Daniele Velardo

Daniele Velardo
Date of birth: 05/04/1986; Nationality: Italian; Gender: Male
Address: Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Via Francesco Sforza 35, 20122, Milan, Italy

16/06/2023 – CURRENT
ATTENDING PHYSICIAN FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA OSPEDALE MAGGIORE POLICLINICO, Milan, Italy

01/01/2021 – 15/06/2023 Milan, Italy
FREELANCE – ATTENDING PHYSICIAN FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA OSPEDALE MAGGIORE POLICLINICO, Milan, Italy
Realization of the project entitled “Clinical study and follow-up of patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and Becker muscular dystrophy participating in controlled clinical trials”.

15/12/2017 – 31/12/2020
CO-ORDINATED AND CONTINUOUS COLLABORATION TASK – ATTENDING PHYSICIAN FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA OSPEDALE MAGGIORE POLICLINICO, Milan, Italy
– evaluate the risks/benefits of treatment with Givinostat through clinical and biochemical data of muscle function within the Lombardy Region project “ITF-BECKER: NEW THERAPEUTIC APPROACH TO BECKER MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY” – Head of project: prof. Giacomo Pietro Comi- conduct of neuromuscular pharmacological trials, guaranteeing continuity of care for patients involved in the research project, according to the standards of care, gathering information on the main clinical parameters- development of basic and clinical-applied research on the pathogenetic mechanisms of motor neuron diseases and on the search for innovative methods of therapeutic intervention and collaboration with the activities of the Neurology Unit

15/12/2017 – CURRENT
CLINICAL RESEARCH ACTIVITY FONDAZIONE IRCCS CA’ GRANDA OSPEDALE MAGGIORE POLICLINICO, Milan, Italy
– DSC/15/2357/53: A Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate the Micromacroscopic
Effects on Muscles, the Safety and Tolerability, and the Efficacy of Givinostat in Patients With
Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)
– SUNFISH: A Two Part Seamless, Multi-Center Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Study to
Investigate the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Efficacy of RO7034067 in
Type 2 and 3 Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patients
– FIREFISH: A Two Part Seamless, Open-label, Multicenter Study to Investigate the Safety, Tolerability,
Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Efficacy of RO7034067 in Infants With Type 1 Spinal Muscular
Atrophy
– JEWELFISH: An Open-Label Study to Investigate the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetics/
Pharmacodynamics of RO7034067 in Adult and Pediatric Patients With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

16/01/2017 – 14/12/2017
MEDICAL MANAGER & CLINICAL RESEARCH, IRCCS E. MEDEA, ASSOCIAZIONE “LA NOSTRA FAMIGLIA”, Bosisio Parini (LC), Italy

06/2014 – 12/2017
IDIOPATHIC INFLAMMATORY MYOPATHIES – OUTPATIENT EVALUATION, OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE, Milan, Italy
Assessment and follow-up of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies at our center through: myositis-specific and -associated antibodies determination, MRI of proximal muscles of the lower limbs, clinical evaluations: MMT8 (modified MRC scale) + MDAAT (index of extra-muscle disease ) + health state (VAS of doctor and patient) + health assessment specific (HAQ), re-evaluation of muscle biopsies. The activity, carried out in collaboration with the Unit of Immunology (Prof. Rovere-Querini) and Radiology (Prof. De Cobelli) aims to identify new parameters for the assessment of disease activity and possible prognostic indicators.

09/2012 – 07/2016
CLINICAL RESEARCH ACTIVITY NEUROLOGY DEPARTMENT, OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE, Milan, Italy
Participation in clinical research protocols to evaluate the possible use of new drugs in painful diabetic neuropathy and in chronic inflammatory demyelinating poliradicoloneuropathy.

03/2009 – 07/2016
RESEARCH FELLOW, NEUROMUSCULAR REPAIR UNIT (HEAD OF UNIT: DR. PREVITALI STEFANO) INSPE, EXPERIMENTAL NEUROLOGY INSTITUTE, DIVISION OF NEUROSCIENCE, OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE, Milan, Italy
Experimental research activity focused on the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the pathogenic processes of muscular dystrophies and on the identification, in cellular and animal models, of potential regenerative and therapeutic targets. In particular, study of the role of extracellular matrix components and of cytoplasmic and nuclear proteins in the development and pathology of muscle tissue.

03/2009 – 07/2016
NEUROLOGY INTERN AND RESIDENT, NEUROPATHOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC MUSCLE BIOPSY DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY, OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE, Milan, Italy
Reading and reporting muscle biopsies with learning techniques related to the conservation, manipulation and staining of tissues (supervisor Dr. S Previtali)

03/2009 – 07/2016
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHIES – OUTPATIENT EVALUATION OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE, Milan, Italy
Motor performancies assessment using standardized tools (North Star Ambulatory Assessment Scale and 6 Minute Walking Test) in patients affected by Duchenne or BeckerMuscular Dystrophy, in order to monitor disease progression and evaluate new possible therapeutic approaches

07/2011 – 06/2016
NEUROLOGY RESIDENT, NEUROLOGY UNIT, OSPEDALE SAN RAFFAELE, Milan, Italy; SUPERVISOR: DR. FAZIO RAFFAELLA UNIVERSITÀ VITA-SALUTE SAN RAFFAELE (HEAD: PROF. COMI GIANCARLO)

07/2011 – 06/2016
SPECIALIZATION IN NEUROLOGY, 70/70 CUM LAUDE Neurology Specialization School, Neurology Unit, Ospedale San Raffaele (Head: Prof. Comi Giancarlo), Milan, Italy
Thesis: Modulation of Jab1 and p27 in skeletal muscle development and regeneration of wild-type and merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy (MDC1A) mouse models

10/2004 – 07/2010
MEDICAL DEGREE, 110/110 CUM LAUDE Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Thesis: Modified mesoangioblasts cell therapy in mouse models of congenital muscular dystrophy:
morphologic and functional study

PUBLICATIONS
Nava S, Conte G, Triulzi FM, Comi GP, Magri F, Velardo D, Cinnante CM. Diffusion tensor imaging reveals subclinical alterations in muscles of patients with Becker muscular dystrophy. Br J Radiol. 2024 May 7;97(1157):947-953. doi: 10.1093/bjr/tqae070. PMID: 38574384; PMCID: PMC11075994.
Piga D, Rimoldi M, Magri F, Zanotti S, Napoli L, Ripolone M, Pagliarani S, Ciscato P, Velardo D, D’Amico A, Bertini E, Comi GP, Ronchi D, Corti S. Case report: A novel ACTA1 variant in a patient with nemaline rods and increased glycogen deposition. Front Neurol. 2024 Mar 4;15:1340693. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2024.1340693. PMID: 38500810; PMCID: PMC10944937.
Rimoldi M, Romagnoli G, Magri F, Antognozzi S, Cinnante C, Saccani E, Ciscato P, Zanotti S, Velardo D, Corti S, Comi GP, Ronchi D. Case report: A novel patient presenting TRIM32-related limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Front Neurol. 2024 Jan 18;14:1281953. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2023.1281953. PMID: 38304327; PMCID: PMC10831852.
Bettio C, Banchelli F, Salsi V, Vicini R, Crisafulli O, Ruggiero L, Ricci G, Bucci E, Angelini C, Berardinelli A, Bonanno S, D’Angelo MG, Di Muzio A, Filosto M, Frezza E, Maggi L, Mongini T, Pegoraro E, Rodolico C, Scarlato M, Vattemi G, Velardo D, Tomelleri G, D’Amico R, D’Antona G, Tupler R. Physical activity practiced at a young age is associated with a less severe subsequent clinical presentation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2024 Jan 5;25(1):35. doi: 10.1186/s12891-023-07150-x. PMID: 38183077; PMCID: PMC10768364.
Ferrari Aggradi CR, Rimoldi M, Romagnoli G, Velardo D, Meneri M, Iacobucci D, Ripolone M, Napoli L, Ciscato P, Moggio M, Comi GP, Ronchi D, Corti S, Abati E. Lafora Disease: A Case Report and Evolving Treatment Advancements. Brain Sci. 2023 Dec 6;13(12):1679. doi: 10.3390/brainsci13121679. PMID: 38137127; PMCID: PMC10742041.
Furciniti G, Casalino G, Lo Russo FM, Bolli N, Meneri M, Comi GP, Corti SP, Velardo D. Unraveling the Neurological Complexity of Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal Protein, and Skin Changes Syndrome: A Report of a Challenging Case of a Young Woman and Cutting-Edge Advancements in the Field. Diseases. 2023 Nov 10;11(4):167. doi: 10.3390/diseases11040167. PMID: 37987277; PMCID: PMC10660769.
Pezzoni L, Brusa R, Difonzo T, Magri F, Velardo D, Corti S, Comi GP, Saetti MC. Cognitive abnormalities in Becker muscular dystrophy: a mysterious link between dystrophin deficiency and executive functions. Neurol Sci. 2024 Apr;45(4):1691-1698. doi: 10.1007/s10072-023-07169-x. Epub 2023 Nov 15. PMID: 37968431; PMCID: PMC10943145.
Invernizzi F, Izzo R, Colangelo I, Legati A, Zanetti N, Garavaglia B, Lamantea E, Peverelli L, Ardissone A, Moroni I, Maggi L, Bonanno S, Fiori L, Velardo D, Magri F, Comi GP, Ronchi D, Ghezzi D, Lamperti C. NGS-Based Genetic Analysis in a Cohort of Italian Patients with Suspected Inherited Myopathies and/or HyperCKemia. Genes (Basel). 2023 Jul 2;14(7):1393. doi: 10.3390/genes14071393. PMID: 37510298; PMCID: PMC10379733.
Zanotti S, Ripolone M, Napoli L, Velardo D, Salani S, Ciscato P, Priori S, Kukavica D, Mazzanti A, Diamanti L, Vegezzi E, Moggio M, Corti S, Comi G, Sciacco M. Characterization of Skeletal Muscle Biopsy and Derived Myoblasts in a Patient Carrying Arg14del Mutation in Phospholamban Gene. Cells. 2023 May 17;12(10):1405. doi: 10.3390/cells12101405. PMID: 37408239; PMCID: PMC10216566.
Velardo D, Antognozzi S, Rimoldi M, Pagliarani S, Cogiamanian F, Barbieri S, Corti S, Comi GP, Ronchi D. Case report: Clinical and molecular characterization of two siblings affected by Brody myopathy. Front Neurol. 2023 Jun 2;14:1170071. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2023.1170071. PMID: 37332993; PMCID: PMC10272758.
Scarcella S, Dell’Arti L, Gagliardi D, Magri F, Govoni A, Velardo D, Mainetti C, Minorini V, Ronchi D, Piga D, Comi GP, Corti S, Meneri M. Ischemic optic neuropathy as first presentation in patient with m.3243 A > G MELAS classic mutation. BMC Neurol. 2023 Apr 24;23(1):165. doi: 10.1186/s12883-023-03198-3. PMID: 37095452; PMCID: PMC10123965.
Zanotti S, Magri F, Salani S, Napoli L, Ripolone M, Ronchi D, Fortunato F, Ciscato P, Velardo D, D’Angelo MG, Gualandi F, Nigro V, Sciacco M, Corti S, Comi GP, Piga D. Extracellular Matrix Disorganization and Sarcolemmal Alterations in COL6-Related Myopathy Patients with New Variants of COL6 Genes. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Mar 14;24(6):5551. doi: 10.3390/ijms24065551. PMID: 36982625; PMCID: PMC10059973.
Comi GP, Niks EH, Vandenborne K, Cinnante CM, Kan HE, Willcocks RJ, Velardo D, Magri F, Ripolone M, van Benthem JJ, van de Velde NM, Nava S, Ambrosoli L, Cazzaniga S, Bettica PU. Givinostat for Becker muscular dystrophy: A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study. Front Neurol. 2023 Jan 30;14:1095121. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2023.1095121. PMID: 36793492; PMCID: PMC9923355.
Zanotti S, Velardo D, Sciacco M. Traumatic Brain Injury Triggers Neurodegeneration in a Mildly Symptomatic MELAS Patient: Implications on the Detrimental Role of Damaged Mitochondria in Determining Head Trauma Sequalae in the General Population. Metabolites. 2022 Dec 28;13(1):46. doi: 10.3390/metabo13010046. PMID: 36676971; PMCID: PMC9866020.
Pasca L, Gardani A, Paoletti M, Velardo D, Berardinelli A. Good response to the late treatment with ataluren in a boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: could the previous mild course of the disease have affected the outcome? Acta Myol. 2022 Sep 30;41(3): 121-125. doi: 10.36185/2532-1900-078. PMID: 36349184; PMCID: PMC9628801.
Magri F, Antognozzi S, Ripolone M, Zanotti S, Napoli L, Ciscato P, Velardo D, Scuvera G, Nicotra V, Giacobbe A, Milani D, Fortunato F, Garbellini M, Sciacco M, Corti S, Comi GP, Ronchi D. Megaconial congenital muscular dystrophy due to novel CHKB variants: a case report and literature review. Skelet Muscle. 2022 Sep 29;12(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s13395-022-00306-8. PMID: 36175989; PMCID: PMC9524117.
Zanotti S, Magri F, Poggetti F, Ripolone M, Velardo D, Fortunato F, Ciscato P, Moggio M, Corti S, Comi GP, Sciacco M. Immunofluorescence signal intensity measurements as a semiquantitative tool to assess sarcoglycan complex expression in muscle biopsy. Eur J Histochem. 2022 Sep 1;66(3):3418. doi: 10.4081/ejh.2022.3418. PMID: 36047345; PMCID: PMC9471914.
Attardo S, Musumeci O, Velardo D, Toscano A. Statins Neuromuscular Adverse Effects. Int J Mol Sci. 2022 Jul 28;23(15):8364. doi: 10.3390/ijms23158364. PMID: 35955495; PMCID: PMC9369175.
Velardo D, D’Angelo MG, Citterio A, Panzeri E, Napoli L, Cinnante C, Moggio M, Comi GP, Ronchi D, Bassi MT. Case Reports: Novel Missense Variants in the Filamin C Actin Binding Domain Cause Variable Phenotypes. Front Neurol. 2022 Jul 12;13:930039. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2022.930039. PMID: 35903116; PMCID: PMC9315448.
Gagliardi D, Rizzuti M, Brusa R, Ripolone M, Zanotti S, Minuti E, Parente V, Dioni L, Cazzaniga S, Bettica P, Bresolin N, Comi GP, Corti S, Magri F, Velardo D. MicroRNAs as serum biomarkers in Becker muscular dystrophy. J Cell Mol Med. 2022 Sep;26(17):4678-4685. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.17462. Epub 2022 Jul 26. PMID: 35880500; PMCID: PMC9443944.
Manini A, Velardo D, Ciscato P, Cinnante C, Moggio M, Comi G, Corti S, Ronchi D. Expanding the Phenotypic Spectrum of Vocal Cord and Pharyngeal Weakness With Distal Myopathy due to the p.S85C MATR3 Mutation. Neurol Genet. 2022 Jul 6;8(4):e200006. doi: 10.1212/NXG.0000000000200006. PMID: 35812165; PMCID: PMC9258980.
Olivero M, Gagliardi D, Costamagna G, Velardo D, Magri F, Triulzi F, Conte G, Comi GP, Corti S, Meneri M. Newly Diagnosed Hepatic Encephalopathy Presenting as Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus: A Case Report and Literature Review. Front Neurol. 2022 May 12;13:880068. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2022.880068. PMID: 35645984; PMCID: PMC9133409.
Abati E, Manini A, Velardo D, Del Bo R, Napoli L, Rizzo F, Moggio M, Bresolin N, Bellone E, Bassi MT, D’Angelo MG, Comi GP, Corti S. Clinical and genetic features of a cohort of patients with MFN2-related neuropathy. Sci Rep. 2022 Apr 13;12(1):6181. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-10220-0. PMID: 35418194; PMCID: PMC9008012.
Ripolone M, Velardo D, Mondello S, Zanotti S, Magri F, Minuti E, Cazzaniga S, Fortunato F, Ciscato P, Tiberio F, Sciacco M, Moggio M, Bettica P, Comi GP. Muscle histological changes in a large cohort of patients affected with Becker muscular dystrophy. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2022 Apr 8;10(1):48. doi: 10.1186/s40478-022-01354-3. PMID: 35395784; PMCID: PMC8994373.
Comi GP, Niks EH, Cinnante CM, Kan HE, Vandenborne K, Willcocks RJ, Velardo D, Ripolone M, van Benthem JJ, van de Velde NM, Nava S, Ambrosoli L, Cazzaniga S, Bettica PU. Characterization of patients with Becker muscular dystrophy by histology, magnetic resonance imaging, function, and strength assessments. Muscle Nerve. 2022 Mar;65(3): 326-333.
doi: 10.1002/mus.27475. Epub 2021 Dec 30. PMID: 34918368.
Gagliardi D, Costamagna G, Abati E, Mauri E, Brusa R, Scudeller L, Andreoli L, Citterio G, Piccin E, Magri F, Meneri M, Velardo D, Sciacco M, Bresolin N, Corti S, Comi GP. Impact of COVID-19 on the quality of life of patients with neuromuscular disorders in the Lombardy area, Italy. Muscle Nerve. 2021 Oct;64(4):474-482. doi: 10.1002/mus.27378. Epub 2021 Aug 3. PMID: 34296433; PMCID: PMC8441795.
Abati E, Magri S, Meneri M, Manenti G, Velardo D, Balistreri F, Pisciotta C, Saveri P, Bresolin N, Comi GP, Ronchi D, Pareyson D, Taroni F, Corti S. Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2F associated with biallelic HSPB1 mutations. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2021 May;8(5):1158-1164. doi: 10.1002/acn3.51364. Epub 2021 May 4. PMID: 33943041; PMCID: PMC8108422.
Barp A, Velardo D, Ciscato P, Sansone VA, Lunetta C. Anti-HMGCR myopathy misdiagnosed as motor neuron disease and complicated with COVID-19 infection. Neurol Sci. 2021 Mar 1:1–4. doi: 10.1007/s10072-021-05146-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33646438; PMCID: PMC7917165.
Faravelli I, Velardo D, Podestà MA, Ponticelli C. Immunosuppression-related neurological disorders in kidney transplantation. J Nephrol. 2021 Jan 22. doi: 10.1007/s40620-020-00956-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33481222.
LoMauro A, Gandossini S, Russo A, Velardo D, Comi GP, Turconi AC, Bresolin N, Aliverti A, D’Angelo MG. A Multidisciplinary Evaluation of Patients with DMD in An Italian Tertiary Care Center. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2020 Dec 22. doi: 10.3233/JND-190417. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33361606.
Costamagna G, Meneri M, Abati E, Brusa R, Velardo D, Gagliardi D, Mauri E, Cinnante C, Bresolin N, Comi G, Corti S, Faravelli I. Hyperacute extensive spinal cord infarction and negative spine magnetic resonance imaging: a case report and review of the literature. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Oct 23;99(43):e22900. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000022900. PMID: 33120840
Mauri E, Abati E, Musumeci O, et al. Estimating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on services provided by Italian Neuromuscular Centers: an Italian Association of Myology survey of the acute phase. Acta Myol. 2020;39(2):57-66.
Published 2020 Jun 1. doi:10.36185/2532-1900-008
Peverelli L, De Rosa A, Domina E, Ciscato P, Sita G, Velardo D, Comi GP. Severe inflammatory myopathy in a pulmonary carcinoma patient treated with Pembrolizumab: An alert for myologists. J Neuromuscul Dis. 2020;7(4):511-514.
doi: 10.3233/JND-200504. PMID: 32623405.
Velardo D, Faravelli I, Cinnante C, Moggio M, Comi GP. Pediatric anti-HMGCR necrotizing myopathy: diagnostic challenges and literature review. Neurol Sci. 2020 Oct;41(10): 3009-3013. doi: 10.1007/s10072-020-04491-6. Epub 2020 Jun 1. PMID: 32488450.
Faravelli I, Meneri M, Saccomanno D, Velardo D, Abati E, Gagliardi D, Parente V, Petrozzi L, Ronchi D, Stocchetti N, Calderini E, D’Angelo G, Chidini G, Prandi E, Ricci G, Siciliano G, Bresolin N, Comi GP, Corti S, Magri F, Govoni A. Nusinersen treatment and cerebrospinal fluid neurofilaments: An explorative study on Spinal Muscular Atrophy type 3 patients. J Cell Mol Med. 2020 Mar;24(5):3034-3039. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.14939. Epub 2020 Feb 7. PMID: 32032473; PMCID: PMC7077557.
Jann S, Fazio R, Cocito D, Toscano A, Schenone A, Marfia GA, Antonini G, De Toni Franceschini L, Mazzeo A, Grandis M, Velardo D, Mataluni G, Peci E. High-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin Is Effective in Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy Resistant to Conventional Treatments. Results of a Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial.
Pain Med. 2020 Mar 1;21(3):576-585. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz331. PMID: 31904855.
Abati E, Gagliardi D, Velardo D, Meneri M, Conte G, Cinnante C, Bresolin N, Comi G, Corti S. Herpes Simplex virus type 2 myeloradiculitis with a pure motor presentation in a liver transplant recipient. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;22(1):e13236. doi: 10.1111/tid.13236. Epub 2020 Jan 1. PMID: 31868290.
Gagliardi D, Mauri E, Magri F, Velardo D, Meneri M, Abati E, Brusa R, Faravelli I, Piga D, Ronchi D, Triulzi F, Peverelli L, Sciacco M, Bresolin N, Comi GP, Corti S, Govoni A. Can Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Drive Recurrent Stroke-Like Episodes in Late-Onset MELAS Syndrome? A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Front Neurol. 2019 Jan 31;10:38.
doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00038. PMID: 30766507; PMCID: PMC6365425.
Previtali SC, Scarlato M, Vezzulli P, Ruggieri A, Velardo D, Benedetti S, Torini G, Colombo B, Maggi L, Di Bella D, Gellera C, D’Angelo G, Mora M. Expanding the central nervous system disease spectrum associated with FLNC mutation. Muscle Nerve. 2019 May;59(5):E33-E37. doi: 10.1002/mus.26443. Epub 2019 Feb 20. PMID: 30734317.
Abati E, Faravelli I, Magri F, Govoni A, Velardo D, Gagliardi D, Mauri E, Brusa R, Bresolin N, Fabio G, Comi GP, Carrabba M, Corti S. Central Nervous System Involvement in Common Variable Immunodeficiency: A Case of Acute Unilateral Optic Neuritis in a 26-Year-Old Italian Patient. Front Neurol. 2018 Nov 30;9:1031.
doi: 10.3389/fneur.2018.01031. PMID: 30555409; PMCID: PMC6284006. Arrigoni F, De Luca A, Velardo D, Magri F, Gandossini S, Russo A, Froeling M, Bertoldo A, Leemans A, Bresolin N, D’angelo G. Multiparametric quantitative MRI assessment of thigh muscles in limb-girdle muscular dystrophy 2A and 2B. Muscle Nerve. 2018 Oct;58(4): 550-558.
doi: 10.1002/mus.26189. Epub 2018 Aug 22. PMID: 30028523.
Velardo D, Riva N, Del Carro U, Bianchi F, Comi G, Fazio R. Rituximab in refractory chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy: report of four cases. J Neurol. 2017 May;264(5):1011-1014. doi: 10.1007/s00415-017-8462-7. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PMID: 28337614.
Domi T, Porrello E, Velardo D, Capotondo A, Biffi A, Tonlorenzi R, Amadio S, Ambrosi A, Miyagoe-Suzuki Y, Takeda S, Ruegg MA, Previtali SC. Mesoangioblast delivery of miniagrin ameliorates murine model of merosin- deficient congenital muscular dystrophy type 1A. Skelet Muscle. 2015 Sep 3;5:30. doi: 10.1186/s13395-015-0055-5. PMID: 26347253; PMCID: PMC4560053.
Colombo I, Pagliarani S, Testolin S, Cinnante CM, Fagiolari G, Ciscato P, Bordoni A, Fortunato F, Magri F, Previtali SC, Velardo D, Sciacco M, Comi GP, Moggio M. Longitudinal follow-up and muscle MRI pattern of two siblings with polyglucosan body myopathy due to glycogenin-1 mutation. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2016 Jul;87(7):797-800
doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2015-310553. Epub 2015 Jul 22. PMID: 26203156.
Velardo D, Nuara A, Martinelli V, Comi G, Fazio R. Anti-GAD antibody-positive myoclonic leg jerks. Neurol Sci. 2015 Apr;36(4):647-8. doi: 10.1007/s10072-014-2058-0. Epub 2015 Jan 4. PMID: 25557237.
Riva N, Faccendini S, Lopez ID, Fratelli A, Velardo D, Quattrini A, Gatti R, Comi G, Comola M, Fazio R. Balance exercise in patients with chronic sensory ataxic neuropathy: a pilot study. J Peripher Nerv Syst. 2014 Jun;19(2):145-51
doi: 10.1111/jns5.12065. PMID: 24844760.

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