Enrica Bonanni

Luigi Murri8
Elisa Di Coscio8
Alfonso Iudice8
8Luigi Murri
8Elisa Di Coscio
8Alfonso Iudice
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The increased tendency to fall asleep during the daytime together with increased wakefulness during the night has been demonstrated in patients with advanced Alzheimer's disease (AD). The aim of this study was to assess daytime sleep propensity in a cohort of patients with mild/moderate AD and to correlate it with cognitive impairment. Twenty drug-free AD(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) on simulated car driving ability. METHODS Twenty patients with a probable AD of mild severity (Clinical Dementia Rating, CDR = 1) were compared with 20 subjects with MCI (CD = 0.5), and a group of age-matched neurologically normal controls on a driving(More)
A preferential occurrence of attacks at night-time or during early morning is documented in migraine without aura, suggesting a relationship between migraine and sleep and an impairment of circadian rhythms. The objective of this study was to verify the occurrence of sleep-related migraine in a large sample of migraineurs divided in different age groups and(More)
EEG after sleep deprivation (SD-EEG) is widely used in many epilepsy centers as an important tool in the epilepsy diagnosis process. However, after more than 40 years of use, there are a number of issues which still need to be clarified concerning its features and role. In particular, the many scientific papers addressing its role in epilepsy diagnosis(More)
OBJECTIVE Polysomnographic (PSG) studies in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) are not conclusive and are limited only to conventional sleep parameters. The aim of our study was to evaluate sleep architecture and cyclic alternating pattern (CAP) parameters in subjects with MCI, and to assess their eventual correlation with cognition. METHODS Eleven subjects(More)
Night-time sleep related cognitions have been shown to play a perpetuating role in insomnia. According to the cognitive model of insomnia day time cognitions (i.e. worry, rumination, etc.) may also contribute to it. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible role of daytime sleep-related rumination in Insomnia Disorder (n= 55, mean age 49.7±16.7(More)
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is increasingly becoming recognized as a major cause of early onset (<65 years) neurodegenerative dementia. Although sleep disorders significantly impair patients' and caregivers' quality of life in neurodegenerative diseases, polysomnographic data in FTD patients are scarce in literature. Aim of our study was to investigate(More)
Interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs), occurring in the electroencephalograms (EEG) of patients with focal epilepsy, are crucial for diagnosis, while their relationship with seizure severity and recurrence is controversial. The effects of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on IEDs are even more debated. In general, it is currently believed by experts in the(More)
The central mechanism of breathing control is not totally understood. Several studies evaluated the correlation between electroencephalographic (EEG) power spectra and respiratory signals by performing resting state tasks or adopting hypercapnic/hypoxic stimuli. The observation of brain activity during voluntary breath hold tasks, might be an useful(More)
In patients with a first seizure, the identification of early sensitive and specific biomarkers for formulating a diagnosis of epilepsy is fundamental. Sleep deprivation (SD) has long been used as a means of enhancing EEG sensitivity in the diagnostic process. However, huge methodological differences among the studies addressing this topic have led to(More)