Bio

Biografia

 

Luigi Ferini-Strambi si è laureato in Medicina e Chirurgia e specializzato presso l’Università degli Studi di Milano. Nel 1984 ha lavorato presso lo “Sleep Disorders and Research Center” del Baylor College of Medicine di Houston, Texas. Ha trascorso successivamente diversi periodi presso lo Sleep Disorders Center della Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Con una borsa di ricerca ha lavorato presso la Clinica Neurologica dell’Istituto Scientifico H San Raffaele dal 1985 al 1988, diventando poi Dirigente Medico di Neurologia e Responsabile del Centro di Medicina del Sonno.

Dal 2006 è Professore Associato di Psicologia Generale presso l’Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano.

E’ autore di 195 pubblicazioni su riviste internazionali. E’ direttore responsabile del Bollettino dell’Associazione Italiana di Medicina del Sonno, e Field Editor della rivista “Sleep Medicine”.

E’ membro di diverse Società Scientifiche, tra cui la Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Sistema Nervoso Vegetativo, l’European Sleep Research Society e l’ American Academy of Sleep Disorders .

E’ Membership Chair and Member of the Executive Board (Responsabile per l’Europa) della World Association of Sleep Medicine. Past-President dell’Associazione Italiana Medicina del Sonno. E’ segretario dell’ International REM Sleep Behavior Study Group.

 

Aree di ricerca

 

L’attività di ricerca di Luigi Ferini Strambi si svolge prevalentemente nel campo dei disturbi del sonno (insonnie, ipersonnie) e dei disturbi del movimento e del comportamento correlati al sonno

Pubblicazioni recenti (dal 2005)

 

Ohayon MM, Ferini-Strambi L, Plazzi G, et al.

Frequency of narcolepsy symptoms and other sleep disorders in narcoleptic patients and their first-degree relatives. J Sleep Res. 2005;14(4):437-45.

Zucconi M, Manconi M, Bizzozero D, Rundo F, Stam CJ, Ferini-Strambi L, Ferri R.

EEG synchronisation during sleep-related epileptic seizures as a new tool to discriminate confusional arousals from paroxysmal arousals: preliminary findings. Neurol Sci. 2005; 26 Suppl 3:s199-204.

 

Ferini-Strambi L, Fantini ML, Zucconi M, et al.

REM sleep behaviour disorder. Neurol Sci. 2005; 26 Suppl 3:s186-92.

 

– Ohayon MM, Ferini-Strambi L, Plazzi G, et al.

How age influences the expression of narcolepsy. J Psychosom Res. 2005;59(6):399-405.

 

Bruni O, Ferini-Strambi L, Russo PM, et al.

Sleep disturbances and teacher ratings of school achievement and temperament in children. Sleep Med. 2006;7(1):43-8.

 

Combi R, Dalprà L, Ferini-Strambi L, Tenchini ML.

Frontal lobe epilepsy and mutations of the corticotropin-releasing hormone gene. Ann Neurol. 2005; 58(6):899-904.

 

Ferri R, Miano S, Bruni O, Vankova J, Nevsimalova S, Vandi S, Montagna P, Ferini-Strambi L, Plazzi G.

NREM sleep alterations in narcolepsy/cataplexy. Clin Neurophysiol. 2005;116(11):2675-84.

 

Ferri R, Zucconi M, Manconi M, Bruni O, Miano S, Plazzi G, Ferini-Strambi L.

Computer-assisted detection of nocturnal leg motor activity in patients with restless legs syndrome and periodic leg movements during sleep. Sleep. 2005;28(8):998-1004.

 

Fantini ML, Corona A, Clerici S, Ferini-Strambi L.

Aggressive dream content without daytime aggressiveness in REM sleep behavior disorder. Neurology. 2005;65(7):1010-5.

 

Combi R, Ferini-Strambi L, Montruccoli A, et al.

Two new putative susceptibility loci for ADNFLE. Brain Res Bull. 2005; 67(4):257-63.

 

Oldani A, Manconi M, Zucconi M, Castronovo V, Ferini-Strambi L.

‘Nocturnal groaning’: just a sound or parasomnia? J Sleep Res. 2005;14(3):305-10.

 

Manconi M, Ferini-Strambi L, Hening WA.

Response to Clinical Corners case (Sleep Medicine 6/2: 83-4): Pregnancy associated with daytime sleepiness and nighttime restlessness. Sleep Med. 2005; 6(5):477-8.

 

Manconi M, Sferrazza B, Iannaccone S, Massimo A, Zucconi M, Ferini-Strambi L.

Case of symptomatic propriospinal myoclonus evolving toward acute “myoclonic status”. Mov Disord. 2005; 20(12):1646-50.

 

Allen RP, Walters AS, Montplaisir J, Hening W, Myers A, Bell TJ, Ferini-Strambi L.

Restless legs syndrome prevalence and impact: REST general population study. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(11):1286-92.

 

Fantini ML, Ferini-Strambi L, Montplaisir J.

Idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder: toward a better nosologic definition. Neurology. 2005; 64(5):780-6.

 

Baumann C, Ferini-Strambi L, Waldvogel D, Werth E, Bassetti CL.

Parkinsonism with excessive daytime sleepiness–a narcolepsy-like disorder? J Neurol. 2005; 252(2):139-45.

 

Fantini ML, Postuma RB, Montplaisir J, Ferini-Strambi L.

Olfactory deficit in idiopathic rapid eye movements sleep behavior disorder. Brain Res Bull. 2006; 70(4-6):386-90.

 

Oldani A, Manconi M, Zucconi M, Martinelli C, Ferini-Strambi L.

Topiramate treatment for nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy. Seizure. 2006; 15(8):649-652

 

Manconi M, Cesnik E, Casetta I, Govoni V, Ferini-Strambi L, Granieri E.

Cerebral blepharoptosis: two new cases, literature review and proposal for diagnostic criteria. Neurol Sci. 2006; 27(3):161-5.

 

Vetrugno R, Manconi M, Ferini-Strambi L, et al.

Nocturnal eating: sleep-related eating disorder or night eating syndrome? A videopolysomnographic study. Sleep. 2006; 29(7):949-54.

 

Ferini-Strambi L, Fantini ML.

Cerebrovascular diseases and sleep-disordered breathing. Clin Exp Hypertens. 2006; 28(3-4):225-31.

 

Terzano MG, Cirignotta F, Mondini S, Ferini-Strambi L, Parrino L; Progetto Morfeo Committee.

Studio Morfeo 2: survey on the management of insomnia by Italian general practitioners. Sleep Med. 2006; 7(8):599-606.

 

Ferri R, Zucconi M, Manconi M, Plazzi G, Bruni O, Ferini-Strambi L.

New approaches to the study of periodic leg movements during sleep in restless legs syndrome. Sleep. 2006;29(6):759-69.

 

Winkelmann J, Ferini-Strambi L.

Genetics of restless legs syndrome. Sleep Med Rev. 2006; 10(3):179-83.

 

Zucconi M, Ferri R, Allen R, Baier PC, Bruni O, Chokroverty S, Ferini-Strambi L, et al.

The official World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) standards for recording and scoring periodic leg movements in sleep (PLMS) and wakefulness (PLMW) developed in collaboration with a task force from the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLSSG). Sleep Med. 2006; 7(2):175-83.

 

Bianchi AM, Ferini-Strambi L, Castronovo V, Cerutti S.

Multivariate and multiorgan analysis of cardiorespiratory variability signals: the CAP sleep case. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2006;51(4):167-73.

 

Ferri R, Manconi M, Lanuzza B, Cosentino FI, Bruni O, Ferini-Strambi L, Zucconi M.

Age-related changes in periodic leg movements during sleep in patients with restless legs syndrome. Sleep Med. 2008; 9(7):790-8.

 

Manconi M, Rocca MA, Ferini-Strambi L, et al.

Restless legs syndrome is a common finding in multiple sclerosis and correlates with cervical cord damage. Mult Scler. 2008; 14(1):86-93.

 

Picchietti D, Allen RP, Walters AS, Davidson JE, Myers A, Ferini-Strambi L.

Restless legs syndrome: prevalence and impact in children and adolescents–the Peds REST study. Pediatrics. 2007;120(2):253-66. – –

Ferini-Strambi L.

RLS-like symptoms: differential diagnosis by history and clinical assessment. Sleep Med. 2007; 8 Suppl 2:S3-6.

 

García-Borreguero D, Kohnen R, Högl B, Ferini-Strambi L, et al.

Validation of the Augmentation Severity Rating Scale (ASRS): a multicentric, prospective study with levodopa on restless legs syndrome. Sleep Med. 2007; 8(5):455-63.

 

Terzano MG, Parrino L, Bonanni E, Cirignotta F, Ferrillo F, Gigli GL, Savarese M, Ferini-Strambi L; and Members of the Advisory Board.

Insomnia in general practice : a consensus report produced by sleep specialists and primary-care physicians in

Italy. Clin Drug Investig. 2005;25(12):745-64.

 

Manconi M, Ferri R, Zucconi M, Oldani A, Fantini ML, Castronovo V, Ferini-Strambi L.

First night efficacy of pramipexole in restless legs syndrome and periodic leg movements. Sleep Med. 2007; 8(5):491-7.

 

– Manconi M, Filippi M, Bonanni, Murri L, Ferini Strambi L

High prevalence of restless legs syndrome in multiple sclerosis. Eur J Neurol. 2007; 14(5):534-9.

 

Kushida C, Martin M, Nikam P, Blaisdell B, Wallenstein G, Ferini-Strambi L, Ware JE Jr.

Burden of restless legs syndrome on health-related quality of life. Qual Life Res. 2007; 16(4):617-24.

 

Ferri R, Zucconi M, Manconi M, Bruni O, Ferini-Strambi L, et al.

Different periodicity and time structure of leg movements during sleep in narcolepsy/cataplexy and restless legs syndrome. Sleep. 2006; 29(12):1587-94.

 

Manconi M, Hutchins W, Feroah TR, Zucconi M, Ferini-Strambi L.

On the pathway of an animal model for restless legs syndrome.   Neurol Sci. 2007; 28 Suppl 1:S53-60.

 

Zucconi M, Manconi M, Ferini Strambi L.

Aetiopathogenesis of restless legs syndrome. Neurol Sci. 2007; 28 Suppl 1:S47-52.

 

Fantini ML, Ferini-Strambi L.

Idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behaviour disorder. Neurol Sci. 2007; 28 Suppl 1:S15-20.

 

Raggi A, Manconi M, Consonni M, Martinelli C, Zucconi M, Cappa SF, Ferini-Strambi L.

Event-related potentials in idiopathic rapid eye movements sleep behaviour disorder. Clin Neurophysiol. 2007; 118(3):669-75.

 

Ferri R, Zucconi M, Rundo F, Spruyt K, Manconi M, Ferini-Strambi L.

Heart rate and spectral EEG changes accompanying periodic and non-periodic leg movements during sleep. Clin Neurophysiol. 2007; 118(2):438-48.

 

Kemlink D, Polo O, Montagna P, Provini F, Stiasny-Kolster K, Oertel W, de Weerd A, Nevsimalova S, Sonka K, Högl B, Frauscher B, Poewe W, Trenkwalder C, Pramstaller PP, Ferini-Strambi L, et al.

Family-based association study of the restless legs syndrome loci 2 and

3 in a European population. Mov Disord. 2007; 22(2):207-12.

 

– Pincherle A, Villani F, Ferini Strambi L, et al.

Immunoadsorption for the treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy. Neurol Sci. 2008; 29(6):499-500

 

– Manconi M, Vitale G, Ferri R, Zucconi M, Ferini-Strambi L.

Periodic leg movements in Cheyne-Stokes respiration. Eur Respir J. 2008;32(6):1656-62

 

– Ferini-Strambi L, Aarskog D, Partinen M, et al.

Effect of pramipexole on RLS symptoms and sleep: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Sleep Med. 2008; 9(8):874-81.

 

– Combi R, Ferini-Strambi L, Tenchini ML.

Compound heterozygosity with dominance in the Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH) promoter in a case of nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy. J Sleep Res. 2008; 17(3):361-2.

 

– Manconi M, Ferri R, Sagrada C, Punjabi NM, Tettamanzi E, Zucconi M, Oldani A, Castronovo V, Ferini-Strambi L. Measuring the error in sleep estimation in normal subjects and in patients with insomnia. J Sleep Res. 2010 Feb 10. [Epub ahead of print]

 

– Castronovo V, Canessa N, Ferini- Strambi L, et al. Brain activation changes before and after PAP treatment in obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep. 2009; 32(9):1161-72

 

– Mallamaci F, Leonardis D, Tripepi R, Parlongo G, Catalano C, Tripepi G, Castronovo V, Ferini-Strambi L, Zoccali C. Sleep Disordered Breathing in Renal Transplant Patients. Am J Transplant. 2009; 9(6):1373-81

 

– Ferini-Strambi L.

Treatment options for restless legs syndrome. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2009; 10(4):545-54.

 

– Manfredi I, Zani AD, Rampoldi L, Pegorini S, Bernascone I, Moretti M, Gotti C, Croci L, Consalez GG, Ferini-Strambi L, Sala M, Pattini L, Casari G.

Expression of mutant beta2 nicotinic receptors during development is crucial for epileptogenesis. Hum Mol Genet. 2009; 18(6):1075-88

 

– Ferini-Strambi L, Manconi M.

Treatment of restless legs syndrome. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2009; 15 Suppl 4:S65-70

 

– Ostacoli L, Saini A, Ferini-Strambi L, et al.

Restless legs syndrome and its relationship with anxiety, depression, and quality of life in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Qual Life Res. 2010;19(4):531-7.

 

– Lammers GJ, Bassetti C, Billiard M, Black J, Broughton R, Dauvilliers Y, Ferini Strambi L, et al.

Sodium oxybate is an effective and safe treatment for narcolepsy. Sleep Med. 2010 Jan;11(1):105-6

 

– Högl B, García-Borreguero D, Kohnen R, Ferini-Strambi L, et al.

Progressive development of augmentation during long-term treatment with levodopa in restless legs syndrome: results of a prospective multi-center study. J Neurol. 2010 Feb;257(2):230-7.

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