected by paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes (PNS) and lymphoma...
  46. doi request reprint Incidence of atypical acute nerve hyperexcitability symptoms in oxaliplatin-treated patients with colorectal cancer
    Marta Lucchetta
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padua, Italy
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 70:899-902. 2012
    ..Acute neurotoxicity is typically characterized by distal and perioral cold-induced paresthesias and dysesthesias, but other uncommon symptoms might also be present...
  47. doi request reprint Teaching NeuroImages: Multifocal neurologic involvement as the only manifestation of IgG4-related disease
    Silvia Imbergamo
    From the Departments of Medicine S I, F A, Neurosciences M C, C B, Neuroradiology R M, and Medical Diagnostic Sciences and Special Therapies F M, University of Padova, Italy
    Neurology 80:e40-1. 2013
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Herniation of cerebellar tonsils in acromegaly: prevalence, pathogenesis and clinical impact
    Renzo Manara
    Neuroradiologic Unit, University Hospital of Padua, Via Giustiniani 5, 35138, Padua, Italy
    Pituitary 16:122-30. 2013
    ..Despite no signs of posterior fossa underdevelopment or cranial constriction, CTH is more frequent in acromegaly patients and seems to contribute to some disabling neurological symptoms...
  49. doi request reprint Gliomatosis cerebri: a possible clinical and neuroradiologic "stroke mimic"
    Renzo Manara
    Neuroradiologic Unit, University Hospital of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Neurologist 17:83-5. 2011
    ..The presence of early CT ischemic changes may help support therapeutic decision. Our aim is to call attention to a likely overlooked "stroke mimic," Gliomatosis Cerebri (GC)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Polymyositis-dermatomyositis and infections
    Sandra Zampieri
    University of Padova, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Italy
    Autoimmunity 39:191-6. 2006
    ..In this review, the increased risk of developing infections in these patients is also underlined and published data are reported...
  51. ncbi request reprint Clinical implications of autoantibody screening in patients with autoimmune myositis
    A Ghirardello
    University of Padova, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Italy
    Autoimmunity 39:217-21. 2006
    ..To evaluate the clinical usefulness of serum autoantibody profiling in patients with autoimmune myositis...
  52. doi request reprint Cytogenetic Impact on Lenalidomide Treatment in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma: A Real-Life Evaluation
    Renato Zambello
    Department of Medicine, Hematology and Clinical Immunology Branch, Padova University, Padova, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk 15:592-8. 2015
    ....
  53. doi request reprint γ-Hydroxybutyric acid-induced psychosis and seizures
    Annachiara Cagnin
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 21:203-5. 2011
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Split-brain syndrome after hepatic transplantation: a tacrolimus-related vasculitis?
    Sara Montagnese
    Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Metab Brain Dis 25:155-9. 2010
    ..The hypothesis that treatment with tacrolimus might have caused, or at least favoured the vascular damage is discussed...
  55. doi request reprint Mutation analysis of MFN2, GJB1, MPZ and PMP22 in Italian patients with axonal Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
    Giorgia Bergamin
    Department of Biology, University of Padova, Padua, Italy
    Neuromolecular Med 16:540-50. 2014
    ..5 %, which is one of the highest reported in the literature. Our findings confirm the MFN2 gene as the most common cause of CMT2 and suggest that PMP22 rearrangements should be considered in the molecular diagnosis of CMT2 patients. ..
  56. doi request reprint A prospective cohort study on patients treated with anticoagulants for cerebral vein thrombosis
    Maria T Sartori
    Department of Cardiologic, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, Padua University Hospital, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Haematol 89:177-82. 2012
    ..Cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) is a potentially fatal disorder for which treatment guidelines are scanty. To assess the short- and long-term benefit of anticoagulant therapy, we performed a prospective cohort study on CVT patients...
  57. doi request reprint Posttraumatic dystonia and hemiplegic migraine: different expressions of neuronal hyperexcitability?
    Annachiara Cagnin
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Via Giustiniani 5, Padua, Italy
    Neurologist 18:36-8. 2012
    ..Among the predisposing factors to the development of trauma-induced dystonia, a putative role of neuronal hyperexcitability, shared by migraine and dystonia, is discussed...
  58. doi request reprint Primary prevention of systemic lupus erythematosus
    Andrea Doria
    Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Nat Clin Pract Rheumatol 4:576-7. 2008
    ..The strategies discussed aim to prevent both the occurrence of the disease and its complications...
  59. doi request reprint Epidemiology of ALS in Padova district, Italy, from 1992 to 2005
    V Cima
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 16:920-4. 2009
    ..To analyze ALS incidence over time we conducted a retrospective incidence study in the Padova district of Italy (1992 to 2005). We had previously conducted a survey in the same area in the years 1980-1991...
  60. ncbi request reprint Combined analysis of CSF betaA42 peptide and tau protein and serum antibodies to glycosaminoglycans in Alzheimer's disease: preliminary data
    C Briani
    Department of Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani, Italy
    J Neural Transm 109:393-8. 2002
    ..Despite their role in amyloidogenesis, we did not find evidence for the use of GAGs as diagnostic marker of AD...
  61. ncbi request reprint Detection of anti-ganglioside antibodies in Guillain-Barré syndrome and its variants by the agglutination assay
    Armin Alaedini
    Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Cornell University, 525 E 68th St, Room LC 807, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Neurol Sci 196:41-4. 2002
    ..Some of the sera reacted with more than one ganglioside. Antibodies were not found in the control sera that were studied. The agglutination assay may be useful for rapid screening of GBS sera for antibodies to multiple gangliosides...
  62. ncbi request reprint Polyneuropathy in POEMS syndrome: role of angiogenic factors in the pathogenesis
    Marina Scarlato
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Centro Dino Ferrari, University of Milan, I R C C S Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy
    Brain 128:1911-20. 2005
    ..In conclusion, establishing the role of angiogenic factors in polyneuropathy may lead to a better understanding of the effects of VEGF and EPO on microangiopathy and Schwann cell function...
  63. ncbi request reprint The Total Neuropathy Score as an assessment tool for grading the course of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotoxicity: comparison with the National Cancer Institute-Common Toxicity Scale
    Guido Cavaletti
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze e Tecnologie Biomediche, Universita di Milano Bicocca, Monza, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 12:210-5. 2007
    ..Moreover, both the TNS and the TNSc showed a higher sensitivity to CIPN changes. We, therefore, propose the TNSc as a reliable method for assessing not only the severity but also the changes in CIPN...
  64. ncbi request reprint Immune cross-reactivity in celiac disease: anti-gliadin antibodies bind to neuronal synapsin I
    Armin Alaedini
    Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, Cornell University, and St Vincent s Hospital Manhattan, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Immunol 178:6590-5. 2007
    ..Anti-gliadin Abs from patients with celiac disease also bound to the protein. Such cross-reactivity may provide clues into the pathogenic mechanism of the neurologic deficits that are associated with gluten sensitivity...
  65. ncbi request reprint Multi-center assessment of the Total Neuropathy Score for chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotoxicity
    Guido Cavaletti
    Department of Neurosciences and Biomedical Technologies, University of Milan Bicocca, Milan, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 11:135-41. 2006
    ..The longer time needed to calculate the TNSr and TNSc in comparison to the ECOG or the NCI-CTC 2.0 scales is offset by the more detailed knowledge of the CIPN characteristics...
  66. ncbi request reprint Macroenzymes: too often overlooked
    Chiara Briani
    J Hepatol 38:119. 2003
  67. ncbi request reprint Absence of angiogenic genes modification in Italian ALS patients
    Roberto Del Bo
    Dino Ferrari Centre, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Milan, IRCCS Foundation Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli and Regina Elena, Milan, Italy
    Neurobiol Aging 29:314-6. 2008
    ..Overall, our data argue against the hypothesis of both genes as risk factors for motoneuron neurodegeneration, at least in an Italian population...