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Chakravarty A - - 2010
The present study focuses on the incidence of epileptic seizures in 1000 patients (200 children and 800 adults) with migraine. Very few patients with migraine had history of epileptic seizures. No patient had migraine-induced seizures and none had seizure-induced migraine like headaches. Occurrence of psychogenic non-epileptic attacks during migraine headaches ...
Ashkenazi Avi A Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 18901, USA. - - 2010
To determine whether phonophobia and dynamic mechanical (brush) allodynia are associated in episodic migraine (EM). Adult patients with EM were prospectively recruited. A structured questionnaire was used to obtain demographic and migraine related data. Phonophobia was tested quantitatively using a real time sound processor and psychoacoustic software. Sound stimuli were ...
Vincent Maurice B - - 2011
The digiti quinti sign (DQS), described originally as a clinical indication of subtle motor deficit, consists of a relatively greater abduction of the fifth finger on the affected side when both arms are extended forwards. This sign was previously observed interictally in three consecutive hemiplegic migraine (HM) patients. To verify ...
Cevoli Sabina - - 2010
Migraine attacks have a seasonal, menstrual and circadian periodicity, suggesting a role of chronobiological mechanisms probably related to a hypothalamic involvement. The aim of the study was to evaluate the chronotypes in patients with menstrual migraine, a migraine sub-type with a cyclical recurrence compared to normal female. Ninety-three patients with ...
Fragoso Yára Dadalti - - 2010
To investigate the most prevalent forms of headache in a tertiary outpatient service, and to assess the frequency of associated parafunctional habits and temporomandibular dysfunction symptoms (TMD). All new patients referred to the Headache Outpatient Service in UNIMES during 2008 were prospectively assessed by the neurologist and the dental surgeon. ...
Gipponi S - - 2010
Chronic daily headache (CDH) is one of the more frequently observed headache syndromes at major tertiary care centers. CDH is defined as headache occurring >15 days/month. Different mechanisms are involved in the development of CDH but what factors specifically contributing to the transformation from episodic into CDH remain largely unknown. ...
Albano Beatrice - - 2010
Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD) is an X-linked recessive lysosomal disease caused by alpha-galactosidase A (alpha-gal) deficiency, causing progressive glycosphingolipid storage in various organ systems. Headache is a frequent symptom. Cerebral magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) often shows multiple white matter lesions (WML), like those seen in patients affected by migraine, in particular ...
Martins Hugo André de Lima - - 2010
The objective of this study was to characterize the headache precipitated by Valsalva maneuvers associated with Chiari type I malformation (CM-1). Nineteen patients were evaluated, with ages ranging from 30 to 75 years. Ten of them presented headache. Pain was more prevalent in the occipital (80%) and frontal region (60%). ...
Ishii Masakazu - - 2010
In this study, to clarify the characteristics of a migraine screener that would be useful to pharmacists in community pharmacies, we used the migraine screener to investigate patients with migraine. Diagnosis of migraine was made according to the internal classification of headache disorders 2nd edition (ICHD-II). Eighty patients with migraine ...
Hidding Ute - - 2011
This case study concerns a patient with primary chronic cluster headache, who was unresponsive to all treatments and consecutively underwent hypothalamic deep brain stimulation (DBS). DBS had no effect on the cluster attacks, but cured an existing polydipsia as well as restlessness. However, hypothalamic DBS produced a constant, dull headache ...
Hansen Jakob Møller - - 2010
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a key molecule in migraine pathogenesis. Intravenous CGRP infusion triggers delayed migraine-like attacks in patients with migraine without aura (MO). In contrast to patients with MO, in prior studies patients with familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) did not report more migraine-like attacks compared to controls. Whether ...
Asuni Carlo - - 2010
To verify the presence of different age at onset (AAO) subgroups of patients in a sample of patients with migraine without aura (MWA) and compare clinical correlates among them. MWA is a long-lasting disease whose prognosis has not yet been fully investigated. Patients may present complete remission, partial clinical remission, ...
Yeh Yen-Chi - - 2010
To study the clinical profiles, imaging findings and outcomes and field test the diagnostic criteria proposed by the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd edition (ICHD-II) in patients with headache associated with sexual activity (HSA). We recruited 30 patients (16 men, 14 women, mean age at onset 40.2±10.0 years) with ...
Van der Schueren Bart J - - 2010
To assess whether migraine patients display a chronic nitric oxide synthase (NOS) hyperactivity by comparing the nitric oxide (NO) production before and following a loading dose of L-arginine between migraine patients (interictally) and matched healthy control subjects. In addition, we evaluated whether a loading dose of L-arginine triggers an acute ...
Rocca Maria A - - 2010
In this study, we investigated whether abnormalities of the brain resting-state networks (RSNs) occur in patients with episodic cluster headache (CH), outside the attacks of the disease. RS fMRI scans were acquired from 13 CH patients and 15 healthy controls. RS fMRI data were analyzed using both independent component analysis ...
Kang Jiunn-Horng - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Although multiple diseases associated with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) have been reported, reliable data regarding the prevalence of specific medical comorbidities among patients with pSS remain sparse. We investigated the prevalence and risk for a broad spectrum of medical conditions among patients with pSS in Taiwan. METHODS: A total ...
Yoon Hee Jung - - 2010
Scrub typhus is a zoonotic disease that is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. Although hepatic dysfunction occurred in 77-96.7% of the scrub typhus patients, its mechanism is unknown. IL-17 is a potent proinflammatory cytokine known for its role in several chronic disease conditions. Abundant IL-17 was found in conditions affected by ...
Rossato G - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare the cerebral distribution of white matter lesions (WMLs) between migraine patients with different aura symptoms. METHODS: Migraine with aura (MA) patients were consecutively enrolled as part of the Shunt-Associated Migraine (SAM) study. According to clinical symptoms, aura was classified as motor, ...
Termine C - - 2010
The long-term course of migraine with aura (MA) has been poorly explored. The present 11-year follow-up study assessed the long-term natural history and possible prognostic factors of MA with onset in childhood or adolescence. Patients were recruited from the original case records of our department, which are specifically designed to ...
Chou Chi-Hsiang - - 2010
This study compares the results of brushing allodynia (BA) during migraine attacks to those of self-reported cutaneous allodynia. We recruited 100 patients (20 with chronic migraine, 80 with episodic migraine) and performed a gauze-brushing test to detect BA. A previous experience of cutaneous allodynia was queried. Seventeen patients reported having ...
Barbanti Piero - - 2010
Essential tremor (ET) and migraine headache are considered comorbid diseases on the basis of uncontrolled studies. We investigated the frequency of migraine in patients with ET by enrolling 110 patients with ET and 110 age- and sex-matched healthy controls in a case-control study. We found no significant differences in the ...
Hansen Jakob M?ller - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: In contrast to patients with migraine with aura (MA) and migraine without aura (MO), most patients with familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) do not report migraine-like attacks after pharmacologic provocation with glyceryl trinitrate (GTN), a donor of nitric oxide. In the present study, we examined patients with FHM without known ...
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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 ...
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