Pubblicazioni Scientifiche

In questa pagina potete trovare una lista delle pubblicazioni scientifiche del Dott. Michele Viana.


  1. Bettucci D, Testa L, Calzoni S, VIANA M, Monaco F. Combination of tizanidine and amitriptyline in the prophylaxis of chronic tension-type headache: evaluation of efficacy and impact on quality of life. J Headache Pain 2006; 7:34-36.
  2. Velati D, VIANA M, Cresta S, Mantegazza P, Testa L, Bettucci D, Rinaldi M, Sances G, Tassorelli C, Nappi G, Canonico PL, Martignoni E, Genazzani AA. 5-hydroxytryptamine1B receptor and triptan response in migraine, lack of association with common polymorphisms. Eur J Pharmacol. 2008;580(1-2):43-7.
  3. Mula M, Jauch R, Cavanna A, Collimedaglia L, Barbagli D, Gaus V, Kretz R, VIANA M, Tota G, Israel H, Reuter U, Martus P, Cantello R, Monaco F, Schmitz B. Clinical and psychopathological definition of the interictal dysphoric disorder of epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2008;49(4):650-6.
  4. Cavanna AE, Mula M, Strigaro G, Servo S, Tota G, Barbagli D, Collimedaglia L, VIANA M, Cantello R, Monaco F. Clinical correlates of pathological gambling symptoms in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsia 2008;49(8):1460-1464.
  5. Cavanna AE, Mula M, Servo S, Strigaro G, Tota G, Barbagli D, Collimedaglia L, VIANA M., Cantello R, Monaco F. Measuring the level and content of consciousness during epileptic seizures: the Ictal Consciousness Inventory. Epilepsy & Behavior 2008;13:184-188.
  6. Mula M, Cavanna A, Collimedaglia L, VIANA M, Barbagli D, Tota G, Cantello R, Monaco F. Clinical correlates of schizotypy in patients with epilepsy. Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences. 2008 Fall;20(4):441-6.
  7. Mula M, VIANA M, Jauch R, Schmitz B, Bettucci D, Cavanna AE, Strigaro G, Tota MG, Israel H, Reuter U, Monaco F. Health-related quality of life measures and psychiatric comorbidity in patients with migraine. Eur J Neurol. 2009 Sep;16(9):1017-21.
  8. Mula M, Jauch R, Cavanna A, Collimedaglia L, Barbagli D, Gaus V, Kretz R, VIANA M, Cantello R, Monaco F, Schmitz B. Manic/hypomanic symptoms and quality of life measures in patients with epilepsy. Seizure. 2009 Sep;18(7):530-2.
  9. Terrazzino S‡, VIANA M‡, Floriddia E, Monaco F, Mittino D, Sances G, Tassorelli C, Nappi G, Rinaldi M, Canonico PL, Genazzani AA. The serotonin transporter gene polymorphism STin2 VNTR confers an increased risk of inconsistent response to triptans in migraine patients. Eur J Pharmacol. 2010 Sep 1;641(2-3):82-7. ‡These authors equally contributed to this work.
  10. Terrazzino S, Sances G, Balsamo F, VIANA M, Bellomo G, Martignoni E; Tassorelli C, Nappi G, Canonico PL, Genazzani AA. Role of 2 Common Variants of 5HT2A Gene in Medication Overuse Headache. Headache 2010 Nov;50(10):1587-96.
  11. VIANA M, Glastonbury CM, Sprenger T, Goadsby PJ. Trigeminal neuropathic pain in a patient with progressive hemifacial atrophy (Parry Romberg syndrome). Archives of Neurology. 2011;68(7):938-43.
  12. VIANA M. “Going to the USA-a US headache center from an Italian perspective”. Nature Review of Neurology. 2011;7(12):710-2.
  13. Terrazzino S,TassorelliC, SancesG, BalsamoF, VIANA M, MonacoF, BellomoG, Nappi G, Canonico PL, Genazzani AA. Association of haplotype combination of serotonin transporter gene polymorphisms with monthly headache days in MOH patients. European Journal of Neurology. 2012 Jan;19(1):69-75
  14. VIANA M, Mathias CJ, Goadsby PJ. Headache in three new cases of Harlequin syndrome with accompanying pharmacological comparison with migraine. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2012 Jun;83(6):663-5
  15. Miglino B, VIANA M, Zavattaro E, Bonin S, Valente G, Colombo E. Localized scleroderma unius lateri and Borrelia burgdoferi infection. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2012 May-Jun;78(3):383-5.
  16. VIANA M. Handbook of Clinical Neurology – III Series, Vol. 97 Headache (Elsevier, 2011). Funct Neurol. 2012 Jan-Mar;27(1):67.
  17. VIANA M, Tassorelli C, Allena M, Nappi G, Antonaci F. Diagnostic and therapeutic errors in trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias and hemicrania continua: a systematic review. Journal of headache and Pain. 2013; 14(1):14.
  18. VIANA M, Genazzani AA, Terrazzino S, Nappi G, Goadsby PJ. “Triptan non-responders: do they exist and who are they?”. Cephalalgia. 2013; 33(11):891-6.
  19. VIANA M, Sprenger T, Andelova M, Goadsby PJ. The typical duration of migraine aura: A systematic review. Cephalalgia. 2013; 33(7):483-90.
  20. Nappi RE, Merki-Feld GS, Terreno E, Pellegrinelli A, VIANA M. Hormonal contraception in women with migraine: is progestogen-only contraception a better choice? Journal of headache and Pain 2013, 14:66
  21. Cargnin S, Magnani S, VIANA M, Mittino D, Tassorelli C, Sances G, Nappi G, Canonico PL, Genazzani AA, Raffaeli W, Terrazzino S. An opposite-direction modulation of the COMT Val158Met polymorphism on the clinical response to opioid analgesics and triptans. Journal of Pain. 2013 Jun 14. [Epub ahead of print] doi:pii:S1526-5900(13)00968-1
  22. Cargnin S, VIANA M, Mittino D, Bellomo G, Tassorelli C, Nappi G, Canonico PL, Terrazzino S.Lack of association between GRIA1 polymorphisms and haplotypes with migraine without aura or response to triptans. Neurol Sci. 2014; 35(3):421-7
  23. VIANA M, Terreno E, Goadsby P, Nappi R. Topiramate for migraine prevention in fertile women: Reproductive counseling is warranted. Cephalalgia. 2014 Apr 10.
  24. Cargnin S, VIANA M, Ghiotto N, Bianchi M, Sances G, Tassorelli C, Nappi G, Canonico PL, Genazzani AA, Terrazzino S. Functional polymorphisms in COMT and SLC6A4 genes influence the prognosis of patients with medication overuse headache after withdrawal therapy. Eur J Neurol. 2014 Jul;21(7):989-95.
  25. VIANA M, Terrazzino S, Genazzani AA, Grieco GS, Cargnin S, Santorelli FM, Pierelli F, Tassorelli C, Nappi G, Di Lorenzo C. Pharmacogenomics of episodic migraine: time has come for a step forward. Pharmacogenomics. 2014 Mar;15(4):541-9.
  26. VIANA M, Sainaghi PP, Stecco A, Mortara F, Sprenger T, Goadsby PJ. Headache in a Patient With Crowned Dens: Report of a New Case. Headache. 2014 Jul-Aug;54(7):1211-6.
  27. Cargnin S, VIANA M, Sances G, Bianchi M, Ghiotto N, Tassorelli C, Nappi G, Canonico PL, Genazzani AA, Terrazzino S.Combined effect of common gene variants on response to drug withdrawal therapy in medication overuse headache. Eur J Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Aug 7
  28. VIANA M, Nappi G. Chronobiological correlates of headache: three decades on. Funct Neurol. 2014 Jul-Sep;29(3):213-4
  29. Da Cas R, Nigro A, Terrazzino S, Sances G, VIANA M, Tassorelli C, Nappi G, Cargnin S, Pisterna A, Traversa G, Genazzani AA. Triptan use in Italy: Insights from administrative databases. Cephalalgia. 2015 Jun;35(7):619-26
  30. Cargnin S, Pautasso C, VIANA M, Sances G, Mittino D, Cantello R, Tassorelli C, Nappi G, Terrazzino S. Association of RAMP1 rs7590387 With the Risk of Migraine Transformation Into Medication Overuse Headache. Headache. 2015 May;55(5):658-68. doi: 10.1111/head.12559. Epub 2015 Apr 17.
  31. VIANA M, Linde M, Sances G, Ghiotto N, Guaschino E, Allena M, Terrazzino S, Nappi G, Goadsby PJ, Tassorelli C. Migraine aura symptoms: Duration, succession and temporal relationship to headache. Cephalalgia. 2016 Apr;36(5):413-21.
  32. VIANA M, Sances G, Ghiotto N, Guaschino E, Allena M, Nappi G, Goadsby PJ, Tassorelli C.Variability of the Characteristics of a Migraine Attack within Patients. Cephalalgia. 2016 Aug;36(9):825-30
  33. Bottiroli S, VIANA M, Sances G, Ghiotto N, Guaschino E, Galli F, Vegni E, Pazzi S, Nappi G, Tassorelli C. Psychological factors associated with failure of detoxification treatment in chronic headache associated with medication overuse. Cephalalgia. 2016 pii: 0333102416631960. [Epub ahead of print]
  34. VIANA M, Sances G, Linde M, Ghiotto N, Guaschino E, Allena M, Terrazzino S, Nappi G, Goadsby PJ, Tassorelli C. Clinical features of migraine aura: Results from a prospective diary-aided study. Cephalalgia. 2016 Aug 29. pii: 0333102416657147. [Epub ahead of print]
  35. Miglino B, VIANA M, Tiberio R, Boggio P, Valente G, Strigaro G, Colombo E. POEMS syndrome: a rare case report. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2016 Sep 1.
  36. VIANA M, Sances G, Terrazzino S, Sprenger T, Nappi G, Tassorelli C. When cervical pain is actually migraine: An observational study in 207 patients. Cephalalgia. 2016 Dec 7. pii: 0333102416683917. [Epub ahead of print]
  37. Schankin CJ, VIANA M, Goadsby PJ. Persistent and Repetitive Visual Disturbances in Migraine: A Review. Headache. 2017 Jan;57(1):1-16
  38. VIANA M, Afridi D. Migraine with prolonged aura: phenotype and treatment. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2017 Nov 16. doi: 10.1007/s00210-017-1438-4. [Epub ahead of print]
  39. Viana M, Bottiroli S, Sances G, Ghiotto N, Allena M, Guaschino E, Nappi G, Tassorelli C. Factors associated to chronic migraine with medication overuse: A cross-sectional study. Cephalalgia in press 2018.


  1. VIANA M, Goadsby PJ. Comment to a case of recurrent painful ophthalmoplegia. Neuropenews – August 2012.
  2. VIANA M. How Well Are Migraines Treated in Primary Care? Journal Watch of Neurology, Nov 2012.
  3. VIANA M, Goadsby PJ. Migraine with Aura Phenomenology and Length. US Neurology, 2014;10(2):111–6.
  4. VIANA M. Cefalee autonomico-trigeminali: ancora troppi errori diagnostici e terapeutici. CMI 2014;8(3)63-66
  5. VIANA M, Nappi G. Cyclic migraine. From pathophysiological understanding to therapeutic opportunities in patients with migraine attacks showing predictable periodicity. Cephalalgica. 01 Apr 2016
  6. Cargnin S, Terrazzino S, Pucci E, VIANA M. Drug resistance to triptans: A problem for thousands of people in Italy. Cephalalgica. 01 Apr 2016


  1. Tassorelli C and VIANA M. Cefalea por abuso de farmaco. In: la cefaleas. Nuevos enfoques para un viejo problema. M. De Lourdes Figueroa (Ed.) Editorial Medica Panamericana, 2014, pp: 209-216.
  2. Buzzi, Randazzo, Barbero, Sandrini, Tassorelli, VIANA. Funzioni neurologiche centrali e nervi cranici (Cefalee). in “Linee Guida per la valutazione medico-legale del danno alla persona in ambito civilistico”. Giuffrè Editore. 2016
  3. M Viana, PJ Goadsby . The Premonitory Phase of Migraine. In – Neurobiological Basis of Migraine, 2017. (Eds T. Dalkara and M. A. Moskowitz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118967225.ch12