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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: ...
d'Onofrio Florindo - - 2008
Based on recent data about the association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and migraine, we performed an observational study on the occurrence of RLS in patients affected by primary headaches. Two hundred headache patients (149 women and 51 men) and 120 (90 women and 30 men) sex-and age-matched control subjects ...
Mea Eliana - - 2008
Recent evidence suggests that spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is not as rare as previously thought. Orthostatic headache is the prototypical manifestation of SIH, but various headache syndromes have also been reported such as migraine-like headache, tension-type headache and non-specific headaches among the others. The International Headache Society (IHS) has recently ...
Leone Massimo - - 2008
Chronic daily headache that does not respond or no longer responds to prophylaxis is commonly encountered at specialist headache centres. Animal and brain imaging studies indicate that peripheral neurostimulation affects brain areas involved in pain modulation, providing a rationale for its use in these conditions. We examine problems related to ...
Prakash Sanjay - - 2008
Dizziness and vertigo are frequently reported by patients with migraine. In migrainous vertigo (MV), vertigo is causally related to migraine. Patients of MV usually have an attenuated or absent headache with their vertigo as compared with their usual headache of migraine. Here we report three female patients of MV in ...
Kim J H - - 2008
We used voxel-based morphometry (VBM) to compare grey matter volume (GMV) between 20 migraine patients (five with aura and 15 without aura) with normal conventional magnetic resonance imaging findings and 33 healthy controls matched for age and sex. A separate analysis was also performed to delineate a possible correlation between ...
Irimia P - - 2008
Our objective was to compare the presence of self-reported unilateral photophobia or phonophobia, or both, during headache attacks comparing patients with trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs)--including cluster headache, short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) and paroxysmal hemicrania--or hemicrania continua, and other headache types. We conducted a ...
Magis Delphine - - 2008
About 1% of all chronic cluster headache patients become intractable (iCCH; ie, they are refractory to adequate regimens of all established preventive drugs). Various lesional interventions have been attempted in these patients, none with lasting benefits. In recent years, nondestructive neurostimulation methods have raised new hope. Hypothalamic deep brain stimulation ...
Nardone Raffaele - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Head pain arises within the trigeminal nociceptive system. Current theories propose that the trigeminal system is intimately involved in the pathogenesis of migraine. Short-latency responses can be recorded in sternocleidomastoid muscles after stimulation of the trigeminal nerve (trigemino-cervical reflex). This brainstem reflex could be a suitable method to evaluate ...
Vieira D S S - - 2008
Chronic migraine (CM) has been associated with idiopathic intracranial hypertension without papilloedema (IIHWOP), a significant percentage of these cases occurring in obese patients with intractable headache. A prospective study from February 2005 to June 2006 was made of 62 CM patients who fulfilled International Headache Society diagnostic criteria and had ...
Hansen J M - - 2008
Familial hemiplegic migraine type 1 (FHM-1) is a dominantly inherited subtype of migraine with aura and transient hemiplegia associated with mutations in the CACNA1A gene. FHM-1 shares many phenotypical similarities with common types of migraine, indicating common neurobiological pathways. Experimental studies have established that activation of the nitric oxide-cyclic guanosine ...
Leistad Rune Bang - - 2008
One common feature of chronic musculoskeletal pain and headaches are that they are both influenced by stress. Among these, tension-type headache (TTH), fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic shoulder/neck pain (SNP) appear to have several similarities, both with regard to pathophysiology, clinical features and demographics. The main hypothesis of the present study ...
Wang S-J - - 2008
We consecutively recruited 21 patients (all women, mean 54 +/- 8 years) with bath-related thunderclap headache (BRTH). Thirteen of them were in menopause, two had just ceased hormonal therapy, and one was at 3 months postpartum. Bathing was the initial trigger for thunderclap headaches in nine patients (43%). Many patients ...
Bicakci Sebnem - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Headache in patients with systemic lupus eryhtematosus (SLE) is considered a common neurological finding, although the relationship is unclear. Another obscure point is the relationship between headache and neuroradiologic findings in these patients. AIM: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the correlation between headache characteristics and intracranial lesions ...
Liang J-F - - 2008
Hypnic headache is rarely reported in Asians, and the proposed International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD)-2 criteria have never been field-tested. We studied 17 consecutive Taiwanese patients (M/F: 9/8, mean age at onset 69.6 years) with hypnic headache from a headache clinic. Fifteen patients (88%) reported >15 headache attack days ...
Hirth Asle - - 2008
There is an increased prevalence of patent foramen ovale in patients with migraine, leading to the suggestion that migraine is more common in patients with potential right-to-left shunts. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of migraine in adults with large right-to-left shunts because of cyanotic congenital ...
De Hertogh W - - 2008
To compare the cervical kinaesthetic sensibility of cervicogenic headache (CEH) patients and asymptomatic controls, the head repositioning accuracy of 10 CEH patients and 23 asymptomatic controls was measured. Should an impaired kinaesthetic sensibility be demonstrated, its assessment could be of diagnostic value in the evaluation of patients with suspected CEH. ...
Bosco D - - 2008
The pathophysiology of pituitary-associated headache is unknown, although structural and functional features of the tumour are proposed mechanisms. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether headache in a population with pituitary micro-adenomas was related to hyperprolactinemia. We recruited 29 patients with microprolactinoma and headache: 16 with migraine (group ...
Truong Tam - - 2008
The prevalence of migraine headaches (MH) is 12% in the general population and increases to 40% in patients with patent foramen ovale. This study evaluated the prevalence of MH in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Of 466 patients contacted from the UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, 395 (85%) ...
Verdelho A - - 2008
We aimed to describe and classify headaches associated with acute stroke, by interviewing patients consecutively admitted to a stroke unit using a validated headache questionnaire and the International Classification of Headache Disorders of the International Headache Society (IHS). One hundred and twenty-four patients (61% ischaemic and 39% haemorrhagic stroke) reported ...
Nitzan Dorrit W - - 2008
PURPOSE: Much reported variation and discord exist regarding mandibular condylar hyperplasia (CH). This study evaluated some of the characteristics of this disorder in a series of 61 patients with active CH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 61 patients with active temporomandibular CH who had been evaluated in our departments ...
Liberman Anatoly - - 2008
OBJECTIVES: To determine the pathogenesis and course of transient focal neurologic symptoms in pregnant women and to identify prognostic variables that will enable targeted workup. DESIGN: Case-control series. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital. PATIENTS: Pregnant patients with acute transient focal neurologic symptoms. Women with histories of migraine, recurrent thromboembolism, or ...
Rojana-udomsart Arada - - 2008
Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis is a rare chronic inflammatory process of unknown origin that can cause neurological deficits owing to thickening of the dura. Patients with this condition commonly present with cranial neuropathy accompanied by localized headache. The clinical features, neuroimaging findings, histopathological features and treatment outcomes for three patients ...
Vincent M B - - 2009
The digiti quinti sign (DQS) was described as an indication of mild hemiparesis. It consists of a wider space between the fourth and fifth fingers at the affected side when the patient extends both arms horizontally to the front with the palms down. The three successively examined sporadic hemiplegic migraine ...
Kaniecki Robert - - 2008
Migraine is a debilitating condition characterized by a cycle of painful headaches and headache-related symptoms interspersed with periods of worry, distress, and apprehension. The negative impact of migraine on patient functioning, workplace productivity, and other daily activities has been demonstrated through the use of a variety of clinician- and patient-reported ...
Tuncel Deniz - - 2008
Migraine is the most common neurological disorder, but the molecular basis is still not completely understood. An impairment of mitochondrial oxidative metabolism might play a role in the pathophysiology. The goal of this study was to investigate the differences in oxidative stress status with the measurement of erythrocyte superoxide dismutase ...
Epelly Florence Deshusses - - 2008
It was suspected that the delusional convictions of bewitchment and devil persecution of two female patients (41 and 40-years-old) could be the consequence of an erroneous interpretation of the sensations induced by panic attacks, as several authors have previously suggested. The interest of this case report stems from the manner ...
Farronato G - - 2008
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of rapid palatal expansion in growing patients to eliminate the nasal pyramid stenosis as a cause of primary headache. Patients were invited to participate in the clinical study at the University of Milan, Department of Orthodontics. Forty-one growing patients of ...
Calandre Elena P - - 2008
Active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) have been found to contribute to chronic tension-type headache and migraine. The purpose of this case series was to examine if active trigger points (TrPs) provoking cluster-type referred pain could be found in cluster headache patients and, if so, to evaluate the effectiveness of active ...
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