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Pietro Cortelli

Full Professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: MED/26 Neurology

Head of Scuola di Specializzazione Neurologia (DI 68/2015)

Dean of School of Medicine

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Short Bio

Full Professor of neurology since 15 Oct 2014 is active in the following fild of research :
• Genetic and phenotipic characterization of prion diseases (Fatal Familial Insomnia,Creutzfeldt-Jakob,Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker) Parkinson’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Familial Hemiplegic migraine.
• Role of the autonomic nervous system in health and disease with a focus on neurological control of the cardiovascular system in man. A variety of disorders including neuromediate syncope, hypertension, neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (Parkinsons’s disease, Multiple System Atrophy, Pure Autonomic Failure), sleep disorders (OSAS, Ondine syndrome, Narcolepsy), epilepsy and sweating abnormalities, are studied.
• Evaluation of autonomic circadian rhythms in relation to wake-sleep cycle in neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson, MSA, prion diseases and sleep disorders)
• Autonomic, clinical and neurophysiological aspects of mitochondrial diseases and primary headache

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Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie
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IRCCS Istituto delle Scienze Neurologiche di Bologna
Department of Biomedical and NeuroMotor Sciences (DIBINEM)
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e NeuroMotorie  (DIBINEM)
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Padiglione G - 1° Piano
Ospedale Bellaria
Via Altura, 3
40139 Bologna (Italy)

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