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Pubblicazioni Scientifiche

Servello D, Bona AR, Zekaj E. Is capsulectomy a feasible and useful measure in internal pulse generator replacement procedures? A technical note on the use of the PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM). Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2016 Jun;158(6):1165-8. doi: 10.1007/s00701-016-2793-5. Epub 2016 Apr 15. PubMed PMID: 27084378.


Zanaboni Dina C, Bona AR, Zekaj E, Servello D, Porta M. Handwriting Tics in Tourette's Syndrome: A Single Center Study. Front Psychiatry. 2016 Feb 17;7:15. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00015. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 26924993; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4756112.

Servello D, Saleh C, Zekaj E, Porta M. In Reply: Evaluating Risks and Benefit of Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Refractory Tourette Syndrome.

Neurosurgery. 2016 May;78(5):E764-5. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000001223. PubMedPMID: 26914260.


Servello D, Zekaj E, Saleh C, Zanaboni Dina C, Porta M. 16 years of Deep Brain Stimulation in Tourette's Syndrome: a critical review. J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26788742.


Porta M, Saleh C, Zekaj E, Zanaboni Dina C, Bona AR, Servello D. Why so many deep brain stimulation targets in Tourette's syndrome? Toward a broadening of the definition of the syndrome. J Neural Transm (Vienna). 2016 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26739445.


Servello D, Zekaj E, Saleh C, Lange N, Porta M. Deep Brain Stimulation in Tourette Syndrome: What Does the Future Hold? A Cohort of 48 Patients.

Neurosurgery. 2015 Sep 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26348012.


Zekaj E, Saleh C, Porta M, Servello D. Temporary deep brain stimulation in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: A feasible approach? Surg Neurol Int. 2015 Jul 21;6:122. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.161242. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26290773; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4521224.


Colombo EV, Mandelli C, Mortini P, Messina G, De Marco N, Donati R, Irace C, Landi A, Lavano A, Mearini M, Podetta S, Servello D, Zekaj E, Valtulina C, Dones I. Epidural spinal cord stimulation for neuropathic pain: a neurosurgical multicentric Italian data collection and analysis. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2015 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25646850.


Servello D, Zekaj E, Saleh C, Menghetti C, Porta M. Long-term follow-up of deep brain stimulation of peduncolopontine nucleus in progressive supranuclear palsy: Report of three cases. Surg Neurol Int. 2014 Sep 5;5(Suppl 8):S416-20. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.140208. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25289173; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4173638.


Costa F, Ortolina A, Tomei M, Cardia A, Zekaj E, Fornari M. Instrumented fusion surgery in elderly patients (over 75 years old): clinical and radiological results in a series of 53 patients. Eur Spine J. 2013 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24052404.


Zekaj E, Saleh C, Menghetti C, Servello D. Does magnetic resonance imaging induce tissue damage due to DBS lead heating? Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Sep;155(9):1677-8. doi: 10.1007/s00701-013-1812-z. Epub 2013 Jul 14. PubMed PMID: 23851601.


Menghetti C, Zekaj E, Saleh C, Porta M, Servello D. How to Avoid Twiddler's Syndrome in Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia? Neuromodulation. 2013 May 3. doi: 10.1111/ner.12067. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23647838.


Servello D, Zekaj E, Sassi M, Menghetti C, Porta M. Submuscular Submammarian Internal Pulse Generator Implantation in a Patient with Tourette's Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Behavior. Neuromodulation. 2013 Jan 31. doi: 10.1111/ner.12025. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23368838.


Porta M, Cavanna AE, Zekaj E, D'Adda F, Servello D. Selection of patients with Tourette syndrome for deep brain stimulation surgery. Behav Neurol. 2012 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23187143.


Sassi M, Zekaj E, Grotta A, Pollini A, Pellanda A, Borroni M, Pacchetti C, Menghetti C, Porta M, Servello D. Safety in the Use of Dexmedetomidine (Precedex) for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery: Our Experience in 23 Randomized Patients. Neuromodulation. 2012 Jul 10. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1403.2012.00483.x. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22780449.


Franzini A, Cordella R, Messina G, Marras CE, Romito LM, Albanese A, Rizzi M, Nardocci N, Zorzi G, Zekaj E, Villani F, Leone M, Gambini O, Broggi G. Targeting the brain: considerations in 332 consecutive patients treated by deep brain stimulation (DBS) for severe neurological diseases. Neurol Sci. 2012 Dec;33(6):1285-303. doi: 10.1007/s10072-012-0937-9. Epub 2012 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 22271259.


Franzini A, Cordella R, Messina G, Marras CE, Romito LM, Carella F, Albanese A, Rizzi M, Nardocci N, Zorzi G, Zekaj E, Broggi G. Deep brain stimulation for movement disorders. Considerations on 276 consecutive patients. J Neural Transm. 2011 Oct;118(10):1497-510. doi: 10.1007/s00702-011-0656-z. Epub 2011 May 20. PubMed PMID: 21597941.


Franzini A, Messina G, Zekaj E, Romito L, Cordella R. Improvement of hand dexterity induced by stimulation of the peduncolopontine nucleus in a patient with advanced Parkinson's disease and previous long-lasting bilateral subthalamic DBS. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2011 Aug;153(8):1587-90. doi: 10.1007/s00701-011-1051-0. Epub 2011 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 21638144.


Paolo F, Tringali G, Broggi M, Acerbi F, Zekaj E, Franzini A, Broggi G. Surgical approaches to tumors of the gyrus cinguli. Neurosurgery. 2011 May;68(5):E1506; author reply E1506-7. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0b013e31821243f1. PubMed PMID: 21311373.


Franzini A, Zekaj E, Messina G, Mea E, Broggi G. Intracranial spontaneous hypotension associated with CSF cervical leakage successfully treated by lumbar epidural blood patch. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010 Nov;152(11):1997-9. doi: 10.1007/s00701-010-0783-6. Epub 2010 Aug 26. PubMed PMID: 20740368.

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