Pasquale Montagna

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. pmc Epigenetics and pharmaco-epigenetics in the primary headaches
    Pasquale Montagna
    J Headache Pain 9:193-4. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Molecular genetics of migraine headaches: a review
    P Montagna
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna Medical School, Italy
    Cephalalgia 20:3-14. 2000
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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

Detail Information

Publications102 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Epigenetics and pharmaco-epigenetics in the primary headaches
    Pasquale Montagna
    J Headache Pain 9:193-4. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Molecular genetics of migraine headaches: a review
    P Montagna
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna Medical School, Italy
    Cephalalgia 20:3-14. 2000
    ..No unambiguous conclusions have, however, been reached. FHM remains an isolated success story in the quest for the genetic basis of migraine...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  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 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...
  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 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...
  15. 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)...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  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. 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...
  20. 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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  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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  26. 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
    ....
  27. 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...
  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. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. 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)...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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
    ....
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. pmc Catathrenia (nocturnal groaning): what is it?
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 31:308-9. 2008
  41. 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...
  42. 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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  43. 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)...
  44. 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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  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 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...
  47. 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
    ....
  48. 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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  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. 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)...
  55. 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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  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. 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
    ....
  59. pmc Pontine hyperperfusion in sporadic hyperekplexia
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 78:1001-4. 2007
    ..To explore with neuroimaging techniques the anatomical and functional correlates of sporadic hyperekplexia...
  60. pmc Melanopsin retinal ganglion cells are resistant to neurodegeneration in mitochondrial optic neuropathies
    Chiara La Morgia
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Brain 133:2426-38. 2010
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Cataplexy features in childhood narcolepsy
    Leonardo Serra
    Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 23:858-65. 2008
    ..Video-recordings of cataplectic attacks may be useful to document the attack, allowing a comparison with archived presentations...
  62. 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...
  63. 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
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  64. ncbi request reprint Investigation of an LDLR gene polymorphism (19p13.2) in susceptibility to migraine without aura
    Mirella Mochi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Bologna, Clinica Neurologica, Via U Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    J Neurol Sci 213:7-10. 2003
    ..We suggest a possible predisposition to MO in the studied population through this polymorphism or another polymorphism in linkage disequilibrium with (TA)n...
  65. 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...
  66. 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...
  67. ncbi request reprint The circadian rhythm of body core temperature (CRT) is normal in patient with congenital generalized anhidrosis
    Sabina Cevoli
    Istituto di Clinica Neurologica, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Auton Res 12:170-3. 2002
    ..The rhythmometric analysis showed normal 24-hour fluctuations. This case represents an "experiment of nature"demonstrating that the physiological nocturnal fall of BcT is independent of sweating...
  68. ncbi request reprint Retinal nerve fiber layer evaluation by optical coherence tomography in unaffected carriers with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy mutations
    Giacomo Savini
    Centro di Oftalmologia Salus, Bologna, Italy
    Ophthalmology 112:127-31. 2005
    ..To study retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness by optical coherence tomography (OCT) in unaffected carriers with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) mutations...
  69. 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...
  70. 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...
  71. 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
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  72. ncbi request reprint Novel parkin mutations detected in patients with early-onset Parkinson's disease
    Aida M Bertoli-Avella
    Genetic Epidemiologic Unit, Department of Clinical Genetics and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Mov Disord 20:424-31. 2005
    ..This study confirms the frequent involvement of parkin and the importance of genetic testing in the diagnostic work-up of EOP...
  73. ncbi request reprint Sleep-related non epileptic motor disorders
    Pasquale Montagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Medical School, Italy
    J Neurol 251:781-94. 2004
    ....
  74. ncbi request reprint Sympathetic skin response: basic mechanisms and clinical applications
    Robert Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Auton Res 13:256-70. 2003
    ..SSR is easy to apply but current procedures are not sufficiently reliable for diagnostic purposes, and show imperfect correlations both with clinical features and other measurements of autonomic, in particular, sudomotor dysfunction...
  75. ncbi request reprint Emotional information processing in patients with narcolepsy: a psychophysiologic investigation
    Valter Tucci
    Department of Psychology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
    Sleep 26:558-64. 2003
    ..Accordingly, we compared the psychophysiologic effects on patients with narcolepsy and healthy subjects of processing visual stimuli that have established emotional valences...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint NREM sleep alterations in narcolepsy/cataplexy
    Raffaele Ferri
    Department of Neurology IC, Sleep Research Centre, Oasi Institute IRCCS, Troina, Enna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:2675-84. 2005
    ..NREM sleep patterns of narcoleptic patients with cataplexy were studied, focusing on their sleep 'microstructure', by analyzing the cyclic alternating pattern (CAP)...
  80. 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...
  81. ncbi request reprint Different periodicity and time structure of leg movements during sleep in narcolepsy/cataplexy and restless legs syndrome
    Raffaele Ferri
    Sleep Research Centre, Department of Neurology I C, Oasi Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging IRCCS, Troina, Italy
    Sleep 29:1587-94. 2006
    ..To analyze periodic leg movements (PLM) during sleep in patients with narcolepsy and compare the results with those obtained in normal controls and subjects with restless legs syndrome (RLS)...
  82. pmc Self-management of fatal familial insomnia. Part 2: case report
    Joyce Schenkein
    Touro College, New York, NY, USA
    MedGenMed 8:66. 2006
    ..Part 2 describes the efforts of one patient (with the rapid-course Met-Met subtype) who contended with his devastating symptoms and improved the quality of his life...
  83. ncbi request reprint Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of brain metabolism in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome before and after continuous positive airway pressure treatment
    Caterina Tonon
    Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Biotecnologia Applicata and Dipartimento dell Area Radiologica, Policlinico S Orsola Malpighi, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 30:305-11. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the cerebral metabolism of OSAS patients in vivo before and after CPAP treatment...
  84. ncbi request reprint A 52-week open-label study of the long-term safety of ropinirole in patients with restless legs syndrome
    Diego Garcia-Borreguero
    Sleep Research Institute, Alberto Alcocer 19, 28036 Madrid, Spain
    Sleep Med 8:742-52. 2007
    ..To assess the long-term safety and efficacy of ropinirole in the treatment of patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) over 52 weeks...
  85. doi request reprint Investigation of the T3111C CLOCK gene polymorphism in cluster headache
    Sabina Cevoli
    J Neurol 255:299-300. 2008
  86. 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...
  87. doi request reprint A quantitative statistical analysis of the submentalis muscle EMG amplitude during sleep in normal controls and patients with REM sleep behavior disorder
    Raffaele Ferri
    Sleep Research Centre, Department of Neurology I C, Oasi Institute IRCCS, Troina, Italy
    J Sleep Res 17:89-100. 2008
    ....
  88. 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
    ....
  89. pmc Self management of fatal familial insomnia. Part 1: what is FFI?
    Joyce Schenkein
    Touro College, New York, NY, USA
    MedGenMed 8:65. 2006
    ..Part 2 of this paper describes the efforts of 1 patient (with the rapid-course Met-Met subtype) to contend with his devastating symptoms and improve the quality of his life...
  90. doi request reprint Efficacy of rotigotine for treatment of moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Claudia Trenkwalder
    Paracelsus Elena Hospital, Kassel, Germany
    Lancet Neurol 7:595-604. 2008
    ..Continuous administration of a dopamine agonist could be used to treat patients with restless legs syndrome. Our aim was to investigate the efficacy of transdermal rotigotine in the treatment of idiopathic restless legs syndrome...
  91. 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...
  92. ncbi request reprint The official World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) standards for recording and scoring periodic leg movements in sleep (PLMS) and wakefulness (PLMW) developed in collaboration with a task force from the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Grou
    Marco Zucconi
    Sleep Disorders Center, San Raffaele Hospital, Milano, Italy
    Sleep Med 7:175-83. 2006
  93. 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...
  94. 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint Autosomal dominant early-onset cortical myoclonus, photic-induced myoclonus, and epilepsy in a large pedigree
    Elena Gardella
    Department of Neurosciences, Bellaria Hospital, Clinica Neurologica, Bologna, Italy
    Epilepsia 47:1643-9. 2006
    ..Linkage analyses revealed two putative loci on chromosome 2p and 8q. Clinical photosensitivity was not a prominent feature in such families. We describe a large Italian family with rhythmic CM, photosensitivity, and epilepsy...
  96. ncbi request reprint Family-based association study of the restless legs syndrome loci 2 and 3 in a European population
    David Kemlink
    Institute of Human Genetics, GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany
    Mov Disord 22:207-12. 2007
    ..0077, respectively). These results represent the first confirmation of these loci in a mixed European population. Variable results observed in families of different ethnic groups further corroborate the genetic complexity of RLS...
  97. ncbi request reprint Excessive daytime sleepiness and subjective sleep quality in patients with nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy: a case-control study
    Luca Vignatelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Epilepsia 47:73-7. 2006
    ..We investigated the occurrence of daytime sleepiness-related symptoms and subjective sleep quality in patients with NFLE in comparison with matched controls...
  98. 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...
  99. ncbi request reprint OPA1 mutations induce mitochondrial DNA instability and optic atrophy 'plus' phenotypes
    Patrizia Amati-Bonneau
    Département de Biochimie et Génétique, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d Angers, Angers, France
    Brain 131:338-51. 2008
    ..Our results show that certain OPA1 mutations exert a dominant negative effect responsible for multi-systemic disease, closely related to classical mitochondrial cytopathies, by a mechanism involving mtDNA instability...
  100. ncbi request reprint Genetics of restless legs syndrome (RLS): State-of-the-art and future directions
    Juliane Winkelmann
    Institute of Human Genetics, GSF National Research Center for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany
    Mov Disord 22:S449-58. 2007
    ..One important prerequisite for future successful genetic studies in RLS is the availability of large and thoroughly phenotyped patients and family samples for linkage as well as association studies...
  101. ncbi request reprint Novel spastin mutations and their expression analysis in two Italian families
    Annamaria Molon
    Department of Neurosciences, University of Padua, Via Giustiniani 5, 35128 Padua, Italy
    Eur J Hum Genet 11:710-3. 2003
    ..These data suggest that varying spastin RNA levels are found in out-of-frame and missense spastin mutations and imply different mechanisms involved in the molecular pathology of SPG4 linked HSP...