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Headache in hemifacial spasm patients.
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PMID:  23311349     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVES: To assess prevalence of headaches in patients with hemifacial spasm. To determine whether hemifacial spasm provokes headaches and identifies predictive factors. To evaluate whether botulinum toxin given for hemifacial spasm improves headaches. METHODS: Seventy patients with hemifacial spasm were evaluated for headaches. The relationship of headaches with hemifacial spasm, impact on quality of life (HIT-6), and improvement in headaches from botulinum toxin was recorded. Data on duration, severity, and impact on quality of life (HFS-7) of hemifacial spasm were collected. RESULTS: Hemifacial spasm-related headache was significantly associated with increased hemifacial spasm severity (P < 0.001) and HIT-6 (P = 0.024). Greater hemifacial spasm severity was predictive of hemifacial spasm-related headache (P = 0.006, OR 19.1, 95% CI 2.35-155.64). Botulinum toxin (BTX) for hemifacial spasm improved hemifacial spasm-related headaches (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Hemifacial spasm can complicate headaches, particularly in patients with greater hemifacial spasm severity. Individually tailored regimens of botulinum toxin may be indicated in these patients.
Authors:
T Peeraully; S-F Tan; S M C Fook-Chong; K M Prakash; E-K Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0404     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
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Department of Neurology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore, Singapore.
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