Publications by authors named "Valeria Sansone"

100Publications

Distinctive facial features in Andersen-Tawil syndrome: A three-dimensional stereophotogrammetric analysis.

Am J Med Genet A 2020 Dec 24. Epub 2020 Dec 24.

Functional Anatomy Research Center (FARC), Laboratorio di Anatomia Funzionale dell'Apparato Stomatognatico (LAFAS), Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

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December 2020

The 6-min walk test as a new outcome measure in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Sci Rep 2020 09 23;10(1):15580. Epub 2020 Sep 23.

Unit of Neurology and Neuromuscular Disorders, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, AOU Policlinico "G. Martino", 98125, Messina, Italy.

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September 2020

Estimating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on services provided by Italian Neuromuscular Centers: an Italian Association of Myology survey of the acute phase.

Acta Myol 2020 Jun 1;39(2):57-66. Epub 2020 Jun 1.

Dino Ferrari Centre, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation (DEPT), Neuroscience Section, University of Milan, Italy.

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June 2020

Age and baseline values predict 12 and 24-month functional changes in type 2 SMA.

Neuromuscul Disord 2020 09 25;30(9):756-764. Epub 2020 Jul 25.

Pediatric Neurology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; Centro Clinico Nemo, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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September 2020

Gain and loss of abilities in type II SMA: A 12-month natural history study.

Neuromuscul Disord 2020 09 13;30(9):765-771. Epub 2020 Jul 13.

Pediatric Neurology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy; Centro Clinico Nemo, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

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September 2020

Emerging Drugs for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Focus on Recent Phase 2 Trials.

Expert Opin Emerg Drugs 2020 06 27;25(2):145-164. Epub 2020 May 27.

NEuroMuscular Omnicentre, Fondazione Serena Onlus , Milan, Italy.

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June 2020

Patient and parent oriented tools to assess health-related quality of life, activity of daily living and caregiver burden in SMA. Rome, 13 July 2019.

Neuromuscul Disord 2020 05 7;30(5):431-436. Epub 2020 Mar 7.

Neurorehabilitation Unit, University of Milan, Centro Clinico Nemo, Niguarda Hospital, Milano, Italy.

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May 2020

Reply.

J Pediatr 2020 08 4;223:227-228. Epub 2020 May 4.

Department of Child Neurology, University Policlinico Gemelli, Rome, Italy.

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August 2020

Screening for early symptoms of respiratory involvement in myotonic dystrophy type 1 using the Respicheck questionnaire.

Neuromuscul Disord 2020 04 29;30(4):301-309. Epub 2020 Feb 29.

Neurorehabilitation Unit, University of Milan, NEMO Clinical Centre, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, P.zza Ospedale Maggiore, 3, 20162 Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

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April 2020

Nusinersen in adults with spinal muscular atrophy: new challenges.

Lancet Neurol 2020 04 18;19(4):283-284. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Neurorehabilitation Unit, University of Milan, The NEMO Clinical Center in Milan, Milan, Italy.

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April 2020

Episodic Muscle Disorders.

Continuum (Minneap Minn) 2019 Dec;25(6):1696-1711

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December 2019

Consensus-based care recommendations for congenital and childhood-onset myotonic dystrophy type 1.

Neurol Clin Pract 2019 Oct;9(5):443-454

Virginia Commonwealth University (NEJ, KNB), Richmond, VA; University of Western Ontario (EZA, CC), Ontario, Canada; Inserm & University of Paris Descartes (NA), France; Houston Methodist Neurological Institute (TA), TX; Institute of Genetic Medicine (CM-B), Newcastle University and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Stanford University (TD), CA; Queen Silvia Children's Hospital (A-BE), Gothenburg, Sweden; NEMO Clinic (VS), Milan, Italy; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CT), OH; and Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation (LH), San Francisco, CA.

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October 2019

Therapeutic management of ventricular arrhythmias in Andersen-Tawil syndrome.

J Electrocardiol 2020 Jan - Feb;58:37-42. Epub 2019 Nov 1.

Neurorehabilitation Unit, University of Milan - NEMO Clinical Center (NEuroMuscular Omnicomprehensive), Fondazione Serena Onlus, Italy.

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November 2019

Development and Validation of the Self-care in Motor Neuron Disease Index.

J Neurosci Nurs 2019 Dec;51(6):325-330

Andrea Lizio, MS MSC, is Biostatistician, NEMO Clinical Center (NEuroMuscular Omnicenter - Fondazione Serena Onlus), Milan, Italy. Marco Lucchini, RN, is Registered Nurse, Emergency Department, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. Valeria Ada Sansone, MD, is Medical Doctor at NEMO Clinical Center (NEuroMuscular Omnicenter - Fondazione Serena Onlus), Milan, Italy, and Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Maura Lusignani, MSC RN, is Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

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December 2019

The prognostic value of spirometric tests in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis patients.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2019 Sep 29;184:105456. Epub 2019 Jul 29.

NEuroMuscular Omnicentre, Fondazione Serena Onlus, Milan, Italy.

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September 2019

Sialorrhea in patients with ALS: current treatment options.

Degener Neurol Neuromuscul Dis 2019 20;9:19-26. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Neuromuscular Omnicentre (NeMO), Neurorehabilitation, University of Milan, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy.

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March 2019

Resolution of skin necrosis after nusinersen treatment in an infant with spinal muscular atrophy.

Muscle Nerve 2019 06 22;59(6):E42-E44. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

The NEMO Center in Milan, Neurorehabilitation Unit, University of Milan, ASST Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy.

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June 2019

Taste changes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and effects on quality of life.

Neurol Sci 2019 Feb 4;40(2):399-404. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Neuromuscular Omnicentre (NEMO)-Fondazione Serena Onlus, Piazza Ospedale Maggiore, 3, 20162, Milan, Italy.

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February 2019

Creatine kinase elevation: a neglected clue to the diagnosis of polymyositis. A case report.

Clin Chem Lab Med 2019 06;57(7):e149-e151

Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy.

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June 2019

Serum irisin is upregulated in patients affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and correlates with functional and metabolic status.

J Neurol 2018 Dec 22;265(12):3001-3008. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

NEuroMuscular Omnicentre (NEMO), ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Fondazione Serena Onlus, Piazza Ospedale Maggiore, 3, 20162, Milan, Italy.

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December 2018

Report of the third outcome measures in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (OMMYD-3) international workshop Paris, France, June 8, 2015.

J Neuromuscul Dis 2018 ;5(4):523-537

Functional Area Occupational Therapy & Physiotherapy, Allied Health Professionals Function, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

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January 2019

An observational study of functional abilities in infants, children, and adults with type 1 SMA.

Neurology 2018 08 25;91(8):e696-e703. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

From Paediatric Neurology and Centro Clinico Nemo (M. Pane, C.P., R.d.S., G.C., S.L.), Catholic University and Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli IRCCS, Rome; Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine (S.M., M.S., G.V., E.M.), University of Messina and Centro Clinico Nemo, Messina; Neurorehabilitation Unit (V.S., E.A.), University of Milan, Centro Clinico Nemo, Niguarda Hospital, Milan; Center of Myology and Neurodegenerative Disorders (C.B., M. Pedemonte, G.B.), Istituto Giannina Gaslini, Genoa; Unit of Neuromuscular and Neurodegenerative Disorders (M.C., A.D., E.B.), Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome; and Institute of Genomic Medicine (F.D.T.), Catholic University, Rome, Italy.

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August 2018

Passive Versus Active Circuit During Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Subjects With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Respir Care 2018 Sep 15;63(9):1132-1138. Epub 2018 May 15.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit, Istituti Clinici Scientifici Maugeri, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico, Pavia, Italy.

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September 2018

Being Yourself and Thinking About the Future in People With Motor Neuron Disease: A Grounded Theory of Self-care Processes.

J Neurosci Nurs 2018 Jun;50(3):138-143

Questions or comments about this article may be directed to Barbara Bassola, MSC RN, at She is a PhD Student, University of Rome "Tor Vergata," Rome; and a Nurse Lecturer and Tutor, Niguarda Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Valeria Ada Sansone, MD, is Researcher, The NEMO Clinical Center (NEuroMuscular Omnicenter-Fondazione Serena Onlus), and Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Maura Lusignani, MSC RN, is Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

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June 2018

Review of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodic Paralysis.

Muscle Nerve 2018 04 29;57(4):522-530. Epub 2017 Nov 29.

Department of Neurology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, USA.

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April 2018

The Myotonic Dystrophy Health Index: Italian validation of a disease-specific outcome measure.

Neuromuscul Disord 2017 Nov 10;27(11):1047-1053. Epub 2017 Jul 10.

The University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Neurology, 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York, USA.

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November 2017

Inflammatory role of dendritic cells in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis revealed by an analysis of patients' peripheral blood.

Sci Rep 2017 08 10;7(1):7853. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

Department of Biotechnology and Bioscience, University of Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 2, 20126, Milan, Italy.

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August 2017

Respiratory involvement in neuromuscular disorders.

Curr Opin Neurol 2017 10;30(5):529-537

aDepartment of Sleep Medicine and Neuromuscular Disorders, Münster University Hospital bDepartment of Neurology, Friedrich-Baur-Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany cCentro Clinico Nemo Milan, Neurorehabilitation Unit, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche della Salute, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

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October 2017

Serum C-Reactive Protein as a Prognostic Biomarker in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

JAMA Neurol 2017 06;74(6):660-667

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Center, "Rita Levi Montalcini" Department of Neuroscience, Neurology II, University of Torino, Turin, Italy9Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Città della Salute e della Scienza, Torino, Italy.

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June 2017

The Dystrophic and Nondystrophic Myotonias.

Continuum (Minneap Minn) 2016 Dec;22(6, Muscle and Neuromuscular Junction Disorders):1889-1915

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December 2016

Randomized, placebo-controlled trials of dichlorphenamide in periodic paralysis.

Neurology 2016 Apr 10;86(15):1408-1416. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

From NEMO Clinical Center (V.A.S.) and IRCCS Policlinico San Donato (G.M.), University of Milan, Italy; MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases (J.B., M.G.H.), UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK; University of Rochester (M.P.M., P.C.S., B.H., R.T., S.P., E.C., R.C.G.), NY; Ohio State University (J.K.), Columbus; UCLA Medical Center (P.S.), Los Angeles, CA; University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (J.W.R.); Brigham and Women's Hospital (A.A.), Boston, MA; UT Southwestern Medical Center (S.C.C., J.T.), Dallas, TX; University of Kansas Medical Center (R.B.), Kansas City; Mayo Clinic (B.C.), Rochester MN; Columbia University (H.M.), New York, NY; Washington University (A.P.), St. Louis, MO; and the Office of Clinical Research (R.C.), NINDS, Bethesda, MD.

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April 2016

ERRATUM.

Psychol Health Med 2016 09 4;21(6):vii. Epub 2015 Dec 4.

b Department of Psychology , Catholic University of Milan , Milan , Italy cNiguarda Ca' Granda Hospital, Milan, Italy.

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September 2016

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Survival Score (ALS-SS): A simple scoring system for early prediction of patient survival.

Amyotroph Lateral Scler Frontotemporal Degener 2015 16;17(1-2):93-100. Epub 2015 Oct 16.

a NEuroMuscular Omnicentre (NEMO), Fondazione Serena Onlus, Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital , Milan.

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October 2016

Gonadal failure is associated with visceral adiposity in myotonic dystrophies.

Eur J Clin Invest 2015 Jul 1;45(7):702-10. Epub 2015 Jun 1.

Endocrinology Unit, Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato, Milanese, Italy.

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July 2015

Asymptomatic myotonia congenita unmasked by severe hypothyroidism.

Neuromuscul Disord 2014 Apr 24;24(4):365-7. Epub 2014 Jan 24.

Endocrinology and Diabetology Unit, Dept. Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato M.se, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

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April 2014

In vitro analysis of splice site mutations in the CLCN1 gene using the minigene assay.

Mol Biol Rep 2014 May 23;41(5):2865-74. Epub 2014 Jan 23.

Neurology Unit, Neuroscience Section, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation (DEPT), Dino Ferrari Centre, IRCCS Foundation Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, University of Milan, Via Sforza 35, 20122, Milan, Italy.

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May 2014

Identification and characterization of DM1 patients by a new diagnostic certified assay: neuromuscular and cardiac assessments.

Biomed Res Int 2013 9;2013:958510. Epub 2013 May 9.

Research Laboratories-Molecular Biology, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Piazza E Malan 2, San Donato Milanese, 20097 Milan, Italy.

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December 2013

Comparison between a dual-head and a brain-dedicated SPECT system in the measurement of the loss of dopamine transporters with [123I]FP-CIT.

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2008 Jul 19;35(7):1343-9. Epub 2008 Feb 19.

Biostructure and Bioimaging Institute, National Research Council/Department of Biomorphological and Functional Sciences, University Federico II, Napoli, Italy.

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July 2008

Increased visceral adipose tissue rather than BMI as a risk factor for dementia.

Age Ageing 2007 Sep 26;36(5):488-91. Epub 2007 Jul 26.

International Center for the Assessment of Nutritional Status (ICANS), University of Milan, Italy.

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September 2007

Cerebral involvement in myotonic dystrophies.

Muscle Nerve 2007 Sep;36(3):294-306

Department of Neurology, University of Milan, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Hospital, Via Morandi 30, 20097 San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy.

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September 2007

Contrast-induced seizures after cardiac catheterization in a 6-year-old child.

Pediatr Neurol 2007 Apr;36(4):268-70

Department of Neurology, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, San Donato Milanese, Milan, Italy.

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April 2007

Management and treatment of Andersen-Tawil syndrome (ATS).

Neurotherapeutics 2007 Apr;4(2):233-7

Department of Neurology, University of Milan, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Milan, Italy 20097.

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April 2007

Identification by [99mTc]ECD SPECT of anterior cingulate hypoperfusion in progressive supranuclear palsy, in comparison with Parkinson's disease.

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2007 Jul 24;34(7):1071-81. Epub 2007 Jan 24.

Biostructure and Bioimaging Institute, National Research Council/Department of Biomorphological and Functional Sciences, University Federico II, Napoli, Italy.

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July 2007

Relation between wall thickening on gated perfusion SPECT and functional recovery after coronary revascularization in patients with previous myocardial infarction.

Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2004 Dec 31;31(12):1599-605. Epub 2004 Jul 31.

Institute of Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, University Federico II, Naples, Italy.

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December 2004