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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 ...
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 ...
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