M Valeriani

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of the human primary motor area by painful heat stimulation of the skin
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 110:1475-80. 1999
  2. ncbi request reprint Dipolar source modeling of the P300 event-related potential after somatosensory stimulation
    M Valeriani
    Casa di Cura San Raffaele Pisana, Tosinvest Sanita, via della Pisana 235, 00163 Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 24:1677-86. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of biceps brachii muscle motor area by painful heat stimulation of the skin
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 139:168-72. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Dipolar modelling of the scalp evoked potentials to painful contact heat stimulation of the human skin
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 318:44-8. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Unmasking of an early laser evoked potential by a point localization task
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1927-33. 2000
  6. ncbi request reprint Dipolar source modeling of somatosensory evoked potentials to painful and nonpainful median nerve stimulation
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 23:1194-203. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Scalp distribution of the earliest cortical somatosensory evoked potential to tibial nerve stimulation: proposal of a new recording montage
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1469-77. 2000
  8. ncbi request reprint Attention-related modifications of ultra-late CO(2) laser evoked potentials to human trigeminal nerve stimulation
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 329:329-33. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Sources of cortical responses to painful CO(2) laser skin stimulation of the hand and foot in the human brain
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1103-12. 2000
  10. ncbi request reprint Central scalp projection of the N30 SEP source activity after median nerve stimulation
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 23:353-60. 2000

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  1. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of the human primary motor area by painful heat stimulation of the skin
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 110:1475-80. 1999
    ..To prove whether painful cutaneous stimuli can affect specifically the motor cortex excitability...
  2. ncbi request reprint Dipolar source modeling of the P300 event-related potential after somatosensory stimulation
    M Valeriani
    Casa di Cura San Raffaele Pisana, Tosinvest Sanita, via della Pisana 235, 00163 Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 24:1677-86. 2001
    ..Finally, a dipole in the contralateral frontal lobe was activated both at the latency of the N140 response and after 200 ms. It was found that two symmetrical MTR sources and a frontal dipole contributed to P300 generation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of biceps brachii muscle motor area by painful heat stimulation of the skin
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 139:168-72. 2001
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  4. ncbi request reprint Dipolar modelling of the scalp evoked potentials to painful contact heat stimulation of the human skin
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 318:44-8. 2002
    ..Therefore, CHEP recording can be useful for clinical examination of the nociceptive system...
  5. ncbi request reprint Unmasking of an early laser evoked potential by a point localization task
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1927-33. 2000
    ..The investigation of the CO(2) laser evoked potential (LEP) modifications following a point localization task...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dipolar source modeling of somatosensory evoked potentials to painful and nonpainful median nerve stimulation
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 23:1194-203. 2000
    ..painful), rather than of the stimulus intensity per se. Our findings lead us to conclude that a large convergence of nociceptive and non-nociceptive afferents probably occurs bilaterally in the SII areas...
  7. ncbi request reprint Scalp distribution of the earliest cortical somatosensory evoked potential to tibial nerve stimulation: proposal of a new recording montage
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1469-77. 2000
    ..To investigate the most reliable method to record the earliest cortical somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) after tibial nerve stimulation. The 'gating' phenomenon was used to dissociate the overlapping cortical SEP components...
  8. ncbi request reprint Attention-related modifications of ultra-late CO(2) laser evoked potentials to human trigeminal nerve stimulation
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 329:329-33. 2002
    ..Since attention deviations have a strong effect on ultra-late LEP amplitude, the subject's attention should be addressed to CO(2) laser stimuli when ultra-late LEPs are used for clinical purposes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Sources of cortical responses to painful CO(2) laser skin stimulation of the hand and foot in the human brain
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:1103-12. 2000
    ..To investigate whether the same dipolar model could explain the scalp CO(2) laser evoked potential (LEP) distribution after either hand or foot skin stimulation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Central scalp projection of the N30 SEP source activity after median nerve stimulation
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 23:353-60. 2000
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  11. ncbi request reprint Effect of movement on dipolar source activities of somatosensory evoked potentials
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168, Roma, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 22:1510-9. 1999
    ..Because the reduction in strength of the cortical dipoles was generally lower during passive than active movement, both centrifugal and centripetal mechanisms probably contribute to the phenomenon of "gating."..
  12. ncbi request reprint Source generators of the early somatosensory evoked potentials to tibial nerve stimulation: an intracerebral and scalp recording study
    M Valeriani
    Istituto di Neurologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 112:1999-2006. 2001
    ..To investigate the location of the cerebral generators of the early scalp somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) after tibial nerve stimulation...
  13. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory effect of voluntary movement preparation on cutaneous heat pain and laser-evoked potentials
    D Le Pera
    Department of Motor Rehabilitation, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, via della Pisana 235, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurosci 25:1900-7. 2007
    ..Our results represent the first neurophysiological suggestion that physiological activation of the motor cortex, occurring during movement preparation, inhibits cortical pain processing by a centrifugal mechanism...
  14. ncbi request reprint Influence of cholinergic circuitries in generation of high-frequency somatosensory evoked potentials
    D Restuccia
    Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 114:1538-48. 2003
    ..Since acetylcholine produces differential modulation in subgroups of neurons, we would determine whether cholinergic drive influences HFOs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Functional changes of the primary somatosensory cortex in patients with unilateral cerebellar lesions
    D Restuccia
    Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, Rome, Italy
    Brain 124:757-68. 2001
    ..Furthermore, the present data allow characterization of the functional influence of the cerebellar input to the primary somatosensory cortex as specifically acting over the inhibitory components of somatosensory processing...
  16. ncbi request reprint Short and middle-latency Median Nerve (MN) SEPs recorded by depth electrodes in human pre-SMA and SMA-proper
    C Barba
    Fondazione Santa Lucia, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:2664-74. 2005
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  17. ncbi request reprint The human supplementary motor area-proper does not receive direct somatosensory inputs from the periphery: data from stereotactic depth somatosensory evoked potential recordings
    C Barba
    Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Lett 344:161-4. 2003
    ..Our results suggest that short-latency somatosensory evoked responses recorded in the SMA-proper contralateral to MN stimulation are volume conducted from remote cortical generators...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reduced habituation to experimental pain in migraine patients: a CO(2) laser evoked potential study
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Pain 105:57-64. 2003
    ..But patients with migraine had a reduced habituation, which probably reflects an abnormal excitability of the cortical areas involved in pain processing...
  19. pmc Somatosensory evoked potentials after multisegmental lower limb stimulation in focal lesions of the lumbosacral spinal cord
    D Restuccia
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 69:91-5. 2000
    ..To improve the functional assessment of focal lesions of the lumbosacral cord, lower limb somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were measured by multisegmental stimulation...
  20. ncbi request reprint Parietal generators of low- and high-frequency MN (median nerve) SEPs: data from intracortical human recordings
    C Barba
    Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:647-57. 2004
    ..To identify low and high-frequency median nerve (MN) somatosensory evoked potential (SEP) generators by means of chronically implanted electrodes in the parietal lobe (SI and neighbouring areas) of two epileptic patients...
  21. ncbi request reprint Distinct fronto-central N60 and supra-sylvian N70 middle-latency components of the median nerve SEPs as assessed by scalp topographic analysis, dipolar source modelling and depth recordings
    C Barba
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:981-92. 2002
    ..To investigate the possible contribution of the second somatosensory (SII) area in the generation of the N60 somatosensory evoked potential (SEP)...
  22. doi request reprint Clinical usefulness of laser evoked potentials
    M Valeriani
    Divisione di Neurologia, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    Neurophysiol Clin 42:345-53. 2012
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  23. doi request reprint The abnormal recovery cycle of somatosensory evoked potential components in children with migraine can be reversed by topiramate
    C Vollono
    Headache Centre, Neurology Division, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Cephalalgia 30:17-26. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that topiramate efficacy in paediatric migraine prophylaxis is probably related to restored cortical excitability...
  24. ncbi request reprint Unmyelinated trigeminal pathways as assessed by laser stimuli in humans
    G Cruccu
    Department of Neurological Sciences, Università La Sapeinza, Roma, Italy
    Brain 126:2246-56. 2003
    ..The opercular-insular region and the cingulate gyrus are involved in the processing of C-fibre trigeminal inputs. The method we describe may prove useful in patients with lesions affecting the trigeminal thermal pain pathways...
  25. ncbi request reprint Open-door laminoplasty for cervical stenotic myelopathy: surgical technique and neurophysiological monitoring
    R Roselli
    Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
    J Neurosurg 92:38-43. 2000
    ..A modified technique of open-door laminoplasty for cervical stenotic myelopathy (CSM) is described, and the role of evoked potential monitoring in selecting patients for surgery and evaluating results is discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Contribution of GABAergic cortical circuitry in shaping somatosensory evoked scalp responses: specific changes after single-dose administration of tiagabine
    D Restuccia
    Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, L go A 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:656-71. 2002
    ..To determine whether conventional as well as high-frequency somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) to upper limb stimulation are influenced by GABAergic intracortical circuitry...
  27. ncbi request reprint Cervical cord dysfunction during neck flexion in Hirayama's disease
    D Restuccia
    Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Neurology 60:1980-3. 2003
    ..Neck flexion caused a significant amplitude decrease of the N13 cervical response only in patients with Hirayama disease. Direct cord compression or microvascular changes can in theory account for this position-related dysfunction...
  28. doi request reprint Primary headache pathophysiology in children: the contribution of clinical neurophysiology
    S Pro
    Headache Centre, Division of Neurology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 125:6-12. 2014
    ..Moreover, the technique of transcranial magnetic stimulation, not yet used in young migraineurs, will possibly provide further elements about brain excitability in migraine children. ..
  29. doi request reprint Pregnancy-induced analgesia: a combined psychophysical and neurophysiological study
    G Draisci
    Institute of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Pain 16:1389-97. 2012
    ..To investigate changes in heat pain threshold and modifications in heat pain processing during pregnancy and labour, seventy-six nulliparous pregnant women were enrolled in two studies...
  30. ncbi request reprint Characterizing somatosensory evoked potential sources with dipole models: advantages and limitations
    M Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 24:325-39. 2001
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  31. doi request reprint Evidence of different spinal pathways for the warmth evoked potentials
    M Valeriani
    Divisione di Neurologia, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 122:2469-74. 2011
    ..To investigate the presence of multiple spinothalamic pathways for warmth in the human spinal cord...
  32. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of motor system excitability at cortical and spinal level by tonic muscle pain
    D Le Pera
    Laboratory for Experimental Pain Research, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Clin Neurophysiol 112:1633-41. 2001
    ..To assess whether the motor system excitability can be modified by experimental tonic pain induced either in muscles or in subcutis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Long-lasting effect evoked by tonic muscle pain on parietal EEG activity in humans
    D Le Pera
    Laboratory for Experimental Pain Research, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:2130-7. 2000
    ..To explore EEG changes evoked by tonic experimental muscle pain compared to a non-painful vibratory stimulus...
  34. ncbi request reprint Treatment of atrophic scars with Er:YAG laser: our experience
    P Mezzana
    Operative Unit of Plastic Surgery, S Filippo Neri Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Acta Chir Plast 43:26-8. 2001
    ..In agreement with previously reported studies our results show that multiple treatments with erbium YAG laser are safe and effective to improve atrophic scars...
  35. ncbi request reprint Brainstem dysfunction in alternating hemiplegia of childhood: a neurophysiological study
    S Rinalduzzi
    Divisione di Neurologia, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Roma, Italy
    Cephalalgia 26:511-9. 2006
    ..05). The blink reflex abnormalities suggest a brainstem dysfunction, which may be linked to the pathophysiological mechanisms of the disease...
  36. doi request reprint Childhood refractory focal epilepsy following acute febrile encephalopathy
    N Specchio
    Division of Neurology, Clinical Neuropsychology Unit, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 18:952-61. 2011
    ..We describe a group of previously normal children who developed severe focal epilepsy after an acute/sub-acute illness resembling encephalitis...
  37. ncbi request reprint On the outcome in stroke patients one year later: the role of atrial fibrillation
    M D Cisternino
    San Raffaele Pisana Clinic, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 10:67-70. 2003
    ..0001). AF was not a significant variable in the equation. The result can be attributed to subject attrition in the AF group, as the most severe patients died and survivors could benefit from a better functional status...
  38. ncbi request reprint Unmasking of presynaptic and postsynaptic high-frequency oscillations in epidural cervical somatosensory evoked potentials during voluntary movement
    Angelo Insola
    Unità Operativa di Neurofisiopatologia, CTO, Via S Nemesio 21, 00145 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 119:237-45. 2008
    ..To investigate the effect of the voluntary movement on the amplitude of the somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) recorded by an epidural electrode at level of the cervical spinal cord (CSC)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Distraction affects frontal alpha rhythms related to expectancy of pain: an EEG study
    Claudio Del Percio
    Dipartimento di Fisiologia Umana e Farmacologia, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    Neuroimage 31:1268-77. 2006
    ..e., reduced cortical activation) towards an overt hyper-synchronization (cortical idling)...
  40. doi request reprint Pre-stimulus alpha power affects vertex N2-P2 potentials evoked by noxious stimuli
    Claudio Babiloni
    Dipartimento di Fisiologia Umana e Farmacologia, Universita La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome, Italy
    Brain Res Bull 75:581-90. 2008
    ..That "noise" could explain the trial-by-trial variability of laser evoked potentials and perception...
  41. ncbi request reprint Cerebellar damage impairs detection of somatosensory input changes. A somatosensory mismatch-negativity study
    Domenico Restuccia
    I R C S S E Medea La Nostra Famiglia, Pasian di Prato, Udine, Italy
    Brain 130:276-87. 2007
    ..In conclusion, this study demonstrates the reliability of S-MMN recordings and indicates that subjects with cerebellar damage may be impaired in the cortical processing of incoming somatosensory inputs...
  42. ncbi request reprint Giant subcortical high-frequency SEPs in idiopathic generalized epilepsy: a protective mechanism against seizures?
    Domenico Restuccia
    Scientific Institute E Medea, Polo Friuli Venezia Giulia, Udine, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:60-8. 2007
    ..Clin Neurophysiol 2005; 116: 1774-1778]. Here, we aimed at verifying whether similar HF-SEP abnormalities were significantly correlated to the clinical outcome in a larger population of untreated IGE patients...
  43. ncbi request reprint Parallel spinal pathways generate the middle-latency N1 and the late P2 components of the laser evoked potentials
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Divisione di Neurologia, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 118:1097-104. 2007
    ..To investigate the possible presence of multiple spino-thalamic pathways with different conduction velocities (CVs) in the human spinal cord...
  44. ncbi request reprint Pain in chronic pancreatitis: the role of reorganization in the central nervous system
    Georg Dimcevski
    Center for Visceral Biomechanics and Pain, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Gastroenterology 132:1546-56. 2007
    ..In various chronic pain conditions cortical reorganization seems to play a role in the manifestations. The aim of this study was to investigate cortical reorganization in patients with pain caused by chronic pancreatitis...
  45. doi request reprint Seeing the pain of others while being in pain: a laser-evoked potentials study
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Division of Neurology, IRCCS Bambino Gesù, Paediatric Hospital, Piazza Sant Onofrio 4, I 00165 Rome, Italy
    Neuroimage 40:1419-28. 2008
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  46. ncbi request reprint The "human visceral homunculus" to pain evoked in the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and sigmoid colon
    Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
    Center for Visceral Biomechanics and Pain, Department of Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Exp Brain Res 174:443-52. 2006
    ..The findings reflect differences in pathways and brain processing of visceral nociceptive inputs coming from either upper or lower gut and may improve our understanding of the brain-gut axis in health and disease...
  47. ncbi request reprint Abnormal processing of the nociceptive input in Parkinson's disease: a study with CO2 laser evoked potentials
    Michele Tinazzi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sezione di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Universita di Verona, Italy
    Pain 136:117-24. 2008
    ..These results suggest an abnormal nociceptive input processing in pain-free PD patients which appears to be independent of clinical expression of parkinsonian motor signs and is not affected by dopaminergic stimulation...
  48. ncbi request reprint Nociceptive contribution to the evoked potentials after painful intramuscular electrical stimulation
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Division of Neurology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Piazza Sant Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Res 60:170-5. 2008
    ..Therefore, the N120 amplitude increase to moderately painful stimuli, as compared to non-painful stimuli, may represent a marker of the activation of the muscular thin myelinated afferents...
  49. ncbi request reprint Modality-related scalp responses after electrical stimulation of cutaneous and muscular upper limb afferents in humans
    Domenico Restuccia
    Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 26:44-54. 2002
    ..These data suggest that the N30 response is specifically evoked by proprioceptive inputs...
  50. ncbi request reprint Functional assessment of A delta and C fibers in patients with Fabry's disease
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Divisione di Neurologia, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Piazza Sant Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 30:708-13. 2004
    ..1 ms) also after facial stimulation at painful intensity, suggesting a relative overflow of C-fiber input, which may be relevant in the pathophysiology of pain in this disease...
  51. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory effect of capsaicin evoked trigeminal pain on warmth sensation and warmth evoked potentials
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Divisione di Neurologia, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Piazza Sant Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 160:29-37. 2005
    ..This is the first neurophysiological evidence in humans of an inhibitory effect of pain on warmth sensation...
  52. ncbi request reprint Dipolar source modelling of brain potentials evoked by painful electrical stimulation of the human sigmoid colon
    Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
    Center for Visceral Biomechanics and Pain, Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Aalborg Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark
    Neurosci Lett 358:45-8. 2004
    ..This suggests that painful cutaneous and visceral stimuli are processed differently in the brain...
  53. ncbi request reprint Different neuronal contribution to N20 somatosensory evoked potential and to CO2 laser evoked potentials: an intracerebral recording study
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:211-6. 2004
    ..To investigate the possible contribution of the primary somatosensory area (SI) to pain sensation...
  54. ncbi request reprint Short-term plastic changes of the human nociceptive system following acute pain induced by capsaicin
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Istituto di Neurologia, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 114:1879-90. 2003
    ..To investigate possible neuroplastic changes induced by pain in cerebral areas devoted to nociceptive input processing...
  55. ncbi request reprint The effects of aging on selective attention to touch: a reduced inhibitory control in elderly subjects?
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Division of Neurology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Piazza Sant Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy corrected
    Int J Psychophysiol 49:75-87. 2003
    ..These findings agree with recent hypotheses that suggest a decrease of the inhibitory control of the attention mechanisms during aging...
  56. ncbi request reprint Contact heat evoked potentials to painful and non-painful stimuli: effect of attention towards stimulus properties
    Domenica Le Pera
    Laboratory for Experimental Pain Research, Center for Sensory Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
    Brain Topogr 15:115-23. 2002
    ..The high activation level of each of these area or their spatial neighbouring might explain the strong similarity of CHEP components recorded during different attentional manipulations...
  57. ncbi request reprint Abnormal brain processing of cutaneous pain in patients with chronic migraine
    Marina de Tommaso
    Department of Psychiatric and Neurological Sciences, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    Pain 101:25-32. 2003
    ..In both headache groups, an inability to reduce pain elaboration during an alternative cognitive task emerged as an abnormal behaviour probably predisposing to migraine...
  58. ncbi request reprint Cortical neuroplastic changes to painful colon stimulation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
    Asbjørn Mohr Drewes
    Center for Visceral Biomechanics and Pain, Department of Medical Gastroenterology, Aalborg University Hospital, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    Neurosci Lett 375:157-61. 2005
    ..This finding suggests that the cortical representation of painful stimuli can be modified in presence of chronic visceral pain and that this change involves the anterior cingulate gyrus...
  59. ncbi request reprint Abnormal cortical pain processing in patients with cardiac syndrome X
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Divisione di Neurologia, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù IRCCS, Roma, Italy
    Eur Heart J 26:975-82. 2005
    ..Previous studies suggested that an enhanced pain sensitivity is present in patients with cardiac syndrome X (SX). We investigated whether SX patients present abnormalities in the electrical cerebral signals generated by pain stimuli...
  60. ncbi request reprint Attentional training in elderly subjects affects voluntarily oriented, but not automatic attention: a neurophysiological study
    Domenica Le Pera
    Department of Motor Rehabilitation, Casa di Cura San Raffaele Pisana, IRCCS, via della Pisana 235, 00163 Rome, Italy
    Neurosci Res 52:379-86. 2005
    ..Our study aimed at investigating the effect of repetitive recordings on somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) related to spatial attention in a population of healthy elderly subjects...
  61. ncbi request reprint Somatosensory evoked potential and clinical changes after electrode implant in basal ganglia of parkinsonian patients
    Angelo Insola
    Unità Operativa di Neurofisiopatologia, Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico, Rome, Italy
    Muscle Nerve 32:791-7. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that the circuitries between the basal ganglia and the primary sensorimotor cortex may be modified not only by DBS but also by microdamage due to surgery and that they exert an important influence on SEP amplitude...
  62. ncbi request reprint Application of dipole models in exploring somatosensory evoked potential sources
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Department of Neurology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesit, IRCCS, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Suppl Clin Neurophysiol 59:223-31. 2006
  63. ncbi request reprint Dissociated changes of somatosensory evoked low-frequency scalp responses and 600 Hz bursts after single-dose administration of lorazepam
    Domenico Restuccia
    Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Brain Res 946:1-11. 2002
    ..This finding lends further substance to the hypothesis that conventional and high-frequency SEPs are generated by different cell populations...
  64. ncbi request reprint Abnormal gating of somatosensory inputs in essential tremor
    Domenico Restuccia
    Department of Neurology, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 114:120-9. 2003
    ..To study whether sensorimotor cortical areas are involved in Essential Tremor (ET) generation...
  65. ncbi request reprint Is there a role of clinical neurophysiology in primary headache?
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:2717-8. 2005
  66. ncbi request reprint Pain-related modulation of the human motor cortex
    Simona Farina
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sez di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Verona, Italy
    Neurol Res 25:130-42. 2003
    ..Further studies are required to assess the effects of pain on the motor system in patients suffering from chronic pain, in order to develop innovative rational therapeutic strategies to reduce both pain and motor disability...
  67. ncbi request reprint Attentional load of the primary task influences the frontal but not the temporal generators of mismatch negativity
    Domenico Restuccia
    Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, L go A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:891-9. 2005
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  68. ncbi request reprint Are CO2 laser evoked potentials a specific marker of migraine?
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Headache Centre, Division of Neurology, IRCCS Bambino Gesù, Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Funct Neurol 20:201-7. 2005
    ..However, like other neurophysiological methods, LEP recording in migraineurs has not revealed abnormalities specific enough to allow diagnosis of migraine in individual subjects...
  69. ncbi request reprint Reduction in amplitude of the subcortical low- and high-frequency somatosensory evoked potentials during voluntary movement: an intracerebral recording study
    Angelo Insola
    Neurofisiopatologia, CTO, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:104-11. 2004
    ..To investigate whether the reduction of amplitude of the scalp somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) during movement (gating) is due to an attenuation of the afferent volley at subcortical level...
  70. ncbi request reprint Increase of brain-stem high-frequency SEP subcomponents during light sleep in seizure-free epileptic patients
    Domenico Restuccia
    Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemelli, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:1774-8. 2005
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  71. ncbi request reprint Laser evoked potentials in primary headaches: a possible clinical or research tool?
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Headache Center, Division of Neurology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Suppl Clin Neurophysiol 58:209-20. 2006
  72. ncbi request reprint Brain-stem components of high-frequency somatosensory evoked potentials are modulated by arousal changes: nasopharyngeal recordings in healthy humans
    Domenico Restuccia
    Department of Neurosciences, Catholic University, Policlinico A Gemellki, Largo A Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:1392-8. 2004
    ..Moreover, since HFOs are highly susceptible to arousal fluctuations, we investigated whether eyes opening can influence HFOs at this level...
  73. ncbi request reprint Long-lasting modulation of human motor cortex following prolonged transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) of forearm muscles: evidence of reciprocal inhibition and facilitation
    Michele Tinazzi
    Unità Operativa Neurologia, Ospedale Civile Borgo Trento, Piazzale Stefani 1, 37100 Verona, Italy
    Exp Brain Res 161:457-64. 2005
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  74. ncbi request reprint Effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on motor cortex excitability in writer's cramp: neurophysiological and clinical correlations
    Michele Tinazzi
    Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e della Visione, Sezione di Neurologia Riabilitativa, Universita di Verona, Italy
    Mov Disord 21:1908-13. 2006
    ..In conclusion, repeated TENS sessions may have the effect to re-modulate excitability of the motor cortex in WC and this modulation might partially play a role in temporarily improving the handwriting...
  75. ncbi request reprint Multilevel somatosensory system disinhibition in children with migraine
    Massimiliano Valeriani
    Headache Center, Divisione di Neurologia, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Piazza Sant Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Pain 118:137-44. 2005
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