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Pietro Cortelli

Full Professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Academic discipline: MED/26 Neurology

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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