Pasquale Montagna

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Propriospinal myoclonus at sleep onset
    P Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurophysiol Clin 36:351-5. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Migraine genetics
    Pasquale Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Expert Rev Neurother 8:1321-30. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in the pharmacogenomics of pain and headache
    P Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via U Foscolo 7, I 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 28:S208-12. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Migraine: a genetic disease?
    Pasquale Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S47-51. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Daytime sleepiness and neural cardiac modulation in sleep-related breathing disorders
    Carolina Lombardi
    Center for Sleep Disorders, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 17:263-70. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Behavioural and neurophysiological correlates of human cataplexy: a video-polygraphic study
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:153-62. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Sympathetic and cardiovascular activity during cataplexy in narcolepsy
    Vincenzo Donadio
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 17:458-63. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Peduncular hallucinosis: a polysomnographic and spect study of a patient and efficacy of serotonergic therapy
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 10:1158-60. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Interobserver reliability of video recording in the diagnosis of nocturnal frontal lobe seizures
    Luca Vignatelli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Epilepsia 48:1506-11. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Increased frequency of arousal parasomnias in families with nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy: a common mechanism?
    Francesca Bisulli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Epilepsia 51:1852-60. 2010

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Publications165 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Propriospinal myoclonus at sleep onset
    P Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurophysiol Clin 36:351-5. 2006
    ..To describe the clinical and polygraphic features of propriospinal myoclonus (PSM) at sleep onset...
  2. doi request reprint Migraine genetics
    Pasquale Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Expert Rev Neurother 8:1321-30. 2008
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Recent advances in the pharmacogenomics of pain and headache
    P Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via U Foscolo 7, I 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 28:S208-12. 2007
    ..Pharmacogenomic studies of headache and pain are still in their infancy, but these recent advances in the genetics of migraine and pain arguably hold the promise of individualised treatments and prevention of adverse drug reactions...
  4. doi request reprint Migraine: a genetic disease?
    Pasquale Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S47-51. 2008
    ..Epigenetic mechanisms and this proposed genetic behavioural model could be usefully incorporated into headache genetic research...
  5. doi request reprint Daytime sleepiness and neural cardiac modulation in sleep-related breathing disorders
    Carolina Lombardi
    Center for Sleep Disorders, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 17:263-70. 2008
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Behavioural and neurophysiological correlates of human cataplexy: a video-polygraphic study
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:153-62. 2010
    ..To investigate the behavioural and neurophysiological pattern of cataplexy...
  7. doi request reprint Sympathetic and cardiovascular activity during cataplexy in narcolepsy
    Vincenzo Donadio
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 17:458-63. 2008
    ..However, cataplexy was associated with co-activation of sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic systems, a pattern reminiscent of that reported during the vigilance reaction in animals...
  8. doi request reprint Peduncular hallucinosis: a polysomnographic and spect study of a patient and efficacy of serotonergic therapy
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 10:1158-60. 2009
    ..PH resolved with serotonergic (citalopram) therapy...
  9. ncbi request reprint Interobserver reliability of video recording in the diagnosis of nocturnal frontal lobe seizures
    Luca Vignatelli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Epilepsia 48:1506-11. 2007
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Increased frequency of arousal parasomnias in families with nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy: a common mechanism?
    Francesca Bisulli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Epilepsia 51:1852-60. 2010
    ..This study aimed to verify whether relatives of patients with NFLE have a higher frequency of parasomnias, namely arousal disorders, and thereby shed light on the still unknown pathophysiologic mechanisms underlying NFLE...
  11. doi request reprint Hypocretin deficiency in narcolepsy with cataplexy is associated with a normal body core temperature modulation
    Daniela Grimaldi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Chronobiol Int 27:1596-608. 2010
    ..These data indicate that the hypocretin deficit in drug-free NC patients and their altered wake-sleep cycle couple with an intact modulation of BcT...
  12. ncbi request reprint Propriospinal myoclonus: a motor phenomenon found in restless legs syndrome different from periodic limb movements during sleep
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 20:1323-9. 2005
    ..In one patient, alternating leg muscle activation was also present. Jerks with a PSM pattern represent another motor phenomenon associated with RLS and different from the more usual PLMS...
  13. doi request reprint Sleep and temperature rhythms in two sisters with P102L Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker (GSS) disease
    Federica Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo, 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 10:374-7. 2009
    ..Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker (GSS) disease is a hereditary prion disease featuring cerebellar ataxia, akinetic parkinsonism, pyramidal signs and cognitive decline...
  14. ncbi request reprint Daytime sympathetic hyperactivity in OSAS is related to excessive daytime sleepiness
    Vincenzo Donadio
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 16:327-32. 2007
    ..The results obtained in this pilot study need, however, to be confirmed in a larger study involving more patients...
  15. ncbi request reprint Movement disorders in sleep: guidelines for differentiating epileptic from non-epileptic motor phenomena arising from sleep
    Paolo Tinuper
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 11:255-67. 2007
    ..Further investigations on pathophysiology, genetics and epidemiology are needed to clarify the relationship between epileptic and non-epileptic sleep related paroxysmal phenomena...
  16. doi request reprint Slow eye movements distribution during nocturnal sleep
    Fabio Pizza
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 122:1556-61. 2011
    ..To assess the distribution across nocturnal sleep of slow eye movements (SEMs)...
  17. doi request reprint Increased prevalence of sleep disorders in chronic headache: a case-control study
    Elisa Sancisi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, Bologna, Italy
    Headache 50:1464-72. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate the prevalence of sleep disorders in chronic headache patients and to evaluate the role of psychiatric comorbidity in the association between chronic headache and sleep complaints...
  18. doi request reprint Status dissociatus evolving from REM sleep behaviour disorder in multiple system atrophy
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 10:247-52. 2009
    ..We present two patients, a 52-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman, with rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) since the age of 50...
  19. doi request reprint Microneurographic evaluation of sympathetic activity in small fiber neuropathy
    Rocco Liguori
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 122:1854-9. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint Impaired cortical and autonomic arousal during sleep in multiple system atrophy
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:2512-8. 2007
    ..We investigated PLMS-related EEG and HR variations in multiple system atrophy (MSA) in order to detect possible abnormalities in cortical and autonomic arousal responses...
  21. doi request reprint Rare mtDNA variants in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy families with recurrence of myoclonus
    C La Morgia
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Universita di Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 70:762-70. 2008
    ..To investigate the mechanisms underlying myoclonus in Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON)...
  22. doi request reprint Morvan chorea and agrypnia excitata: when video-polysomnographic recording guides the diagnosis
    Federica Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 12:1041-3. 2011
    ..Morvan chorea is an antibody-mediated limbic encephalopathy characterized by severe insomnia, mental confusion, hallucinations, enacted dreams, hyperhidrosis, and neuromyotonia...
  23. ncbi request reprint Status dissociatus after surgery for tegmental ponto-mesencephalic cavernoma: a state-dependent disorder of motor control during sleep
    Federica Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 19:719-23. 2004
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Sleep-related stridor due to dystonic vocal cord motion and neurogenic tachypnea/tachycardia in multiple system atrophy
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 22:673-8. 2007
    ..Stridor was associated with other abnormal sleep-related respiratory and motor disorders, suggesting an impairment of homeostatic brainstem integration in MSA...
  25. doi request reprint Different sleep onset criteria at the multiple sleep latency test (MSLT): an additional marker to differentiate central nervous system (CNS) hypersomnias
    Fabio Pizza
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 20:250-6. 2011
    ..The combination of SusSL and SL determination at MSLT should be tested as an additional objective differential criterion for EDS disorders...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nocturnal eating: sleep-related eating disorder or night eating syndrome? A videopolysomnographic study
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 29:949-54. 2006
    ..To describe the clinical and videopolysomnographic characteristics of nocturnal eating episodes in sleep-related eating disorder...
  27. doi request reprint Automatic slow eye movement (SEM) detection of sleep onset in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS): comparison between multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) and maintenance of wakefulness test (MWT)
    Margherita Fabbri
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40132 Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 11:253-7. 2010
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Idiopathic central sleep apnoea syndrome treated with zolpidem
    Daniela Grimaldi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via U Foscolo 7, Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:355-7. 2008
    ..Beneficial effects were still present after two years of treatment. Our case demonstrates that zolpidem may be beneficial in the long term treatment of idiopathic central sleep apnoea syndrome...
  29. pmc Body mass index-independent metabolic alterations in narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Francesca Poli
    Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 32:1491-7. 2009
    ..To contribute to the anthropometric and metabolic phenotyping of orexin-A-deficient narcoleptic patients, and to explore a possible risk of their developing a metabolic syndrome...
  30. ncbi request reprint Arousal elicits exaggerated inhibition of sympathetic nerve activity in phobic syncope patients
    Vincenzo Donadio
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Brain 130:1653-62. 2007
    ..The exaggerated inhibition in patients with phobia to blood/injury may be a factor predisposing to syncope in those patients...
  31. doi request reprint Family history for chronic headache and drug overuse as a risk factor for headache chronification
    Sabina Cevoli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Bologna, Italy
    Headache 49:412-8. 2009
    ..To assess whether family history for chronic headache (CH) and drug overuse could represent a risk factor for headache chronification...
  32. doi request reprint Sleep-to-wake transition movement disorders
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 12:S11-6. 2011
    ..Thereafter we will briefly discuss how the process of pre-dormitum and post-dormitum can lead to such disruption of motor control...
  33. pmc Catathrenia (nocturnal groaning): what is it?
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 31:308-9. 2008
  34. doi request reprint Association of restless legs syndrome with nocturnal eating: a case-control study
    Federica Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 24:871-7. 2009
    ..We demonstrate an association between RLS and SRED. Prospective studies are needed to establish the mechanisms underlying such association and whether it is causal...
  35. doi request reprint Self-help group and medication overuse headache: preliminary data
    Elisa Sancisi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:459-63. 2009
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first report on a self-help group for patients with MOH. Joining a self-help group can help patients develop positive attitudes to managing pain...
  36. doi request reprint Intravenous high-dose immunoglobulin treatment in recent onset childhood narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Sleep Disorders Center, Dept of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    J Neurol 255:1549-54. 2008
    ..Our data partially support the recent report of the efficacy of IVIg treatment in early diagnosed narcolepsy with cataplexy and support the need for a controlled multicenter clinical trial on IVIg in narcolepsy...
  37. ncbi request reprint Sleep-related faciomandibular myoclonus: A sleep-related movement disorder different from bruxism
    Daniela Loi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Mov Disord 22:1819-22. 2007
    ..We propose that, on the basis of the clinical and EMG features, SFMM may be considered a distinct disorder and different from sleep bruxism...
  38. doi request reprint Melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells: implications for human diseases
    Chiara La Morgia
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Vision Res 51:296-302. 2011
    ..We anticipate that these studies will lead to many other investigations addressing the role of mRGCs and circadian photoreception in the pathogenesis of circadian and sleep abnormalities in neurodegenerative disorders...
  39. doi request reprint Small fiber neuropathy in female patients with fabry disease
    Rocco Liguori
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Universita di Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 41:409-12. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that females with FD, although asymptomatic, may have somatic and autonomic small fiber neuropathy...
  40. pmc Lack of association between five serotonin metabolism-related genes and medication overuse headache
    Sabina Cevoli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    J Headache Pain 11:53-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, our studydoes not provide evidence that the 5HTT, 5-HT1A, 5HT1B,5HT2A and 5HT6 gene polymorphisms play a role in the genetic predisposition to MOH...
  41. doi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid hypocretin-1 levels during the active period of cluster headache
    Sabina Cevoli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via U Foscolo 7, Bologna, Italy
    Cephalalgia 31:973-6. 2011
    ..Genetic studies in humans evidenced a role for the hypocretinergic system in cluster headache (CH)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Familial and sporadic fatal insomnia
    Pasquale Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Lancet Neurol 2:167-76. 2003
    ..Intriguing clinicopathological correlations in FFI and SFI suggest a role for the thalamolimbic system in the regulation of sleep and other circadian functions...
  43. doi request reprint Nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy: new pathophysiological interpretations
    Paolo Tinuper
    IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 12:S39-42. 2011
    ..Other cortical-networks involving the limbic system may explain, for instance, primitive behaviors. The role of the cholinergic system and related pathways in the pathogenesis of nocturnal seizures and parasomnias is also discussed...
  44. doi request reprint High frequency of migraine-only patients negative for the 3243 A>G tRNALeu mtDNA mutation in two MELAS families
    Sabina Cevoli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Cephalalgia 30:919-27. 2010
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  45. ncbi request reprint Augmentation of restless legs syndrome with long-term tramadol treatment
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 22:424-7. 2007
    ..Our case confirms a recent retrospective report of augmentation of RLS after treatment with tramadol, and begs the question whether augmentation is truly restricted to dopaminergic drugs...
  46. doi request reprint Anhidrosis in multiple system atrophy: a preganglionic sudomotor dysfunction?
    Vincenzo Donadio
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via U Foscolo 7, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 23:885-8. 2008
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Detection of sleep onset by analysis of slow eye movements: a preliminary study of MSLT recordings
    Margherita Fabbri
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40132 Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 10:637-40. 2009
    ..We have developed an automatic method for the detection of SEMs. In the present preliminary work we compare standard measurement of EDS with visual and automatic detection of SEMs, both performed on MSLT recordings...
  48. ncbi request reprint Fatal familial insomnia: a model disease in sleep physiopathology
    Pasquale Montagna
    Center for Sleep Disorders, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via Ugo Foscolo 7 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 9:339-53. 2005
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  49. ncbi request reprint Group I nonreciprocal inhibition in primary restless legs syndrome
    Cesa Scaglione
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 23:96-100. 2008
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  50. doi request reprint Axial myoclonus in paraproteinemic polyneuropathy
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche dell Università di Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 38:1330-5. 2008
    ..Plasmapheresis substantially reduced the frequency and intensity of axial myoclonic jerks. In our patient, propriospinal myoclonus was associated with anti-MAG polyneuropathy, but the causal relationship remains unclear...
  51. doi request reprint Paroxysmal bipedal activity during syncope related to carotid body tumor
    Giovanni Ambrosetto
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 15:388-90. 2009
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  52. doi request reprint Quality of life, eating and mood disorders in menstrual migraine: a case-control study
    Marianna Nicodemo
    Department of Neurological Science, University of Bologna, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna BO, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S155-7. 2008
    ..In contrast with the previous literature we did not find any difference in the prevalence of mood and eating disorders...
  53. ncbi request reprint A genetic association study of dopamine metabolism-related genes and chronic headache with drug abuse
    S Cevoli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 13:1009-13. 2006
    ..Genetic variability at the DRD4 gene is involved in the predisposition to episodic MO but not to DA, while liability to CDHDA may involve genetic variability at the DAT gene in comparison with episodic MO...
  54. doi request reprint From REM sleep behaviour disorder to status dissociatus: insights into the maze of states of being
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 12:S68-71. 2011
    ..Advances in the fields of genetics, neuroimaging, and behavioural neurology will expand the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the organization of the states of being along with their somatic/behavioural manifestations...
  55. ncbi request reprint Effect on sleep of posterior hypothalamus stimulation in cluster headache
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Headache 47:1085-90. 2007
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Habituation of sympathetic sudomotor and vasomotor skin responses: neural and non-neural components in healthy subjects
    Vincenzo Donadio
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:2542-9. 2005
    ..Sympathetic skin response (SSR) and skin vasomotor response (SVR) habituation was thought to be induced by neural mechanisms. Here, we investigate the hypothesis that non-neural mechanisms could also be involved...
  57. ncbi request reprint Polysomnographic and pharmacokinetic findings in levodopa-induced augmentation of restless legs syndrome
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 21:254-8. 2006
    ..This case is the first report in which RLS augmentation is shown to be characterized by motor hyperkinesias paralleling levodopa plasma pharmacokinetic profile...
  58. doi request reprint The primary headaches as a reflection of genetic darwinian adaptive behavioral responses
    Pasquale Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Bologna, Italy
    Headache 50:273-89. 2010
    ..The objective of this study is to present a view of the primary headaches as genetically determined behavioral responses consistent with sickness behavior and defense reaction, respectively...
  59. ncbi request reprint Interobserver reliability of ICSD-R minimal diagnostic criteria for the parasomnias
    Luca Vignatelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Universita di Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    J Neurol 252:712-7. 2005
    ..To estimate the interobserver reliability (IR) of the minimal diagnostic criteria for the parasomnias provided in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders Revised (ICSD-R)...
  60. doi request reprint Normal body scheme and absent phantom limb experience in amputees while dreaming
    Maria Alessandria
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Conscious Cogn 20:1831-4. 2011
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  61. ncbi request reprint Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Rev Neurol Dis 3:61-70. 2006
    ..Among the current treatment options offered for the treatment of RLS, dopaminergic agents have provided the best evidence for efficacy in symptom relief...
  62. ncbi request reprint Sleep disorders in multiple system atrophy: a correlative video-polysomnographic study
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 5:21-30. 2004
    ..The reciprocal relation between breathing, heart and motor system abnormalities during sleep was studied in multiple system atrophy (MSA) by means of video-polysomnographic recordings (VPSG)...
  63. ncbi request reprint Biochemical-clinical correlation in patients with different loads of the mitochondrial DNA T8993G mutation
    Valerio Carelli
    Istituto di Clinica Neurologica, Universita di Bologna, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Arch Neurol 59:264-70. 2002
    ....
  64. doi request reprint Sleep-dependent changes in the coupling between heart period and blood pressure in human subjects
    Alessandro Silvani
    Dipartimento di Fisiologia Umana e Generale, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 294:R1686-92. 2008
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  65. doi request reprint Restless legs syndrome enhances cardiovascular risk and mortality in patients with end-stage kidney disease undergoing long-term haemodialysis treatment
    Gaetano La Manna
    Nephrology Dialysis and Renal Transplantation Unit, University of Bologna, Italy
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:1976-83. 2011
    ..Here, we investigated the association between RLS and cardiovascular events risk and laboratory parameters in end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients on dialysis...
  66. doi request reprint Isolated noradrenergic failure in adult-onset autosomal dominant leukodystrophy
    Pietro Guaraldi
    Neurological Sciences Department, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Auton Neurosci 159:123-6. 2011
    ..This peculiar autonomic dysfunction may represent a hallmark for ADLD...
  67. doi request reprint Medico-legal assessment of disability in narcolepsy: an interobserver reliability study
    Francesca Ingravallo
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 17:111-9. 2008
    ..The minimum set of indicators of disease severity correlating with patients' self assessments encourages a disability classification of narcolepsy...
  68. doi request reprint A clinically complex form of dominant optic atrophy (OPA8) maps on chromosome 16
    Valerio Carelli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Hum Mol Genet 20:1893-905. 2011
    ..The identification of a new OPA locus (OPA8) in this pedigree demonstrates further genetic heterogeneity in DOA, and our results indicate that the pathogenesis may still involve mitochondria...
  69. ncbi request reprint Pelvic movements as rhythmic motor manifestation associated with restless legs syndrome
    Carolina Lombardi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 18:110-3. 2003
    ..We discuss the association between restless legs syndrome and rhythmic movement disorder as a particular manifestation of a spectrum of rhythmic sleep-related movement disorders...
  70. ncbi request reprint Wavelet analysis of electroencephalographic and electro-oculographic changes during the sleep onset period
    Elisa Magosso
    Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007:4006-10. 2007
    ..This result suggests that EOG activity may be used to monitor sleepiness and sleep onset and to predict decrease in behavioral performances associated with drowsiness...
  71. pmc Restless legs syndrome is frequent in narcolepsy with cataplexy patients
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 33:689-94. 2010
    ..To investigate the occurrence of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC)...
  72. ncbi request reprint A wavelet based method for automatic detection of slow eye movements: a pilot study
    Elisa Magosso
    Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems, University of Bologna, Cesena, Italy
    Med Eng Phys 28:860-75. 2006
    ..The proposed method may be a valuable tool for computerized EOG analysis...
  73. ncbi request reprint Pre-symptomatic diagnosis in fatal familial insomnia: serial neurophysiological and 18FDG-PET studies
    Pietro Cortelli
    Department of Neuroscience, C N R I B F M, Vita Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
    Brain 129:668-75. 2006
    ..Our data indicate that the neurodegenerative process associated with FFI begins in the thalamus between 13 and 21 months before the clinical presentation of the disease...
  74. ncbi request reprint Continuous motor unit activity syndromes: a video-polysomnographic study
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche dell Università di Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:2533-41. 2005
    ..To ascertain the presence of abnormalities of sleep in patients with continuous motor unit activity with and without symptoms of central nervous system involvement...
  75. ncbi request reprint Excessive daytime sleepiness and levodopa in Parkinson's disease: polygraphic, placebo-controlled monitoring
    Manuela Contin
    Neurology Clinic, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neuropharmacol 26:115-8. 2003
    ..The subacute levodopa challenge was accompanied by physiologic sleep episodes, worsened reaction times, and a reduction in mean blood pressure and heart rate over baseline values, linked temporally to the sleep episodes...
  76. doi request reprint Migraine as a visceral pain
    Pietro Cortelli
    Clinica Neurologica, Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Center for the Study of Headaches, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo, 7, 40123, Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:S19-22. 2009
    ..This hypothesis, still speculative, may offer a more coherent view of migraine as an adaptive biobehavioural response triggered by a threatened brain...
  77. ncbi request reprint Parallel changes in resting muscle sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure in a hypertensive OSAS patient demonstrate treatment efficacy
    Vincenzo Donadio
    Dept of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Auton Res 16:235-9. 2006
    ..While CPAP markedly lowered daytime muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) and blood pressure (BP), findings after UPPP were comparable to pre-treatment baseline. Thus, parallel changes in MSNA and BP demonstrated treatment efficacy...
  78. ncbi request reprint Endozepines in recurrent stupor
    Pietro Cortelli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo, 7, 40123 Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 9:477-87. 2005
    ..This review summarizes the state of endozepine physiology and pharmacology and the clinical syndromes attributed to their involvement. A diagnostic work-up to define endozepine-induced recurrent stupor is suggested...
  79. doi request reprint Distribution of neurochemical abnormalities in patients with narcolepsy with cataplexy: An in vivo brain proton MR spectroscopy study
    Caterina Tonon
    MR Spectroscopy Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Aging and Nephrology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Brain Res Bull 80:147-50. 2009
    ..The absence of (1)H-MRS neurodegenerative changes in the thalamus and cerebral cortex suggests that the abnormalities detected in these brain regions by other neuroimaging techniques are likely of functional nature...
  80. pmc Magnetic resonance diagnostic markers in clinically sporadic prion disease: a combined brain magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy study
    Raffaele Lodi
    MR Spectroscopy Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Aging and Nephrology, University of Bologna, Azienda Universitario Ospedaliera di Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna, Italy
    Brain 132:2669-79. 2009
    ..Both sequences should be routinely included in the clinical work-up of patients with suspected prion disease...
  81. ncbi request reprint Does the prion protein gene 129 codon polymorphism influence sleep? Evidence from a fatal familial insomnia kindred
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, 7 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:1948-53. 2002
    ..Experimental and clinical evidence in prion diseases suggests that the prion protein gene (PRNP) plays a role in regulating sleep...
  82. doi request reprint Late recovery from post-traumatic vegetative state
    Elisa Sancisi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo, Bologna, Italy
    Brain Inj 23:163-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to report that late recovery with moderate disability is possible, even after several months in vegetative state...
  83. pmc The primary headaches: genetics, epigenetics and a behavioural genetic model
    Pasquale Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via Ugo Foscolo, 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    J Headache Pain 9:57-69. 2008
    ..This behavioural model could be incorporated into migraine genetic research...
  84. doi request reprint Increased prevalence of nocturnal smoking in restless legs syndrome (RLS)
    F Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 11:218-20. 2010
    ..We investigated the prevalence of nocturnal smoking (NS) in patients with RLS...
  85. doi request reprint Clinical and neuroimaging evidence of interictal cerebellar dysfunction in FHM2
    D Grimaldi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Cephalalgia 30:552-9. 2010
    ..Our MRS results showed that a multisystem energy metabolism defect in FHM2 is associated with microstructural cerebellar changes detected by DWI, even before the onset of cerebellar symptoms...
  86. doi request reprint Isolated generalised anhidrosis induced by postganglionic sympathetic skin nerve fibre degeneration: an incomplete Ross syndrome?
    V Donadio
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 79:959-61. 2008
    ..Isolated GA induced by degeneration of postganglionic sympathetic nerve fibers, directly evaluated by skin biopsy, has not previously been described...
  87. doi request reprint Agrypnia Excitata: a microneurographic study of muscle sympathetic nerve activity
    V Donadio
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 120:1139-42. 2009
    ..The aim of this study is to report the first microneurographic recordings of sympathetic activity in acquired and genetic AE to investigate the pattern of sympathetic activation...
  88. doi request reprint Autosomal recessive hereditary spastic paraplegia with thin corpus callosum: a novel mutation in the SPG11 gene and further evidence for genetic heterogeneity
    T Pippucci
    Laboratorio di Genetica Medica, Dipartimento di Scienze Ginecologiche, Ostetriche e Pediatriche, Policlinico Sant Orsola Malpighi, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 16:121-6. 2009
    ..In this study, involvement of the SPG11 or 8p12-p11.21 loci was investigated in five Italian families, of which four consanguineous...
  89. doi request reprint Chronotypes in menstrual migraine: a case-control study
    Sabina Cevoli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123, Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:S163-4. 2010
    ..The study did not confirm the presence of a morning and evening preference among migraineurs as previously reported...
  90. doi request reprint Fatal insomnia and agrypnia excitata: sleep and the limbic system
    F Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Rev Neurol (Paris) 164:692-700. 2008
    ..On the basis of these findings, we suggest that a neuronal network, extending from the medulla to the limbic cortex, controls the sleep-wake cycle, operating in an integrated fashion following a caudorostral organization...
  91. doi request reprint Spectral analysis of heart rate variability reveals an enhanced sympathetic activity in narcolepsy with cataplexy
    D Grimaldi
    Neurological Sciences Department, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 121:1142-7. 2010
    ..To test the autonomic control of cardiovascular reflexes and heart rate variability (HRV) at rest and during orthostatic stress in narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC)...
  92. doi request reprint Autonomic innervation in multiple system atrophy and pure autonomic failure
    V Donadio
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:1327-35. 2010
    ....
  93. doi request reprint Is migraine a disease?
    Pietro Cortelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Center for the Study of Headaches, Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:S29-31. 2010
    ..e., we have to categorize migraine not only as a type of headache attack but also as a symptom of different syndromes...
  94. doi request reprint Refinement of the SPG9 locus on chromosome 10q23.3-24.2 and exclusion of candidate genes
    E Panza
    Laboratory of Medical Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardioangiology and Hepatology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 15:520-4. 2008
    ..In the same region, two other forms of HSP have been recently mapped: SPG27 and SPG33. In the latter case, the gene responsible has been identified...
  95. doi request reprint Sleep-related smoking syndrome
    F Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 9:903-5. 2008
    ..We describe six patients affected by frequent episodes from sleep associated with compulsive smoking and/or eating. Patients woke up with a desire to smoke and/or eat because of an "inner" drive...
  96. ncbi request reprint Clinical and brain bioenergetics improvement with idebenone in a patient with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy: a clinical and 31P-MRS study
    P Cortelli
    Institute of Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 148:25-31. 1997
    ..Reversal of paraparesis by idebenone was paralleled by normalization of 31P-MRS, serum lactate and central motor conduction. Extra-ocular neurological dysfunction in LHON may be amenable to treatment by appropriate quinones...
  97. pmc Phosphorus MR spectroscopy shows a tissue specific in vivo distribution of biochemical expression of the G3460A mutation in Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy
    R Lodi
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Biotecnologia Applicata D Campanacci, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 72:805-7. 2002
    ..These findings indicate a tissue specific distribution of the biochemical expression of the G3460A LHON mutation and suggest that extramitochondrial factors, such as nuclear genes, may influence expression of this mutation in vivo...
  98. ncbi request reprint Familial hemiplegic migraine: clinical features and probable linkage to chromosome 1 in an Italian family
    S Cevoli
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna Medical School, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, I 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 23:7-10. 2002
    ..Lod scores for linkage to 19p13 were negative, while the maximum two-point lod score was 1.81 to 1q21-23. This family with FHM and associated subtle cerebellar signs, epilepsy and mental retardation showed probable linkage to 1q21-23...
  99. ncbi request reprint Palmaris brevis spasm: an occupational syndrome
    R Liguori
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 60:1705-7. 2003
    ..Electromyography showed spontaneous activity characterized by irregular discharges of single motor unit potentials and myokymia from PB muscle that did not disappear after ulnar nerve block at the wrist, suggesting a distal lesion...
  100. ncbi request reprint Normal sleep-wake and circadian rhythms in a case of Gerstmann-Sträussler-Sheinker (GSS) disease
    G Pierangeli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Auton Res 14:39-41. 2004
    ..A polysomnographic study showed normal sleep patterns and circadian rhythms in a patient with ataxic type GSS. Our results suggest that sleep and circadian rhythm changes in prion diseases are due to the involvement of specific brain areas...
  101. ncbi request reprint In vivo evidence of neuronal loss in the hypothalamus of narcoleptic patients
    R Lodi
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, e Biotecnologia Applicata D Campanacci, Universita di Bologna, Policlinico S Orsola, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 63:1513-5. 2004
    ..Hypothalamic NAA/creatine-phosphocreatine was reduced in narcoleptic patients compared with control subjects (p < 0.01). Hypothalamic neuronal loss/damage is a central pathogenetic feature in narcolepsy...