European Sleep Research Laboratories

Pediatric Sleep Center

Sapienza University
Dept. Social and Developmental Psychology

MD
Oliviero Bruni
Via dei Marsi 78
00185 Roma Italy


Position Director Phone +39-3356078964 Contact E-Mail oliviero.bruni@uniroma1.it   Research Domain
  • Clinical

Keywords
  • Sleep Physiology-Neurophysiology in Human
  • Paediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Behavioural Sleep Disorders
  • Neurological Sleep Disorders

Laboratory Description Research areas: pediatric sleep medicine, insomnia, narcolepsy, OSA, RLS in children.
Availability of the following instruments:
40 channels PSG with video (Embla N7000)
34 channels ambulatory PSG (Embla Titanium)
Ambulatory cardiorespiratory devices (Nox Medical T3, Embletta)
Actigraphy (AMI)

Additional Descriptors, Keywords sleep, children, infants, insomnia, movement disorders during sleep, epilepsy, parasomnias
Selected Publications in the 5 past years 1. Parisi P, Bruni O, Villa MP, Verrotti A, Miano S, Luchetti A, Curatolo P. The interrelationships between sleep and epilepsy: effect on cognitive functioning in children. Dev Med Child Neurol, 2010, 52: 805–810
2. Bruni O, Verrillo E, Novelli L, Ferri R. Prader-Willi syndrome: sorting out the relationships between obesity, hypersomnia, and sleep apnea. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine 2010,16:568–573
3. Verrillo E, Carla Bizzarri C, Cappa M, Bruni O, Pavone M, Ferri R, Cutrera R. Sleep characteristics in children with GH deficiency. Neuroendocrinology, 2011; 94(1):66-74.
4. Plazzi G, Pizza F, Palaia V, Franceschini C, Poli F, Moghadam KK, Cortelli P, Nobili L, Bruni O, Dauvilliers Y, Lin L, Edwards MJ, Mignot E, Bhatia KP. Complex movement disorders at disease onset in childhood narcolepsy with cataplexy Brain. 2011;134(Pt 12):3477-89
5. Parrino L. Ferri R, Bruni O, Terzano MG. Cyclic Alternating Pattern (CAP): The Marker Of Sleep Instability. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 2012;16(1):27-45.
6. Ferri R, Bruni O, Fulda S, Zucconi M, Plazzi G. A Quantitative Analysis of the Submentalis Muscle EMG Amplitude during REM Sleep Across the Lifespan. J Sleep Res 2012;21: 257–263 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2011.00958.x
7. Verrillo E, Bizzarri C, Bruni O, Ferri R, Pavone M, Cappa M, Cutrera R. Effects of Replacement Therapy on Sleep Architecture in Children with Growth Hormone Deficiency. Sleep Medicine, 2012;13(5):496-502
8. Lecendreux M, Poli F, MD, Oudiette D, Benazzouz F, Donjacour CEHM, Franceschini C, Finotti E, Pizza F, Bruni O, Plazzi G. Tolerance and efficacy of sodium oxybate in childhood narcolepsy with cataplexy. A retrospective study. Sleep, 2012;35(5):709-711
9. Ferri R, Rundo F, Novelli L, Terzano MG, Parrino L. and Bruni O. A new quantitative automatic method for the measurement of non-rapid eye movement sleep electroencephalographic amplitude variability. J Sleep Res, J. 2012; 21:212–220
10. Bruni O, Kohler M, Novelli L, Kennedy D, Lushington K, Martin J, Ferri R. The role of NREM sleep instability in child cognitive performance. Sleep, 2012;35(5):649-656
11. Lecendreux M, Bruni O, Franco P, Gringras P, Konofal E, Nevsimalova S, Paiva T, Partinen M, Peeters E, Peraita-Adrados R, Plazzi G, Poli F. Clinical experience suggests that modafinil is an effective and safe treatment for pediatric narcolepsy. J Sleep Res 2012; 21(4):481-3
12. Bruni O, Novelli L, Mallucci A, della Corte M, Romeo A, Ferri R.Benign Rolandic and Occipital Epilepsies of Childhood. Sleep Med Clin 7 (2012) 135–145
13. Pereira AM, Bruni O, Ferri R, Lahorgue Nunes M. Sleep instability and cognitive status in drug-resistant epilepsies. Sleep Medicine 2012;13:536-41.
14. Pereira AM, Bruni O, Ferri R, Palmini A, Lahorgue Nunes M. The impact of epilepsy on sleep architecture during childhood. Epilepsia 2012; 53(9):1519–1525
15. Ferri R, Bruni O, Zucconi M, Plazzi G. The Importance to assess the true “periodicity” of leg movements during sleep in narcolepsy. J Clin Sleep Med 2012;8: 231-232.
16. Carra MC, Bruni O, Hyuhn N. Sleep bruxism, headache and sleep disordered breathing in children and adolescents. J Orofacial Pain 2012; 26:267-276
17. Poli F, Pizza F, Mignot E, Ferri R, Pagotto U, Taheri S, Finotti E, Bernardi F, Pirazzoli P, Cicognani A, Balsamo A, Nobili L, Bruni O, Plazzi G. High Prevalence of Precocious Puberty and Obesity in Childhood Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. Sleep 2013; 36(2):175-81
18. Romeo DM, Bruni O, Brogna C, Ferri R, Galluccio C, De Clemente V, Di Jorio M, Quintiliani M Ricci D, Mercuri E. Application of the Sleep Disturbance Scale for Children (SDSC) in pre-school age. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2013 Jan 22. doi:pii: S1090-3798(13)00002-0. 10.1016/j.ejpn.2012.12.009
19. Ferri R, Bruni O, Novelli L, Picchietti MA, Picchietti DL. Time structure of leg movement activity during sleep in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and effects of levodopa. Sleep Med. 2013;14: 359–366
20. Dosi C, Riccioni A, Della Corte M, Novelli L, Ferri R, Bruni O. Comorbidities of sleep disorders in childhood and adolescence: focus on migraine. Nat Sci Sleep. 2013 Jun 11;5:77-85
21. Ferri R, Bruni O. Psychophysiology and Cognitive Neuroscience of Sleep and Sleep Disorders. Int J Psychophysiol. 2013; 89(2): 149-50
22. Novelli L, Ferri R, Bruni O. Sleep Cyclic Alternating Pattern and Cognition in Children: A Review. Int J Psychophysiol. 2013; 89(2):246-51
23. Pizza F, Franceschini C, Peltola H, Vandi S, Finotti E, Ingravallo F, Nobili L, Bruni O, Lin L, Edwards MJ, Partinen M, Dauvilliers Y, Mignot E, Bhatia KP., Plazzi G. Clinical and polysomnographic course of childhood narcolepsy with cataplexy. Brain, 2013; 136: 3787-95
24. Picchietti D, Bruni O, De Weerd A, Durmer J, Kotagal S, Owens J, Simakajornboon N. Pediatric restless legs syndrome diagnostic criteria: An update by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group. Sleep Med. 2013;14:1253–9.
25. Romeo DM, Brogna C, Quintiliani M, Baranello G, Pagliano E, Casalino T, Sacco A, Ricci D, Mallardi M, Musto E, Sivo S, Cota F, Battaglia D, Bruni O, Mercuri E. Sleep disorders in children with cerebral palsy: neurodevelopmental and behavioral correlates. Sleep Medicine, 2014;15:213-8

 
Other laboratory Members
 
Title MD First Name Assia Last Name Riccioni E-Mail assiariccioni@gmail.com  
Title MD First Name Claudia Last Name Dosi E-Mail dosiclaudia@gmail.com  
Collaborations
 
Title MD First Name Raffaele Last Name Ferri Institution OASI Institute, Troina, Italy  
Title MD First Name Giuseppe Last Name Plazzi Institution Università di Bologna, Italy  
Title MD First Name Daniel Last Name Picchietti Institution Carle University, Indiana (USA)  
Past Members