Sleep Disorders Center, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

Dept. of Neuroscience

Contact:
Luigi Ferini-Strambi
Position:
Director
Address:
Via Stamira d' Ancona 20, 20127
City:
Milano
Country:
Italy
Phone:
+39 02 26433363
Fax:
+39 02 26433394
Research Domain
  • Clinical
  • Methodology / Technology
Keywords
  • Neurological Sleep Disorders
  • Epidemiology of Sleep
  • Sleep and Psychiatry-Personality Disorders
  • Sleep and Ageing
  • Pharmacology of Sleep
  • Genetics of Sleep
  • Sleep and Medical Disorders
  • Learning, Memory, Cognition
  • Instrumentation-Methodology

Laboratory description

Main research areas are: OSA and cognition, OSA and PAP compliance, insomnia (pharmacological treatment and cognitive-behavioral therapy), RLS and PLMD (pathophysiology and treatment), epilepsy (nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy), NREM parasomnias, REM sleep behaviour disorders, narcolepsy.

Studies on microstructure of sleep and autonomic functions.
Neuroimaging in sleep disorders (functional MRI, voxel-based morphometry, diffusion tensory imaging).
Neuropsychological evaluation of patients with sleep disorders.

10 hospital beds dedicated to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders + 5 PSG beds in sleep lab.
Techniques used: in-lab Video-PSG, in-hospital portable PSG, ambulatory PSG, portable long-EEG monitoring, actigraphy


Collaborations

Title:  PhD MD

Name:  Jacques Montplaisir

Position:  Director Sleep Disorders Center

Institution:  Hopital du Sacre-Coeur Montreal

Name:  Claudio Bassetti

Position:  Director

Institution:  Lugano Neurocentro

Title:  PhD

Name:  Mark Aloia

Institution:  National Jewish Medical and Research Center Denver

Title:  MD

Name:  Diego Garcia Borreguero

Title:  PhD

Name:  Tracy Kuo

Position:  Clinical Psychologist

Institution:  Sleep Disorders Clinic Stanford University

Title:  MD

Name:  Raffaele Ferri

Position:  Director

Institution:  IRCCS Oasi Troina

Title:  MD

Name:  Giuseppe Plazzi

Institution:  Clinica Neurologica Bologna

Title:  MD

Name:  Federica Provini

Institution:  Clinica Neurologica Bologna

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