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Mea E - - 2009
We applied the recent International Headache Society (IHS) criteria for headache related to spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) to 90 consecutive patients with a final diagnosis of SIH confirmed by cerebral magnetic resonance imaging with contrast. Orthostatic headache (developing within 2 h of standing or sitting up) was present in 67 ...
Post M C - - 2009
Migraine with aura (MA) is associated with cardiac right-to-left shunt. We prospectively studied the association between pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) and MA in hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). All 220 consecutive HHT patients who underwent high-resolution chest computed tomography for PAVM screening were included prospectively. Prior to screening, a structured validated ...
Guldiken B - - 2009
Nitric oxide (NO), which modulates endothelial function, is thought to be pivotal in the pathophysiology of migraines. The connection between migraine and cardiovascular diseases has also drawn attention to the endothelial dysfunctions and NO pathway abnormalities seen in patients with migraine. Our goal was to assess the levels of NO ...
Lee Ta-Jen - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Isolated sphenoid sinus aspergilloma (ISSA) is a form of fungal sinus infection that is distinct from allergic fungal sinusitis, invasive fungal disease, and Aspergillus granulomas. In this study, we identify the characteristics of patients with ISSA to achieve timelier intervention for this easily neglected disease. METHODS: In a retrospective ...
Boros K - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The excitability of the visual and motor cortical areas is altered in migraineurs. Controversial results of previous studies on cortical excitability may depend on the hormonal status of female subjects. The present study aimed to determine whether the different phases of the menstrual cycle influence the phosphene ...
Martins Hugo Andr? de Lima - - 2009
The onset of post-traumatic headache (PTC) occurs in the first seven days after trauma, according to the International Headache Society (IHS) classification. The objective of this study was to evaluate the several forms of headache that appear after mild head injury (HI) and time interval between the HI and the ...
Sathe Swati - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Characterize the phenomenon of acute confusional migraine (ACM) among Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) patients and emphasize the possibility of CADASIL in adults with ACM. BACKGROUND: ACM, well described in children, has rarely been reported in adults. Although 30-60% of CADASIL patients have migraine, ...
Milinkovic M - - 2009
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate and analyze the incidence and features of headaches in patients undergoing hemodialysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study 318 patients, 119 women and 199 men, undergoing chronic HD in four hemodialysis centers in Serbia, were questioned about their problems with ...
Cha Y-H - - 2009
The aim of this study was to determine the association of benign recurrent vertigo (BRV) and migraine, using standardized questionnaire-based interview of 208 patients with BRV recruited through a University Neurotology clinic. Of 208 patients with BRV, 180 (87%) met the International Classification of Headache Disorders 2004 criteria for migraine: ...
Leonardi Matilde - - 2009
PURPOSE: To report and compare functional features of patients with migraine, myasthenia gravis (MG) and Parkinson's disease (PD) with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). METHOD: Adult patients with migraine, MG and PD were enrolled and the ICF checklist administered. Count-based indexes were calculated for each ICF ...
Asai Masayuki - - 2009
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest that patients with migraine or tension-type headache have subclinical deviations of the subjective visual vertical, which may be associated with their subjective imbalance. OBJECTIVES: Patients affected by migraine or tension-type headache often complain of unsteadiness. However, they rarely show a clinical significance in the objective examinations ...
Naji Osama - - 2009
A 59-year-old man presented with upper abdominal pain, cholestasis and radiological evidence of common hepatic duct hilar stricture which was suggestive of cholangiocarcinoma. The patient initially underwent percutaneous drainage and a laparotomy. No evidence of malignancy was identified. He was noted to have retroperitoneal fibrosis, which was confirmed on histology. ...
Tzvetanov Plamen - - 2009
To investigate the masseter inhibitory reflex (MIR) and its eventual changes in patients with episodic tension-type headache (TTH). MIR was studied in 21 patients with episodic TTH and 30 healthy subjects, with age and sex matched to the study cohort. Median age of patients was 17.0 years (ranged 16~49 years), ...
Kari Elina - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To determine the response rate to triptans in alleviating "sinus headache" in patients with endoscopy- and computed tomography (CT)-negative sinus examinations. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective clinical trial. METHODS: Patients who presented to a tertiary care center Otolaryngology Department with primary complaints of facial pain, pressure, or headache localized over the ...
Fernández-Carnero Josué - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of active and latent muscle trigger points (TrPs) in the forearm musculature on both affected and unaffected sides in patients with lateral epicondylalgia (LE) and healthy controls. METHODS: Twenty-five patients with LE and 20 healthy matched controls participated. ...
Douen André G - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Standard aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid [ASA])-dipyridamole therapy twice daily is associated with high rates of discontinuation in large part because of headache and gastrointestinal side effects. Attempts to address dipyridamole-induced headache through reduced dose initiation have produced variable results. Moreover, it has been suggested that migraineurs are more likely to ...
Rzeski Maciej - - 2008
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Migraine is a common disorder with 1-year prevalence of 17.2% in women and 6% in men. Otoneurological symptoms such as phonophobia, tinnitus, vertigo, and dizziness are quite common in migraine. It is estimated that vertigo and dizziness are associated with migraine in 10% of all dizzy patients. ...
Letteboer Tom G W - - 2008
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is an autosomal dominant disease characterized by arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) ranging from telangiectases to larger AVMs. Mutations in two genes cause HHT; ENG (HHT1) and ACVRL1 (HHT2). Although the hallmark for clinical diagnosis is the presence of telangiectases, there are few publications reporting the relative distribution ...
Mazzucco S - - 2009
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Up to more than 50% of cryptogenetic stroke patients and patients with migraine with aura (MA) are found to have a right-to-left shunt (RLS), which is usually due to a patent foramen ovale. Moreover, both MA and stroke are cardinal features of cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts ...
Donnet A - - 2009
The initiation of a prophylactic treatment in a migraine sufferer depends upon the stratification of the patient's frequency of attacks and the disability they cause, as well as the patient's acute consumption and comorbid diseases. We report on 14 patients who were among a group of 618 migraine sufferers who ...
Lai T-H - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Cranial autonomic symptoms (CAS) are distinguishing features of trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, of which cluster headache (CH) is the most common, but they can occur in patients with migraine. For migraine with strictly unilateral headache, the presence of CAS might cause diagnostic confusion with CH. Characteristics of CAS in migraine ...
Mussi Chiara - - 2008
BACKGROUND: A series of patients with well differentiated (WD)/dedifferentiated (DD) retroperitoneal liposarcoma (RLS) was studied to evaluate the prognostic value of the presence, extension, and grade of the DD component. METHODS: Among 148 patients with RLS who underwent surgery over 20 years, the authors retrieved data on patients who had ...
Reynolds Jonathan Kent - - 2008
Inhibition of the enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase-4 represents the latest pharmacologic intervention to become available to assist patients with Type 2 diabetes to achieve glycemic control. A combination tablet of sitagliptin (Januvia) and metformin HCl (Glucophage) is now available from Merck (Janumet). The FDA has approved this drug for use in ...
Winner Paul - - 2008
The high incidence and prevalence of headaches in the pediatric population has a significant impact on patients and their families. Migraine, the most common headache disorder for which pediatric patients see a physician, remains underdiagnosed. Recent studies have revealed the increasing incidence of migraine and chronic migraine in the pediatric ...
Marmura Michael J - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of mexiletine in the treatment of chronic daily headache in a refractory headache population. BACKGROUND: Intravenous lidocaine is a novel treatment for chronic daily headache with medication overuse and SUNCT syndrome. Mexiletine is a similar but orally active anti-arrhythmic that has been demonstrated to be ...
Schoonman, Geurt Gerhard
Migraine is a severe headache syndrome, affecting approximately 33% of females and 13% of males. Patients suffer from recurring headache episodes in combination with nausea, vomiting, phono and photophobia. It is a paroxysmal disorder for which several several trigger factors have been identified by patients. This thesis has focused on ...
ErtaƟ M - - 2009
Migraine is more likely to be misdiagnosed in patients with comorbid diseases. Not only primary care physicians, but also specialists might misdiagnose it due to the lack of diagnostic criteria awareness. The ID migraine test is a reliable screening instrument that may facilitate and accelerate migraine recognition. This study aimed ...
Alehan F - - 2008
The aim was to determine the prevalence of coeliac disease (CD) in paediatric patients with migraine. Serum tissue transglutaminase IgA (tTGA) antibodies and IgA concentrations were measured in 73 patients with migraine (age range 6-17 years) and the control group (n = 147). Patients having positive tTGA antibodies underwent duodenal ...
Fukui Patrícia Timy - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a chronic neurological disease with several trigger factors, including dietary, hormonal and environmental factors. PURPOSE: To analyse precipitating factors in a sample of migraine patients. METHOD: Two hundred consecutive migraine patients were interviewed about possible trigger factors for migraine attacks. RESULTS: Most patients showed at least one ...
Pascual Julio - - 2008
Headaches provoked by cough, prolonged physical exercise and sexual activity have not been studied prospectively, clinically and neuroradiologically. Our aim was to delimitate characteristics, etiology, response to treatment and neuroradiological diagnostic protocol of those patients who consult to a general Neurological Department because of provoked headache. Those patients who consulted ...
Burns John W - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We examined whether "state" anger regulation-inhibition or expression-among chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients would affect lower paraspinal (LP) muscle tension following anger-induction, and whether these effects were moderated by trait anger management style. METHOD: Eighty-four CLBP patients underwent harassment, then they regulated anger under one of two conditions: ...
Borin Christophe - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: We previously described a potential relationship between the presence of migraine and congenital heart defects. It has been hypothesized that a genetic substrate might determine for congenital heart defects and migraine. Therefore, we wanted to study the prevalence of migraine in female patients with coarctation of the aorta (CA) ...
Liu Henry - - 2008
We report two patients with a history of dural puncture who developed paradoxical postural cerebrospinal fluid leak-induced headache. The patients' headache worsened when they were in the recumbent position, and it improved when they were placed upright. Both patients had a history of migraine headache. The patients were successfully treated ...
Sabah Ahmed A - - 2008
Over six months, 129 consecutive brucellosis cases were diagnosed in females attending the outpatients' clinics the females in Al-Azhar and Ain Shams Universities Hospitals. Their ages ranged between 12-65 years old. 113 (87.6%) gave history of raw milk consumption, 13 (10%) gave history of home slaughtering of sheep, 2 (1.5%) ...
Gil-Gouveia Raquel Santos - - 2008
Headache is a common symptom after cerebral angiography, although it has seldom been studied. We aimed to evaluate the frequency of headache at 24 h and 6 months after angiography and to describe its characteristics. We used a cross-sectional survey of consecutive patients submitted to angiography and determined headache presence ...
Molassiotis A - - 2008
The aim of this study was to explore the experience of chemotherapy-related nausea in patients with cancer. A qualitative study was carried out with 17 patients who had experienced nausea during their chemotherapy in the UK and USA. Nausea was described as distressing and complex symptom. Patients attempted to construct ...
Adami A - - 2008
BACKGROUND: White matter lesions (WMLs) are commonly found on brain MRI of migraine patients. Migraine with aura (MA+) is associated with an increased frequency of right-to-left shunt (RLS) mostly due to patent foramen ovale. The relationship between WML load and RLS in MA+ is currently unknown. METHODS: MA+ patients were ...
Leone M - - 2008
Neuroimaging studies in cluster headache (CH) patients have increased understanding of attack-associated events and provided clues to the pathophysiology of the condition. They have also suggested stimulation of the ipsilateral posterior inferior hypothalamus as a treatment for chronic intractable CH. After 8 years of experience, stimulation has proved successful in ...
Martínez-Lirola Miguel - - 2008
BACKGROUND: An increase in the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) in immigrants has changed the socioepidemiologic scenario in Spain. It is generally assumed that TB in immigrants is the result of importation of infection, but the role of recent transmission is rarely considered. Standard contact tracing is not suitable for the ...
Lenaerts M E - - 2008
The ICHD-II criteria for post-traumatic headache (PTH) are strictly outlined. PTH can be subdivided into an acute and a chronic forms, the former likely nociceptive in nature, the latter likely neuropathic. The time of transition between the acute and the chronic forms is artificial and in the future should be ...
Azin Hossein - - 2008
PURPOSE: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is a disease with potentially serious consequences and usually affecting young to middle aged people. This study was designed to investigate the clinical features, and predisposing and prognostic factors of CVST in a prospective series of 61 patients. METHODS: This prospective study comprised 61 ...
Kurane Sanjot B - - 2008
To compare and evaluate diagnostic accuracy of modified Alvarado score and ultrasonography in co-relation to histopathology report for diagnosis of acute appendicitis. A prospective study of the patients who underwent appendectomy for suspected acute appendicitis at K.L.E.S. Hospital and M.R.C. Belgaum. The clinical, radiological and ultrasonogrpahic data of 60 patients ...
Park Seong-Hyun - - 2008
Patients with traumatic subdural hygroma (SDG) are at an increased risk of developing chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH). However, the mechanism by which this occurs is still not fully understood. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the clinical characteristics and pathogenesis of CSDH, as well as the relationship between ...
Al-Rayes H - - 2008
In this open-label trial, ten male patients with active Behcet's uveitis were enrolled. Initially, two infliximab infusions (5 mg/kg) were given at weeks 0 and 2. The patients continued to receive conventional therapy on recurrence of severe uveitis (RSU) attack. The patients with further attack were regularly given infliximab infusions ...
Ballegaard V - - 2008
To investigate overlaps between headache and temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in a clinical headache population and to describe the prevalence of TMD in headache patients, 99 patients referred to a specialized headache centre were diagnosed according to Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMD (RDC/TMD) and classified in headache groups according to the ...
Bono F - - 2008
Previous MR studies have established that bilateral transverse sinus stenosis (BTSS) predicts idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilledema (IIHWOP) in migraine. However, it is uncertain whether BTSS identifies IIHWOP in patients with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH): using cerebral MR venography this study aimed to address this question.In a prospective study from ...
Chepyala Pavan - - 2008
Cannabis is commonly recognized for its antiemetic properties. However, chronic cannabis use can lead to paroxysmal vomiting. In some patients this vomiting can take on a pattern identical to cyclic vomiting syndrome. Interestingly cyclic vomiting syndrome has been associated with compulsive bathing which patients report can relieve their intense feelings ...
Cologno Daniela - - 2008
In order to assess the prevalence of Dopaminergic Premonitory Symptoms (DPS) in migraine patients with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), we chose migraine patients from a large Italian clinical headache population previously investigated for an association between primary headaches and RLS. We evaluated a total sample of 164 patients with migraine, ...
Lovati Carlo - - 2008
Migraine is known to be associated to particular psychological features. Cutaneous allodynia is a painful sensation or discomfort induced by a non-noxious stimulus, and is a frequent complaint during migraine attacks. The aim of this study was to compare the personality profile of allodynic and non-allodynic migraineurs to identify possible ...
Padeh Shai - - 2008
BACKGROUND: The new syndrome, known as PFAPA, of periodic fever characterized by abrupt onset of fever, malaise, aphthous stomatitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenopathy has been described only in pediatric patients. It usually begins before the age of 5 years and in most cases resolves spontaneously before age 10. OBJECTIVES: ...
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