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  1. With the rapid advances in the treatment of migraine attacks in the last few years, a number of non-specific anti-migraine drugs have been developed for clinical use. The most important class of drugs for the ...

    Authors: Virgilio Gallai† and Paola Sarchielli

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):127

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  2. Antidepressants are often used in the prophylaxis of chronic headaches, but their effectiveness is uncertain. A recent meta-analysis showed that antidepressants are effective in the treatment of chronic headac...

    Authors: Lorenzo Pinessi

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):125

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  3. Triptans are the treatment of choice for migraine sufferers with disabling attacks. However, the proportion of patients reporting side effects after any acute treatment may vary in regard to the method of asse...

    Authors: Michele Feleppa, Fred D. Sheftell, Luciana Ciannella, Amedeo D’Alessio, Giancarlo Apice, Nino N. Capobianco, Donato M. T. Saracino, Walter Di Iorio and Marcelo E. Bigal

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):123

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  4. Despite the pharmacokinetic differences among triptans and the variety of ways of administration, the clinical differences in everyday use of these drugs do not allow a largely accepted decisional tree. There ...

    Authors: Luigi A. Pini and Daria Brovia

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):122

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  5. Pharmacotherapeutic treatments for migraine have been documented for more than a century. Drugs that are effective in aborting an ongoing migraine attack exhibit a diversity of molecular mechanisms of action, ...

    Authors: Graeme Martin

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):120

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  6. Patients with chronic daily headache (CDH) are difficult to treat. A combination of general measures and specific pharmacological treatments is necessary. When possible, pharmacological management should be pl...

    Authors: Julio Pascual

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):118

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  7. Several studies on patients observed in headache centers show an association between headache, including migraine, and arterial hypertension. As both these pathologies have an elevated prevalence in the genera...

    Authors: Marcello Fanciullacci, Massimo Alessandri, Francesco De Cesaris and Umberto Pietrini

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):116

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  8. The association between headache, especially migraine, and some immunomediated diseases, in particular autoimmune diseases, is well known. The evidence in favor of this association comes prevailingly from epid...

    Authors: Paola Sarchielli, Andrea Alberti, Francesca Coppola and Virgilio Gallai†

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):115

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  9. Placebo and placebo effect are important issues related to the drug therapy for clinical and scientific meanings. The rates of placebo may get as many as 50% for analgesic drugs in headache. The high answer to...

    Authors: Federica Galli, Barbara Riccio and Vincenzo Guidetti

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):113

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  10. Although migraine is a common complaint in childhood and adolescence, there is a lack of controlled clinical studies regarding treatment. In the young patient, the pharmacological approach should be preceded b...

    Authors: Beatrice Gallai, Giovanni Mazzotta and Paola Sarchielli

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):110

    Content type: OriginalPaper

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  11. Children frequently suffer from migraine or tension-type headaches, and the headache pain not only interferes with a patient’s life but can affect his entire family. Headache management includes not only pharm...

    Authors: Francesca Tagliente, Francesca M. Ruju and Antonio Pascotto

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):109

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  12. We reviewed P300 and contingent negative variation (CNV) studies performed in migraine in order to identify their relevance in migraine and the role of neurophysiology in migraine. Publications available to us...

    Authors: Michele Feleppa, Walter Di Iorio and Donato M. T. Saracino

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5(Suppl 2):108

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  13. Headaches can be considered as a paradigm for the so-called “invisible” diseases; difficulties that headache patients encounter and complain from often relate more to the lack of understanding and communicatio...

    Authors: Stefania Radaelli, Matilde Leonardi* and Adriano Pessina

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:104

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  14. We wanted to document Turkish migraine sufferers’ unconventional therapy methods learnt from their social environment and discuss the historical background and possible action mechanisms of these methods. Unco...

    Authors: H. Macit Selekler and Sezer Komsuoğlu

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:101

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  15. The objective was to measure the impact of botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) treatment on symptoms and medication utilisation patterns in patients with chronic tension-type headache. A retrospective chart analysi...

    Authors: Francesco S. Mennini, Laura Fioravanti, Laura Piasini, Fabio Palazzo, Gabriella Coloprisco and Paolo Martelletti

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:99

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  16. The objective was to examine the main genetic and environmental architecture of migraine in the Screening Across Lifetime of Twin (SALT) Study as a function of definition. We performed a quantitative genetic s...

    Authors: Dan A. Svensson, Elisabet Waldenlind, Karl Ekbom and Nancy L. Pedersen

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:96

    Content type: ENRICO GREPPI AWARD

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  17. The distinction between suffering and pain express the two faces of a disease that influence a patient quality of life. Suffering is a composite phenomenon. It implies moral elements, such as the question that...

    Authors: Matilde Leonardi, Elena Colombetti, Alessio Musio, Stefania Radaelli and Adriano Pessina

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:88

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  18. Owing to B. Ramazzini’s De morbis artificum diatriba, the 1700s may be considered as the century when occupational medicine was born. This paper considers Ramazzini’s treatise and some publications of the same ce...

    Authors: Giorgio Zanchin, Federico Mainardi, Filippo Dainese and Ferdinando Maggioni

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:86

    Content type: HISTORY OF HEADACHE SECTION

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  19. SUNCT syndrome is a rare condition characterized by a short-lasting periorbital pain associated with autonomic symptoms. In this paper, a 50-year-old man with SUNCT syndrome is presented. Preexisting SUNCT syn...

    Authors: Sebnem Bicakci, Hacer Bozdemir, Yakup Sarica and Gamze Almak

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:84

    Content type: BRIEF REPORT

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  20. After complaining of neck pain for 3 weeks, a 36-year-old man suddenly become quadriplegic during a massage session in a traditional Turkish bath. He was immediately transferred to hospital, where the initial ...

    Authors: Ahmet N. Kök, Omer S. Yildirim, Mehmet Kizilkaya, Ali F. Isik, Nasuhi E. Aydin and Talat Yurtman

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:83

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  21. A pair of identical twins with cluster headache is described. Monozygosity was confirmed by the identification of 14 DNA markers. In spite of harboring the same genes, the clinical picture presented by the twi...

    Authors: Pedro A. Kowacs, Elcio J. Piovesan, Lineu C. Werneck, Hudson Fameli, Marcos C. Lange and Salmo Raskin

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:82

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  22. We applied the second edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-II) in 417 children (age range, 2–12 years) with chronic headaches attending a pediatric headache clinic. The initi...

    Authors: Marco A. Arruda, Carlos A. Bordini, Marcelo C. Ciciarelli and José G. Speciali

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:81

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  23. Seven oral triptans are available for treating acute migraine. We surveyed US migraine sufferers on the relative importance of treatment attributes for choosing among oral triptans. A multiattribute decision m...

    Authors: Richard B. Lipton, Joshua Liberman, F. Michael Cutrer, Peter J. Goadsby, Michel Ferrari, David W. Dodick, Douglas McCrory and Paul Williams

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:80

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  24. This randomized, multicenter, open-label, five-way crossover study was conducted to assess patients’ preference for tablet formulations of sumatriptan (50 mg and 100 mg), naratriptan (2.5 mg), rizatriptan (10 ...

    Authors: Carl Dahlöf, Martin Jones, Kim Davis, Jane Loftus and Reijo Salonen

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:79

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  25. Cluster headache (CH) is one of the most painful primitive headaches that exists. Since 1991, the subcutaneous administration of sumatriptan (SCS) in the treatment of acute attacks has proved to be rapid and e...

    Authors: Virginie Dousset, Virginie Chrysostome, Bruno Ruiz, S. Irachabal, Magalie Lafittau, Françoise Radat, Bruno Brochet and Patrick Henry

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:78

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  26. We performed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the efficacy of botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX; Allergan) in treating frontal tension-type headache (TTH). A total of 40 patients a...

    Authors: Mimi S. Kokoska, Dee A. Glaser, Christine M. Burch and Christopher S. Hollenbeak

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:77

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  27. We describe a case of tramadol-related respiratory depression in a 69-year-old man, admitted to our hospital because of severe anemia and melena in the context of chronic renal failure and dialysis treatment. ...

    Authors: Consalvo Mattia, Sandro Mazzaferro, Flaminia Coluzzi and Marta Luzi

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:76

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  28. Several neurophysiological techniques are available for examining children with headache. The choice among them is made according to clinical features.

    Authors: Roberto Canitano and Vincenzo Guidetti

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:75

    Content type: REVIEW

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  29. The widely used term chronic daily headache is a common denominator for a chronic headache with a daily occurrence but is not included in the former and in the revised versions of the IHS classification system...

    Authors: Rigmor Jensen and Lars Bendtsen

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:74

    Content type: REVIEW

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  30. Physicians involved in care of migraine patients should make a considerable effort to educate themselves and their patients. It is fundamental that doctors, patients and their families understand the causes of...

    Authors: Pablo Irimia, Susana de la Riva and Eduardo Martínez-Vila

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:67

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  31. Although the prevalence of headache in the elderly is relevant, until now few studies have been conducted in patients over the age of 65 years. We analyzed the clinical charts of 4,417 consecutive patients ref...

    Authors: C. Lisotto, F. Mainardi, F. Maggioni, F. Dainese and G. Zanchin

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:66

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  32. We describe the electroencephalographic findings in nine pediatric migraineurs during the ictal phase of pain. We observed abnormal patterns on electroencephalography (EEG) in seven patients with migraine with...

    Authors: Francesco Pisani and Carlo Fusco

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:64

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  33. The pathogenesis of migraine headache is poorly understood but the trigeminovascular system seems to play an important role in it. The trigeminal nucleus caudalis is sensitised by noxious sensory stimuli, ofte...

    Authors: Elliot Shevel and Egilius H. Spierings

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2004 5:62

    Content type: REVIEW

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  34. We describe the headache characteristics of two patients with intracranial hypotension (IH) and correlate the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) pattern to the clinical aspects of this type of headache. The firs...

    Authors: Chiara Lia, Edo Bottacchi, Adriana Brusa and Luigi Sironi

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:52

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  35. Medication-overuse headaches are a relevant medical and social problem, for which specific treatments have not yet been defined. In patients with chronic daily headache who take analgesics every day, this head...

    Authors: Rita Moretti, Paola Torre, Antonio Bava and Rodolfo M. Antonello

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:50

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  36. Growing evidence suggests a possible relationship between migraine and thrombotic risk factors. The aim of this study was to analyze the possible relationship between migraine and acquired and genetic thrombop...

    Authors: Bianca Bassi, Emilia Parodi, Maria Messina, Patrizia Boffi, Barbara Bobba, Maria Francesca Campagnoli, Roberto Rigardetto and Paola Saracco

    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:48

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