Artigos Ano 2007


Publicado na 1ª edição de 2007

Treatment of prolonged migrainous aura in familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM) and in migraine with unilateral motor symptoms (MUMS) with intravenous verapamil


Introduction: The treatment of migraine aura has scarcely been studied. Familial hemiplegic migraines (FHM) and migraines with unilateral motor symptoms (MUMS) have clinical and pathophysiological features that make them appropriate for testing new approaches for the management of m...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2007

Patent poramen ovale and migraine headache: an association or coincidence?


Introduction: Migraines have a high occurance and create a negative impact on the quality of life. Migraines, mainly with aura, have been proven to be an independent risk factor for ischemic cerebrovascular events. Migraneurs frequently present scattered white matter lesions or sile...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2007

Obesity and migraine progression: Evidence and associations


Introduction/Context: Migraine and obesity are associated in many aspects. First, both are prevalent and disabling conditions, influenced by biological and environmental risk factors. Second, migraine with aura and obesity are risk factors for cardiovascular disorders. Finally, lar...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2007

Chronic daily headaches: Critical considerations and proposals


Introduction/Context: The IHS-2004 revised proposal brings new facets to the classification of chronic headaches, but, as with any classification, it has the bias of its creators. The author brings his extensive clinical experience to this subject in order to make an individual cont...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2007

Hypnic headache


Background: Hypnic headache is a rare, benign and sleeprelated recurrent headache disorder of the elderly described by Raskin in 1988. Although the mean age of onset for this type of headache is 60 years, we report the case of a 36-year-old man with bipolar disorder and an intravent...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2007

Psychiatric disorders in migraine


Migraine is a common type of primary headache that leads to a significant negative impact on the quality of life. The possible comorbidity between migraine and psychiatric disorders is extremely relevant as it has therapeutic and conceptual implications. In the later case, it is related to the compr...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2007

Gustav Mahler’s illness


Introduction: There are a significant number of famous people who suffered from headaches and bipolar disorder and exerted some form of influence on politics, literature or the course of history. The great composer and conductor Gustav Mahler, although certainly not altering the cou...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2007

Headache: prevalence and relationship with the academic performance of medical students


Introduction: Headache is frequent condition among general population, with lifetime prevalence higher than 90% in several researches. The study of this disease in specific populations contributes to better comprehension of it’s repercussion on the quality of life. Objectiv...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2007

New daily-persistent headache and International Headache Society criteria: A retrospective analysis of 62 patients


Introduction. New Daily-Persistent Headache (NDPH) is described as a type of daily headache that becomes continuous in a short period of time (a maximum of three days). As any newly recognised headache condition, there is a paucity of reports. Therefore, its characteristics in diff...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2007

Headache research in a developing country


Introduction. As compared to developed countries, the amount of research in Brazil remains low. Being so, it is advisable to discuss the reasons that justify this disparity. Objectives. By using an analysis of the current situation, to offer proposals for solving t...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2007

Familial hemiplegic migraine in twins: MRI images


Alterações na substância branca visualizadas em exames de ressonância magnética em pacientes portadores de enxaqueca têm sido alvo de vários estudos clínicos. Do ponto de vista clínico, são subdivididos em duas categorias: infartos silenciosos (principalmente em circulação posterior) e a...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2007

Eagle’s syndrome: a rare cause of headache and neck pain


Paciente do sexo feminino, com 45 anos, procurou o Ambulatório de Neurologia do Instituto de Neurologia de Curitiba com queixa de cefaléia de localização na região têmporo-parietal e retro-auricular direita, acompanhada de dor profunda na região cervical ipsilateral, sensação de corpo estra...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2007

Choroid plexus papilloma: primary or secondary headache?


Paciente com 47 anos, sexo feminino, queixa-se de cefaléia pulsátil, esporadicamente em aperto, hemicraniana, sempre à direita, de moderada intensidade, ocorrendo uma vez ao mês com duração de sete dias, acompanhada de tontura e, eventualmente, por vômitos. Não havia relato de foto e/ou fono...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2007

Harry Potter, sorcery, and headache


Se nem os bruxos escapam, o que esperar da humanidade sem superpoderes? Quem rasga o céu em emocionantes partidas de quidditch poderia, pelo menos em teoria, controlar a fúria de impulsos nervosos anormais no córtex predisposto dos enxaquecosos e suas conseqüências neurovasculares? Bem, aparent...