Artigos Ano 2008


Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

The impact of migraine on quality of life is more incapacitating in women


Objectives: Study the impact of migraine on quality of life in a series of patient with headache. Method: 424 individuals were interviewed using the MIDAS questionnaire. Results: Severe disability was significantly higher in the women (35% of the wo...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

Headache prevalence and impact on the employees of a company: assessment with the help of the Workers' Association


Objectives: To assess headache frequency, prevalence and impact (using HIT) within one year period, on CODEMIG employees. Method: In October of 2008, we handed out questionnaires regarding headache presence and frequency during the year prior to the research to all of the company's...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

Is there a relationship between cervicogenic headache and Eagle syndrome?


The Eagle's syndrome is characterized by the development of symptoms associated with elongated styloid process. In this report we described the cases of two patients with Eagle's syndrome associated with symptomatology similar to cervicogenic headache....




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2008

Amitriptyline as a preventive therapy for dialysis headache


Introduction: Hemodialysis headache (HDH), in spite of being a common disease, has its pathophysiology and therapy unknown. Currently it is treated just with pain killers during the attacks. Objective: To report the effectiveness of amitriptyline in preventing HDH ...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2008

Neuralgia trigeminal associada a artéria trigeminal primitiva


The trigeminal neuralgia or tic douloureux is a frequent painful condition in which the pathophysiological mechanism is poorly understood. Trigeminal neuralgia is sometimes described as the most excruciating pain known to humanity. It is the most common cause of neuralgic facial pain in the geriatri...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Justification for the use of the placebo in the headache treatment clinical trials: brief review


Placebo effect is recognized since a long time and keeps intriguing considerations. In the guides for protocols of research of the treatment of the chronic headaches, even so this effect can be uncomfortable, it is consensual and justified by reasons revised in pertinent literature....




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Sentinel headache: warning sign of the subarachnoid hemorrhage from intracranial aneurysm rupture


Sentinel headache: warning sigh of the subarachnoid hemorrhage from intracranial aneurysm rupture. Headaches are a highly prevalent complaint in the world. Among many causes of headaches, the subarachnoid hemorrhage due to aneurysm rupture is one of the most important, because of the high rate of mo...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Headache and hypothyroidism


Hypothyroidism and headache are frequent clinical issues that may interfere in the quality of life of the affected population. Objective: Evaluate the frequency of the symptom headache among hypothyroid patients with new diagnosis and compare the characteristics found in the groups ...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Epidemiological survey of headache in the period from 1998 to 2008 in the backland of Pernambuco – Brazil


Objective: To accomplish through a epidemiological survey the frequency of headache during a period of ten years. Method: This is a retrospective study with analysis of the headache complains of all the patients who were attended at the Service of Neurology between 1998 and 2008. 19.900 patients (59...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Management of headache calendar


Diary or the headache calendar, when well guided for the doctor and well recorded for the patient, it contributes for the clarification of the diagnosis, improves in the accompaniment how much to the effectiveness of the treatments, identification and orientation for the avoidance of precipitating f...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Acute treatment of migraine. Fundamentals for increasing efficacy


Migraine is a highly prevalent neurological disorder. It promotes disability resulting in suffering and considerable economic and social losses. The acute treatment of migraine aims at restoring the patient to normal function as fast and consistent as possible. Although numerous drugs are available ...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Fears associated with migraine pain


Objective: To investigate the fears, concerns and worries of migraine patients at the peak of pain intensity. Although many patients fulfill the IHS-2004 criteria for migraine and do not need neuroimaging for diagnosis, they may insist in having these exams due to the worries that s...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Primary headache in obesity: current aspects and metabolic


Migraine and obesity are highly prevalent disturbs in general population, but little is known about their association. Obesity and migraine are risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular diseases and obesity seems to interfere in the natural history of migraine. This review article was realized base...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Neuropsychology of headaches


In clinical practice, patients with headache, mainly migraine, complaint frequently about cognitive decline affecting memory and attention functions. Indeed there is a growing body of evidence suggesting compromise of verbal memory, visual memory and executive function in migraine patients. These co...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Frequency of headache types in patients seen at the urgent care ward of the University of Minas Gerais Hospital


Introduction: Headache is a common reason for seeking urgent medical care. Knowing its main causes in emergency tertiary centers can help in the differential diagnosis and in the treatment of these patients. Objective: To assess the frequency of headache types in pa...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

SUNCT syndrome: clinical diagnostic difficulties


Introduction: SUNCT (short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing) syndrome is a rare condition characterized by marked impairment of the quality of life of affected patients. The disease is generally refractory to drug treatment, wi...




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

Cough headache attributed to Chiari type I malformation


The authors described the case of a man with cough headache attributed to Chiari type I malformation, who responded to both indomethacin and neurosurgical procedure....




Publicado na 2ª edição de 2008

The posterior deep temporal artery


Introduction: The posterior deep temporal artery is a branch of the maxillary artery from which emerges near the origin of the middle meningeal artery. The role of the maxillary artery has never been discussed in migraine, and yet it gives origin to the two most important arteries ...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2008

Anne Frank's headache


Introduction: Annelies Marie Frank was a German Jewish teenager who was forced into hiding along with her family and four more people during Second World War. On June 12, 1942, she turned 13 and received a diary as a gift. She started then to write her experiences, which include som...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2008

A nationwide epidemiologic study of headache in Brazil


Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of migraine, tensiontype headache (TTH) and chronic daily headache (CDH), and to estimate the degree of their association with some sociodemographic characteristics in Brazilian population. Methods: This is a cross-sectional, population-based study. We conducte...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2008

The role of GABA in chronic migraine pathophysiology


Chronic Migraine (CM) is a common and debilitating neurological disorder. Its pathophysiology is multifactorial, with probable involvement of the main aminoacids GABA and glutamate. Gabaergic medications are used in migraine treatment including topiramate, divalproate, and propofol. Gabaergic defici...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

Headache associated with the Chiari type I malformation


The aim of this study was to perform a brief review of the literature on headache associated with the Chiari type 1 malformation (CM-1). The clinical presentation of CM-1 is very varied. It may be asymptomatic or progress as a medullary syndrome affecting the long motor pathways with spasticity of a...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

Postdural puncture headache: the new diagnostic criteria of the ICHD II-2004 must be modified


In this study we evaluate the validity of the ICHD II-2004 diagnostic criteria of post-dural (post-lumbar) puncture headache (PDPH) in 640 patients submitted to a raquianesthesia. Forty eight patients (7.5%) presented PDPH. The period of latency between the lumbar puncture and the headache onset var...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

Swimmer's primary exertional headache


The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of primary exertional headache of swimmers. The sample was composed of 16 swimmers, in the categories youthful, adult and master, participants of state, national and international competitions, being six women and ten men, aged 24.2± 9....




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

Hemicrania continua and primary cough headache in a 71 years of age woman


Introduction: Hemicrania continua (HC) is an uncommon primary headache disorder which clinically is considered a syndrome with two pivotal characteristics: strictly and steady unilateral headache, and absolute response to indomethacin. Primary cough headache is an uncommon headache...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

Idiopathic stabbing headache and its clinical forms


The idiopathic stabbing headache (ISH) may occur as a primary entity alone but usually it is associated with other types of headache. The present paper has studied the clinical differences between patients with isolated ISH (isolated-ISH, n=27) versus patients with ISH associated with other type of ...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

Impacto da migrânea em estudantes universitários


Objectives: To perform a descriptive epidemiological study about the impact of headaches in a medical student population. Background: Medical students are a group at special high risk to suffer headache and migraine. As far as we know, there are not specific studie...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2008

Sporadic hemiplegic migraine


Background: Neuroimaging studies have contributed significantly to the comprehension of the physiopathology of migraine. However a better characterization of the aura phenomena is still lacking. Objective: To report a case of sporadic hemiplegic migraine in which i...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2008

Headache in children: Clinical and epidemiological characteristics


Introdution: Headache is one of the main complaints in the pediatric and neuropediatric clinics. Objective: To survey clinical and epidemiological characteristics of children reporting headache assisted at two hospitals of Belém. Methods: This is a...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2008

Migraine and the small cerebrum


Embora Herophilus (335-280 a.C.) seja usualmente citado como quem pela primeira vez reconheceu o cerebelo (do latim, "pequeno cérebro"), como uma estrutura distinta, Aristóteles o fez anteriormente (A História dos Animais, livro I, parte XVI, 350 d.C.). Galeno (131-200 d.C. ) chamou o verme cereb...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2008

Migraine and other primary headaches treatment: the new, the current, the old and the millenary


Foi com prazer que selecionamos, dos artigos publicados nos últimos meses, alguns artigos relacionados ao tratamento das cefaléias primárias. Vamos a eles!!!!!!...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2008

Unilateral side-locked headache secondary to meningioma


Introduction: Approximately 15% of all headaches are unilateral, and these are very rarely associated with ominous causes. Case report: We report a case of a 60 year old woman with a side locked unilateral headache secondary to an expansive intracranial lesion. She had complete head...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2008

Nocturnal headache, nightmares and lithium


Objective: To estimate the efficacy of the lithium in patients with nocturnal headache and on awakening, or nightmares, or both. Method: All the fifty three patients with headache upon awakening and nightmares (50 with nocturnal headache and three with diurnal heada...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2008

Prevalence of temporomandibular disorders symptoms in primary headache patients attended in a public tertiary care outpatient clinic


Introduction: Patients with chronic headache may present more than one type of cephalic pain. Objective: To assess the presence of symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction, parafunctional habits, and the use of prostheses in patients with primary headaches....




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2008

Biofeedback in migraine: a study of 123 patients


Objectives: Evaluate the muscular tension and relaxation capacities of migraine patients. Select a group to train in muscular relaxation techniques to help reduce migraine occurrences. Method: The study consists of 123 migraine patients, diagnosed in accordance to I...