Artigos Ano 2009


Publicado na 1ª edição de 2009

Attitudes and knowledge of headache physicians towards temporomandibular disorders


Objective: To observe the attitudes and the knowledge of the headache specialists towards the Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD) and Orofacial Pain odontological specialty, as well as, the referral of the patients who had eventually sought for them due to a complaint probably rela...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2009

Headache and Nutrition


Introduction: There is an important association between nutrition and headache because the patients with headache can have obesity, attacks precipitated by long fasting, appetite increase and/or weight gain, constipation, and dizziness. Many of these complaints can be clinical mani...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2009

Comparative analysis between chronic and episodic migraine attacks trigger factors in patients from a headache clinic of the Teaching Hospital of the Universidade Federal de Sergipe (HU-UFS)


Introduction: As much as its classifications and symptoms, there is also variation among the trigger factors already established in clinical practice and literature for migraine attacks. Objective: Describe the most prevalent trigger factors in patients suffering fr...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2009

The forgotten lumbar puncture


With the advent of neuroimaging exams, in special magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), many physicians started to considering the lumbar puncture as an ancient, invasive and even forgotten procedure. But we must remember that this procedure is crucial in the dia...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2009

The role of cognitive-behavioral orientation to patients with miofascial pain – A brief review


Pain is an alertness mechanism of unpleasant and regional sensation. We get sick due to bad quality interactions of biological, social and psycological issues. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a term used to define clinical changes that may happen in masticatory muscles, in the temporomandibular ...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2009

Headache trigger points


Introduction: It is known that from the earliest times headaches are a concern for men. Recent studies indicate the central sensitization as a present mechanism, and the myofascial disfunction may be an important contributing factor. Objective: The aim of this study...




Publicado na 1ª edição de 2009

SUNCT syndrome and hypophyseal adenomas: a review


Background: SUNCT syndrome (short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjuntival injection and tearing) is a rare type of headache, recently classified by the International Headache Society. The mechanisms involved in the physiopathology of this headache remains poorly u...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2009

Headache attributed to ingestion or inhalation of a cold stimulus: a review


Introduction: Headache attributed to ingestion or inhalation of cold stimulus is quite common and it is recognized by the International Headache Society, being provoked by exposition to cold stimulus or ingestion of icy food. Physiopathological mechanisms involved in its genesis ar...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2009

Headache in the Bible


Introduction: The history of headaches follows the existence of man on earth. Nowadays, through Sumerian writings and Egyptian papyri, it is known that many of our ancestors suffered from it. In the Bible, by the nineth century B.C., there is a description of a headache. Ob...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2009

Frequent headache of difficult management


The authors present a group of patients with frequent headaches not responding to usual treatment and analyze the present status of this subject. Daily or almost daily headaches are present in 5% of the population and most of these persons are not helped with treatment; therefore these headaches can...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2009

Headache related to hemodialysis: previous history of headache is a risk factor


Although the headache is the one of the symptoms more frequently found during the hemodialysis, studies about its characteristics are still scarce. The headache related to hemodialysis (HD) physiopathogenesis understanding is still a challenge. This is due to the complexity of the base disease and i...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2009

Electroconvulsive therapy in a schizophrenic patient with headache


A case of a schizophrenic 48-year-old man, who presented a temporary remisson of his migraine after electroconvulsive therapy, is reported....




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2009

Migraine and inflammation


The migraine attacks seem to be associated with inflammation. This inflammation process would be triggered by some peptides such as substance P and CGRP. Those peptides are released by free terminals of trigeminal nerve. However, little is known about the actual role of inflammation in the migraine ...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2009

Hemiplegic migraine: report of an affected family


Introduction: Hemiplegic migraine is a rare type of migraine with aura that courses with motor deficits, being genetic factors present or not. The present article describes a family on which three members present a clinical picture compatible with hemiplegic migraine, mentioning the...




Publicado na 3ª edição de 2009

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 Vilma employees. Method: In October of 2008, we handed out questionnaires regarding headache presence and frequency during the year prior to the research to all o...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2009

Persistent idiopathic facial pain


The authors present two cases of patients with persistent idiopathic facial pain and discuss the difficulties in establishing the diagnosis....




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2009

How does the orthodontist evaluate the relationship: temporomandibular disorder, headache and dental occlusion?


Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can be understood as a number of functional alterations of the structures involved in the masticatory movements. Headache, clicking and otalgia can occur as signals and symptoms of this condition, as well as sensitivity of the cervical and masticatory muscles. The e...




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2009

Autonomic oculonasal symptoms in migraine: review


Migraine is a prevalent primary incapacitating headache. Autonomic symptoms may occur during migraine crises, but this is rarely mentioned in the literature. The aim of this study was to review the frequency of autonomic symptoms during migraine crises....




Publicado na 4ª edição de 2009

Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome


Introduction: Tolosa-Hunt syndrome is characterized by painful ophthalmoplegia due to a non-specific granulomatous inflammation of the sinus cavernous, superior orbital fissure or the orbital apex and by prompt response to steroids. Case report: A 37-year-old woman...