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Oliviero Bruni, M.D.

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Oliviero Bruni, M.D.

Associate Professor
Sapienza University
Child Neurology & Psychiatry

Rome, Italy

Oliviero Bruni is Associate Professor in Child Neurology and Psychiatry at the Dept. of Developmental and Social Psychology at Sapienza University in Rome. Dr. Bruni has been involved in sleep research and clinical care in children for over 20 years. He is Past-President of the International Pediatric Sleep Association, member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Association of Sleep Medicine, and Field Editor (Pediatrics) of the journal Sleep Medicine. He was invited as Pediatric Sleep Advisor for the development of the Night Noise Guidelines of the World Health Organization and Chair of the Childhood Sleep Disorders and Development Section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. His specific areas of interest are sleep disorders in children, the application of computer analysis in human sleep electroencephalogram and of the Cyclic Alternating Pattern, and the analysis of sleep patterns in cognitive deficits ranging from intellectual disabilities to specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, focusing on the relationships between sleep and cognition in learning impaired children.

Sleep Advice

Publications

Brockmann PE, Diaz B, Damiani F, Villarroel L, Núñez F, Bruni O. Impact of television on the quality of sleep in preschool children. Sleep Medicine, 2016;20:140-4

Verrillo E, Pavone M, Bruni O, Paglietti MG, Ferri R, Petreschi F, Chiarini Testa MB, Cutrera R. Sleep architecture in children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 2. Sleep Med 2016; 20:1-4

Ferri R, Manconi M, Rundo F, Zucconi M, Aricò D, Bruni O, Ferini-Strambi L, Fulda S. A Data-Driven Analysis of the Rules Defining Bilateral Leg Movements during Sleep, 2016;39:413-21. doi: 10.5665/sleep.5454.

Ferri R, Rundo F, Zucconi M, Manconi M, Aricò D, Bruni O, Ferini-Strambi L, Fulda S. Diagnostic accuracy of the standard and alternative PLMS indices for Restless Legs Syndrome. Sleep Med 2016; 22:97-9

Azevedo Soster L, Alves RC, Fagundes SN, Koch VHK, Bruni O. Sleep disturbances associated with sleep enuresis: a questionnaire study. Eur J Paediatr Neurol. 2016 Mar;20(2):282-5

Novelli L, D’Atri A, Marzano C, Finotti E, Ferrara M, Bruni O, De Gennaro L. Mapping changes of cortical activity during sleep across the first four years of life. J Sleep Res, 2016;25(4):381-9.

Khatami R, Luca G , Baumann CR ,Bassetti C, Bruni O, Canellas Dols F, Dauvilliers Y, Rafael Del Rio Villegas R, Feketeova E, Ferri R, Geisler P, Hogl B, Jennum P, Kornum B, Lecendreux M, Martins-Da-Silva A,  Mathis J, Mayer G, Paiva T, Partinen M, Peraita-Adrados R,  Plazzi G, Santamaria J, Sonka K, Riha R, Tafti M, Wierzbicka A,  Young P, Lammers GJ, Overeem S,  and European Narcolepsy Network. The European Narcolepsy Network (EU-NN) database. J Sleep Res 2016; 25(3):356-64

Filardi M, Pizza F, Bruni O, Natale V. Plazzi G. Circadian Rest-activity rhythm in pediatric type 1 Narcolepsy.  Sleep 2016; 39: 1241-7

Gruber R, Anders TF, Beebe D, Bruni O, et al. A call for action regarding translational research in pediatric sleep. Sleep Health 2 (2016) 88–89

Rocca FL. Finotti E, Pizza F, Ingravallo F, Gatta M, Bruni O, Plazzi G. Psychosocial profile and quality of life in children with type 1 narcolepsy: a case-control study. Sleep, accepted

Modafferi S, Stornelli M, Chiarotti F, Cardona F, Bruni O. Sleep, anxiety and psychiatric symptoms in children with Tourette syndrome and tic disorders. Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2016; 20: 696-703

Angriman M, Cortese S, Bruni O. Somatic and neuropsychiatric comorbidities in pediatric restless legs syndrome: a systematic review of the literature. Sleep Med Rev 2016, accepted

De Liso P, Vigevano F, Specchio N, De Palma L, Bonanni P, Osanni E, Coppola G, Parisi P, Grosso S, Verrotti A, Spalice A, Nicita F, Zamponi N, Siliquini S, Giordano L, Martelli P, Guerrini R, Rosati A, Ilvento L, Belcastro V, Striano P, Vari MS, Capovilla G, Beccari F, Bruni O, Luchetti A, Gobbi G, Russo A, Pruna D, Tozzi AE, Cusmai R. Effectiveness and tolerability of perampanel in children and adolescents with refractory epilepsies-An Italian observational multicenter study. Epilepsy Res. 2016 Aug 18;127:93-100

Ferri R, Allen RP, Zucconi M, Bruni O, Chokroverty S, Ferini-Strambi L, Frauscher B, Garcia-Borreguero D, Hirshkowitz M, Högl B, Inoue Y, Jahangir A, Manconi M, Marcus C, Picchietti D, Plazzi G, Walters A, Winkelman JW, Zak RS, on behalf of the the International and European  Restless Legs Syndrome Study Groups (IRLSSG and EURLSSG). Revised World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM) Standards for Recording and Scoring Leg Movements in Polysomnograms Developed by a Joint Task Force from the International and the European Restless Legs Syndrome Study Groups (IRLSSG and EURLSSG). Sleep Medicine, 2016;26:86-95

Melegari MG, Vittori E, Mallia L, Devoto A, Lucidi F, Ferri R, Bruni O. Actigraphic sleep pattern in preschool children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. J Att Disorders, 2016 accepted

Novelli L, D’Atri A, Marzano C, Finotti E, Ferrara M, Bruni O, De Gennaro L. Mapping changes of cortical activity during sleep across the first four years of life. J Sleep Res, 2016 Feb 8. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12390

Brockmann PE, Diaz B, Damiani F, Villarroel L, Núñez F, Bruni O. Impact of television on the quality of sleep in preschool children. Sleep Medicine, accepted,

Bruni O, Angriman M. Pediatric insomnia: new insights in clinical assessment and treatment options. Archives Italiennes de Biologie, 2015, Vol 153, No 2-3: 154-66

Bruni O, Sette S, Fontanesi L, Baiocco R, Laghi F, Baumgartner E. Technology use and sleep quality in preadolescence and adolescence. J Clin Sleep Med, 2015; 11(12):1433 –1441

Bruni O, Alonso-Alconada D, Besag F, Biran V, Braam W, Cortese S, Moavero R, Parisi P, Smits M, Van der Heijden K, Curatolo P. Current role of melatonin in pediatric neurology: clinical recommendations. European Journal Paediatric Neurology, 2015; 19(2): 122-133.

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