F Vigevano

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi Benign familial infantile seizures
    Federico Vigevano
    Neurology Department, Bambino Gesu Children Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio, 4 Rome, Italy
    Brain Dev 27:172-7. 2005
  2. ncbi Levetiracetam in pediatrics
    Federico Vigevano
    Neurology Division, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Child Neurol 20:87-93. 2005
  3. ncbi The spectrum of benign infantile seizures
    Nicola Specchio
    Department of Neuroscience, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Piazza Sant Onofrio 4, 00165 Roma, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 70:S156-67. 2006
  4. ncbi Autonomic status epilepticus in Panayiotopoulos syndrome and other childhood and adult epilepsies: a consensus view
    Colin D Ferrie
    Department of Paediatric Neurology, Leeds General Infirmary, United Kingdom
    Epilepsia 48:1165-72. 2007
  5. doi Idiopathic focal epilepsies
    Federico Vigevano
    Department of Neuroscience, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 111:591-604. 2013
  6. ncbi Early onset benign occipital susceptibility syndrome: video-EEG documentation of an illustrative case
    F Vigevano
    Neurology Division, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio 4, 00165, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:S81-6. 2000
  7. ncbi Tonic reflex seizures of early infancy: an age-related non-epileptic paroxysmal disorder
    F Vigevano
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Epileptic Disord 3:133-6. 2001
  8. ncbi Neurophysiology of spasms
    F Vigevano
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Brain Dev 23:467-72. 2001
  9. ncbi Infantile epileptic syndromes and metabolic etiologies
    Federico Vigevano
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Child Neurol 17:3S9-13; discussion 3S14. 2002
  10. ncbi Repetitive sleep starts in neurologically impaired children: an unusual non-epileptic manifestation in otherwise epileptic subjects
    L Fusco
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Epileptic Disord 1:63-7. 1999

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Publications46

  1. ncbi Benign familial infantile seizures
    Federico Vigevano
    Neurology Department, Bambino Gesu Children Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio, 4 Rome, Italy
    Brain Dev 27:172-7. 2005
    ..Recent data suggested that this type of epilepsy would be due to a channellopathy...
  2. ncbi Levetiracetam in pediatrics
    Federico Vigevano
    Neurology Division, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Child Neurol 20:87-93. 2005
    ..Levetiracetam seems to have a broad spectrum of action and is, on the whole, well tolerated. Its efficacy against generalized epilepsy is particularly promising in childhood...
  3. ncbi The spectrum of benign infantile seizures
    Nicola Specchio
    Department of Neuroscience, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Piazza Sant Onofrio 4, 00165 Roma, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 70:S156-67. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi Autonomic status epilepticus in Panayiotopoulos syndrome and other childhood and adult epilepsies: a consensus view
    Colin D Ferrie
    Department of Paediatric Neurology, Leeds General Infirmary, United Kingdom
    Epilepsia 48:1165-72. 2007
    ..To discuss and propose a definition of autonomic status epilepticus (SE), describe its clinical and EEG features, and review what is known about its epidemiology, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and management...
  5. doi Idiopathic focal epilepsies
    Federico Vigevano
    Department of Neuroscience, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Handb Clin Neurol 111:591-604. 2013
    ..There are no typical interictal EEG abnormalities. In some families a mutation in SCN2A, the gene coding for the 2α subunit of the voltage-gated sodium channel, has been described...
  6. ncbi Early onset benign occipital susceptibility syndrome: video-EEG documentation of an illustrative case
    F Vigevano
    Neurology Division, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio 4, 00165, Rome, Italy
    Clin Neurophysiol 111:S81-6. 2000
    ..The documentation is useful for a better definition of the syndrome and also permits a differential diagnosis with respect to other occipital forms of epilepsy and other sleep related paroxysmal disorders...
  7. ncbi Tonic reflex seizures of early infancy: an age-related non-epileptic paroxysmal disorder
    F Vigevano
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Epileptic Disord 3:133-6. 2001
    ..Published with videosequences.)..
  8. ncbi Neurophysiology of spasms
    F Vigevano
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Brain Dev 23:467-72. 2001
    ..These data support the peculiar nature of the spasm in WS that could be a subcortical phenomenon that requires a cortical trigger...
  9. ncbi Infantile epileptic syndromes and metabolic etiologies
    Federico Vigevano
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    J Child Neurol 17:3S9-13; discussion 3S14. 2002
    ..Inherited metabolic disorders must be considered in patients presenting with epilepsy and progressive neurologic worsening...
  10. ncbi Repetitive sleep starts in neurologically impaired children: an unusual non-epileptic manifestation in otherwise epileptic subjects
    L Fusco
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Epileptic Disord 1:63-7. 1999
    ..In neurologically compromised patients, they could represent an intensification of an otherwise normal event, due to the lack of strong inhibitory influence of the pyramidal tract resulting from the pyramidal lesion...
  11. doi 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...
  12. ncbi Video/EEG aspects of early-infantile epileptic encephalopathy with suppression-bursts (Ohtahara syndrome)
    L Fusco
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio, 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Brain Dev 23:708-14. 2001
    ..The prognosis is poor regarding motor and cognitive development, seizures, as well as life expectancies. The presence of an ictal burst of the suppression-burst pattern usually correlates with a negative outcome...
  13. ncbi Short-term nonhormonal and nonsteroid treatment in West syndrome
    Giuseppe Capovilla
    Department of Child Neuropsychiatry, C Poma Hospital, Mantova Department of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome
    Epilepsia 44:1085-8. 2003
    ..The aim of this retrospective multiinstitutional study was to evaluate the early discontinuation of nonhormonal and nonsteroid treatment for WS...
  14. ncbi Indications for surgical treatment of epilepsy in childhood: a clinical and neurophysiological approach
    L Fusco
    Division of Neurology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Research Institute, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Acta Paediatr Suppl 93:28-31. 2004
    ..Close cooperation between neurologist, radiologist, neuropsychologist and brain surgeon is necessary for a case-by-case assessment of indication for surgical treatment...
  15. ncbi Occurrence of a prolonged nonepileptic motor status after a febrile seizure
    Nicola Specchio
    Department of Neuroscience, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsia 47:1079-81. 2006
    ..We report two cases of nonepileptic prolonged motor status occurring after a simple febrile seizure, erroneously diagnosed as an epileptic status...
  16. doi Panayiotopoulos syndrome: a clinical, EEG, and neuropsychological study of 93 consecutive patients
    Nicola Specchio
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsia 51:2098-107. 2010
    ..To explore the clinical, electroencephalography (EEG), neuropsychological features, and prognosis of Panayiotopoulos syndrome (PS)...
  17. doi Idiopathic West Syndrome followed by childhood absence epilepsy
    Nicola Specchio
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital IRCCS, Pza S Onofrio, 4 00165 Rome, Italy
    Seizure 19:597-601. 2010
    ..Even if a common physiophatogenetic role, probably related to a genetic predisposition, could be hypothesized and appears to be intriguing, no data are available and more studies are needed to confirm this hypothesis...
  18. doi Epileptic encephalopathy in children possibly related to immune-mediated pathogenesis
    Nicola Specchio
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, P zza S Onofrio, 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Brain Dev 32:51-6. 2010
    ..More studies need to be addressed to finally define this peculiar epileptic entity...
  19. ncbi A novel de novo SCN1A missense mutation in Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy Borderland
    Nicola Specchio
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Acta Neurol Belg 110:281-3. 2010
    ....
  20. doi Intravenous levetiracetam terminates refractory status epilepticus in two patients with migrating partial seizures in infancy
    Maria Roberta Cilio
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 86:66-71. 2009
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of intravenous (IV) levetiracetam in refractory status epilepticus of migrating partial seizures in infancy (MPSI)...
  21. ncbi Epileptic spasms and partial seizures as a single ictal event
    Christa Pachatz
    Department of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Piazza S Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Epilepsia 44:693-700. 2003
    ..To investigate the phenomenon of epileptic spasms (ESs) associated with other seizure types in a single ictal event and to study the predictive value of this phenomenon regarding etiology and prognosis...
  22. doi Efficacy of levetiracetam in the treatment of drug-resistant Rett syndrome
    Nicola Specchio
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, P zza S Onofrio, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 88:112-7. 2010
    ..Levetiracetam appeared effective in our series of drug-resistant RTT patients. All reported a reduction in seizure frequency and consequently a better quality of life...
  23. doi Somatosensory system hyperexcitability in alternating hemiplegia of childhood
    C Vollono
    Unit of Neurophysiopathology and Sleep Medicine, Department of Geriatrics, Neurosciences and Orthopedics, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
    Eur J Neurol 21:1478-e97. 2014
    ..The aim of the study was to assess the recovery cycle of the somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) in a group of AHC patients...
  24. doi 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. ..
  25. doi 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...
  26. doi 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...
  27. doi Somatic mosaicism of PCDH19 mutation in a family with low-penetrance EFMR
    A Terracciano
    Unit of Molecular Medicine for Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Department of Neurosciences, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Neurogenetics 13:341-5. 2012
    ..This finding has a great impact on genetic counseling...
  28. ncbi Benign paroxysmal tonic upgaze of childhood with ataxia
    M L Lispi
    , Piazza S. Onofrio 4, 00165 Rome, Italy
    Epileptic Disord 3:203-6. 2001
    ..To date, the pathogenesis of the condition is still unknown. We present a new case of PTU with ataxia occurring in an otherwise healthy child, as documented by video recording of the phenomenon...
  29. doi Effects of levetiracetam on EEG abnormalities in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy
    Nicola Specchio
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Roma, Italy
    Epilepsia 49:663-9. 2008
    ..A multicenter, prospective, long-term, open-label study to evaluate the effects of levetiracetam on electroencephalogram (EEG) abnormalities and photoparoxysmal response (PPR) of patients affected by juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME)...
  30. doi Correlation between abnormal brain excitability and emotional symptomatology in paediatric migraine
    M Valeriani
    Headache Centre, Division of Neurology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, IRCCS, Rome Italy
    Cephalalgia 29:204-13. 2009
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study showing a correlation between neurophysiological abnormality and emotional symptomatology in migraine, suggesting a role of the latter in producing the migrainous phenotype...
  31. ncbi The long-term use of felbamate in children with severe refractory epilepsy
    M R Cilio
    Division of Neurology, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsy Res 47:1-7. 2001
    ..A substantial improvement in seizure control was maintained in one-third of the patients for at least 3 years...
  32. ncbi 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...
  33. doi From intravenous to enteral ketogenic diet in PICU: A potential treatment strategy for refractory status epilepticus
    F Chiusolo
    Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, ARCO Rome, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 20:843-847. 2016
    ..Other ketogenic regimens have a lower fat and higher protein and carbohydrate ratio to improve taste and thus compliance to treatment. We describe a case of RSE treated with intravenous KD in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)...
  34. doi Effectiveness and tolerability of perampanel in children and adolescents with refractory epilepsies-An Italian observational multicenter study
    P De Liso
    Department of Neurosciences, Neurology Unit, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy Department of Paediatrics, Child Neurology and Psychiatry, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy Electronic address
    Epilepsy Res 127:93-100. 2016
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of Perampanel (PER) in children and adolescents with refractory epilepsies in daily clinical practice conditions...
  35. ncbi Do video games evoke specific types of epileptic seizures?
    Marta Piccioli
    Neurology Division, II Faculty of Medicine, University of Rome La Sapienza, and Neurophysiology Section, Bambino Gesu Children s Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 7:524-30. 2005
    ..The children belonged to different epilepsy groups, and our findings add to the discussion on the boundaries of the epilepsy types...
  36. ncbi Novel mutations in CLN8 in Italian variant late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis: Another genetic hit in the Mediterranean
    Natalia Cannelli
    Molecular Medicine IRCCS Children Hospital Bambino Gesù Piazza S Onofrio, 4 00165, Rome, Italy
    Neurogenetics 7:111-7. 2006
    ..The novel missense mutations were not identified in ethnically matched control chromosomes. Our findings expand the number of CLN8 variants and corroborate the notion that CLN8 patients are not confined to the Finnish population...
  37. doi Levetiracetam in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy: long-term efficacy in newly diagnosed adolescents
    Alberto Verrotti
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Chieti, Rome, Italy
    Dev Med Child Neurol 50:29-32. 2008
    ..At 12-month evaluation: 29 patients were seizure free; three patients were responders. No patients reported adverse events. These data provide preliminary evidence that LEV may be effective for treating patients with newly diagnosed JME...
  38. ncbi Linkage analysis and disease models in benign familial infantile seizures: a study of 16 families
    Pasquale Striano
    Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Unit of Muscular and Neurodegenerative Disease, Istituto G Gaslini, University of Genova, Genova, and Division of Neurology, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Roma, Italy
    Epilepsia 47:1029-34. 2006
    ..Infantile seizures also were in a family with familial hemiplegic migraine and mutations in the ATP1A2 gene. We have examined the heterogeneous genetics of BFIS by means of linkage analysis...
  39. ncbi A novel SCN2A mutation in family with benign familial infantile seizures
    Pasquale Striano
    Epilepsia 47:218-20. 2006
    ..Additional families with the infantile form of benign familial seizures should be investigated to corroborate that BFIS and BFNIS may share the same genetic abnormality...
  40. ncbi Panayiotopoulos syndrome: a consensus view
    Colin Ferrie
    Department of Paediatric Neurology, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:236-40. 2006
    ..We conclude that PS is a common idiopathic, benign seizure disorder of childhood, which should be classified as an autonomic epilepsy, rather than an occipital epilepsy...
  41. ncbi Familial occurrence of febrile seizures and epilepsy in severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI) patients with SCN1A mutations
    Maria Margherita Mancardi
    Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Unit of Muscular and Neurodegenerative Disease, Institute G Gaslini, Genova, Italy
    Epilepsia 47:1629-35. 2006
    ..We explored the genetic background of SMEI patients carrying SCN1A mutations to further shed light on the genetics of this disorder...
  42. ncbi Clinical and electrophysiological features of epilepsy in Italian patients with CLN8 mutations
    Pasquale Striano
    Muscular and Neurodegenerative Disease Unit, Institute G Gaslini, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
    Epilepsy Behav 10:187-91. 2007
    ..Definition of the clinical spectrum of this condition will aid in its recognition and have implications for diagnosis and genetic counseling...
  43. ncbi Lack of SCN1A mutations in familial febrile seizures
    Michela Malacarne
    Laboratory of Human Genetics, E O Ospedali Galliera, Genova, Italy
    Epilepsia 43:559-62. 2002
    ..The present study assessed the role of SCN1A in familial typical FSs...
  44. ncbi Treatment of status epilepticus in adults: guidelines of the Italian League against Epilepsy
    Fabio Minicucci
    Clinical Neurophysiology, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
    Epilepsia 47:9-15. 2006
    ..In refractory SE, general anesthesia may be required. Propofol and thiopental represent first line agents in this setting, after careful assessment of potential risks and benefits...
  45. ncbi Brain MRI findings in severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy and genotype-phenotype correlations
    Pasquale Striano
    Muscular and Neurodegenerative Disease Unit, Institute G Gaslini, University of Genova, Italy
    Epilepsia 48:1092-6. 2007
    ..To determine the occurrence of neuroradiological abnormalities and to perform genotype-phenotype correlations in severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI, Dravet syndrome)...
  46. ncbi 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...