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The purpose of this study is to investigate the frequency and characteristics of migraine and seizure-related headache (SRH) according to the criteria of the International Headache Society. A questionnaire was undertaken at the initial evaluation of newly referred patients from 32 epilepsy clinics. Of a total of 597 patients, 74 ...
Nahas S J - - 2010
Our aim was to determine the prevalence of right-to-left shunt (RtLS) in patients with chronic migraine (CM), and to correlate the presence and grade of RtLS with aura and neurological symptoms, and duration and severity of disease. The prevalence of RtLS in migraine without aura is similar to that of ...
Bugdayci Guler - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Salivary alpha amylase levels were measured to investigate sympathetic nervous system activity in migraine patients during attack, post-attack and interval periods of headache since salivary alpha amylase levels have been suggested as a potential indirect marker of sympatho-adrenal medullary activity in recent studies. METHODS: 50 patients with migraine headache ...
Straube A - - 2010
Population-based epidemiological studies about the prevalence of chronic migraine using the 2004 International Headache Society (IHS) classification definition are rare. We analysed the data of the Deutsche Migräne und Kopfschmerz Gesellschaft headache study, which included 7417 adults in three regions of Germany, with respect to their headache. Additionally, body mass ...
Wasay Mohammad - - 2010
We analyzed the incidence, pattern and location of headache in consecutive 200 patients with proven diagnosis of CVT to identify an association between localization of headache and site of sinus involvement. Headache was present in 136 (68%) patients. The duration of headache (reported in 128 patients) was reported as acute ...
Caputi Luigi - - 2010
There is a well-known association between migraine with aura (MA) and right-to-left shunt (RILES) because of patent foramen ovale (PFO). The occurrence of MA attacks after microbubble (MB) injection during contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler (ce-TCD) has been recently described. The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of RILES ...
Zetterberg Henrik - - 2010
AIM: To examine the incidence of post-lumbar puncture headache (PLPH) in patients admitted for cognitive disturbances. METHODS: The incidence of PLPH and other general (subdural hematoma, meningitis, encephalitis) or local (local pain, spinal hematoma, local infection) complications was evaluated in 1,089 consecutive patients (aged 23-89 years) who underwent lumbar puncture ...
Al Saleh Jamal - - 2010
Symptomatic avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip is a known complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Data on the prevalence of bone avascular necrosis (AVN) in Arab SLE patients are limited. We conducted a cross-sectional and retrospective case-control study on 126 SLE patients from Dubai to determine prevalence and predictors ...
Rigatelli Gianluca - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Relationships between migraine improvement after transcatheter patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure and both specific interatrial septum anatomy and different devices design have not been investigated yet. We sought to assess effectiveness of transcatheter PFO closure in reducing or curing migraine with aura in patients with previous paradoxical embolism in ...
Téllez-Zenteno José F - - 2010
To explore the prevalence of overweight and obesity in patients with migraine. Background: Previous studies support the concept that obesity is an exacerbating factor for migraine. Also, some studies have found an increased frequency of obesity and overweight in migraine patients compared to the normal population. We studied 1,371 patients ...
Hylleraas Siri - - 2010
The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of pericranial muscle tenderness (PT) and neck mobility assessment in differentiating primary from secondary headache in patients with acute headache, when life-threatening conditions like subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) and meningitis have been ruled out. Two neurologists made diagnoses independently, placing ...
Bø S H - - 2010
To observe cerebrospinal fluid opening pressure (CSFOP) in different clinical settings and in patients with acute, chronic and no pain and to observe possible differences because of age and sex. In this prospective study, CSFOP was measured in lumbar puncture in three different settings of clinical investigations; patients with acute ...
Carolei Antonio - - 2010
Headache is relatively common in patients with cerebrovascular disorders. The reported frequency of stroke-related headache ranges from 7% to 65% and different types of headache, such as onset headache, sentinel headache, or delayed headache, may be observed in association with stroke. Headache can be attributed to ischemic stroke, transient ischemic ...
Jesus Alan Chester Feitosa de - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD)-related headaches are a common complaint of patients undergoing this procedure. OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and clinical characteristics of headache in patients undergoing HD and to discuss their diagnostic criteria. METHOD: The present study assessed, in a prospective manner, a series of patients consulting at a HD ...
Ailani Jessica - - 2009
Tension-type headache is the most common headache type worldwide. Chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) affects 2% to 3% of patients, yet it represents the least talked about subtype of chronic daily headache. There is much debate in the headache community on whether CTTH exists as its own entity or is a ...
Monte Ines - - 2010
AIMS: To assess the incremental value of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT-3DTE) over contrast transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), compared with contrast transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the identification of patent foramen ovale (PFO). METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighty-one consecutive patients with history of migraine headache (MH) or unexplained cerebrovascular events (CE) were examined using ...
Faralli Mario - - 2010
The aim of the study was to ascertain the validity of a personal protocol used for the diagnostic classification of a group of 20 patients suffering from migraine without aura and with recurrent vertigo and postural disorders. A series of ten factors (anamnestic and constitutional) considered predictive of migrainous vertigo ...
Polensek Sharon Hartman - - 2010
INTRODUCTION: An estimated one-fourth to one-third of patients with migraine will experience vertigo associated with their migraine attacks. Vestibular migraine frequently presents as a diagnostic challenge as objective neurological findings consistent with this entity have not been well described. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to characterize eye movements ...
Hayashi Naoko - - 2010
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the progression of the clinical features from symptom onset to diagnosis in children with brain tumours. DESIGN: Retrospective case note review. PATIENTS: Sixty children with brain tumours: 27 patients from Nagoya University Hospital diagnosed between February 2004 and April 2008, and 33 patients from Anjo Kosei Hospital ...
Lentschener Claude - - 2009
Hemiplegic migraine is a condition associated with vascular alteration of the central nervous system and transient neurologic deficits. Permanent morphine-induced motor dysfunction has been reported after spinal ischemia. We report a persisting central neurological deficit after single-dose spinal administration of 400 microg of morphine in a patient with no previous ...
Leroux E - - 2009
Fungus balls are a non-invasive form of fungal infection involving the maxillary sinus in most cases. Sphenoid sinus fungus balls (SSFB) are rare and their clinical presentation is not well described. We intended to define the clinical presentation of sphenoid fungus balls, and retrospectively reviewed 24 cases of SSFB seen ...
Dorhout Mees S M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: In patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), headache typically is severe and often requires treatment with opioids. Magnesium has analgesic effects in several conditions, but whether it reduces headache after SAH is unknown. METHODS: In a cohort of 108 SAH patients included in the randomised controlled trial Magnesium in ...
Termine C - - 2010
To investigate the prevalence of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and abnormalities of haemostasis in children and adolescents with migraine with aura (MA) compared with peers affected by other idiopathic headaches. We recruited 20 MA patients (10 men and 10 women; age range 8-17 years) and 20 sex- and age-matched subjects ...
Sconfienza L M - - 2010
To compare the diagnostic values of three-dimensional sonohysterography (3DSH), transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS), and 2-dimensional sonohysterography (2DSH) in the work-up of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), in particular the ability of each method to identify intracavitary lesions arising from the endometrium or uterine wall. 24 patients referred for AUB underwent TVUS followed ...
Kalita Jayantee - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although the association of symptoms of allodynia with migraine have been reported, there is a paucity of studies on Asians. AIMS: To evaluate allodynic symptoms in migraine patients and its relationship with various clinical variables. METHODS: Consecutive migraine patients meeting the International Headache Society criteria were evaluated. Frequency, duration ...
Casani Augusto P - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the neurotologic findings in patient suffering from migraine with and without vestibular symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Comparative cross-sectional and observational study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. BACKGROUND: Migraine headache is often associated with other symptoms, including dizziness, head motion intolerance, or rotational-type vertigo. The neuro-otologic examination in migrainous patients ...
van Leeuwen R B - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the natural course of recurrent vestibulopathy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. PATIENTS: One hundred and five adult patients with attacks of vertigo without auditory or neurological symptoms. METHODS: A structured interview was conducted over the telephone, 12 to 62 months after the patient's first visit to the out-patient ...
Obermann Mark - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although up to 15% of patients with whiplash injury develop chronic headache, the basis and mechanisms of this posttraumatic headache are not well understood. METHODS: Thirty-two patients with posttraumatic headache following whiplash injury were investigated within 14 days after the accident and again after 3 months using magnetic resonance-based ...
Dadgarnia Mohammad Hossein - - 2010
The objectives of this study are to evaluate the patients who have sinus headaches, either self-ascribed or physician-diagnosed, and to determinate the response to sodium valproate in a prophylactic treatment of the patients without positive sino-nasal findings. "Sinus headache" is a patient's complaint or physician-diagnosis that can have a variety ...
Moaref Ali Reza - - 2009
The association of patent foramen ovale (PFO) and atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) with migraine headache attack (MHA) has been clearly shown. The same findings have been recently demonstrated also in cluster headache. Although tension-type headaches (TTH) are the most common kind of headache, their association with these atrial septal abnormalities ...
Orlando Roy C - - 2009
The primary objective was to assess gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptom resolution rates with esomeprazole by erosive esophagitis (EE) status, and the secondary objective was to evaluate potential predictors of the presence of EE and heartburn resolution. Patients with GERD who have EE have higher reported symptom resolution rates than ...
Martins-Oliveira Alisson - - 2009
BACKGROUND: We compared the circulating levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1, TIMP-2, and MMP-9/TIMP-1 and MMP-2/TIMP-2 ratios in migraine patients without aura (MWA) and in migraine patients with aura (MA) with those found in healthy subjects (controls). METHODS: We studied 80 migraine (40 MWA and ...
Wahl Andreas - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been linked to migraine, and several retrospective studies reported an improvement in migraine prevalence or frequency after PFO closure for other reasons, mostly for secondary prevention of paradoxical embolism or following diving accidents. We investigated the outcome of patients undergoing PFO closure solely for ...
Chilukuri Karuna - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Transseptal catheterization (TSC) is performed during catheter ablation involving the lefthand side of the heart. TSC causes a transient iatrogenic atrial septal defect that can predispose patients to migraine episodes. However, isolated migraine aura episodes in patients undergoing TSC have not been described. METHODS: Five hundred seventy-one procedures involving ...
Bhindi Ravinay - - 2010
There is currently conjecture in the literature as to whether percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovales (PFO) leads to an improvement in migraine symptoms. The present study reports the migraine status at 30 days, of 57 consecutive patients who underwent closure PFO closures for cryptogenic stroke at our institution. Our ...
Napoli R - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Migraine is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but the mechanisms are unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the activity of endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in patients with migraine. METHODS: Case-control study of 12 patients with migraine without aura and 12 matched healthy control subjects. Endothelial and ...
Varlibas Ayhan - - 2009
To evaluate brainstem excitability in menstrual migraine (MM) patients and compare the electrophysiological parameters of the trigeminocervical reflex (TCR) during the perimenstrual (headache period) and follicular (headache-free) periods with those in healthy controls. Thirty-one patients with MM and 22 volunteer age- and sex-matched healthy women were included in the study. ...
Birnbaum Julius - - 2009
Primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS) is a rare form of vasculitis of unknown cause. The mean age of onset is 50 years, and men are affected twice as often as women. Headache and encephalopathy are the most frequent initial symptoms. Stroke or focal symptoms develop in less ...
Wang Shuu-Jiun - - 2009
Different types of symptomatic trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs) have been reported in patients with pituitary adenoma. We investigated the significance of the presence of cranial autonomic symptoms (CAS) in patients with pituitary adenoma presenting with headaches. The records of patients with pituitary adenoma from 1998 to 2004 in our headache ...
Bugnicourt Jean-Marc - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Migraine is associated with vascular risk factors and white matter abnormalities (WMA). Cerebral hypoperfusion is known to be one mechanism underlying WMA and a few studies have shown that an incomplete circle of Willis (CW) may predispose to cerebral hypoperfusion. This study assessed the relationship between the morphologic characteristics ...
Whitelaw D A - - 2009
Controversy exists as to whether patients with migraine may suffer cortical damage. We investigate the possible association between impaired cognitive function and chronic headache in lupus patients. Sixty one patients with systemic lupus erythematosus but without the antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome were questioned about headaches and formally assessed for cognitive function. ...
Marmura Michael J - - 2009
Cutaneous allodynia (CA) has been described in migraine and has been related to treatment failure. There are little data about the incidence of CA in other primary headache syndromes such as cluster headache (CH). The objectives of this study are to evaluate the prevalence of dynamic mechanical (brush) allodynia (BA) ...
Foroozan Rod - - 2009
Neurologic symptoms are a prominent and often disturbing component of the migraine syndrome in many patients. Collectively termed "aura," migraine-related neurologic symptoms include visual, sensory, language, and motor disturbance. They occur in about one quarter of migraine patients, are classically transient, and are thought to occur as the result of ...
Chessa Massimo - - 2009
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To evaluate the course of migraine in migraine headache patients undergoing patent foramen ovale (PFO) transcatheter closure. BACKGROUND: Migraine has an important impact on the quality of life, and it seems to be one of the most disabling medical illnesses. In several studies, a high prevalence of ...
Caputi L - - 2009
Many lines of research have suggested a relationship between migraine with aura (MA) and patent foramen ovale. Right-to-left shunt (RLS) of blood might explain both the occurrence of MA attacks, as well as the increased risk of ischaemic stroke in these patients. We evaluated the prevalence and the characteristics of ...
La Mantia Loredana - - 2009
Headache is not generally considered as a symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS), but several studies have showed that it is more frequent (about 50%) in MS patients than in controls or general population. Headache may occur at onset and during the course of the disease. Tension-type headache and migraine without ...
Lovati Carlo - - 2009
Cutaneous allodynia is a frequent complain in headache patients, particularly in those with migraine. A stronger association is present in patients with migraine with aura and with chronic or transformed migraine. The aim of the present study was to investigate if the psychological profile may be related to the presence/absence ...
Doi Hikaru - - 2009
Headache is common in Western patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), but its frequency has not been reported in Asian patients. In Asians, the opticospinal form of MS, showing similar characteristics to relapsing neuromyelitis optica in Westerners, is regarded as a different subtype from conventional MS. The aim of this study ...
Wolf M E - - 2009
Migraine with aura (MA) is associated with cerebral hyper- and hypoperfusion during and after the attacks. Several attempts to estimate individual perfusion changes and asymmetries in patients with MA using transcranial Doppler (TCD) have not been consistent. In 70 patients with MA and 40 controls with migraine without aura (MoA) ...
Lal Vivek - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Ophthalmoplegic migraine (OM) is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent oculomotor nerve palsy in children, following migraine headaches. We report 62 adults, seen consecutively, who developed acute ophthalmoplegia with severe attacks of migraine over a 10-year (1996-2005) period. An overwhelming majority of these patients had an antecedent worsening in ...
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