Giuseppe Plazzi

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. 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
  2. ncbi request reprint Dante's description of narcolepsy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences DiBiNeM, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna and IRCCS delle Scienze Neurologiche, Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Sleep Med 14:1221-3. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Periodic leg movements during sleep in narcoleptic patients with or without restless legs syndrome
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 21:155-62. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleepwalking and other ambulatory behaviours during sleep
    G Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, I 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 26:s193-8. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy-cataplexy associated with precocious puberty
    G Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 66:1577-9. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Nocturnal aspects of narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 12:109-28. 2008
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint Autonomic disturbances in narcolepsy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 15:187-96. 2011
  9. pmc Complex movement disorders at disease onset in childhood narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Brain 134:3480-92. 2011
  10. 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

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Publications104 found, 100 shown here

  1. 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)...
  2. ncbi request reprint Dante's description of narcolepsy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences DiBiNeM, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna and IRCCS delle Scienze Neurologiche, Bologna, Italy Electronic address
    Sleep Med 14:1221-3. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Periodic leg movements during sleep in narcoleptic patients with or without restless legs syndrome
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 21:155-62. 2012
    ..Even if RLS is only detected by targeted interview in NC, its frequency and impact on night-time sleep architecture and continuity suggest that this condition should be routinely searched for in NC...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sleepwalking and other ambulatory behaviours during sleep
    G Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, I 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 26:s193-8. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy-cataplexy associated with precocious puberty
    G Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 66:1577-9. 2006
    ..In children, narcolepsy may be the symptom of a brain lesion or genetic disease. The authors report two cases with severe narcolepsy-cataplexy emerging in childhood in close temporal association with obesity and precocious puberty...
  6. doi request reprint Nocturnal aspects of narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 12:109-28. 2008
    ....
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint Autonomic disturbances in narcolepsy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 15:187-96. 2011
    ..We review here studies on autonomic functions and clinical disturbances in narcoleptic patients, trying to shed light on the possible contribute of alterations of the hypocretin system in autonomic pathophysiology...
  9. pmc Complex movement disorders at disease onset in childhood narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Brain 134:3480-92. 2011
    ..Further studies are warranted to assess clinical course and whether the associated movement disorder is also caused by hypocretin deficiency or by additional neurochemical abnormalities...
  10. 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
    ....
  11. 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...
  12. pmc Abnormal sleep-cardiovascular system interaction in narcolepsy with cataplexy: effects of hypocretin deficiency in humans
    Daniela Grimaldi
    IRRCS Institute of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 35:519-28. 2012
    ..The authors investigated whether chronic lack of hypocretin signaling alters cardiovascular control during sleep in humans...
  13. 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...
  14. pmc Narcolepsy with cataplexy mimicry: the strange case of two sisters
    Fabio Pizza
    Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, and IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche, AUSL di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Clin Sleep Med 9:611-2. 2013
    ..Our cases emphasize the need of a clear depiction of cataplexy pattern at the different ages, the usefulness of examining ictal neurophysiology, and collecting all available disease markers in ambiguous cases...
  15. 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...
  16. doi request reprint Story-like organization of REM-dreams in patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy
    Carlo Cipolli
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 5, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Brain Res Bull 77:206-13. 2008
    ..These findings suggest that the cognitive processes underlying dream generation reach their optimal functioning earlier in the night in NC patients than in normal subjects...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical, behavioural and polysomnographic correlates of cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy/cataplexy
    Katia Mattarozzi
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 9:425-33. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Daytime continuous polysomnography predicts MSLT results in hypersomnias of central origin
    Fabio Pizza
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 22:32-40. 2013
    ..The features of spontaneous daytime sleep well correlated with MSLT findings. Notably, the occurrence of multiple spontaneous SOREMPs during daytime clearly identified patients with narcolepsy, as well as during the MSLT...
  19. doi request reprint Abnormal medial thalamic metabolism in patients with idiopathic restless legs syndrome
    Giovanni Rizzo
    Department of Internal Medicine, Aging and Nephrology, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy
    Brain 135:3712-20. 2012
    ..These findings support the hypothesis that dysfunction of the limbic system plays a role in the pathophysiology of idiopathic restless legs syndrome...
  20. doi request reprint Group I nonreciprocal inhibition in restless legs syndrome secondary to chronic renal failure
    Sara Marconi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Università di Bologna IRCCS, Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Parkinsonism Relat Disord 18:362-6. 2012
    ..Aim of this study was to explore spinal cord excitability by evaluating group I nonreciprocal (Ib) inhibition in u-RLS patients in comparison with p-RLS patients and healthy subjects...
  21. doi request reprint Catathrenia under sodium oxybate in narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Francesca Poli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Breath 16:427-34. 2012
    ..This study aims to report on catathrenia occurring in narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC) patients under sodium oxybate (SO) treatment. Catathrenia is a parasomnia characterized by groaning and an abnormal respiratory pattern during sleep...
  22. ncbi request reprint Sleep and time course of consolidation of visual discrimination skills in patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy
    Carlo Cipolli
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 18:209-20. 2009
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  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. pmc High prevalence of precocious puberty and obesity in childhood narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Francesca Poli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 36:175-81. 2013
    ....
  27. pmc Clinical and polysomnographic course of childhood narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Fabio Pizza
    1 Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Brain 136:3787-95. 2013
    ..With time, the picture of cataplexy evolves into classic presentation (i.e., brief muscle weakness episodes triggered by emotions), whereas total sleep time across the 24 h decreases, returning to more age-appropriate levels...
  28. doi request reprint Cardiovascular variability as a function of sleep-wake behaviour in narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Alessandro Silvani
    PRISM Laboratory, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 22:178-84. 2013
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Motor events during REM sleep in patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy: a video-polysomnographic pilot study
    Christian Franceschini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 12:S59-63. 2011
    ..We carried out a systematic video-polysomnographic analysis of the number and type of motor events during REM sleep in narcolepsy-cataplexy patients with REM sleep behavior disorder (NC + RBD) but not clinical RBD (NC-RBD)...
  30. pmc Narcolepsy with cataplexy associated with nocturnal compulsive behaviors: a case-control study
    Vincenzo Palaia
    Department of Neurological Sciences University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 34:1365-71. 2011
    ..To assess the prevalence of sleep related-eating disorder (SRED) and nocturnal smoking (NS) in patients with narcolepsy with cataplexy (NC)...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. pmc Time structure analysis of leg movements during sleep in REM sleep behavior disorder
    Mauro Manconi
    Sleep Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, H San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Universita Vita Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
    Sleep 30:1779-85. 2007
    ..To compare the time structure of leg movements (LM) during sleep of patients with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) with that of patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) or control subjects...
  35. doi request reprint Polysomnographic study of nocturnal sleep in idiopathic hypersomnia without long sleep time
    Fabio Pizza
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche, Bologna, Italy
    J Sleep Res 22:185-96. 2013
    ..IH showed a delta power in between C and NC groups, whereas muscle tone and PLMS had normal characteristics. A peculiar profile of microstructural sleep abnormalities may contribute to sleep fragmentation and, possibly, EDS in IH...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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
    ....
  39. 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...
  40. ncbi request reprint Low brain iron content in idiopathic restless legs syndrome patients detected by phase imaging
    Giovanni Rizzo
    Functional MR Unit, Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences DiBiNeM, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy Neurology Unit, Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences DiBiNeM, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Mov Disord 28:1886-90. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to use phase imaging to evaluate brain iron content in patients with idiopathic restless legs syndrome (RLS)...
  41. 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...
  42. 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...
  43. doi request reprint REM-dreams recall in patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy
    Michela Mazzetti
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 5, 40127 Bologna, Italy
    Brain Res Bull 81:133-40. 2010
    ....
  44. 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...
  45. doi request reprint Overnight distribution and motor characteristics of REM sleep behaviour disorder episodes in patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy
    Carlo Cipolli
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 12:635-40. 2011
    ..The study aimed to examine the temporal distribution of episodes of REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) over the night and their motor and polysomnographic (PSG) characteristics in patients with narcolepsy-cataplexy (NC)...
  46. 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)...
  47. ncbi 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint Narcolepsy is a common phenotype in HSAN IE and ADCA-DN
    Keivan Kaveh Moghadam
    1 Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences DIBINEM, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Brain 137:1643-55. 2014
    ..Overall, the two syndromes share more characteristics than previously recognized and narcolepsy is common to both. HSAN IE and ADCA-DN are two extreme phenotypic manifestations of a DNMT1 methylopathy. ..
  49. 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
  50. doi request reprint The burden of narcolepsy with cataplexy: how disease history and clinical features influence socio-economic outcomes
    Francesca Ingravallo
    Departmental Section of Legal Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 13:1293-300. 2012
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  51. 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)...
  52. doi request reprint A 5-year prospective cohort study on health-related quality of life in patients with narcolepsy
    Luca Vignatelli
    Ambulatorio di Neurologia, Polo Sanitario Barberini di Crevalcore, AUSL di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 12:19-23. 2011
    ..To evaluate the 5-year variation of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and mood symptoms in a cohort of patients with narcolepsy...
  53. doi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of a structured interview for nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (SINFLE): a proposal for developing diagnostic criteria
    Francesca Bisulli
    IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 13:81-7. 2012
    ..To measure the accuracy of anamnestic features collected during clinical history for the diagnosis of nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (NFLE)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Split-screen synchronized display. A useful video-EEG technique for studying paroxysmal phenomena
    Paolo Tinuper
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Epileptic Disord 6:27-30. 2004
    ..Split-screen synchronized display is a simple and valid technique for studying and presenting particular semeiological aspects of epileptic seizures. (Published with videosequences)...
  55. 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life in Italian patients with narcolepsy: the SF-36 health survey
    Luca Vignatelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche, Universita degli Studi di Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 5:467-75. 2004
    ..To compare the HRQoL of patients with narcolepsy with the Italian norm. To disclose the clinical predictors influencing the HRQoL...
  57. 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...
  58. 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...
  59. doi request reprint Sleep-dependent memory consolidation in patients with sleep disorders
    Carlo Cipolli
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 5, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med Rev 17:91-103. 2013
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  60. 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...
  61. doi request reprint Injurious REM sleep behaviour disorder in narcolepsy with cataplexy contributing to criminal proceedings and divorce
    Francesca Ingravallo
    Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Legal Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 11:950-2. 2010
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Semantic priming effect during REM-sleep inertia in patients with narcolepsy
    Michela Mazzetti
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Brain Res Bull 71:270-8. 2006
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  63. 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...
  64. 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...
  65. 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...
  66. 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
    ....
  67. ncbi request reprint REM sleep behavior disorders in Parkinson's disease and other Parkinsonian disorders
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep Med 5:195-9. 2004
  68. 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...
  69. ncbi request reprint Bilateral centrotemporal spikes triggered by blinking: an unusual form of sensory input with related cortical EEG activity
    R Vetrugno
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 110:1995-9. 1999
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Sleep stage-related changes in sympathetic sudomotor and vasomotor skin responses in man
    R Liguori
    Institute of Neurology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:434-9. 2000
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the characteristics of the spontaneous and evoked sympathetic skin responses (SSR) during sleep and wakefulness in comparison with the skin vasomotor responses (SVR)...
  71. ncbi request reprint Familial nocturnal facio-mandibular myoclonus mimicking sleep bruxism
    R Vetrugno
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 58:644-7. 2002
    ..Faciomandibular myoclonic activity during sleep mimics sleep bruxism and may be familial...
  72. ncbi request reprint Sleep--wake and body core temperature rhythms in multiple sclerosis with fatigue
    R Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:228-34. 2007
    ..To study sleep-wake and body core temperature (BCT) circadian rhythms in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)-associated with chronic fatigue...
  73. ncbi request reprint Epileptic nocturnal wanderings
    G Plazzi
    Institute of Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 18:749-56. 1995
    ..NPD with short-lasting attacks, PAs and episodic nocturnal wanderings represent the same epileptic syndrome with variable presentations...
  74. ncbi request reprint Propriospinal myoclonus at the sleep-wake transition: a new type of parasomnia
    R Vetrugno
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 24:835-43. 2001
    ..To describe the clinical, neurophysiological, and polysomnographic characteristics of propriospinal myoclonus (PSM) at the sleep-wake transition...
  75. ncbi request reprint Morvan's syndrome: peripheral and central nervous system and cardiac involvement with antibodies to voltage-gated potassium channels
    R Liguori
    Institute of Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Brain 124:2417-26. 2001
    ..The relationship between VGKC antibodies, neurohormonal levels, autonomic, limbic and sleep disorders requires further study...
  76. 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...
  77. pmc Bilateral paramedian thalamic syndrome: abnormal circadian wake-sleep and autonomic functions
    P Montagna
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna Medical School, Bologna, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 73:772-4. 2002
    ..To describe wake-sleep and body core temperature (t degrees ) rhythm abnormalities in two patients with bilateral paramedian thalamic calcifications...
  78. ncbi request reprint Paroxysmal arousal in epilepsy associated with cingulate hyperperfusion
    R Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 64:356-8. 2005
    ..Ictal SPECT during an episode of PA demonstrated increased blood flow in the right anterior cingulate gyrus and cerebellar cortex with hypoperfusion in the right temporal and frontal associative cortices...
  79. 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...
  80. ncbi request reprint Catathrenia (nocturnal groaning): an abnormal respiratory pattern during sleep
    R Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 14:1236-43. 2007
    ....
  81. ncbi 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)...
  82. 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...
  83. ncbi request reprint Italian version of the Epworth sleepiness scale: external validity
    L Vignatelli
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, I 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 23:295-300. 2003
    ..For the 8-min MSLT cut-off, sensitivity was 84% and 49%; specificity 50% and 88%. The Italian version of the ESS is an easy-to-use form useful for preliminary screening of daytime sleepiness level in specialist settings...
  84. pmc Actigraphy in the assessment of insomnia: a quantitative approach
    Vincenzo Natale
    Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 32:767-71. 2009
    ..The current study was conducted to evaluate the most efficient actigraphic parameter in the assessment of insomnia and to suggest preliminary quantitative actigraphic criteria (QAC)...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. ncbi request reprint Motor overactivity and loss of motor circadian rhythm in fatal familial insomnia: an actigraphic study
    G Plazzi
    Institute of Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 20:739-42. 1997
    ..Chronic motor overactivity and loss of circadian rest-activity rhythm may play a role in the progressive metabolic exhaustion leading to death in FFI patients...
  88. ncbi request reprint Catathrenia (nocturnal groaning): a new type of parasomnia
    R Vetrugno
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 56:681-3. 2001
    ..Expiratory groaning arose during REM and non-REM sleep stage 2, and was repeated in clusters. Nocturnal groaning, which the authors term catathrenia, represents a distinctive parasomnia...
  89. ncbi request reprint ICSD diagnostic criteria for narcolepsy: interobserver reliability. Intemational Classification of Sleep Disorders
    Luca Vignatelli
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 25:193-6. 2002
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint A pilot double-blind placebo-controlled trial of low-dose pramipexole in sleep-related eating disorder
    F Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 12:432-6. 2005
    ..Pramipexole at low doses was well tolerated, improving some measures of sleep quality and reducing median night activity in SRED. Further studies with higher dosages and for longer time-periods are warranted...
  91. ncbi request reprint From nocturnal paroxysmal dystonia to nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy
    F Provini
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:S2-8. 2000
    ..Videopolysomnographic recordings, showing stereotyped abnormal movements during attacks, are mandatory to confirm the diagnosis of NFLE...
  92. ncbi request reprint Motor pattern of periodic limb movements during sleep
    F Provini
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 57:300-4. 2001
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Validation of symptoms related to excessive daytime sleepiness
    R Rinaldi
    Institute of Neurology, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, I-40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neuroepidemiology 20:248-56. 2001
    ..According to previous observations, we suggest that the concept of sleepiness includes various domains heterogeneously related with MSL and that questionnaires must be tailored to the different populations studied...
  94. ncbi request reprint REM sleep behaviour disorder in Parkinson's disease: a questionnaire-based study
    C Scaglione
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Ugo Foscolo 7, I 40123, Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 25:316-21. 2005
    ..The search for RBD symptoms in PD is highly recommended, especially in patients with a long disease duration, the risk of sleep-related injuries being high...
  95. 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)...
  96. ncbi request reprint Computer-assisted detection of nocturnal leg motor activity in patients with restless legs syndrome and periodic leg movements during sleep
    Raffaele Ferri
    Sleep Research Centre, Department of Neurology I C, Oasi Institute IRCCS, Troina, Italy
    Sleep 28:998-1004. 2005
    ..To assess the performance of a new method for automatic detection of periodic leg movements during sleep...
  97. 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...
  98. ncbi request reprint New approaches to the study of periodic leg movements during sleep in 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 29:759-69. 2006
    ..To describe a new approach for the analysis of quantity, type, and periodicity of the leg motor activity during sleep in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic leg movements (PLM)...
  99. ncbi request reprint Treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy
    Giuseppe Plazzi
    Lancet 369:1081. 2007
  100. 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)...
  101. 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
    ....