Luca Padua

Summary

Affiliation: Catholic University
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Reliability of SFEMG in diagnosing myasthenia gravis: sensitivity and specificity calculated on 100 prospective cases
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Neurophysiol 125:1270-3. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation for Charcot Marie tooth: a survey study of patients and familiar/caregiver perspective and perception of efficacy and needs
    L Padua
    Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 50:25-30. 2014
  3. doi request reprint High ultrasound variability in chronic immune-mediated neuropathies. Review of the literature and personal observations
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo A, Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation, Piazzale Morandi 6, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Rev Neurol (Paris) 169:984-90. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Heterogeneity of root and nerve ultrasound pattern in CIDP patients
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Neurophysiol 125:160-5. 2014
  5. pmc Adaptive behaviour of the spinal cord in the transition from quiet stance to walking
    Mariano Serrao
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Latina, Italy
    BMC Neurosci 13:80. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Ultrasound as a useful tool in the diagnosis and management of traumatic nerve lesions
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 124:1237-43. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Consistence and discrepancy of neuropathic pain screening tools DN4 and ID-Pain
    L Padua
    Don Gnocchi Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:373-7. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Balance and walking in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy: multiperspective assessment
    I Aprile
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:393-402. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Pain in postsurgical orthopedic rehabilitation: a multicenter study
    Luca Padua
    Department of Neurosciences, UCSC University, Rome, Italy
    Pain Med 13:769-76. 2012
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications146 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Reliability of SFEMG in diagnosing myasthenia gravis: sensitivity and specificity calculated on 100 prospective cases
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Neurophysiol 125:1270-3. 2014
    ..The study aimed to determine the utility of single-fibre electromyography (SFEMG) in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis (MG) in subjects with a clinical suspicion of the disease...
  2. ncbi request reprint Rehabilitation for Charcot Marie tooth: a survey study of patients and familiar/caregiver perspective and perception of efficacy and needs
    L Padua
    Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 50:25-30. 2014
    ..Moreover there is no medical consensus on it and the perception of its efficacy is mostly clinician-oriented...
  3. doi request reprint High ultrasound variability in chronic immune-mediated neuropathies. Review of the literature and personal observations
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Largo A, Gemelli 8, Rome, Italy Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation, Piazzale Morandi 6, Milan, Italy Electronic address
    Rev Neurol (Paris) 169:984-90. 2013
    ..The aim of the current paper is to make a review of the available nerve US studies and provide data from personal observations in the most common chronic immune-mediated neuropathies. ..
  4. doi request reprint Heterogeneity of root and nerve ultrasound pattern in CIDP patients
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus Foundation, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Neurophysiol 125:160-5. 2014
    ..The data are, however, heterogeneous and correlations with clinical history or disease severity are lacking...
  5. pmc Adaptive behaviour of the spinal cord in the transition from quiet stance to walking
    Mariano Serrao
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies, Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Latina, Italy
    BMC Neurosci 13:80. 2012
    ..The reflex parameters were measured and compared between subphases and in relation to the joint kinematics...
  6. doi request reprint Ultrasound as a useful tool in the diagnosis and management of traumatic nerve lesions
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 124:1237-43. 2013
    ..Our study aimed at evaluating the contribution of US as complementary tool in a neurophysiological laboratory for the diagnosis and management of TNL...
  7. doi request reprint Consistence and discrepancy of neuropathic pain screening tools DN4 and ID-Pain
    L Padua
    Don Gnocchi Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:373-7. 2013
    ..Conversely, when needing a more agile tool (not needing a physician) ID-Pain may be adopted...
  8. ncbi request reprint Balance and walking in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy: multiperspective assessment
    I Aprile
    Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Phys Rehabil Med 48:393-402. 2012
    ..Moreover it is not known if the balance involvement influences disability and quality of life (QoL) of these patients...
  9. doi request reprint Pain in postsurgical orthopedic rehabilitation: a multicenter study
    Luca Padua
    Department of Neurosciences, UCSC University, Rome, Italy
    Pain Med 13:769-76. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to quantify and characterize pain in patients undergoing lower limb postsurgical orthopedic rehabilitation and to investigate the impact of pain in slowing or interrupting their rehabilitation...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Letter to Editor: Carpal tunnel syndrome due to an atypical deep soft tissue leiomyoma: the risk of misdiagnosis and mismanagement
    Giuseppe Granata
    World J Surg Oncol 6:22. 2008
    ..A response to Chalidis et al: Carpal tunnel syndrome due to an atypical deep soft tissue leiomyoma: The risk of misdiagnosis and mismanagement. World J Surg Oncol 2007, 5:92...
  12. ncbi request reprint A novel approach to the measurement of motor conduction velocity using a single fibre EMG electrode
    Luca Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:1985-90. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Contribution of ultrasound in a neurophysiological lab in diagnosing nerve impairment: A one-year systematic assessment
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F Vito 1, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:1410-6. 2007
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Quality of life of patients operated on for lumbar stenosis: a long-term follow-up
    L Padua
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 149:275-8; discussion 278-9. 2007
    ..We previously assessed QoL in 30 patients operated on for LS four years before, by performing a retrospective follow-up through the Short-Form 36 Health Survey (SF-36)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Variables influencing quality of life and disability in Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) patients: Italian multicentre study
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, L go F Vito 1, I 00168, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 27:417-23. 2006
    ..Multiperspective assessment of CMT showed new aspects of this disease, mainly regarding (1) differences between men and women and (2) the crucial role of pain and depression...
  16. ncbi request reprint Seronegative myasthenia gravis: comparison of neurophysiological picture in MuSK+ and MuSK- patients
    L Padua
    Department of Neuroscience, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 13:273-6. 2006
    ..With regard to SFEMG data, MuSK- patients were characterized to have more severe neurophysiological pattern. Our observations showed several differences between the clinical and neurophysiological pictures of MUSK+ and MUSK- patients...
  17. ncbi request reprint Schwannoma of the median nerve (even outside the wrist) may mimic carpal tunnel syndrome
    L Padua
    Department of Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 26:430-4. 2006
    ..Here, US evaluation is very useful as supporting diagnostic methodology to assess the anatomopathological condition of the nerve lesion and must not be limited to the wrist...
  18. ncbi request reprint Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire: the influence of diagnosis on patient-oriented results
    Luca Padua
    Department of Neurosciences, Universita Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    Neurol Res 27:522-4. 2005
    ..To evaluate the influence of the patient-physician interaction and the instrumental awareness of the assessment of patients' answers to a carpal tunnel syndrome-specific questionnaire...
  19. ncbi request reprint Evolution of hand dysfunction and symptoms in untreated carpal tunnel syndrome
    L Padua
    Istituto di Neurologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go F Vito 1 00168, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 32:545-7. 2005
    ..The evolution of symptoms and hand dysfunction was positively related. Only in 3% was there discordance between hand dysfunction and symptom evolution. Thus, in patients with CTS, hand dysfunction and symptoms evolve in parallel...
  20. ncbi request reprint Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment in autoimmune neurological disorders--effects on quality of life
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy Fondazione don C Gnocchi, Rome, Italy
    Hum Immunol 66:417-21. 2005
    ..Further controlled studies on IVIG, including quality-of-life assessments, are necessary to develop needed evidence on the use of IVIG in clinical practice...
  21. pmc Back pain in pregnancy: 1-year follow-up of untreated cases
    L Padua
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, L go F Vito 1, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Eur Spine J 14:151-4. 2005
    ..Conversely, in women with a history of BP, pregnancy represents a transient period of worsening symptoms, probably due to the temporary para-physiological mechanical condition...
  22. ncbi request reprint Misdiagnosis of lumbar-sacral radiculopathy: usefulness of combination of EMG and ultrasound
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F Vito 1, I 00168, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 28:154-5. 2007
    ..The association of neurophysiological and imaging US assessments, possibly in the same session, may avoid misdiagnosis...
  23. doi request reprint Carpal tunnel syndrome: ultrasound, neurophysiology, clinical and patient-oriented assessment
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 119:2064-9. 2008
    ..Second, to assess the sensitivity of ultrasonography (US) and neurophysiology in the diagnosis of CTS using clinical measures as gold standard...
  24. doi request reprint Contribution of ultrasound in the assessment of nerve diseases
    L Padua
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus, Milan, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 19:47-54. 2012
    ..Our study aims to assess the contribution of US as a routine tool in a neurophysiological laboratory...
  25. doi request reprint Single-fiber conduction velocity test allows earlier detection of abnormalities in diabetes
    Luca Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F Vito 1, Rome 00168, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 43:652-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether single-fiber conduction velocity (SF-CV) of a small number of axons increases sensitivity for identification of motor nerve conduction alterations in patients with diabetes...
  26. doi request reprint Systematic review of pregnancy-related carpal tunnel syndrome
    Luca Padua
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 42:697-702. 2010
    ..Our data also suggest that symptoms persist in a substantial number of patients 1 or more years after delivery...
  27. doi request reprint Natural history of Charcot-Marie-Tooth 2: 2-year follow-up of muscle strength, walking ability and quality of life
    Luca Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:175-8. 2010
    ..However, there was no relevant worsening of QoL, except for a mild deterioration of one mental health domain...
  28. doi request reprint Quality of life and pain in patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
    Luca Padua
    Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 40:200-5. 2009
    ..Moreover, we must pay more attention to gender differences: women can suffer far greater deterioration in the emotional aspects of QoL. Further multidimensional observations are needed. Muscle Nerve 40: 200-205, 2009...
  29. 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...
  30. doi request reprint Charcot-Marie-Tooth and pain: correlations with neurophysiological, clinical, and disability findings
    Luca Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:193-4. 2008
    ..Our study underlined that pain should be considered as a relevant symptom in CMT patients and further studies should be performed...
  31. doi request reprint Relationship between clinical examination, quality of life, disability and depression in CMT patients: Italian multicenter study
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:157-62. 2008
    ..To assess which are the clinical examination tests that are more related to quality of life (QoL), depression, and disability in CMT patients...
  32. doi request reprint Correlation between clinical/neurophysiological findings and quality of life in Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A
    Luca Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 13:64-70. 2008
    ..Both the PCS and MCS were abnormal also in this cohort, compared with the Italian population at large. In particular, the ability to ambulate independently as well as toe and heel walk correlated well with QoL measures in our patients...
  33. doi request reprint Natural history of CMT1A including QoL: a 2-year prospective study
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito 1, Rome, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 18:199-203. 2008
    ..Our observations provide information which may be useful when designing clinical trials in CMT...
  34. ncbi request reprint Quality of life and disability assessment in neuropathy: a multicentre study
    Luca Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 10:3-10. 2005
    ..We believe that our study provides reliable data on QoL in patients with neuropathies and that it may represent a quantitative step forward in understanding the disability of patients with neuropathy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of nerve entrapment lesion in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, L go F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:1140-4. 2004
    ..To evaluate the occurrence of nerve entrapment syndrome in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Multinevritis of cranial nerves following inhalation of toxins
    Irene Aprile
    Institute of Neurology, Don C Gnocchi Foundation, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Res 25:208-10. 2003
    ..We believe physicians should be aware that multinevritis of the cranial nerves may be related to acute exposure to toxic substances. Missing this diagnosis could lead to a delay in therapy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and disability in young patients with spina bifida
    Luca Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Università Cattolica and Istituto Don C Gnocchi Fondazione Pro Iuventute, Rome, Italy
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 83:1384-8. 2002
    ..To assess the health-related quality of life (QOL) and disability in young patients with spina bifida and to correlate them with the clinical examination findings...
  38. ncbi request reprint Natural history of ulnar entrapment at elbow
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, L go F Vito, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:1980-4. 2002
    ..No clinical-neurophysiological data on natural history of ulnar neuropathy at elbow (UNE) are reported. The aim of the current study is to assess the course of untreated UNE...
  39. ncbi request reprint Intravenous immunoglobulin treatment in autoimmune neurological disorders: pilot study on early effects on patients' quality of life
    Luca Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Don C Gnocchi Institute, Rome, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 9:3-6. 2004
    ..We believe that this study represents a further step toward an evidence-based therapeutic approach of some neurological diseases and that further fundamental steps should be taken...
  40. pmc Patient-oriented assessment of back pain in pregnancy
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Largo F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Eur Spine J 11:272-5. 2002
    ..Evaluation of the patient's perspective made it possible to identify predictive factors for occurrence of back pain, thereby furnishing important information for the clinical approach to pregnancy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life after surgical treatment for lumbar stenosis
    Luca Padua
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1670-4; discussion 1674-5. 2004
    ..We performed a retrospective study using the Short Form-36 Health Survey questionnaire (SF-36), clinical examination, and neuroradiologic and neurophysiologic measurements...
  42. ncbi request reprint Relationship between the clinical-neurophysiologic pattern, disability, and quality of life in adolescents with spina bifida
    Luca Padua
    Department of Neuroscience Università, Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    J Child Neurol 19:952-7. 2004
    ....
  43. doi request reprint Strategies adopted by cerebellar ataxia patients to perform U-turns
    Mariano Serrao
    Rehabilitation Centre Policlinico Italia, Rome, Italy
    Cerebellum 12:460-8. 2013
    ..Some of the observed alterations are indicative of a primary deficit in limb-joint coordination, whereas others suggest that patients choose a compensatory strategy aimed at reducing the instability...
  44. ncbi request reprint Double peak sensory responses at submaximal stimulation
    Irene Aprile
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 114:256-62. 2003
    ..The objective of the study was to obtain knowledge about the different physiological situations where a double peak sensory response normally occurs and to better understand the significance of this particular sensory response...
  45. ncbi request reprint Multicenter study of peroneal mononeuropathy: clinical, neurophysiologic, and quality of life assessment
    Irene Aprile
    Institute of Neurology, Department of Neuroscience, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 10:259-68. 2005
    ....
  46. 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...
  47. doi request reprint Planned gait termination in cerebellar ataxias
    Carmela Conte
    Rehabilitation Centre, Policlinico Italia, Piazza del Campidano 6, 00162, Rome, Italy
    Cerebellum 11:896-904. 2012
    ..Given the potential risk of falls when stopping, walking ataxic patients may benefit from a rehabilitation treatment focused on preserving and improving their ability to terminate gait safely...
  48. ncbi request reprint Distribution of paresthesias in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome reflects the degree of nerve damage at wrist
    Pietro Caliandro
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, L go F Vito 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:228-31. 2006
    ..To verify whether the distribution of paresthesias in patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is related to the degree of the neurophysiological involvement...
  49. doi request reprint Mechanisms of neuropathic pain in patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1 A: a laser-evoked potential study
    Costanza Pazzaglia
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Pain 149:379-85. 2010
    ..This suggests that in our CMT1A patients neuropathic pain is probably related to a reduction of the Adelta afferents...
  50. ncbi request reprint Clinical-neurophysiological correlations in a series of patients with IgM-related neuropathy
    Marco Luigetti
    Department of Geriatrics, Neurosciences and Orthopedics, Institute of Neurology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 124:1899-903. 2013
    ..We aim to draw clinical-neurophysiological correlations in our cohort of patients affected by IgM-related neuropathy to investigate whether neurophysiological parameters may help differentiate the classical phenotype from atypical forms...
  51. doi request reprint Escitalopram 20 mg versus duloxetine 60 mg for the treatment of chronic low back pain
    Marianna Mazza
    Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome, Institute of Psychiatry and Psychology, Department of Neurosciences, Via Ugo De Carolis, 48, 00136 Rome, Italy
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 11:1049-52. 2010
    ..The aim of this trial was to examine the efficacy of escitalopram for the treatment of CLBP compared with duloxetine...
  52. ncbi request reprint Music exposure differentially alters the levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and nerve growth factor in the mouse hypothalamus
    Francesco Angelucci
    Fondazione Don C Gnocchi, Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 429:152-5. 2007
    ..Our results demonstrate that exposure to music in mice can influence neurotrophin production in the hypothalamus. Our findings also suggest that physiological effects of music might be in part mediated by modulation of neurotrophins...
  53. doi request reprint Lower limb antagonist muscle co-activation and its relationship with gait parameters in cerebellar ataxia
    Silvia Mari
    Fondazione Don Gnocchi, Milan, Italy
    Cerebellum 13:226-36. 2014
    ....
  54. doi request reprint fNIRS evaluation during a phonemic verbal task reveals prefrontal hypometabolism in patients affected by myotonic dystrophy type 1
    Pietro Caliandro
    Department of Geriatrics Neuroscience Orthopaedics Physiatrics, Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Clin Neurophysiol 124:2269-76. 2013
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Sensitivity of conventional motor nerve conduction examination in detecting patchy demyelination: a simulated model
    Pietro Caliandro
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:1577-85. 2007
    ..To evaluate, in 5 simulated motor nerves with patchy demyelination: (1) the sensitivity of the conventional motor conduction examination; (2) the conduction velocity of single axons (SA-CV)...
  56. doi request reprint Modelling the spine as a deformable body: Feasibility of reconstruction using an optoelectronic system
    Alberto Ranavolo
    Department of Occupational Medicine, INAIL, Via Fontana Candida 1, 00040 Monte Porzio Catone, Rome, Italy
    Appl Ergon 44:192-9. 2013
    ..Our findings indicate that spine shape can be reproduced by 5th order polynomial interpolation. The best approximating curves are obtained from either 10- or 9-marker sets. Sagittal angles are systematically underestimated...
  57. doi request reprint Focal muscle vibration in the treatment of upper limb spasticity: a pilot randomized controlled trial in patients with chronic stroke
    Pietro Caliandro
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 93:1656-61. 2012
    ..To examine the clinical effect of repetitive focal muscle vibration (rMV) on the motor function of the upper extremity 1 month after treatment in patients with chronic stroke...
  58. doi request reprint Treatment for ulnar neuropathy at the elbow
    Pietro Caliandro
    Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS, Milan, Italy
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 7:CD006839. 2012
    ..Treatment may be conservative or surgical but optimal management remains controversial. This is an update of a review first published in 2010...
  59. doi request reprint Effects of rehabilitation on quality of life in patients with chronic stroke
    Irene Aprile
    Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Centro Santa Maria della Pace, Rome, Italy
    Brain Inj 22:451-6. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effects of rehabilitation on disability and quality of life (QoL) in patients with chronic stroke. Research design: This is an observational, prospective and multidimensional study...
  60. 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...
  61. doi request reprint Prevalence of bifid median nerve at wrist assessed through ultrasound
    Giuseppe Granata
    Institute of Neurology Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:615-8. 2011
    ..Our study showed that BMN is frequent, not always bilateral, more often is "incomplete" and it has similar prevalence in CTS and control group. These findings suggest that BMN is not a risk factor of developing CTS...
  62. doi request reprint Italian multicentre study of peroneal mononeuropathy: multiperspective follow-up
    I Aprile
    Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Centro Santa Maria della Pace, Via Maresciallo Caviglia 30, 00194 Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:37-44. 2009
    ..In conclusion, PM shows a positive spontaneous course and rehabilitation seems to help the recovery of deambulation. Further studies on the effects of conventional rehabilitation are needed...
  63. doi request reprint Ultrasound diagnosis of bony nerve entrapment: case series and literature review
    Carmen Erra
    Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, Piazzale Morandi 6, Milan, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 48:445-50. 2013
    ..The diagnosis is difficult and is often made incidentally upon surgical exploration. Nerve ultrasonography has not been used routinely to assess such lesions...
  64. doi request reprint Effects of rehabilitation treatment on thyroid function
    Irene Aprile
    Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Centro S Maria della Pace, Rome, Italy
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 70:644-9. 2009
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Short-term effects of local microwave hyperthermia on pain and function in patients with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome: a double blind randomized sham-controlled trial
    Giuseppina Frasca
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Rehabil 25:1109-18. 2011
    ..To determine the short-term effects of local microwave hyperthermia on pain and function in patients with mild to moderate idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome...
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint Incidence of bilateral symptoms in carpal tunnel syndrome
    L Padua
    Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Hand Surg Br 23:603-6. 1998
    ..Our data suggest that bilateral impairment of median nerve is the rule in patients with CTS and probably it has been underestimated in previous studies...
  68. 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound study is useful to discriminate between axonotmesis and neurotmesis also in very small nerves: a case of sensory digital ulnar branch study
    Rosaria Renna
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Med Ultrason 14:352-4. 2012
    ..This case shows the utility of ultrasonography in peripheral nervous system examination and the possibility of visualization of very small nerves and their terminal branches...
  70. 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...
  71. doi request reprint Alcock canal syndrome due to obturator internus muscle fibrosis
    Angelo Insola
    Unità Operativa di Neurofisiopatologia, CTO, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 42:431-2. 2010
    ..This case underlines the importance of performing focused neurophysiologic and neuroimaging studies in patients with neuropathic perineal pain in order to reach a correct diagnosis...
  72. ncbi request reprint Clinical correlates with anti-MuSK antibodies in generalized seronegative myasthenia gravis
    Amelia Evoli
    Department of Neuroscience, Catholic University, Roma, Italy
    Brain 126:2304-11. 2003
    ....
  73. ncbi request reprint Multicenter study on carpal tunnel syndrome and pregnancy incidence and natural course
    C Pazzaglia
    Istituto di Neurologia, Università Cattolica S C, Roma, Italy
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 92:35-9. 2005
    ..To evaluate the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in pregnancy through a validated and multiperspective assessment of CTS and to assess the course of carpal tunnel syndrome after pregnancy...
  74. doi request reprint Cerebellar degeneration and ocular myasthenia gravis in a patient with recurring ovarian carcinoma
    Pietro Caliandro
    Neurology Department, Istituto di Neurologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Pol A Gemelli Largo Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:79-81. 2010
    ..An integrated FDG-PET/contrast-enhanced CT scan showed tumor recurrence. This is to the best of our knowledge the first association of MG and PCD with recurring ovarian carcinoma...
  75. doi request reprint Nociceptive trigeminocervical reflexes in healthy subjects
    Mariano Serrao
    Sapienza University of Rome, Polo Pontino, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:1563-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to elicit more nociceptive TCR responses through preferential activation of the nociceptive afferents with a concentric surface electrode...
  76. pmc Ascorbic acid in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT-TRIAAL and CMT-TRAUK): a double-blind randomised trial
    Davide Pareyson
    Clinic of Central and Peripheral Degenerative Neuropathies Unit, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico IRCCS Foundation, Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
    Lancet Neurol 10:320-8. 2011
    ..However, in three 1-year trials, ascorbic acid had no benefit in human beings. We did a multicentre 2-year trial to test the efficacy and tolerability of ascorbic acid in patients with CMT1A...
  77. doi request reprint Somatosensory evoked potentials reflect the upper limb motor performance in multiple sclerosis
    Viviana Nociti
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Roma, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 273:99-102. 2008
    ....
  78. ncbi request reprint Assessment and correlation between clinical patterns, disability and health-related quality of life in patients with low back pain
    A Rabini
    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, Sacro Cuore Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eura Medicophys 43:49-54. 2007
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the QoL and the disability in patients with LBP and to correlate them to clinical patterns...
  79. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiological classification of ulnar entrapment across the elbow
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 22:11-6. 2001
    ..Conversely, a clear correlation between neurophysiological pattern and symptoms was not found. The neurophysiological classification is easy to use and reliable, but further multicentric studies should be performed...
  80. doi request reprint Health-related quality of life and subjective outcome after shoulder replacement for proximal humeral fractures
    Roberto Padua
    Orthopedics Department, San Giacomo Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 17:261-4. 2008
    ..This study does not address the necessity of therapy, but if this were included in future publications, it might provide useful data for therapeutic recommendations...
  81. ncbi request reprint Quality of life assessment in a sample of patients affected by Prader-Willi syndrome
    Pietro Caliandro
    Institute of Neurology, University of Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:826-30. 2007
    ..The goals of this study are to investigate the quality of life of Prader-Willi syndrome patients and to evaluate the relationship between quality of life and the clinical picture...
  82. ncbi request reprint A case of Guyon syndrome with neuroapraxic block resolved after surgical decompression
    L Padua
    Instituto di Neurologia, Universita Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol 109:191-3. 1998
    ..To our knowledge, no cases of Guyon syndrome with neuroapraxic block are reported in the literature...
  83. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and neurophysiological picture of carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Largo A Gamelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 112:1946-51. 2001
    ..To evaluate the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in pregnancy through a validated and multiperspective assessment of CTS...
  84. ncbi request reprint Errors in diagnosis of polyneuropathy: three cases of chronic lumbosacral root impairment
    L Padua
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    J Peripher Nerv Syst 3:224-6. 1998
    ..These further investigations may avoid severe and irreversible damage to neural tissues...
  85. ncbi request reprint SFEMG in ocular myasthenia gravis diagnosis
    L Padua
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1203-7. 2000
    ..The diagnostic tests for OMG are usually unable to display a good sensitivity and specificity simultaneously. In this paper, we studied 86 cases submitted for suspected OMG...
  86. doi request reprint The difficulty in confirming clinical diagnosis of myasthenia gravis in a seronegative patient: a possible neurophysiological approach
    P Caliandro
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
    Neuromuscul Disord 19:825-7. 2009
    ....
  87. ncbi request reprint Multiperspective follow-up of untreated carpal tunnel syndrome: a multicenter study
    L Padua
    Istituto di Neurologia, Università Cattolica S C, Rome, Italy
    Neurology 56:1459-66. 2001
    ..To assess the course of untreated carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)...
  88. ncbi request reprint Italian multicentre study of carpal tunnel syndrome. Differences in the clinical and neurophysiological features between male and female patients
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    J Hand Surg Br 24:579-82. 1999
    ..The patient-oriented assessment showed that men complain of less discomfort than women; clinical examination was similar in the two populations and neurophysiological investigations showed greater changes in men...
  89. doi request reprint "Dropping objects": a potential index of severe carpal tunnel syndrome
    C Pazzaglia
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo F Vito 1, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:437-9. 2010
    ..Moreover, "dropping objects" was more frequent in females, older patients, and in those patients with more functional impairment. The occurrence of "dropping objects" in CTS patients seems to be an index of CTS severity...
  90. ncbi request reprint A new clinical scale of carpal tunnel syndrome: validation of the measurement and clinical-neurophysiological assessment
    F Giannini
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze, Sezione di Neurologia, Universita di Siena, Policlinico Le Scotte, 53100 Siena, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:71-7. 2002
    ..The first is a score determined by clinical history and objective findings. The second evaluates the presence/absence of pain as a dichotomous categorical score...
  91. ncbi request reprint Quality of life, clinical and neurophysiological picture in patients operated on for lumbar stenosis
    P Caliandro
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 92:143-6. 2005
    ..In lumbar stenosis (LS) patients, clinical, neuroradiological and neurophysiological findings were not related to validated measurements of the outcomes that are more relevant to patients such as functional status and symptoms...
  92. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in type 1 diabetic patients and influence of peripheral nerve involvement
    L Padua
    Institute of Neurology, Catholic University, Largo F. Vito 1, I-00168 Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 22:239-45. 2001
    ..They offered new interpretations to conventional biological measurements. In particular, the peripheral nerve picture was strictly related to the physical aspects of the patients' quality of life, and not with the mental aspects...
  93. ncbi request reprint Italian multicentre study of peroneal mononeuropathy at the fibular head: study design and preliminary results
    I Aprile
    Department of Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    Acta Neurochir Suppl 92:63-8. 2005
    ..In recent years, multicenter studies have been suggested; moreover it is commonly accepted that a multiperspective approach provides more comprehensive results...
  94. ncbi request reprint Predictive variables on disability and quality of life in stroke outpatients undergoing rehabilitation
    I Aprile
    Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, L go F Vito 1, I 00168 Rome, Italy
    Neurol Sci 27:40-6. 2006
    ..Our results showed that in a rehabilitation programme we should consider not only disability assessment but also QoL, which is more relevant for the patient...
  95. ncbi request reprint Adverse effects of GH self administration on peripheral nerve. A case report
    P Caliandro
    Unit of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 44:441-3. 2004
    ..The anecdotal history and neurophysiological findings of this case suggest an increased awareness to the adverse effects of GH on peripheral nerve...
  96. doi request reprint A new clinical scale to grade the impairment of median nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome
    P Caliandro
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica, Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:1066-71. 2010
    ..To improve the clinical ability in detecting the damage severity, we have introduced the criteria "distribution of paresthesias" in a previous clinical scale: the historical-objective scale (Hi-Ob)...
  97. ncbi request reprint IN-RATIO: a new test to increase diagnostic sensitivity in ulnar nerve entrapment at elbow
    P Caliandro
    Institute of Neurology, Fondazione Pro Iuventute Don Carlo Gnocchi, Universita Cattolica, Largo Francesco Vito 1, Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 119:1600-6. 2008
    ....
  98. doi request reprint Levodopa effect on electromyographic activation patterns of tibialis anterior muscle during walking in Parkinson's disease
    P Caliandro
    Institute of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Gait Posture 33:436-41. 2011
    ..Since the variability of TA activation disappears after Levodopa administration, this phenomenon could be the expression of an abnormal dopaminergic drive...
  99. doi request reprint Turning strategies in patients with cerebellar ataxia
    Silvia Mari
    Rehabilitation Centre Policlinico Italia, Rome, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 222:65-75. 2012
    ..Given the high risk of falls related to this task, it would be useful to include turning training in the rehabilitation protocol of ataxic patients...
  100. ncbi request reprint Carpal tunnel syndrome modifies sensory hand cortical somatotopy: a MEG study
    Franca Tecchio
    IFN CNR, Rome, Italy
    Hum Brain Mapp 17:28-36. 2002
    ..This has been interpreted as a central magnification mechanism in brain responsiveness, possibly revealing a safety factor enabling sensory perception despite the small peripheral signal due to nerve trunk dysfunction. Hum...