Daria Riva

Summary

Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Gray matter reduction in the vermis and CRUS-II is associated with social and interaction deficits in low-functioning children with autistic spectrum disorders: a VBM-DARTEL Study
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Cerebellum 12:676-85. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Congenital brain damage: cognitive development correlates with lesion and electroencephalographic features
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria, Milano, Italy
    J Child Neurol 28:446-54. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Attention in children and adolescents with headache
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Headache 52:374-84. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and behavioural effects of migraine in childhood and adolescence
    D Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Cephalalgia 26:596-603. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Intellectual and language findings and their relationship to EEG characteristics in benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, Milan, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 10:278-85. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Cognition before and after chemotherapy alone in children with chiasmatic-hypothalamic tumors
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria, 1120133, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 92:49-56. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Judgment of line orientation in children with congenital unilateral lesions
    Daria Riva
    Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 31:195-204. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Progressive neurocognitive decline in two children with Dravet syndrome, de novo SCN1A truncations and different epileptic phenotypes
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Unit, C Besta Foundation Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
    Am J Med Genet A 149:2339-45. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Can Chiari malformation negatively affect higher mental functioning in developmental age?
    Daria Riva
    UO Neurologia dello Sviluppo, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:S307-9. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Basal forebrain involvement in low-functioning autistic children: a voxel-based morphometry study
    D Riva
    Division of Developmental Neurology, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 32:1430-5. 2011

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. doi request reprint Gray matter reduction in the vermis and CRUS-II is associated with social and interaction deficits in low-functioning children with autistic spectrum disorders: a VBM-DARTEL Study
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Cerebellum 12:676-85. 2013
    ..These findings seem to confirm that the cerebellum is involved in integrating and regulating emotional and cognitive functions which are impaired in ASD. ..
  2. doi request reprint Congenital brain damage: cognitive development correlates with lesion and electroencephalographic features
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria, Milano, Italy
    J Child Neurol 28:446-54. 2013
    ..The role of other factors, including genetic and environmental background variability, as well as rehabilitative treatments, on cognitive sequelae in such patients was discussed...
  3. doi request reprint Attention in children and adolescents with headache
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Headache 52:374-84. 2012
    ..This study aims to undertake a thorough investigation of attentional performance by extending the evaluation to children with primary headache of different types...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and behavioural effects of migraine in childhood and adolescence
    D Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Cephalalgia 26:596-603. 2006
    ..Further studies are needed on larger samples compared with a control group...
  5. ncbi request reprint Intellectual and language findings and their relationship to EEG characteristics in benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, Milan, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 10:278-85. 2007
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Cognition before and after chemotherapy alone in children with chiasmatic-hypothalamic tumors
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria, 1120133, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 92:49-56. 2009
    ..The multifactorial origin of such cognitive impairments is discussed. This type of study needs to be repeated in larger, but nonetheless carefully selected groups of patients...
  7. doi request reprint Judgment of line orientation in children with congenital unilateral lesions
    Daria Riva
    Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 31:195-204. 2009
    ..Further research, including functional studies on larger samples of children of different age groups, are needed to elucidate the network subserving this ability in developmental age...
  8. doi request reprint Progressive neurocognitive decline in two children with Dravet syndrome, de novo SCN1A truncations and different epileptic phenotypes
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Unit, C Besta Foundation Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
    Am J Med Genet A 149:2339-45. 2009
    ..Our observations are consistent with the hypothesis that SCN1A-mutations can be responsible not only for epilepsy, but also for early and progressive severe mental impairment...
  9. doi request reprint Can Chiari malformation negatively affect higher mental functioning in developmental age?
    Daria Riva
    UO Neurologia dello Sviluppo, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:S307-9. 2011
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Basal forebrain involvement in low-functioning autistic children: a voxel-based morphometry study
    D Riva
    Division of Developmental Neurology, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 32:1430-5. 2011
    ..We performed a VBM whole-brain analysis to assess the areas involved in autistic children with DD...
  11. ncbi request reprint Unilateral frontal lobe epilepsy affects executive functions in children
    D Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, I 20133 Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 26:263-70. 2005
    ..No side-specific deficits were detected, while an earlier onset of epilepsy and the duration of the disorder, but not the seizures frequency, were found to correspond with more severe deficits in some specific frontal lobe functions...
  12. ncbi request reprint The neurodevelopmental price of survival in children with malignant brain tumours
    D Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria, 11, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Childs Nerv Syst 16:751-4. 2000
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Intrathecal methotrexate affects cognitive function in children with medulloblastoma
    D Riva
    Developmental Neurology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Neurology 59:48-53. 2002
    ..Cognitive impairment occurs after malignant brain tumor treatment in children, following brain radiotherapy and systemic and intrathecal chemotherapy...
  14. ncbi request reprint The cerebellum contributes to higher functions during development: evidence from a series of children surgically treated for posterior fossa tumours
    D Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Carlo Besta National Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
    Brain 123:1051-61. 2000
    ..These data are consistent with the recently acknowledged role of the cerebellum as a modulator of mental and social functions, and suggest that this role is operative early in childhood...
  15. ncbi request reprint Neuropsychologic effects of frontal lobe epilepsy in children
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    J Child Neurol 17:661-7. 2002
    ..These findings require confirmation on larger series of selected children...
  16. ncbi request reprint Developmental aspects of verbal fluency and confrontation naming in children
    D Riva
    Child Neurology Department, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Brain Lang 71:267-84. 2000
    ..These results make it possible to conclude that children also seem to have different subsystems responsible for the analysis and processing of different aspects of language...
  17. ncbi request reprint Carbamazepine withdrawal in children with previous symptomatic partial epilepsy: effects on neuropsychologic function
    D Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Child Neurol 14:357-62. 1999
    ..Further studies on larger samples using the same design are required to validate these results...
  18. doi request reprint Long-term results of combined preradiation chemotherapy and age-tailored radiotherapy doses for childhood medulloblastoma
    Maura Massimino
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via Venezian, 1 20133, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 108:163-71. 2012
    ....
  19. doi request reprint A lower-dose, lower-toxicity cisplatin-etoposide regimen for childhood progressive low-grade glioma
    Maura Massimino
    Division of Paediatrics, Fond IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via Venezian 1, 20133, Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 100:65-71. 2010
    ..023), with three-year PFS and OS rates of 70 and 100%, respectively. Lower doses of cisplatin/etoposide are still effective in progressive low-grade glioma, with less acute and persistent morbidity...
  20. doi request reprint Hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy in the Milan strategy for metastatic medulloblastoma
    Lorenza Gandola
    Radiotherapy Unit, Fondazione Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milano, Italy
    J Clin Oncol 27:566-71. 2009
    ..With a view to improving the prognosis for patients with metastatic medulloblastoma, we tested the efficacy and toxicity of a hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy (HART) regimen delivered after intensive sequential chemotherapy...
  21. doi request reprint Ataxia with oculomotor apraxia type 1 (AOA1): clinical and neuropsychological features in 2 new patients and differential diagnosis
    Stefano D'Arrigo
    Developmental Neurology Department, Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Child Neurol 23:895-900. 2008
    ..We report here the clinical features of 2 patients with mutations in the APTX gene, and we discuss the differential diagnosis with other forms of hereditary ataxia...
  22. doi request reprint Verbal dichotic listening performance and its relationship with EEG features in benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
    Sara Bulgheroni
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 79:31-8. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the effect of interictal EEG discharges in the peri-sylvian regions on language lateralization in BECTS...
  23. doi request reprint Language abilities and gestural communication in a girl with bilateral perisylvian syndrome: a clinical and rehabilitative follow-up
    Bruna Molteni
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione I R C C S Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria, 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:471-81. 2010
    ..We discuss the link between gesture and language and formulate hypotheses on the role of gestural input on the reorganization of compensatory synaptic circuits...
  24. doi request reprint Adaptive functioning in children in the first six months after surgery for brain tumours
    Chiara Vago
    Developmental Neurology Unit, Carlo Besta National Neurological Institute, Milan, Italy
    Disabil Rehabil 33:953-60. 2011
    ..To examine the adaptive functioning of children who underwent surgery for brain tumours with a view to analyse the related acute impairments and to describe their short-term outcome...
  25. doi request reprint Memory performance on the California Verbal Learning Test of children with benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
    Chiara Vago
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 13:600-6. 2008
    ..Moreover, the majority of those younger than 10 had multifocal anomalies, suggesting that the difficulties encountered might be caused by the presence of additional foci...
  26. ncbi request reprint Verbal dichotic listening and manual performance in children with congenital unilateral brain lesions
    Sara Bulgheron
    Division of Developmental Neurology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neuropsychology 18:748-55. 2004
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Verbal and gestural communication in children with bilateral perisylvian polymicrogyria
    Veronica Saletti
    Developmental Neurology Division, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico, Besta, Milano, Italy
    J Child Neurol 22:1090-8. 2007
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Diffuse pontine gliomas in children: changing strategies, changing results? A mono-institutional 20-year experience
    Maura Massimino
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Via Venezian 1, 20133 Milan, Italy
    J Neurooncol 87:355-61. 2008
    ..Despite improved diagnostic, therapeutic, and supportive tools in pediatric neuro-oncology, little has been achieved for patients with diffuse pontine tumors...
  29. doi request reprint Aicardi-Goutières syndrome: description of a late onset case
    Stefano D'Arrigo
    Department of Developmental Neurology, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:631-4. 2008
    ..Our paper also considers the possible value of immunomodulatory therapy in AGS...
  30. ncbi request reprint De novo duplication of chromosome 13(q32-q34) in a child with developmental delay
    Donatella Milani
    Department of Pediatrics, Fondazione Ospedale Maggiore, Mangiagalli e Regina Elena, Milan, Italy
    J Child Neurol 21:1084-5. 2006
    ..This cytogenetic abnormality is rarely described in the literature. The description of our patient's characteristics might contribute to a better phenotype definition...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cognitive profiles and visuoperceptual abilities in preterm and term spastic diplegic children with periventricular leukomalacia
    Emanuela Pagliano
    Division of Developmental Neurology, National Neurological Institute C Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Child Neurol 22:282-8. 2007
    ..The authors conclude that the management of preterm and term children should differ, with concentration on visuoperceptual skills and rehabilitation in the former...
  32. ncbi request reprint Progressive encephalopathy with edema, hypsarrhythmia, and optic nerve atrophy (PEHO)-like syndrome: what diagnostic characteristics are defining?
    Stefano D'Arrigo
    Department of Pediatric Neurology, Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Child Neurol 20:454-6. 2005
    ..We present the case of a child with PEHO-like syndrome and underline the need for a careful follow-up of these patients to identify signs and symptoms that can have a later onset, such as optic atrophy...
  33. doi request reprint Neurological pictures in paediatric Chiari I malformation
    Veronica Saletti
    UO Neurologia dello Sviluppo, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:S295-8. 2011
    ..We emphasise the importance of a careful clinical and neurological assessment for a proper diagnosis and a correct management of these patients...
  34. doi request reprint Use of ICF to describe functioning and disability in children with brain tumours
    Daniela Ajovalasit
    Neurology, Public Health, Disability Unit Scientific Directorate, Neurological Institute Carlo Besta IRCCS Foundation, Milan, Italy
    Disabil Rehabil 31:S100-7. 2009
    ..To underline the importance of Environmental Factors for reducing Disability and to demonstrate the complex condition of life, especially in terms of social inclusion and participation for children and adolescents affected by brain tumour...
  35. doi request reprint A case of pediatric tumefactive demyelinating lesion misdiagnosed and treated as glioblastoma
    Daria Riva
    Department of Developmental Neurology, Istituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    J Child Neurol 23:944-7. 2008
    ..This article reports a 10-year-old girl who underwent surgery for a left parietal lesion misinterpreted as a glioblastoma which subsequently proved to be a case of giant plaque...
  36. ncbi request reprint Age-related trends in Stroop and conflicting motor response task findings
    Francesca Nichelli
    Divisione di Neurologia della Sviluppo, Instituto Nazionale Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Child Neuropsychol 11:431-43. 2005
    ..The positivity and significance of the correlation coefficients between the two tests also suggest that the two measures are tapping cognitive abilities that are developing in a parallel fashion...
  37. doi request reprint Identification of previously unreported mutations in CHRNA1, CHRNE and RAPSN genes in three unrelated Italian patients with congenital myasthenic syndromes
    Raffaella Brugnoni
    Laboratory NBS Biotech, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Neurol 257:1119-23. 2010
    ..The alphaG378D mutation was recessive, but recessive CHRNA1 mutations have rarely been reported previously, so studies on the effect of this mutation at the cellular level would be of interest...
  38. doi request reprint Executive functions and cerebellar development in children
    Daria Riva
    Developmental Neurology Division, Fondazione IRCSS Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milano, Italy
    Appl Neuropsychol Child 2:97-103. 2013
    ..Further studies are needed to clarify the role of the cerebellum in executive functions both in pathological or normal conditions in the developmental age...
  39. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic approach to cerebellar disease in children
    Stefano D'Arrigo
    Department of Pediatric Neurology, Istituto Neurologico C Besta, Milan, Italy
    J Child Neurol 20:859-66. 2005
    ..Subsequent investigations should be suggested by the neuroradiologic and clinical peculiarities of each case...
  40. ncbi request reprint Salvage treatment for childhood ependymoma after surgery only: Pitfalls of omitting "at once" adjuvant treatment
    Maura Massimino
    Department of Pediatric Oncology, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65:1440-5. 2006
    ..To discuss the results obtained by giving adjuvant treatment for childhood ependymoma (EPD) at relapse after complete surgery only...
  41. pmc Sequential chemotherapy, high-dose thiotepa, circulating progenitor cell rescue, and radiotherapy for childhood high-grade glioma
    Maura Massimino
    Pediatric Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy
    Neuro Oncol 7:41-8. 2005
    ..Sequential and high-dose chemotherapy can be afforded in front-line therapy of childhood malignant glioma without excessive morbidity and rather encouraging results...
  42. ncbi request reprint Oligoyric microcephaly in a child with Williams syndrome
    Francesca Faravelli
    Department of Pediatric Neurology, Besta Institute, Milan, Italy
    Am J Med Genet A 117:169-71. 2003
    ..23, confirming the clinical diagnosis. To our knowledge, this represents the first patient with WS and oligogyric microcephaly...
  43. doi request reprint A CDKL5 mutated child with precocious puberty
    Veronica Saletti
    Developmental Neurology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy
    Am J Med Genet A 149:1046-51. 2009
    ..We report on the case of a 5-year-old girl with a de novo CDKL5 gene mutation who developed early puberty, which has not been described before...
  44. pmc RPGRIP1L mutations are mainly associated with the cerebello-renal phenotype of Joubert syndrome-related disorders
    F Brancati
    Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, CSS Mendel Institute, Rome, Italy
    Clin Genet 74:164-70. 2008
    ..Conversely, no pathogenic changes were found in patients with other JSRD phenotypes, suggesting that RPGRIP1L mutations are largely confined to the cerebello-renal subgroup, while they overall represent a rare cause of JSRD (<2%)...
  45. ncbi request reprint Another patient with MECP2 mutation without classic Rett syndrome phenotype
    Donatella Milani
    Pediatric Department, Istituti Clinici di Perfezionamento, University of Milan, Italy
    Pediatr Neurol 32:355-7. 2005
    ..Recently, some patients with a clinical diagnosis of Angelman syndrome were found to have a mutation in MECP2 gene. This report describes another patient with an Angelman-like phenotype and with an MECP2 mutation...