Welcome Dr. Giuseppe Lanza to International Journal of Case Reports.

Dr. Giuseppe Lanza
Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Researcher
Department of Neurology IC of the “Oasi” Institute for Research on Mental Retardation and Brain Aging (I.R.C.C.S.) in Troina (Italy)

Biography & Research Interest

Welcome Dr. Giuseppe Lanza to Join the Editorial Board of International Journal of Case Reports.

Main clinical and research areas of interest
– Cerebrovascular diseases
– Cognitive impairment and dementia
– Neuropsychiatric disorders
– Sleep disorders
– Gluten-related neuropathology
– Clinical Neurophysiology
– Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
– Neurosonology
– Neuroplasticity

1) Bella R, Pennisi G, Cantone M, Palermo F, Pennisi M, Lanza G, Zappia M, Paolucci S. Clinical presentation and outcome of geriatric depression in subcortical ischemic vascular disease. Gerontology 2010;56(3):298-302. doi: 10.1159/000272003. PMID: 20051663.
2) Faro A, Giordano D, Kavasidis I, Pino C, Spampinato C, Cantone MG, Lanza G, Pennisi M. An interactive tool for customizing clinical transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) experiments. XII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2010 IFMBE Proceedings 2010;29:200-3. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-13039-7_50.
3) Pennisi G, Ferri R, Cantone M, Lanza G, Pennisi M, Vinciguerra L, Malaguarnera G, Bella R. A review of transcranial magnetic stimulation in vascular dementia. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord 2011;31(1):71-80. doi: 10.1159/000322798. PMID: 21242688.
4) Pennisi G, Ferri R, Lanza G, Cantone M, Pennisi M, Puglisi V, Malaguarnera G, Bella R. Transcranial magnetic stimulation in Alzheimer’s disease: a neurophysiological marker of cortical hyperexcitability. J Neural Transm (Vienna) 2011;118(4):587-98. doi: 10.1007/s00702-010-0554-9. PMID: 21207079.
5) Bella R, Ferri R, Pennisi M, Cantone M, Lanza G, Malaguarnera G, Spampinato C, Giordano D, Alagona G, Pennisi G. Enhanced motor cortex facilitation in patients with vascular cognitive impairment-no dementia. Neurosci Lett 2011;503(3):171-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2011.08.022. PMID: 21875648.
6) Bella R, Ferri R, Cantone M, Pennisi M, Lanza G, Malaguarnera G, Spampinato C, Giordano D, Raggi A, Pennisi G. Motor cortex excitability in vascular depression. Int J Psychophysiol 2011;82(3):248-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2011.09.006. PMID: 21945481.
7) Pennisi M, Raggi A, Barone R, Muglia M, Citrigno L, Cantone M, Lanza G, Pennisi G, Ferri R, Bella R. Phenotypic heterogeneity in hereditary motor neuropathy type V: a new case report series. Acta Neurol Belg 2012;112(1):57-64. doi: 10.1007/s13760-012-0042-0. PMID: 22427291.
8) Kavasidis I, Pino C, Spampinato C, Maiorana F, Lanza G. Performance Evaluation of Classifiers in Distinguishing Mental Tasks from EEG Signals. Proceedings of the 9th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Applied Informatics 2012. doi: 10.2316/P.2012.764-167.
9) Lanza G, Bella R, Giuffrida S, Cantone M, Pennisi G, Spampinato C, Giordano D, Malaguarnera G, Raggi A, Pennisi M. Preserved transcallosal inhibition to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in nondemented elderly patients with leukoaraiosis. Biomed Res Int 2013;2013:351680. doi: 10.1155/2013/351680. PMID: 23984349.
10) Bella R, Ferri R, Lanza G, Cantone M, Pennisi M, Puglisi V, Vinciguerra L, Spampinato C, Mazza T, Malaguarnera G, Pennisi G. TMS follow-up study in patients with Vascular Cognitive Impairment – No Dementia. Neurosci Lett 2013;534:155-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2012.12.017. PMID: 23274709.
11) Spampinato C, Aguglia E, Concerto C, Pennisi M, Lanza G, Bella R, Cantone M, Pennisi G, Kavasidis I, Giordano D. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Assessment of Motor Cortex Excitability and Treatment of Drug-Resistant Major Depression. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 2013;21(3):391- 403. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2013.2256432. PMID: 23559064.
12) Concerto C, Lanza G, Cantone M, Pennisi M, Giordano D, Spampinato C, Ricceri R, Pennisi G, Aguglia E, Bella R. Different patterns of cortical excitability in major depression and vascular depression: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. BMC Psychiatry 2013;13:300. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-300. PMID: 24206945.
13) Giuffrida S, Carpinteri G, Modica D, Pennisi M, Catalano A, Bella R, Pennisi G, Cornelius C, Lanza G*. Focal neurological deficit in acute anemia: case reports and review of the literature. World J Neurosci 2013;3(2):53-56. doi:10.4236/wjns.201332007.
14) Lanza G*, Vinciguerra L, Puglisi V, Modica D, Catalano A, Zelante G, Ricceri R, Lupo L, Giuffrida S, Pennisi M. Course of atypical manifestations of a case of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease over 35 years of clinical observation. Neurosci Med 2013;4(3):145-149.


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