B Fierro

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Affiliation: University of Palermo
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Frovatriptan versus almotriptan for acute treatment of menstrual migraine: analysis of a double-blind, randomized, cross-over, multicenter, Italian, comparative study
    Marco Bartolini
    Clinica Neurologica, Ospedali Riuniti, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    J Headache Pain 13:401-6. 2012
  2. pmc A double-blind, randomized, multicenter, Italian study of frovatriptan versus almotriptan for the acute treatment of migraine
    Marco Bartolini
    G D Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy
    J Headache Pain 12:361-8. 2011
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint High-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor cortex of patients affected by migraine with aura: a way to restore normal cortical excitability?
    F Brighina
    Dipartimento Universitario di Neuroscienze Cliniche, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Cephalalgia 30:46-52. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Modulation of intracortical inhibition induced by low- and high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
    B Fierro
    Istituto di Neuropsichiatria, Universita di Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 138:452-7. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Illusory contours and specific regions of human extrastriate cortex: evidence from rTMS
    F Brighina
    Neurophysiological Unit, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 17:2469-74. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint 1 Hz rTMS enhances extrastriate cortex activity in migraine: evidence of a reduced inhibition?
    B Fierro
    Neurophysiological Unit, University of Palermo, Italy
    Neurology 61:1446-8. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Timing of right parietal and frontal cortex activity in visuo-spatial perception: a TMS study in normal individuals
    B Fierro
    Neurophysiological Unit, Institute of Neuropsychiatry, Via G. La Loggia 1, University of Palermo, Italy
    Neuroreport 12:2605-7. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint rTMS of the unaffected hemisphere transiently reduces contralesional visuospatial hemineglect
    M Oliveri
    Neurophysiological Unit, University of Torino, Italy
    Neurology 57:1338-40. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint 1 Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the unaffected hemisphere ameliorates contralesional visuospatial neglect in humans
    F Brighina
    Neurophysiological Unit, Institute of Neuropsychiatry, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 336:131-3. 2003

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  1. pmc Frovatriptan versus almotriptan for acute treatment of menstrual migraine: analysis of a double-blind, randomized, cross-over, multicenter, Italian, comparative study
    Marco Bartolini
    Clinica Neurologica, Ospedali Riuniti, Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy
    J Headache Pain 13:401-6. 2012
    ..05). Frovatriptan was as effective as almotriptan in the immediate treatment of menstrually related migraine attacks. However, it showed a more favorable sustained effect, as shown by a lower rate of migraine recurrence...
  2. pmc A double-blind, randomized, multicenter, Italian study of frovatriptan versus almotriptan for the acute treatment of migraine
    Marco Bartolini
    G D Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy
    J Headache Pain 12:361-8. 2011
    ..18%). The tolerability profile was similar between the two drugs. In conclusion, our study suggests that frovatriptan has a similar efficacy of almotriptan in the short-term, while some advantages are observed during long-term treatment...
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint High-frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation on motor cortex of patients affected by migraine with aura: a way to restore normal cortical excitability?
    F Brighina
    Dipartimento Universitario di Neuroscienze Cliniche, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Cephalalgia 30:46-52. 2010
    ..These findings raise the possibility that the interictal reduced intracortical inhibition in migraine could be normalized by high-frequency rTMS. This would open perspectives for new treatment strategies in migraine prevention...
  5. ncbi request reprint Modulation of intracortical inhibition induced by low- and high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation
    B Fierro
    Istituto di Neuropsichiatria, Universita di Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 138:452-7. 2001
    ..The findings show that rTMS changes the duration of cortical SPs; the effect is probably due to the modulation of intracortical inhibitory interneurons depending on the frequency and intensity of stimulation...
  6. ncbi request reprint Illusory contours and specific regions of human extrastriate cortex: evidence from rTMS
    F Brighina
    Neurophysiological Unit, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 17:2469-74. 2003
    ..This study supports the critical role of right extrastriate cortex in illusory contour perception...
  7. ncbi request reprint 1 Hz rTMS enhances extrastriate cortex activity in migraine: evidence of a reduced inhibition?
    B Fierro
    Neurophysiological Unit, University of Palermo, Italy
    Neurology 61:1446-8. 2003
    ..This finding supports the view of a failure of inhibitory circuits also involving the extrastriate cortex in migraine with aura...
  8. ncbi request reprint Timing of right parietal and frontal cortex activity in visuo-spatial perception: a TMS study in normal individuals
    B Fierro
    Neurophysiological Unit, Institute of Neuropsychiatry, Via G. La Loggia 1, University of Palermo, Italy
    Neuroreport 12:2605-7. 2001
    ..Relative transitory rightward bias was observed only when parietal TMS was delivered 150 ms after visual stimulus presentation. Frontal stimulation induced no effect on visuo-spatial perception with the time intervals explored...
  9. ncbi request reprint rTMS of the unaffected hemisphere transiently reduces contralesional visuospatial hemineglect
    M Oliveri
    Neurophysiological Unit, University of Torino, Italy
    Neurology 57:1338-40. 2001
    ..Parietal rTMS of the unaffected hemisphere during the execution of a computerized task of bisected line's length judgment transiently decreased the magnitude of neglect as expressed in the number of errors...
  10. ncbi request reprint 1 Hz repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the unaffected hemisphere ameliorates contralesional visuospatial neglect in humans
    F Brighina
    Neurophysiological Unit, Institute of Neuropsychiatry, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 336:131-3. 2003
    ..rTMS induced a significant improvement of visuo-spatial performance that remained quite unchanged 15 days after. Patients performance at Time 3 and 4 improved also as concerns line bisection and clock drawing tasks...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of cerebellar TMS on motor cortex of patients with focal dystonia: a preliminary report
    F Brighina
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1, 90129, Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 192:651-6. 2009
    ..If further confirmed, these findings suggest a reduced cerebellar modulation of motor cortex excitability in patients with focal dystonia...
  12. doi request reprint Does habituation depend on cortical inhibition? Results of an rTMS study in healthy subjects
    A Palermo
    Dipartimento di Neuroscienze Cliniche, University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 212:101-7. 2011
    ..As LD acts reducing GABA circuits activity and hf-rTMS likely upregulates such circuits, these data give support to the hypothesis that cortical inhibition can play a relevant role in mechanisms underlying habituation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of somatosensory evoked potentials in stroke
    B Fierro
    Department of Neurology, University of Palermo, Italy
    Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 39:155-60. 1999
    ..Moreover changes in amplitude appeared more frequent and permanent than the latency abnormalities...
  14. ncbi request reprint Visuospatial attention lateralization in volleyball players and in rowers
    G Giglia
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neuroscience BioNeC, University of Palermo, Italy
    Percept Mot Skills 112:915-25. 2011
    ..If such responses are due to training rather than self-selection of ability, then the results may suggest the possibility of changing the distribution of visuospatial attention by training in open-skill sports...
  15. ncbi request reprint Role of the cerebellum in time perception: a TMS study in normal subjects
    B Fierro
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Palermo, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 263:107-12. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that the cerebellum plays a role in merely perceptive aspects of temporal information processing...
  16. 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint A transcranial magnetic stimulation study evaluating methylprednisolone treatment in multiple sclerosis
    B Fierro
    Institute of Neuropsichiatry, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Acta Neurol Scand 105:152-7. 2002
    ..To investigate the efficacy of two different high doses of intravenous methylprednisolone (IVMP) during Multiple Sclerosis (MS) relapses...
  18. doi request reprint A case of post-traumatic complex auditory hallucinosis treated with rTMS
    G Cosentino
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Neurocase 16:267-72. 2010
    ..This case provides initial evidence that rTMS may be a successful treatment of syndromes associated with hyperactive brain areas...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hypo-excitability of cortical areas in patients affected by Friedreich ataxia: a TMS study
    F Brighina
    Dipartimento di Nerurologia, Oftalmologia, Otorinolaringoiatria e Psichiatria, Universita di Palermo, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 235:19-22. 2005
    ..The cortical involvement in these patients seems to be mainly genetically determined. The study provides the first evidence of cortical dysfunction in patients with genetically defined Friedreich ataxia...
  20. doi request reprint Neglect-like effects induced by tDCS modulation of posterior parietal cortices in healthy subjects
    G Giglia
    Department of Experimental Biomedicine and Clinical Neurosciences University of Palermo, Via G La Loggia, 1 90100 Palermo, Italy
    Brain Stimul 4:294-9. 2011
    ..Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is another noninvasive brain stimulation technique that works modulating cortical activity. It is applied through easy to use, noncostly, and portable devices...
  21. ncbi request reprint Dropped head as an unusual presenting sign of myasthenia gravis
    N Di Benedetto
    Dipartimento Universitario di Neuroscienze Cliniche, Universita degli Studi di Palermo, Via Gaetano La Loggia 1, I 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Neurol Sci 28:104-6. 2007
    ..The case we describe concerns a 61-year-old woman with dropped-head syndrome as the unique complaint of myasthenia gravis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Auditory event-related potentials (P300) in epileptic patients
    G Caravaglios
    Institute of Neuropsychiatry, University of Palermo, Via Gaetano La Loggia, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
    Neurophysiol Clin 31:121-9. 2001
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  23. ncbi request reprint When nominal features are marked on verbs: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study
    C Finocchiaro
    Center for Mind Brain Sciences CIMeC, Università di Trento and Dipartimento di Scienze della Cognizione e della Formazione DiSCoF, Universita di Trento, Italy
    Brain Lang 104:113-21. 2008
    ..However, the interference effect was significantly greater for the verb+clitic than for the verb+det+noun phrases. These findings support the view that clitics increase the morphosyntactic complexity of verbs...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cortical hypoactivity or reduced efficiency of cortical inhibition in migraine?
    F Brighina
    Cephalalgia 27:187-8; author reply 188-9. 2007