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Silent migraine

Xiao-Han Jiang, Si-Bo Wang, Qian Tian, Chi Zhong, Guan-Ling Zhang, Ya-Jie Li, Pan Lin, Yong You, Rong Guo, Ying-Hua Cui, Ying-Qi Xing
BACKGROUND: Migraine is considered as a risk factor for subclinical brain ischemic lesions, and right-to-left shunt (RLS) is more common among migraineurs. This cross-sectional study assessed the association of RLS with the increased prevalence of subclinical ischemic brain lesions in migraineurs. METHODS: We enrolled 334 migraineurs from a multicentre study from June 2015 to August 2016. Participants were all evaluated using contrast-enhanced transcranial Doppler, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and completed a questionnaire covering demographics, the main risk factors of vascular disease, and migraine status...
February 14, 2018: BMC Neurology
Kamesh Gupta, Anurag Rohatgi, Shivani Handa
Background: Stroke in a migraine with aura has been documented in several cases, even deserving the merit of a classification as complicated migraine. Herein, we present a rare case of migrainous infarct without aura. The diagnosis was challenging due to lack of risk factors. The patient was unique in not having any other comorbidities. Case Presentation: The case is of a 21-year-old female presenting with right-sided hemiplegia and facial drooping. She had had an index presentation of throbbing headaches for the past 2 years, typical of a migraine but not preceded by any aura symptoms...
September 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
Ahmet Yalcin, Mustafa Ceylan, Omer Faruk Bayraktutan, Adem Akkurt
Background: Migraine pathophysiology involves a neuronal mechanism that is closely associated with the neuronal activation of peripheral trigeminal nociceptive pathways. It also involves a vascular mechanism that is supported by studies concerning the presence of migraine with aura in various vascular diseases. Migraine is associated with silent infarct-like lesions and white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) that can be encountered during magnetic resonance imaging. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate the migraine-WMH link based on pain lateralization...
December 8, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Anne de Verneuil, Julie Migraine, Fabrizio Mammano, Jean-Michel Molina, Sébastien Gallien, Hugo Mouquet, Allan J Hance, François Clavel, Jacques Dutrieux
HIV-infected subjects under antiretroviral treatment (ART) harbor a persistent viral reservoir in resting CD4+ T cells, which accounts for the resurgence of HIV replication after ART interruption. A large majority of HIV reservoir genomes are genetically defective, but even among intact proviruses few seem able to generate infectious virus. To understand this phenomenon, we examined the function and expression of HIV envelope glycoproteins reactivated from the reservoir of four HIV-infected subjects under suppressive ART...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Virology
Buket Dönmez-Demir, Muge Yemisci, Kıvılcım Kılıç, Yasemin Gürsoy-Özdemir, Figen Söylemezoğlu, Michael Moskowitz, Turgay Dalkara
Increasing epidemiological evidence suggests an association between migraine with aura (MA) and cardiovascular events. There is experimental as well as clinical evidence implying cerebral microembolism as a potential trigger for MA attacks. Microembolism may also account for some of the ischemic MRI lesions more commonly observed in MA than in general population. Limited size of clinically-silent MRI lesions suggests isolated occlusion of a small vessel. However, it is not known whether selective thrombosis of a small arteriole (e...
January 15, 2018: Brain Research
J P Neverdahl, P M Omland, M Uglem, M Engstrøm, T Sand
OBJECTIVE: To investigate motor cortical excitability, inhibition, and facilitation with navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in migraine in a blinded cross-sectional study. METHODS: Resting motor threshold (RMT), cortical silent period (CSP), short-interval intracortical inhibition (SICI), and intracortical facilitation (ICF) were compared in 27 interictal migraineurs and 33 controls. 24 female interictal migraineurs and 27 female controls were compared in subgroup analyses...
December 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Jeffrey J Sable, Toni A Patrick, Patrick L Woody, Katelyn R Baker, Stephanie Allen-Winters, Frank Andrasik
Migraine has been characterized by interictal cortical hyperresponsivity. We compared event-related brain potentials (ERPs) to unattended tone pairs in migraineurs (interictal) versus non-headache controls, with particular interest in attention-related activity (i.e., the N1 component). Electroencephalograms were recorded from 11 interictal migraineurs and 14 headache-free controls while they watched a silent video. Pairs of 50-ms tones with 500-ms inter-tone intervals were presented with inter-pair intervals of 1 or 5 s...
September 1, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
Davide Zarcone, Simona Corbetta
Since the nineteenth century several clinical features have been observed in common between migraine and epilepsy (such as episodic attacks, triggering factors, presence of aura, frequent familiarity), but only in recent years researchers have really engaged in finding a common pathogenic mechanism. From studies of disease incidence, we understand how either migraine among patients with epilepsy or epilepsy among migraine patients are more frequent than in the general population. This association may result from a direct causality, by the same environmental risk factors and/or by a common genetic susceptibility...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
Arnold E Eggers
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May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
Zhi-Gang Mei, Ling-Jing Tan, Jin-Feng Wang, Xiao-Li Li, Wei-Feng Huang, Hua-Jun Zhou
The fermented Chinese formula Shuan-Tong-Ling is composed of radix puerariae (Gegen), salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen), radix curcuma (Jianghuang), hawthorn (Shanzha), salvia chinensis (Shijianchuan), sinapis alba (Baijiezi), astragalus (Huangqi), panax japonicas (Zhujieshen), atractylodes macrocephala koidz (Baizhu), radix paeoniae alba (Baishao), bupleurum (Chaihu), chrysanthemum (Juhua), rhizoma cyperi (Xiangfu) and gastrodin (Tianma), whose aqueous extract was fermented with lactobacillus, bacillus aceticus and saccharomycetes...
March 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
Kathryn E Livingston, John R Traynor
Opioid receptors are 7-transmembrane domain receptors that couple to heterotrimeric G proteins. The endogenous ligands for opioid receptors are peptides which bind to the orthosteric site on the receptors. The μ-opioid receptor is the target for opioid analgesics, while the δ-opioid receptor has been suggested as a target for pain management, migraine and depression. Similarly, κ-opioid receptors are involved in pain and depression and nociceptin receptors in pain and mood behaviours. However, exogenous orthosteric ligands for opioid receptors cause a myriad of on-target side effects...
April 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
Aurélien Quenault, Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Olivier Etard, Maxime Gauberti, Cyrille Orset, Benoît Haelewyn, Helen C Segal, Peter M Rothwell, Denis Vivien, Emmanuel Touzé, Carine Ali
SEE SUN ET AL DOI101093/AWW306 FOR A SCIENTIFIC COMMENTARY ON THIS ARTICLE: About 20% of patients with ischaemic stroke have a preceding transient ischaemic attack, which is clinically defined as focal neurological symptoms of ischaemic origin resolving spontaneously. Failure to diagnose transient ischaemic attack is a wasted opportunity to prevent recurrent disabling stroke. Unfortunately, diagnosis can be difficult, due to numerous mimics, and to the absence of a specific test. New diagnostic tools are thus needed, in particular for radiologically silent cases, which correspond to the recommended tissue-based definition of transient ischaemic attack...
January 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Roel J R Snijder, Justin G L M Luermans, Albert H de Heij, Vincent Thijs, Wouter J Schonewille, Alexander Van De Bruaene, Martin J Swaans, Werner I H L Budts, Martijn C Post
BACKGROUND: A patent foramen ovale (PFO) with atrial septal aneurysm (ASA) has been identified as a risk factor for cryptogenic stroke. Patients with migraine with aura (MA) appear to be at risk for silent brain infarction, which might be related to the presence of a PFO. However, the association between MA and PFO with ASA has never been reported. We examined this association in a large observational study. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients (>18 years) who underwent an agitated saline transesophageal echocardiography (cTEE) at our outpatient clinics within a timeframe of 4 years were eligible to be included...
December 1, 2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Szilvia Erdélyi-Bótor, Hedvig Komáromy, David Olayinka Kamson, Norbert Kovács, Gábor Perlaki, Gergely Orsi, Tihamér Molnár, Zsolt Illes, Lajos Nagy, Sándor Kéki, Gabriella Deli, Edit Bosnyák, Anita Trauninger, Zoltán Pfund
Background/Aim Migraine is a risk factor for the formation of silent brain white matter lesions (WMLs) that are possibly ischemic in nature. Although dysfunction of the L-arginine/nitric oxide (NO) pathway has been associated with oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction in migraine, its role in WML development has not been specifically investigated. Thus, this prospective study aimed to measure the serum concentrations of the NO substrate L-arginine, the NO synthase inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), and the L-arginine transport regulator symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) in migraine patients in a headache-free period...
May 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
David Gaist, Ellen Garde, Morten Blaabjerg, Helle H Nielsen, Thomas Krøigård, Kamilla Østergaard, Harald S Møller, Jacob Hjelmborg, Camilla G Madsen, Pernille Iversen, Kirsten O Kyvik, Hartwig R Siebner, Messoud Ashina
A small number of population-based studies reported an association between migraine with aura and risk of silent brain infarcts and white matter hyperintensities in females. We investigated these relations in a population-based sample of female twins. We contacted female twins ages 30-60 years identified through the population-based Danish Twin Registry. Based on questionnaire responses, twins were invited to participate in a telephone-based interview conducted by physicians. Headache diagnoses were established according to the International Headache Society criteria...
July 2016: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Hille Koppen, Inge H Palm-Meinders, Werner H Mess, Ruud W Keunen, Gisela M Terwindt, Lenore J Launer, Mark A van Buchem, Mark C Kruit, Michel D Ferrari
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether migraine in the general population is associated with increased risk of systemic right-to-left shunts (RLS) and whether RLS are associated with increased prevalence of brain infarcts and persistent recurrence of migraine attacks at older age. METHODS: Brain MRI and transcranial Doppler with air contrast in 166 unselected migraineurs (mean age ± SD 56 ± 7.7 years; 70% women; n = 96 migraine with aura) and 69 controls (mean age ± SD 55 ± 7...
May 3, 2016: Neurology
Wei Du, Xiujuan Wu, Yingqi Xing, Yunlong Geng, Jing Bai, Xiaonan Song
Right-to-left shunt (RLS) is associated with cryptogenic stroke and migraine. Herein we investigated the relationship between RLS and silent lacunar infarcts in patients with migraine. A total of 263 patients with migraine who met eligibility criteria were enrolled from January 2010 to December 2011, among which 127 subjects fell into RLS group. Baseline demographics were comparable between RLS and non-RLS groups (P > 0.05). The incidence of silent lacunar infarcts in RLS group was not significantly different from that of the non-RLS group (25...
2015: BioMed Research International
Sun-Young Oh, Hyo-Jeong Kim, Ji-Soo Kim
Vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) are short latency manifestations of vestibulo-ocular and vestibulocollic reflexes that originate from the utricle and saccule. Although cervical and ocular VEMPs have mostly been applied to peripheral vestibular disorders, the characteristics and the diagnostic values of VEMPs have been expanded to assess the function of the central otolithic pathways. In the central nervous system, the cervical VEMPs (cVEMPs) are mediated by the vestibular nuclei and uncrossed medial vestibulospinal tract descending in the lower brainstem and spinal cord...
February 2016: Journal of Neurology
Sanjay Prakash, Chaturbhuj Rathore, Prayag Makwana, Mitali Rathod
Transient neurologic dysfunction is a characteristic feature of migraine. About 20% of migraineurs may experience various symptoms in the absence of any headache at one time or another. Visual auras are the most common auras of migraine, and migraine is considered as the most common cause of transient vision loss in young patients. Sensory auras are the second most common migrainous auras. However, the literature is silent for isolated sensory aura as a migraine equivalent. Herein we report 14 patients with recurrent episodic paresthesia in the limbs and other body parts...
September 2015: Headache
Mansoureh Toghae, Elham Rahimian, Mohammad Abdollahi, Saeed Shoar, Mohammad Naderan
OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of hyperintense foci in migraine patients and the relationship with migraine headache characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: Ninety patients with migraine headache (70 without aura and 20 with aura) were enrolled and interviewed. Information on their headache (severity, frequency, and mean disease duration) and other related data was obtained by completing a clinical checklist. Subsequently, brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed and each patient was then evaluated for hyperintense lesions...
May 2015: Oman Medical Journal
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