Filippo Brighina

Summary

Affiliation: University of Palermo
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc A painful tic convulsif due to double neurovascular impingement
    G Giglia
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129, Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 12:653-6. 2011
  2. pmc Cortical inhibition and habituation to evoked potentials: relevance for pathophysiology of migraine
    Filippo Brighina
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze Cliniche, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 10:77-84. 2009
  3. pmc A case of atypical sporadic hemiplegic migraine associated with PFO and hypoplasia of vertebro-basilar system
    Filippo Brighina
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 10:303-6. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Reduced cerebellar inhibition in migraine with aura: a TMS study
    Filippo Brighina
    Dipartimento Universitario di Neuroscienze Cliniche, University of Palermo, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Cerebellum 8:260-6. 2009
  5. pmc Modulation of pain perception by transcranial magnetic stimulation of left prefrontal cortex
    Filippo Brighina
    Dip di Biomedicine Sperimentali e Neuroscienze Cliniche BioNeC, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 12:185-91. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) during capsaicin-induced pain: modulatory effects on motor cortex excitability
    Brigida Fierro
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 203:31-8. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Modulatory effects of 1 Hz rTMS over the cerebellum on motor cortex excitability
    Brigida Fierro
    Department of Neurology, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 176:440-7. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Transcranial direct current stimulation preconditioning modulates the effect of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the human motor cortex
    Giuseppe Cosentino
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Via Gaetano La Loggia n 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 35:119-24. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Abnormal facilitatory mechanisms in motor cortex of migraine with aura
    Filippo Brighina
    Dipartimento di Biomedicina Sperimentale e Neuroscienze Cliniche BioNeC, University of Palermo, Via Gaetano La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Pain 15:928-35. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Modulation of visual cortex excitability in migraine with aura: effects of valproate therapy
    Antonio Palermo
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze Cliniche, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 467:26-9. 2009

Collaborators

  • Ornella Daniele
  • Margherita Francolini
  • Marina de Tommaso
  • B Fierro
  • Giuseppe Cosentino
  • Antonio Palermo
  • Simona Talamanca
  • Simone Vigneri
  • G Giglia
  • Giuseppe Giglia
  • Angela Rita Puma
  • Innocenzo Lupo
  • Piera Paladino
  • F Narese
  • P Paladino
  • A Palermo
  • M Romano
  • V Virzi
  • Angela Puma
  • Giuseppe Savettieri
  • Valentina Saia
  • Giuseppe Salemi
  • Aurelio Caronia

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc A painful tic convulsif due to double neurovascular impingement
    G Giglia
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129, Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 12:653-6. 2011
    ..i.d. that was able to reduce attacks from 4 to 6 times per day to 1 to 2 per week. Considering the good response to the drug, the neurosurgeon decided to delay surgical treatment...
  2. pmc Cortical inhibition and habituation to evoked potentials: relevance for pathophysiology of migraine
    Filippo Brighina
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze Cliniche, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 10:77-84. 2009
    ..This could give interesting insight into pathophysiology establishing a link between cortical inhibition and habituation and opening also new treatment strategies in migraine...
  3. pmc A case of atypical sporadic hemiplegic migraine associated with PFO and hypoplasia of vertebro-basilar system
    Filippo Brighina
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 10:303-6. 2009
    ..The atypical presentation of attacks with basilar symptoms and prolonged hemiplegia does not strictly fit the diagnostic criteria of ICHD-II...
  4. doi request reprint Reduced cerebellar inhibition in migraine with aura: a TMS study
    Filippo Brighina
    Dipartimento Universitario di Neuroscienze Cliniche, University of Palermo, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Cerebellum 8:260-6. 2009
    ..Cerebellar inhibition is reduced in migraineurs. This could account, at least in part, for the reduced inhibitory efficiency previously showed in cerebral cortex of these patients...
  5. pmc Modulation of pain perception by transcranial magnetic stimulation of left prefrontal cortex
    Filippo Brighina
    Dip di Biomedicine Sperimentali e Neuroscienze Cliniche BioNeC, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 12:185-91. 2011
    ..This could open new perspectives to non-invasive brain stimulation protocols of alternative target area for pain treatment...
  6. doi request reprint Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) during capsaicin-induced pain: modulatory effects on motor cortex excitability
    Brigida Fierro
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 203:31-8. 2010
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  7. ncbi request reprint Modulatory effects of 1 Hz rTMS over the cerebellum on motor cortex excitability
    Brigida Fierro
    Department of Neurology, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 176:440-7. 2007
    ..The study is a further demonstration that rTMS over the cerebellum induces a long-lasting modulatory effect on the excitability of the interconnected motor area...
  8. doi request reprint Transcranial direct current stimulation preconditioning modulates the effect of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the human motor cortex
    Giuseppe Cosentino
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Via Gaetano La Loggia n 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 35:119-24. 2012
    ..These findings may give insight into the mechanisms of homeostatic plasticity in the human cerebral cortex, suggesting also more suitable applications of tDCS in a clinical setting...
  9. doi request reprint Abnormal facilitatory mechanisms in motor cortex of migraine with aura
    Filippo Brighina
    Dipartimento di Biomedicina Sperimentale e Neuroscienze Cliniche BioNeC, University of Palermo, Via Gaetano La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Pain 15:928-35. 2011
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  10. doi request reprint Modulation of visual cortex excitability in migraine with aura: effects of valproate therapy
    Antonio Palermo
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze Cliniche, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 467:26-9. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Paired pulse TMS over the right posterior parietal cortex modulates visuospatial perception
    Brigida Fierro
    Dipartimento di Neurologia, Oftalmologia, Otorinolaringoiatria e Psichiatria, Universita di Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 90129, Palermo, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 247:144-8. 2006
    ..Here we investigated the effects of parietal paired TMS in normal subjects performing a visuospatial task...
  12. pmc Modulatory effects of low- and high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on visual cortex of healthy subjects undergoing light deprivation
    Brigida Fierro
    Neurophysiological Unit, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90128, Palermo, Italy
    J Physiol 565:659-65. 2005
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  13. pmc Different forms of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias in the same patient: description of a case
    Giuseppe Cosentino
    Dipartimento di Biomedicina Sperimentale e Neuroscienze Cliniche BioNeC, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 11:281-4. 2010
    ..This report supports the theory that common mechanisms could be involved in pathophysiology of different primary headache syndromes...
  14. doi request reprint Impaired glutamatergic neurotransmission in migraine with aura? Evidence by an input-output curves transcranial magnetic stimulation study
    Giuseppe Cosentino
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Universita di Palermo, Palermo, Italia
    Headache 51:726-33. 2011
    ..We used input-output curves to achieve further information about intracortical excitability of motor cortex in migraine with aura...
  15. ncbi request reprint Motor intracortical inhibition in PD: L-DOPA modulation of high-frequency rTMS effects
    Brigida Fierro
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 184:521-8. 2008
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  16. ncbi request reprint Levetiracetam in the prophylaxis of migraine with aura: a 6-month open-label study
    Filippo Brighina
    Neurophysiology Unit, Department of Neurology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Clin Neuropharmacol 29:338-42. 2006
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of levetiracetam as prophylactic treatment for migraine with aura with high frequency of attacks...
  17. ncbi request reprint Prophylaxis of hemicrania continua: two new cases effectively treated with topiramate
    Filippo Brighina
    Department of Neurology, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Headache 47:441-3. 2007
    ..Here we describe 2 more patients effectively treated with topiramate. Neither reported any side effects and one had persisting response for 6 months after drug withdrawal...
  18. ncbi request reprint Improving neglect by TMS
    Brigida Fierro
    Dipartimento di Neurologia, Oftalmologia, Otorinolaringoiatria e Psichiatria, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Behav Neurol 17:169-76. 2006
    ..This technique, besides representing an ideal tool to investigate visuo-spatial attentive mechanisms in humans, has shown promising beneficial effects that might have an impact on clinical practice...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hemispheric cerebellar rTMS to treat drug-resistant epilepsy: case reports
    Filippo Brighina
    Neurophysiological Unit, University of Palermo, Institute of Neuropsychiatry, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 397:229-33. 2006
    ..Although the results are still preliminary, they encourage further studies on larger series of patients. In particular, this rTMS approach, as compared with others, might be more useful in patients with multiple epileptic foci...
  20. ncbi request reprint A validation study of an Italian version of the "ID Migraine"
    Filippo Brighina
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Headache 47:905-8. 2007
    ..Recently, the ID Migraine, a self-administered questionnaire, consisting of only 3 items, was shown to be a valid and reliable screening instrument for migraine in primary care in the United States...
  21. ncbi request reprint Headache in cerebrospinal fluid volume depletion syndrome: a case report
    Innocenzo Lupo
    Department of Neurology, Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry, University of Palermo, Italy
    Funct Neurol 21:43-6. 2006
    ..The CSF leakage was identified at the convexity of the skull and headache disappeared following treatment with fluid, analgesics and steroids...
  22. doi request reprint Brain stimulation in migraine
    Filippo Brighina
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neuroscience, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 116:585-98. 2013
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  23. ncbi request reprint rTMS of the prefrontal cortex in the treatment of chronic migraine: a pilot study
    Filippo Brighina
    Neurophysiological Unit, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 227:67-71. 2004
    ..No significant differences in the outcome measures were observed in the placebo group. High-frequency rTMS over left DLPFC was able to ameliorate chronic migraine. This is in agreement with the suggested role of DLPFC in pain control...
  24. pmc A validation study of an Italian version of the ID Migraine: preliminary results
    Filippo Brighina
    Dipartimento di Neurologia, Oftalmologia, Otorinolaringoiatria e Psichiatria, Universita di Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, I 90129 Palermo, Italy
    J Headache Pain 6:216-9. 2005
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Facilitatory effects of 1 Hz rTMS in motor cortex of patients affected by migraine with aura
    Filippo Brighina
    Department of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otology and Psychiatry, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 161:34-8. 2005
    ..Our results showed that motor as well as sensory cortex of migraine patients present an abnormal modulation of cortical excitability, where a relevant role is likely played by the inefficiency of inhibitory circuits...