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  1. 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

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 2

  2. 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

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 2

  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. The aim of the present study was to map the presence of neurotransmitters and nitric oxid synthase (NOS) in the trigeminal nucleus caudalis and cervical spinal cord of cat. Immunocytochemistry was used to map ...

    Authors: Tove Christiansen, Anitha Bruun, Yolande E. Knight, Peter J. Goadsby and Lars Edvinsson
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:51
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. A multicenter one-year study was carried out on 6629 headache patients under 18 years of age, attending 27 centers and clinics devoted to headache in Italy to identify the prevalence of cluster headache (CH) i...

    Authors: Beatrice Gallai, Giovanni Mazzotta, Francesca Floridi, Alessia Mattioni, Antonio Baldi, Andrea Alberti, Paola Sarchielli and Virgilio Gallai
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:47
  26. Nummular headache is characterized by mild to moderate, pressure-like head pain exclusively in a small, rounded or oval area without underlying structural lesions. Either during symptomatic periods or interict...

    Authors: Juan A. Pareja, Julia Pareja and Julio Yangüela
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:46
  27. Chronic daily headache relates to the daily or almost daily occurrence of headache in a nonparoxysmal pattern. In this review, I discuss the presentation, development, outcome, and treatment of chronic daily h...

    Authors: Egilius L. H. Spierings
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:45
  28. A preliminary, open label study was conducted on 20 patients with migraine without aura and with high headache frequency to assess the efficacy and tolerability of the new antiepileptic drug levetiracetam. Pat...

    Authors: Virgilio Gallai, Andrea Alberti, Cristiana Rossi, Francesca Coppola, Beatrice Gallai, Giovanni Mazzotta and Paola Sarchielli
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:43
  29. The aim of this study was to determine postures adopted by patients during migraine attack. A total of 199 migraine patients were questioned about their postures during the migraine attack. Of these, 92 patien...

    Authors: H. Macit Selekler, Hafize Can and Faik Budak
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:36
  30. Patients with chronic tension- type headache (CTTH) are the most difficult to treat. Tricyclic antidepressants are the first-line therapeutic agents, but their anticholinergic side effects limit their usage. S...

    Authors: Cavit Boz, Vildan Altunayoglu, Sibel Velioglu and Mehmet Ozmenoglu
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:34
  31. We performed a prevalence study to compare some lifestyle habits between subjects with migraine and those with nonmigraine primary headaches. We surveyed female students in randomly selected classes of the Sch...

    Authors: Hristina Vlajinac, Sandra Šipetić, Eleonora Džoljić, Jadranka Maksimović, Jelena Marinković and Vlada Kostić
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:33
  32. Clinical studies suggest that hyperhomocysteinemia could be considered an independent risk factor for premature cerebral, peripheral and vascular diseases. A number of authors found an epidemiological correlat...

    Authors: Eleonora Ferraris, Nadia Marzocchi, Daria Brovia, Carmela N. Castellana and Luigi A. Pini
    Citation: The Journal of Headache and Pain 2003 4:32