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Migraine aura

Sunil Pradhan, Surjyaprakash S Choudhury
Introduction: Several extracranial symptoms, including somatic pain syndormes, are known to occur in migraine. Though neck pain has been occasionally described with migraine, its precise association and nature is not yet clear. Objective: To study the incidence and characteristics of neck pain in migraine with particular emphasis on its occurrence as a trigger or a part of the symptom complex of migraine, as well as its association with different phases of the migraine attack...
March 2018: Neurology India
J D Santoro, N D Forkert, Q-Z Yang, S Pavitt, S J MacEachern, M E Moseley, K W Yeom
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tension-type and migraine-type headaches are the most common chronic paroxysmal disorders of childhood. The goal of this study was to compare regional cerebral volumes and diffusion in tension-type and migraine-type headaches against published controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients evaluated for tension-type or migraine-type headache without aura from May 2014 to July 2016 in a single center were retrospectively reviewed. Thirty-two patients with tension-type headache and 23 with migraine-type headache at an average of 4 months after diagnosis were enrolled...
March 15, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Hashmat Ghanizada, Nanna Arngrim, Henrik Winther Schytz, Jes Olesen, Messoud Ashina
Introduction Carbon monoxide is an endogenously produced signaling gasotransmitter known to cause headache and vasodilation. We hypothesized that inhalation of carbon monoxide would induce migraine-like attacks in migraine without aura patients. Methods In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover design, 12 migraine patients were allocated to inhalation of carbon monoxide (carboxyhemoglobin 22%) or placebo on two separate days. Headache and migraine characteristics were recorded during hospital (0-2 hours) and post-hospital (2-13 hours) phases...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Taim Muayqil, Bandar N Al-Jafen, Zaid Al-Saaran, Mohammed Al-Shammari, Abdulrahman Alkthiry, Wejdan S Muhammad, Rozan Murshid, Mohammed H Alanazy
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the prevalence of headache and migraine, along with comorbidities, in a large -Saudi sample. METHODS: Self-reported information was collected about headache, migraine and migraine comorbidities including depression, restless legs syndrome (RLS), syncope, bruxism, hypertension and ischaemic disease. The OR was estimated using logistic regression for any associations with headache and migraine. We then analyzed to find a trend of increasing migraine symptoms for each significant comorbidity...
March 14, 2018: European Neurology
Krzysztof Kucharz, Martin Lauritzen
Cortical spreading depolarization waves, the cause underlying migraine aura, are also the markers and mechanism of pathology in the acutely injured human brain. Propagation of spreading depolarization wave uniquely depends on the interaction between presynaptic and postsynaptic glutamate N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs). In the normally perfused brain, even a single wave causes a massive depolarization of neurons and glia, which results in transient loss of neuronal function and depression of the ongoing electrocorticographic activity...
March 12, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
James A Waschek, Serapio M Baca, Simon Akerman
The discovery that intravenous (IV) infusions of the neuropeptide PACAP-38 (pituitary adenylyl cyclase activating peptide-38) induced delayed migraine-like headaches in a large majority of migraine patients has resulted in considerable excitement in headache research. In addition to suggesting potential therapeutic targets for migraine, the finding provides an opportunity to better understand the pathological events from early events (aura) to the headache itself. Although PACAP-38 and the closely related peptide VIP (vasoactive intestinal peptide) are well-known as vasoactive molecules, the dilation of cranial blood vessels per se is no longer felt to underlie migraine headaches...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
Cen Zhang, John A Detre, Scott E Kasner, Brett Cucchiara
Objective: The objective of this study is to determine whether structural features of the vertebrobasilar arterial system are related to migraine. Background: Alterations in cerebral vascular structure and function have been associated with migraine, possibly mediated by hypoperfusion and/or endothelial dysfunction triggering cortical spreading depression. Vessel tortuosity, in particular, has been associated with both altered hemodynamics and endothelial function...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
M A Hipolito Rodrigues, L Maitrot-Mantelet, G Plu-Bureau, A Gompel
Migraine is a common, disabling and incapacitating headache disorder that may be triggered by many factors, such as hormones especially during the perimenopausal period, where large alterations in estradiol levels can occur. The evidence implies that hormonal fluctuations are one of the important triggers of migraine. During reproductive life and during hormonal contraception, the course of migraine can be impacted. Different types of migraine with and without aura can be variously influenced by hormones. Migraine can constitute a risk factor for stroke and this must be taken in account for menopause hormone therapy...
March 9, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Yanzhe Ning, Ruwen Zheng, Kuangshi Li, Yong Zhang, Diyang Lyu, Hongxiao Jia, Yi Ren, Yihuai Zou
Numerous fMRI studies have confirmed functional abnormalities in resting-state brain networks in migraine patients. However, few studies focusing on causal relationships of pain-related brain networks in migraine have been conducted. This study aims to explore the difference of Granger causality connection among pain-related brain networks in migraine without aura (MWoA) patients.Twenty two MWoA patients and 17 matched healthy subjects were recruited to undergo resting-state fMRI scanning. Independent component analysis was used to extract pain-related brain networks, and Granger causality analysis to characterize the difference of Granger causality connection among pain-related brain networks was employed...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Qin Huang, Rui Liu, Shen Gui, Jinling Lu, Pengcheng Li
Cortical spreading depression (CSD), a propagation wave of transient neuronal and glial deplorization followed by suppression of spontaneous brain activity, has been hypothesized to be the underlying mechanism of migraine aura and triggers the headache attack. Evidence from various animal models accumulates since its first discovery in 1944 and provides support for this hypothese. In this paper, alterations of bilateral cortical responses are investigated in a mice migrainous model of CSD using voltage-sensitive dye imaging under hindlimb and cortical stimulation...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
N Karsan, D Palethorpe, W Rattanawong, J C Marin, R Bhola, P J Goadsby
BACKGROUND: For over 20 years, as a group we have been using flunarizine in primary headache disorders. Flunarizine is widely used in Europe, but not licensed in the UK. In September 2014, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) published supportive guidelines for flunarizine use in migraine, based on randomised controlled evidence that it is as effective as propranolol and topiramate in adults. METHODS: We reviewed a cohort of adult patients (n=200) treated with flunarizine from our practice...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Clinton G Lauritsen, Abigail L Chua, Stephanie J Nahas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Menopause is a life-changing event in numerous ways. Many women with migraine hold hope that the transition to the climacteric state will coincide with a cessation or improvement of migraine. This assumption is based mainly on common lay perceptions as well as assertions from many in the healthcare community. Unfortunately, evidence suggests this is far from the rule. Many women turn to a general practitioner or a headache specialist for prognosis and management. A natural instinct is to manipulate the offending agent, but in some cases, this approach backfires, or the concern for adverse events outweighs the desire for a therapeutic trial, and other strategies must be pursued...
March 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Reza Vosoughi, Andrew Walkty, Michael A Drebot, Kamran Kadkhoda
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March 5, 2018: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
Amaal J Starling, Stewart J Tepper, Michael J Marmura, Ejaz A Shamim, Matthew S Robbins, Nada Hindiyeh, Andrew C Charles, Peter J Goadsby, Richard B Lipton, Stephen D Silberstein, Amy A Gelfand, Richard P Chiacchierini, David W Dodick
Objective To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of single pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (sTMS) for the preventive treatment of migraine. Background sTMS was originally developed for the acute treatment of migraine with aura. Open label experience has suggested a preventive benefit. The objective of this trial was to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of sTMS for migraine prevention. Methods The eNeura SpringTMS Post-Market Observational U.S. Study of Migraine (ESPOUSE) Study was a multicenter, prospective, open label, observational study...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Yuksel Erdal, Ufuk Emre, Arife Cimen Atalar, Taskın Gunes
Background Alien Hand Syndrome (AHS) is an uncontrollable, involuntary, but in appearance, purposeful motor control disorder of the upper extremity. Case report A 42-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic complaining of involuntary motor activity in his right hand. He had a previous history of migraine with visual aura. The uncontrollable motor control disorder was compatible with Alien Hand Syndrome, which was appearing immediately after the visual aura and before the beginning of headache. Conclusion Alien Hand Syndrome is usually observed with anterior cerebral artery infarction, midline tumors, trauma and several neurodegenerative diseases, but is rarely seen in paroxysmal conditions such as migraine with aura...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Mika Saiki, Keisuke Suzuki, Hidehiro Takekawa, Hideaki Kanaya, Shunsuke Kawamoto, Toshiki Nakamura, Koichi Hirata
A 69-year-old woman with a previous history of migraine without aura developed throbbing headache in the right frontal region accompanied by nausea, lasting more than 4 hours a day. The headache intensity was more severe than that of usual her migraine headaches. Administration of eletriptan in the previous hospital improved her headaches. However, one month later the patient experienced more intense headaches in the same region and then was referred to our hospital. MR angiography showed abnormal signal intensities in the cavernous sinus...
February 28, 2018: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Hisanao Akiyama, Yasuhiro Hasegawa
RATIONALE: Video-based treatment in telemedicine is a potential alternative to face-to-face treatment. We describe our trial use of telemedicine to treat a patient with primary headache. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 25-year-old woman visited our branch hospital with a chief complaint of recurrent headache. Our branch hospital had no headache specialist, so a headache specialist at our main hospital provided treatment remotely. DIAGNOSES: She was diagnosed with migraine without aura by the headache specialist using telemedicine...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Marjo Eveliina Hiekkala, Pietari Vuola, Ville Artto, Paavo Häppölä, Elisa Häppölä, Salli Vepsäläinen, Ester Cuenca-León, Dennis Lal, Padhraig Gormley, Eija Hämäläinen, Matti Ilmavirta, Markku Nissilä, Erkki Säkö, Marja-Liisa Sumelahti, Hanna Harno, Hannele Havanka, Petra Keski-Säntti, Markus Färkkilä, Aarno Palotie, Maija Wessman, Mari Anneli Kaunisto, Mikko Kallela
Objective To study the position of hemiplegic migraine in the clinical spectrum of migraine with aura and to reveal the importance of CACNA1A, ATP1A2 and SCN1A in the development of hemiplegic migraine in Finnish migraine families. Methods The International Classification of Headache Disorders 3rd edition criteria were used to determine clinical characteristics and occurrence of hemiplegic migraine, based on detailed questionnaires, in a Finnish migraine family collection consisting of 9087 subjects. Involvement of CACNA1A, ATP1A2 and SCN1A was studied using whole exome sequencing data from 293 patients with hemiplegic migraine...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Mitchell G Miglis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Symptoms of autonomic dysfunction are common in patients with migraine, both during and between migraine attacks. Studies evaluating objective autonomic testing in patients have found significant, though somewhat conflicting results. The purposes of this review are to summarize and interpret the key findings of these studies, including those evaluating heart rate variability, autonomic reflex testing, and functional imaging in patients with migraine. The neuroanatomy of the central autonomic network as it relates to migraine is also reviewed...
February 23, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Anne Luise Haulund Vollesen, Faisal Mohammad Amin, Messoud Ashina
Here, we review the role of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide-38 (PACAP38) in migraine pathophysiology and data implicating PAC1 receptor as a future drug target in migraine. Much remains to be fully elucidated about migraine pathophysiology, but recent attention has focused on signaling molecule PACAP38, a vasodilator able to induce migraine attacks in patients who experience migraine without aura. PACAP38, with marked and sustained effect, dilates extracerebral arteries but not the middle cerebral artery...
February 20, 2018: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
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