Casula EP, Bisiacchi PS, Corrias M, Schiff S, Merkel C, Amodio P, Montagnese S. Metabolic Brain Disease Abstract Hyperammonaemia is observed after prolonged, intense exercise, or in patients with hepatic failure. In the latter, it is associated with a set of neurological and psychiatric abnormalities termed hepatic encephalopathy. THE AIMS OF OUR STUDY WERE: 1. […]
Sleep and circadian rhythms in hospitalized patients with decompensated cirrhosis: effect of light therapy.
De Rui M, Middleton B, Sticca A, Gatta A, Amodio P, Skene DJ, Montagnese S. Neurochemistry Research Abstract Patients with liver cirrhosis often exhibit sleep-wake abnormalities, which are, at least to some extent, circadian in origin. A relatively novel non-pharmacological approach to circadian disruption is appropriately timed bright light therapy. The aims of this pilot […]
Turco M, Corrias M, Chiaromanni F, Bano M, Salamanca M, Caccin L, Merkel C, Amodio P, Romualdi C, De Pittà C, Costa R, Montagnese S. Chronobiology International The assessment of diurnal preference, or the preferred timing of sleep and activity, is generally based on comprehensive questionnaires such as the Horne-Östberg (HÖ). The aim of the […]
Bano M, Chiaromanni F, Corrias M, Turco M, De Rui , Amodio P, Merkel C, Gatta A, Mazzotta G, Costa R, Montagnese S. Frontiers in Neurology INTRODUCTION: Sleep-wake disturbances are common in hospitalized patients but few studies have assessed them systematically. The aim of the present study was to assess sleep quality in a group […]
Induced hyperammonemia may compromise the ability to generate restful sleep in patients with cirrhosis.
Bersagliere A, Raduazzo ID, Nardi M, Schiff S, Gatta A, Amodio P, Achermann P, Montagnese S. Hepatology Abstract In patients with cirrhosis, hyperammonemia and hepatic encephalopathy are common after gastrointestinal bleeding and can be simulated by an amino acid challenge (AAC), or the administration of a mixture of amino acids mimicking the composition of hemoglobin. […]