Lucia Parisi

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BACKGROUND The relationship between sleep and mood regulation is well known, and some reports suggest a key role of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) in the development of the symptomatology of depression, even if no conclusive data are actually found in the clinical literature. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between SRBD and(More)
INTRODUCTION The role of sleep in cognitive processes can be considered clear and well established. Different reports have disclosed the association between sleep and cognition in adults and in children, as well as the impact of disturbed sleep on various aspects of neuropsychological functioning and behavior in children and adolescents. Behavioral and(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE) is a common problem in developmental age with an estimated overall prevalence ranging from 1.6% to 15%, and possible persistence during adolescence. There is a growing interest in the sleep habits of children affected by PNE, which is derived from the contradictory data present in clinical literature. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of acupressure therapy in a sample of adolescents with insomnia using a standard polysomnographic evaluation. METHODS For this study, 25 adolescents affected by psychophysiological insomnia (mean age 15.04 ± 1.18 years, 12 boys) were enrolled. A device known as the Sea-Band(®) was used by the(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between sleep and headache is meaningful and complex. Children affected by migraines tend to show many sleep disorders, such as insufficient sleep duration and excessive daytime somnolence. Therefore, the aim of this study is to assess the rate of reported sleep habits and self-reported sleepiness in a large pediatric sample of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to assess the cognitive functioning of children affected by headache, pinpointing the differences in intelligence style between subjects affected by migraine without aura and subjects with tension-type headache. METHODS The study population consisted of 147 children (mean age 10.82 ± 2.17 years) with headache,(More)
BACKGROUND Migraine without aura is a primary headache which is frequent and disabling in the developmental age group. No reports are available concerning the prevalence and impact of migraine in children on the degree of stress experienced by parents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of maternal stress in a large pediatric sample of(More)
BACKGROUND Primary monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (PMNE) is a common problem in the developmental ages; it is the involuntary loss of urine during the night in children older than 5 years of age. Several clinical observations have suggested an association between bedwetting and developmental delays in motricity, language development, learning(More)
PURPOSE To study normative ranges, learning effect (LE), test-retest variability (TRV), and influence of blur and cataract in normal subjects by using rarebit perimetry (RBP). METHODS Seventy-five normal subjects underwent visual field (VF) testing with standard automated perimetry (SAP) and RBP. LE and TRV for RBP were assessed in repeated examinations(More)
PURPOSE To determine if the N-30-F test with the new Humphrey Matrix instrument is comparable to the traditional frequency-doubling technology (FDT) N-30 test. METHODS A sample of 47 eyes from 47 patients (five normal subjects, 27 with ocular hypertension and 15 with glaucoma) underwent visual field (VF) testing with standard automated perimetry, and with(More)