Manuela Cecili

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OBJECTIVE To describe the ictal polysomnographic features of a patient with Panayiotopoulos syndrome, a peculiar epileptic syndrome characterized by infrequent, often single, prolonged, nocturnal, focal seizures comprising an unusual constellation of autonomic symptoms (malaise, nausea, pallor, tachycardia, vomiting) and unilateral deviation of the eyes at(More)
Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is an additional treatment in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The aim of this study was to present data about the outcome of adenotonsillectomy (AT) and of RME in a clinical sample of pediatric OSA. We consecutively enrolled children with OSA to undergo RME or AT. The age and the severity of OSA are the main factors(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze sleep architecture and NREM sleep instability by means of the cyclic alternating pattern (CAP) in children with benign epilepsy with rolandic spikes (BERS). METHODS Ten children with BERS, drug free at the time of the study and 10 age-matched normal controls were included in this study. Sleep was visually scored for sleep architecture(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to confirm the efficacy of rapid maxillary expansion in children with moderate adenotonsillar hypertrophy in a larger sample and to evaluate retrospectively its long-term benefits in a group of children who underwent orthodontic treatment 10 years ago. METHODS After general clinical examination and overnight(More)
The sleep clinical record (SCR) may be a valid method for detecting children with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). This study aimed to evaluate whether there were differences in SCR depending on age and to identify the possible risk factors for OSA development. We enrolled children with sleep disordered breathing between 2013 and 2015, and divided them(More)
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