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Review Article Pages 48-50
Abstract: Epilepsy in the elderly is a very debated case because much depends on the causes and associated pathologies. In particular, in the presence of comorbidity it is often difficult to find an effective and safe antiepileptic therapy that does not interfere with other drugs and therefore must be personalized. New-onset epilepsy in the elderly is caused by two types of cerebral lesions.
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Orginal Research Pages 39-47
Abstract: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) are two major in vivo non invasive methodologies more and more applied in research. The first more than the second is largely used also in clinical domain. Both techniques are more or less related to the effectiveness of oxygen levels and/or functionality in blood.
Case Report Pages 35-38
Abstract: It has recently been reported that a raised level of folate and/or vitamin B12 in the blood of a newly parturient woman forecasts a marked increase in the possibility that the newborn infant will later develop autisma. The text that follows refers to the cases of two boys, each of which had suffered repeated episodes of acute febrile cervical lymphadenopathy.
Original Article Pages 32-34
Abstract: The influence of nutrition on cognitive abilities is undisputed in academic literature. Numerous studies have shown that the effects of polyunsaturated fats and other foods, such as milk, meat or oils are in fact measurable.
Research Article Pages 22-31
Abstract: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) provides a non-invasive, non-ionizing means to monitor total haemoglobin concentration and oxygen saturation in the living tissue allowing monitoring oxygen sufficiency. Main applications of NIRS are in the study of the transport of the oxygen to the muscles, the cellular metabolism and the cerebral haemodynamics. Fewer NIRS studies have been performed at the Central Nervous System (CNS), mainly to monitor oxygen sufficiency, brain functions and diseases.