Robert Vetrugno

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Affiliation: University of Bologna
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi 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
  2. ncbi 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
  3. ncbi 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
  4. ncbi 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
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi Paroxysmal arousal in epilepsy associated with cingulate hyperperfusion
    R Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 64:356-8. 2005
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi 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

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. ncbi 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...
  2. ncbi 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)...
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. ncbi 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...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi 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...
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi 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
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  13. ncbi 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...
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. doi 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...
  16. pmc Catathrenia (nocturnal groaning): what is it?
    Roberto Vetrugno
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
    Sleep 31:308-9. 2008
  17. ncbi 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...
  18. doi 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...
  19. doi 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...
  20. ncbi Sleep-related breathing disorders and headache
    F Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, I 40123, Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 27:S149-52. 2006
    ..However the exact mechanisms of headache pathogenesis and the relationship between OSAS, headache and morning headaches in particular remain controversial...
  21. ncbi 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
    ....
  22. ncbi Sleep-related non-epileptic motor phenomena
    F Provini
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Ugo Foscolo 7, I 40123 Bologna, Italy
    Neurol Sci 26:s176-80. 2005
    ..We describe the clinical, neurophysiological and polysomnographic characteristics of some involuntary motor nocturnal events occurring during sleep or at the transition from wakefulness to sleep...
  23. ncbi 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...
  24. pmc Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON/11778) with myoclonus: report of two cases
    V Carelli
    Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 71:813-6. 2001
    ..EEG failed to disclose epileptic figures, and a back averaging study suggested that myoclonus was cortical in origin in both patients...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi 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
    ....
  27. doi 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)...
  28. ncbi 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...
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. ncbi Motor pattern of periodic limb movements during sleep
    F Provini
    Institute of Clinical Neurology, University of Bologna, Italy
    Neurology 57:300-4. 2001
    ....
  31. ncbi 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...
  32. doi 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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  33. ncbi 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...
  34. ncbi 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
    ....
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. ncbi 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)...
  37. ncbi 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...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. ncbi 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
    ....
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. ncbi 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...
  43. ncbi Restless legs syndrome: an historical note
    Giorgio Coccagna
    Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Bologna, Via U Foscolo, 7, Bologna 40123, Italy
    Sleep Med 5:279-83. 2004
    ..Major advances have been made in recent years, but a full understanding of RLS is still a long way off...
  44. ncbi 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...
  45. ncbi 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
    ....