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migraine disability assessment score

Yılmaz İnanç, Fatma Özlem Orhan, Yusuf İnanç
Background: It is accepted that smoking often triggers migraine. However, studies evaluating the relationship between the use of smokeless tobacco and migraine are limited, and there is no clear consensus on the subject. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the relationship between migraine and Maras powder, which is the most common smokeless tobacco in Turkey. Subjects and methods: The study included a total of 600 subjects, consisting of 300 patients (aged >18 years) diagnosed with a migraine according to the International Headache Society (IHS-ICHD-3 Beta) criteria after presenting at Sütçü Imam University Medical Faculty Neurology Policlinic with the complaint of headache between July 2016 and December 2016 and a control group of 300 individuals with similar features of age, gender, and educational level...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Espen Saxhaug Kristoffersen, Ragnhild Berling Grande, Kjersti Aaseth, Michael Bjørn Russell, Christofer Lundqvist
BACKGROUND: Medication-overuse headache (MOH) is a chronic headache (≥ 15 days/month) associated with overuse of acute headache medication. The objective was to investigate headache-related disability before and after self-detoxification from MOH in the general population, as well as possible predictors for successful outcome. METHODS: A prospective cohort study. Participants were identified in a cross-sectional epidemiological sample of 30 000 persons aged 30-44 from the general Norwegian population...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
Gemma-Victoria Espí-López, Maria-Arantzazu Ruescas-Nicolau, Cristina Nova-Redondo, Josep C Benítez-Martínez, Pierre-Michel Dugailly, Deborah Falla
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of suboccipital inhibitory techniques in people with migraine compared with a control treatment based on myofascial trigger point (MTrP) therapy and stretching. DESIGN: A randomized, double-blind controlled pilot trial was conducted. SETTINGS/LOCATION: University research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Forty-six adults diagnosed with migraine with over 6 months duration. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomized to receive either combined MTrP therapy and stretching (control group) or the control treatment plus suboccipital soft tissue inhibition (experimental group)...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Lucia Margari, Roberto Palumbi, Paola A Lecce, Francesco Craig, Marta Simone, Mariella Margari, Silvana M C Seccia, Maura Buttiglione
Headache is one of the most common neurological disorders in developmental age. Several studies investigated the relationship between headache and emotional/behavioral problems. We studied non-verbal cognitive abilities, including non-verbal memory and attention skills, in order to evaluate the impact of primary headache on these domains. The latest version of the cognitive battery Leiter International Performance Scale - Third Edition (Leiter-3), a non-verbal test, was administered to 35 children and adolescents affected by migraine or tension-type headache and to 23 healthy subjects...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Samantha L Irwin, William Qubty, I Elaine Allen, Irene Patniyot, Peter J Goadsby, Amy A Gelfand
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility, tolerability, and patient acceptability of single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (sTMS) for migraine prevention in adolescents in an open-label pilot study. BACKGROUND: Migraine is common in adolescents and can be disabling. Well tolerated preventative therapies that are safe and effective are needed. METHODS: This was an open-label prospective pilot feasibility study of sTMS for migraine prevention in adolescents aged 12-17 years...
March 12, 2018: Headache
Thomas Benz, Susanne Lehmann, Andreas R Gantenbein, Peter S Sandor, Walter F Stewart, Achim Elfering, André G Aeschlimann, Felix Angst
BACKGROUND: The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) is a brief questionnaire and measures headache-related disability. This study aimed to translate and cross-culturally adapt the original English version of the MIDAS to German and to test its reliability. METHODS: The standardized translation process followed international guidelines. The pre-final version was tested for clarity and comprehensibility by 34 headache sufferers. Test-retest reliability of the final version was quantified by 36 headache patients completing the MIDAS twice with an interval of 48 h...
March 9, 2018: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Theodora Oikonomidi, Michail Vikelis, Artemios Artemiadis, George P Chrousos, Christina Darviri
BACKGROUND: The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) Questionnaire is a reliable and valid instrument for migraine-related disability. Such a tool is needed to quantify migraine-related disability in the Greek population. OBJECTIVE: This validation study aims to assess the test-retest reliability, internal consistency, item discriminant and convergent validity of the Greek translation of the MIDAS. METHODS: Adults diagnosed with migraine completed the MIDAS Questionnaire on two occasions 3 weeks apart to assess reliability, and completed the RAND-36 to assess validity...
March 2018: PharmacoEconomics Open
Mehmet Yigit, Ozgur Sogut, Özlem Tataroglu, Adnan Yamanoglu, Eda Yigit, Eray Metin Güler, Omer Faruk Ozer, Abdurrahim Kocyigit
Background: The present study investigated the potential roles of plasma lymphocyte DNA damage, the urotensin-2 receptor (UTS2R), and oxidative changes in patients with varying degrees of migraine-related disability who were in the ictal phase and presented to our emergency department. Methods: This study enrolled 40 consecutive adult patients with migraine attack and 40 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The same health care professional determined the headache-related disability of each patient's migraine attack using the Migraine Disability Assessment Scale (MIDAS); patients were divided into three groups based on MIDAS score...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Saurabh Kumar, Swarndeep Singh, Nand Kumar, Rohit Verma
Objective: The literature on managing migraine non-responsive to pharmacological approaches and that co-occurring with depression is scanty. The comorbid condition predicts a poorer prognosis for migraine as well as depression. The present report assesses efficacy and tolerability of high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex as a treatment modality for migraine with comorbid depression. Methods: The current retrospective chart review assesses effectiveness of high frequency rTMS over left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex as a treatment modality to manage migraine occurring comorbid with depression in 14 subjects...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience: the Official Scientific Journal of the Korean College of Neuropsychopharmacology
T J Steiner, R B Lipton
BACKGROUND: The burden attributable to headache disorders has multiple components: a simple measure summarising them all does not exist. The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) instrument has proved useful, estimating productive time lost in the preceding 3 months due to the disabling effect of headache. We developed adaptations of MIDAS for purposes of the Global Campaign against Headache, embracing epidemiological studies and the provision of clinical management aids. METHODS: We reviewed the structure, content, wording and scoring of MIDAS and made revisions, developing the Headache-Attributed Lost Time (HALT) Indices in three versions...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
Jong-Geun Seo, Sung-Pa Park
Fatigue is often stated as a headache trigger or migraine-specific symptom. We investigated predictors of fatigue and its impact on quality of life (QOL) in patients with migraine. Patients with migraine were recruited from a headache clinic and completed psychosomatic instruments, including the 12-item Allodynia Symptom Checklist (ASC-12), the Migraine Disability Assessment Scale (MIDAS), the Patients Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7), the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS), the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), and Migraine-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MSQ)...
April 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Thomas Benz, Achim Nüssle, Susanne Lehmann, Andreas R Gantenbein, Peter S Sándor, Achim Elfering, André G Aeschlimann, Felix Angst
The aim of this pilot study was to determine health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients with history of medication overuse headache (MOH) after detoxification and a headache-specific inpatient rehabilitation program and to receive necessary information for future prospective studies.HRQoL and headache-related disability were cross-sectionally measured by Short Form 36 (SF-36), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Migraine Disability Score (MIDAS), Coping Strategies Questionnaire (CSQ), and Symptom Checklist 90 revised (SCL-90-R)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Razieh Fallah, Fatemeh Fazelishoroki, Leila Sekhavat
Objective: The aim of the present research was to compare the effectiveness and tolerability of melatonin and amitriptyline in pediatric migraine prevention. Materials & Methods: In a parallel single-blinded randomized clinical trial, 5-15 yr old children with diagnosis of migraine that preventive therapy was indicated in whom and were referred to Pediatric Neurology Clinic of Shahid Sadoughi Medical Sciences University, Yazd-Iran from 2013-2014, were randomly allocated to receive 1 mg/kg amitriptyline or 0...
2018: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
Wei Li, Xiaojun Diao, Chunfu Chen, Congcong Li, Yingbo Zhang, Yingying Li
The incidence of migraine is higher in women than in men. Abnormality of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis is believed to be implicated in the pathogenesis of migraine. The aim of this study was to detect serum hormone levels in the HPG axis of migraineurs and analyze the relationship between the hormone levels and migraine-related clinical characteristics. One hundred and nineteen migraineurs were enrolled. Serum FSH, LH, estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, prolactin and GnRH was detected. Pain intensity and migraine-related disability were evaluated using the visual analogue scale (VAS) and the Migraine Disability Assessment questionnaire (MIDAS)...
April 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Clive B Beggs, Alessia Giaquinta, Massimiliano Veroux, Ester De Marco, Dovile Mociskyte, Pierfrancesco Veroux
OBJECTIVES: Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients frequently suffer from headaches and fatigue, and many reports have linked headaches with intracranial and/or extracranial venous obstruction. We therefore designed a study involving MS patients diagnosed with obstructive disease of internal jugular veins (IJVs), with the aim of evaluating the impact of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) on headache and fatigue indicators. METHODS: 286 MS patients (175 relapsing remitting (RR), 75 secondary progressive (SP), and 36 primary progressive (PP)), diagnosed with obstructive disease of IJVs, underwent PTA of IJVs during the period 2011-2015...
2018: PloS One
Zhiye Chen, Xiaoyan Chen, Mengqi Liu, Shuangfeng Liu, Shengyuan Yu, Lin Ma
Objective: The periaqueductal gray matter (PAG), a small midbrain structure, presents dysfunction in migraine. However, the precise neurological mechanism is still not well understood. Herein, the aim of this study was to investigate the texture characteristics of altered PAG in episodic migraine (EM) patients based on high resolution brain structural magnetic resonance (MR) images. Materials and Methods: The brain structural MR images were obtained from 18 normal controls (NC), 18 EM patients and 16 chronic migraine (CM) patients using a 3T MR system...
January 2018: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
Brian L Brooks, Noah Silverberg, Bruce Maxwell, Rebekah Mannix, Ross Zafonte, Paul D Berkner, Grant L Iverson
BACKGROUND: There has been increasing concern regarding the possible effect of multiple concussions on the developing brain, especially for adolescent females. Hypothesis/Purpose: The objectives were to determine if there are differences in cognitive functioning, symptom reporting, and/or sex effects from prior concussions. In a very large sample of youth soccer players, it was hypothesized that (1) there would be no differences in cognitive test performance between those with and without prior concussions, (2) baseline preseason symptoms would be better predicted by noninjury factors than concussion history, and (3) males and females with prior concussions would not have differences in cognition or symptoms...
March 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Esra Özdil Demiryürek, Bekir Enes Demiryürek, Atilla Tekin, Yeşim Güzey Aras, Belma Doğan Güngen, Sebatiye Erdoğan
Introduction: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between childhood traumatic events and headache-related clinical parameters in migraine patients. Methods: 95 patients diagnosed with migraine and 50 healthy controls were included in the study. A socio-demographic form, the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) were completed by all participants. Additionally, the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the Migraine Disability Assessment Test (MIDAS) were applied to migraine patients...
December 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
Doina Georgescu, Daniela Reisz, Camelia Vidita Gurban, Liviu Andrei Georgescu, Ioana Ionita, Oana Elena Ancusa, Daniel Lighezan
Migraine without aura is frequently reported in female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but knowledge about the relationship between these two conditions is still lacking. This study was aimed to explore the particularities of migraine without aura in young female patients with IBS in order to establish a possible link between them. From a cohort of young female patients hospitalized with IBS in the Internal Medicine Department, 30 joined this pilot study, and they were assigned into two groups on the basis of presence or absence of migraine...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Fabiola Serrano, Antonio Arauz, Rodrigo Uribe, Luis C Becerra, Katherine Mantilla, Fernando Zermeño
Among patients with migrainous infarction, the long-term prognosis is unclear. This study aims to estimate the long-term risk of stroke recurrence and functional outcome in patients with migrainous infarction. In our study, 15 patients with migrainous infarction were followed for up to 7.5 years (12-240 months). For each patient, clinical and imaging data were reviewed. Disability after migrainous Infarction was assessed with modified Rankin Score. Mean age was 34.8 (± 11.1) years. At the end of the follow-up 80% of the patients had favorable prognosis, 47% recovered completely and no patient died or had stroke recurrence...
February 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
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