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Clinica psichiatrica e neurologia

Bio

Medico specialista in Neurofisiopatologia, PhD in Neuroscienze. Docente a contratto presso l’Università Europea di Roma, Corso di Laurea Magistrale di psicologia, indirizzi Psicologia Clinica e di Comunità e Neuroscienze Ciniche. Tiene inoltre seminari clinici prevalentemente sui temi dei disturbi del sonno presso l’Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese. E’ autrice di oltre 50 pubblicazioni scientifiche.

Interessi di ricerca

Attività di ricerca inerente prevalentemente malattie neurologiche, disturbi del sonno, metodiche di studio del dolore neuropatico.

Pubblicazioni

  • Mazza M, Lapenta L, Losurdo A, Marano G, Testani E, Janiri L, Mazza S, Della Marca G. Polysomnographic and psychometric correlates of napping in primary insomnia patients.
    Nord J Psychiatry. 2020 May;74(4):244-250.
  • Vollono C, Della Marca G, Testani E, Losurdo A, Virdis D, Ferraro D, Brunetti V, Rossini PM, Le Pera D, Mazza S, Valeriani M. Abnormal Circadian Modification of Aδ-Fiber Pathway Excitability in Idiopathic Restless Legs Syndrome. Pain Res Manag. 2019 Nov 3;2019:5408732.
  • Pazzaglia C, Vollono C, Testani E, Coraci D, Granata G, Padua L, Valeriani M. Low-Frequency rTMS of the Primary Motor Area Does Not Modify the Response of the Cerebral Cortex to Phasic Nociceptive Stimuli. Front Neurosci. 2018 Nov 29;12:878.
  • Brunetti V, Vollono C, Testani E, Pilato F, Della Marca G. Autonomic Nervous System Modifications During Wakefulness and Sleep in a Cohort of Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Jun;28(6):1455-1462. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.03.023. Epub 2019 Mar 29.
  • Nociti V, Losavio FA, Gnoni V, Losurdo A, Testani E, Vollono C, Frisullo G, Brunetti V, Mirabella M, Della Marca G Response to the letter to the Editor for the manuscript “Sleep and Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional, cohort study” by Tomoyuki Kawada. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Feb 15;373:142. Epub 2016 Dec 24
  • Nociti V, Losavio FA, Gnoni V, Losurdo A, Testani E, Vollono C, Frisullo G, Brunetti V, Mirabella M, Della Marca G. Sleep and fatigue in multiple sclerosis: A questionnaire-based, cross-sectional, cohort study. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jan 15;372:387-392.
  • Brunetti V, Testani E, Iorio R, Frisullo G, Luigetti M, Di Giuda D, Della Marca G. Post-Encephalitic Parkinsonism and Sleep Disorder Responsive to Immunological Treatment: A Case Report. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2016 Oct;47(4):324-329. Epub 2016 Apr 25.
  • Giannantoni NM, Minisci M, Brunetti V, Scarano E, Testani E, Vollono C, De Corso E, Bastanza G, D’Alatri L, Della Marca G. Evaluation of pharyngeal muscle activity through nasopharyngeal surface electromyography in a cohort of dysphagic patients with acute ischaemic stroke. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2016 Aug;36(4):295-299. doi: 10.14639/0392-100X-1124
  • Mazzucchi E, Vollono C, Losurdo A, Testani E, Gnoni V, Di Blasi C, Giannantoni NM, Lapenta L, Brunetti V, Della Marca G. Hyperventilation in Patients With Focal Epilepsy: Electromagnetic Tomography, Functional Connectivity and Graph Theory – A Possible Tool in Epilepsy Diagnosis? J Clin Neurophysiol. 2017 Jan;34(1):92-99.
  • Pazzaglia C, Testani E, Giordano R, Padua L, Valeriani M. Expectation to feel more pain disrupts the habituation of laser-pain rating and laser-evoked potential amplitudes. Neuroscience. 2016 Oct 1;333:244-51. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2016.07.027. Epub 2016 Jul 25.
  • Bongiovanni F, Mura B, Tagliaferri C, Bisanti A, Testani E, Maviglia R, Della Marca G. Regional distribution of ventilation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea: the role of thoracic electrical impedance tomography (EIT) monitoring. Sleep Breath. 2016 Dec;20(4):1245-1253. Epub 2016 May 3.
  • Pazzaglia C, Camerota F, Celletti C, Minciotti I, Testani E, Padua L, Valeriani M. Focal Mechanical Vibration Does not Change Laser-Pain Perception and Laser-Evoked Potentials: A Pilot Study. Pain Pract. 2017 Jan;17(1):25-31. doi: 10.1111/papr.12417. Epub 2016 Feb 19.
  • Testani E, Della Marca G, La Torraca I, Vollono C, Crisponi G, Zampino G, Valeriani M. Warmth and Nociceptive Evoked Potentials in Cold-induced Sweating Syndrome type 1. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Nov 13
  • Testani E, Le Pera D, Del Percio C, Miliucci R, Brancucci A, Pazzaglia C, De Armas L, Babiloni C, Rossini PM, Valeriani M. Cortical inhibition of laser-pain and laser evoked potentials by non-nociceptive somatosensory input. Eur J Neurosci. 2015 Jul 30.
  • Scarano E, Della Marca G, De Corso E, Dittoni S, Di Nardo W, Meucci D, Bastanza G, Gallus R, Losurdo A, Testani E, Paludetti G. Hyoid myotomy without suspension: a surgical approach to obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 2014 Oct;34(5):362-7.
  • Pazzaglia C, Liguori S, Minciotti I, Testani E, Tozzi AE, Liguori A, Petti F, Padua L, Valeriani M. Abdominal acupuncture reduces laser-evoked potentials in healthy subjects. Clin Neurophysiol. 2014 Nov 28. pii: S1388-2457(14)00807-4. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2014.11.015.
  • Testani E, Scarano E, Leoni C, Dittoni S, Losurdo A, Colicchio S, Gnoni V, Vollono C, Zampino G,Paludetti G, Marca GD. Upper airway surgery of obstructive sleep apnea in pycnodysostosis: Case report and literature review. Am J Med Genet A. 2014 Apr 8. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.36557.
  • Imperatori C, Brunetti R, Farina B, Speranza AM, Losurdo A, Testani E, Contardi A, Della Marca G. Modification of EEG power spectra and EEG connectivity in autobiographical memory: sLORETA study. Cogn Process. 2014 Mar 9
  • Brunetti V, Losurdo A, Testani E, Lapenta L, Mariotti P, Marra C, Rossini PM, Della Marca G. Rivastigmine for Refractory REM Behavior Disorder in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Alzheimer Res. 2014 Mar;11(3):267-73
  • Mazza M, Losurdo A, Testani E, Marano G, Di Nicola M, Dittoni S, Gnoni V, Di Blasi C, Giannantoni NM, Lapenta L, Brunetti V, Bria P, Janiri L, Mazza S, Della Marca G. Polysomnographic findings in a cohort of chronic insomnia patients with benzodiazepine abuse. Clin Sleep Med. 2014 Jan 15;10(1):35-42. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.3354.
  • Lapenta L, Brunetti V, Losurdo A, Testani E, Giannantoni NM, Quaranta D, Di Lazzaro V, Della Marca G. Transient Epileptic Amnesia: Clinical Report of a Cohort of Patients. Clin EEG Neurosci. 2013 Nov 7.
  • Farina B, Dittoni S, Colicchio S, Testani E, Losurdo A, Gnoni V, Di Blasi C, Brunetti R, Contardi A,Mazza S, Della Marca G. Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability Modification in Chronic Insomnia Patients. Behav Sleep Med. 2013 Oct 15
  • Farina B, Speranza AM, Dittoni S, Gnoni V, Trentini C, Vergano CM, Liotti G, Brunetti R, Testani E, Della Marca G. Memories of attachment hamper EEG cortical connectivity in dissociative patients. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct 12.
  • Della Marca G, Testani E, Losurdo A, Zampino G. Periodic sights. Sleep Med. 2013 Nov;14 (11):1224-5. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2013.04.028. Epub 2013 Aug 21
  • Della Marca G, Losurdo A, Cordone S, Pilato F, Profice P, Testani E, Di Lazzaro V. Teaching NeuroImages: awakening ptosis (unilateral hypnopompic eyelid palsy). Neurology. 2013 Sep 3;81(10):e71-2. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182a351e7.
  • Luigetti M, Del Grande A, Testani E, Bisogni G, Losurdo A, Giannantoni NM, Mazza S, Sabatelli M, Della Marca G. Restless leg syndrome in different types of demyelinating neuropathies. A single-center pilot study. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Sep;9(9):945-9. doi:10.5664/jcsm.3000.
  • Della Marca G, Mazza M, Losurdo A, Testani E, Broccolini A, Frisullo G, Marano G, Morosetti R, Pilato F, Profice P, Vollono C, Di Lazzaro V. Sleep modifications in acute transient global amnesia. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Sep;9(9):921-7. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.2994.
  • Losurdo A, Testani E, Scarano E, Massimi L, Della Marca G. What causes sleep- disordere breathing in Chiari I malformation? Comment on: “MRI findings and sleep apnea in children with Chiari I malformation”. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Nov;49(5):e11-3. doi: 10.1016/j. Pediatr neurol. 2013.04.016. Epub 2013 Aug 6
  • Vollono C, Gnoni V, Testani E, Dittoni S, Losurdo A, Colicchio S, Di Blasi C, Mazza S, Farina B, Della Marca G. Heart rate variability in sleep-related migraine without aura. J Clin Sleep Med 2013 Jul 15;9(7):707-14. doi: 10.5664/jcsm.2846
  • Vollono C, Testani E, Losurdo A, Mazza S, Della Marca G. Migraine, arousal and sleep deprivation: comment on: “sleep quality, arousal and pain thresholds in migraineurs: a blinded controlled polysomnographic study”. J Headache Pain. 2013 Jun 10;14:50. doi:10.1186/1129-2377-14-50
  • Losurdo A, Dittoni S, Testani E, Di Blasi C, Scarano E, Mariotti P, Paternoster G, Di Rocco C, Massimi L, Della Marca G.Sleep disordered breathing in children and adolescents with Chiari malformation type I. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Apr 15;9(4):371-7.doi: 10.5664/jcsm.2592.
  • Della Marca G, Sancricca C, Losurdo A, Di Blasi C, De Fino C, Morosetti R, Broccolini A, Testani E, Scarano E, Servidei S, Mirabella M. Sleep disordered breathing in a cohort of patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis. Clin Neurophysiol. 2013 Aug;124(8):1615-21. doi: 10.1016 j.clinph.2013.03.002
  • Dittoni S, Mazza M, Losurdo A, Testani E, Di Giacopo R, Marano G, Di Nicola M, Farina B, Mariotti P, Mazza S, Della Marca G. Psychological functioning measures in patients with primary insomnia and sleep state misperception. Acta Neurol Scand. 2013 Jul; 128(1):54-60. doi: 10.1111/ ane.12078. Epub 2013 Feb 13
  • Della Marca G, Frusciante R, Vollono C, Iannaccone E, Dittoni S,Losurdo A,Testani E, Gnoni V, Colicchio S, Di Blasi C, Erra C, Mazza S, Ricci E. Pain and the alpha-sleep anomaly: a mechanism of sleep disruption in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy.Pain Med. 2013 Apr; 14(4):487-97. doi: 10.1111/pme.12054. Epub 2013 Feb 6.
  • Scatena M, Dittoni S, Maviglia R, Frusciante R, Testani E, Vollono C, Losurdo A, Colicchio S, Gnoni V,Labriola C, Farina B, Pennisi MA, Della Marca G. An integrated video- analysis software system designed for movement detection and sleep analysis.Validation of a tool for the behavioural study of sleep.Clin Neurophysiol.2012 Feb;123(2):318-23. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2011.07.026. Epub 2011 Aug 27
  • Della Marca G, Leoni C, Dittoni S, Battaglia D, Losurdo A, Testani E, Colicchio S, Gnoni V, Gambardella ML, Mariotti P, Alfieri P,Tartaglia M, Zampino G. Increased sleep spindle activity in patients with Costello syndrome (HRAS gene mutation). J Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Jun;28(3):314- 8.doi:10.1097/WNP.0b013e31821c3ad5
  • Valeriani M, Pazzaglia C, Ferraro D, Virdis D, Rotellini S, Le Pera D, Testani E, Minciotti I, Balestri M, Vigevano F, Vollono C. Evidence of different spinal pathways for the warmth evoked potentials. Clin Neurophysiol. 2011 Dec;122(12):2469-74. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2011.04.023. Epub 2011 May 20.
  • Della Marca G, Frisullo G, Vollono C, Dittoni S, Losurdo A, Testani E, Colicchio S, Gnoni V, Rizzo D, Ricardi R, Batocchi AP. Oculogyric crisis in a midbrain lesion. Arch Neurol 2011 Mar;68(3):3901. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2011.27.
  • Della Marca G, Frusciante R, Scatena M, Dittoni S, Testani E, Vollono C, Losurdo A, Scarano E, Colicchio S, Farina B, Gnoni V, Mazza S, Tonali PA, Ricci E. Heart Rate Variability in Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy. Funct Neurol 2010 Oct-Dec;25(4): 211-6
  • Della Marca G, Scarano E, Leoni C, Dittoni S, Losurdo A, Testani E, Colicchio S, Gnoni V, Vollono C, Zampino G. Pycnodysostosis with extreme sleep apnea: a possible alternative to tracheotomy. Sleep Breath.2012 Mar;16(1):5-10. doi:10.1007/s11325-010-0479-4.Epub 2011 Jan 14
  • Luigetti M, Di Lazzaro V, Broccolini A, Vollono C, Dittoni S, Frisullo G, Pilato F, Profice P, Losurdo A, Morosetti R, Testani E, Colicchio S, Della Marca. Bilateral thalamic stroke transiently reduces arousals and NREM sleep instability. J Neurol Sci. 2011 Jan 15;300(1-2):151-4.doi:10.1016/j.jns 2010.10.015. Epub 2010 Nov 6.
  • Luigetti M, Losurdo A, Dittoni S, Testani E, Colicchio S, Gnoni V, Farina B, Scarano E, Zampino G, Mariotti P, Rendeli C, Di Rocco C, Massimi L, Della Marca G. Improvement of obstructive sleep apneas caused by hydrocephalus associated with Chiari malformation Type II following surgery. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2010 Oct;6(4):336-9. doi: 10.3171/2010.7.PEDS10207
  • Della Marca G, Dittoni S, Pilato F, Profice P, Losurdo A, Testani E, Colicchio S, Gnoni V, Colosimo C, Di Lazzaro V. Teaching Neuroimages: Transient epileptic amnesia. Neurology 2010 Sep 7;75(10):e47-8. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181f11d9c.
  • Della Marca G, Frusciante R, Dittoni S, Vollono C, Losurdo A, Testani E, Scarano E, Colicchio S, Tonali PA, Ricci E. Decreased Nocturnal Movements in Patients with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. J Clin Sleep Med 2010 Jun 15;6(3):276-80
  • Leoni C, Cesarini L. Dittoni S, Battaglia D, Novelli A, Bernardini L, Losurdo A, Vollono C, Testani E, Della Marca G, Zampino G. Hypoventilation in REM sleep in a case of 17p11.2 deletion (Smith- Magenis syndrome). Am J Med Genet A. 2010 Mar ;152°(3):708-12.
  • Della Marca G, Pantanali F, Frusciante R, Scarano E, Cianfoni A, Calò L, Dittoni S, Vollono C,Losurdo A, Testani E, Colicchio S, Gnoni V, Iannaccone E, Farina B, Pirronti T, Tonali PA, Ricci E.
  • Cephalometric findings in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy patients with obstructive sleep apneas. Sleep Breath 2010 Jan;15(1):99-106. doi: 10.1007/s11325-010-0330-y.
  • Della Marca G, Dittoni S, Catteruccia M, Frusciante R, Madia F, Losurdo A, Testani E,Vollono C, Servidei S. Restless Legs Syndrome with Periodic Limb Movements: a possibile cause of idiopathic hyperCKemia. Neurology. 2009 Aug 25;73(8):643-5.
  • Della Marca G, Broccolini A, Vollono C, Dittoni S, Frisullo G, Pilato F, Profice P, Morosetti R, Losurdo A, Testani E, Colicchio S, Di Lazzaro V. The stolen memory. A case of Transient Global Amnesia. Biol Psychiatry 2010 Mar 15;67(6): e31-2. Doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.05.028.
  • Della Marca G, Dittoni S, Frusciante R, Colicchio S, Losurdo A, Testani E, Buccarella C,Modoni A,Mazza S, Mennuni GF, Mariotti P, Vollono C. Abnormal sexual behavior during sleep. J Sex Med.2009 Dec;6(12):3490-5. Epub 2009 Jun 29.