The Episodic Syndromes Associated with Migraine

The “childhood periodic syndromes” have been renamed “the episodic syndromes associated with migraines.” These syndromes were initially considered precursors of migraines, however recent literature suggests that the episodic syndromes can occur in adults, have been described in patients with known migraine and are not necessarily precursors. This review article discusses the recent literature regarding the episodic syndromes that often start in childhood, their association with migraine and potential treatments.
Source: Seminars in Pediatric Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe present study demonstrated that closure of the widely opened frontal sinus using DuraGen inserted between the skull and the pericranium flap is an effective and promising method for the frontal sinus isolation.
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
Abstract Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience in many diseases and is often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. Pain negatively affects the quality of life and increases high health expenditures. Drugs with analgesic properties are commonly used to relieve pain, but these Western medications could be overwhelmed by side effects including tolerance and addiction. Herbal medicines may provide alternative measures for pain management. In this review paper, after introduction of Chinese medicine theory and treatment modality, emphasis is placed on the application of Chinese herbs and herbal formul...
Source: The American Journal of Chinese Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Chin Med Source Type: research
Authors: Ornello R, Canonico M, Merki-Feld GS, Kurth T, Lidegaard Ø, MacGregor EA, Lampl C, Nappi RE, Martelletti P, Sacco S Abstract Introduction. Migraine and combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) increase the risk of ischemic stroke in young women; however, the contribution of low-dose (
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results indicate that MO patients presented with a younger initial age of migraine onset and that sensory aura symptoms in MA patients may predict the presence of RLS. However, we did not find support for relationship between the degree of shunt and clinical parameters of headache.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusions: Youth with single or multiple concussions report greater headache interference - but not higher headache intensity - compared to youth without concussion. Although higher headache intensity and interference were associated with more self-reported cognitive symptoms, headaches did not correlate with cognitive test performance. PMID: 32050786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Brain StimulationAuthor(s): Mohammad Dawood Rahimi, Javad Salehi Fadardi, Morteza Saeidi, Imanolla Bigdeli, Rohollah KashiriAbstractObjectivesTranscranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a new technology that is extensively used for migraine treatment. The present study aims to examine the effectiveness of cathodal-tDCS (c-tDCS) in decreasing migraine pain frequency, duration, and intensity at the right primary motor cortex (M1) or sensory cortex (S1) in individuals with episodic or chronic migraine.MethodsThe present study has a randomized, single-blind, and ...
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article presents the treatment model utilized in Christchurch, New Zealand which provides cerebrovascular surgery and interventional neuroradiology to the entire south island (approximate population of 1.1 million). A total of 40 patients treated over a 10 year period (2004–2014) are analysed here. Nine patients were managed surgically and complete resection was achieved in 100% of cases. Permanent mortality was 0% and permanent morbidity was 22% however median mRS improved from 3.0 preoperatively to 1.0 at follow up. Embolisation was utilized in 31 patients (mean age 40), of which 45% presented with haemor...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionNewly diagnosed migraine patients are not being properly treated, as indicated by their excessive use of acute therapies and short time on preventive treatment before discontinuation of that treatment. Further study of the reasons why patients discontinue preventive therapy (adverse events, no response, etc.) and continue to excessively use acute treatments once their treatment regimen has been established is needed.
Source: Neurology and Therapy - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Rodolfo Rosenberg, Manuel Menes
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Sphera Duo® shunt system is safe when used in adult patients suffering from hydrocephalus, pseudotumor cere bri or arachnoid cyst.Resumo Introdu ção: As complicações da hidrodinâmica cerebral em pacientes com derivação ventriculoperitoneal são frequentemente relacionadas ao malfuncionamento do sistema. O objetivo deste estudo retrospectivo de coorte de centro único é avaliar a segurança e performance clínica do Sistema Sphera® Duo quando utilizado em adultos com hidrocefalia, pseudotumor cerebral ou cistos aracnoides. M&e...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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