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The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiology, clinical presentation and consequences of chronic daily headache (CDH) in France. A representative nation-wide sample of the general population was identified using a stratified sampling method. Ten thousand five hundred and eight-five subjects were screened in face-to-face interviews, and data(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and clinical features of migraine and related headache types in France. METHODS The authors recruited a population of subjects with headache representative of the national population using a stratified sampling method. They screened 10,585 subjects aged 15 and older who were representative of the general population.(More)
The efficacy of the combination of lysine acetylsalicylate and metoclopramide in the treatment of migraine attacks has been established previously. The value of repeated doses of such a combination has been reported in a recent study. The purposes of this open-label study performed by general practitioners on a very large sample of migraine sufferers were(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have demonstrated the efficacy of sublingual-swallow immunotherapy (SLIT) in seasonal and perennial rhinitis. Sublingual administration of solutions is not convenient for all patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of immunotherapy administered sublingually, initially as drops, and then as tablets(More)
Plasma pharmacokinetics of a single IV dl-propranolol dose (8 mg) were investigated in 12 obese subjects (mean +/- SD: 110.3 +/- 20.4 kg; 198.7 +/- 32.5% of ideal body weight) and compared with those of 12 healthy subjects (66.7 +/- 6.8 kg; 94.5 +/- 7.8% of ideal body weight). In obese subjects plasma alpha-1 glycoprotein acid concentrations and propranolol(More)
The efficacy and safety of long-acting propranolol (LA.P), 160 mg once-daily, in the prophylactic treatment of migraine have been tested against placebo in a multicentric, double-blind, randomized study. The two groups are compared in a parallel manner over a treatment period of 12 weeks, following a 4-week placebo run-in period. Fifty-five of the 74(More)
The efficacy of safety of naproxen sodium and ergotamine tartrate were compared for the treatment of acute migraine attack in a randomized, parallel trial with 114 participating patients. At the start of symptoms, patients took either three tablets of naproxen sodium (275 mg each) or one of an ergotamine combination (containing 2 mg ergotamine tartrate,(More)
Refsum's disease although rare is of great interest for it may benefit at least partially from treatment. Its clinical diagnosis depends on the association of pigmented retinitis, polyneuritis and cerebellar syndrome. It is confirmed beyond doubt by the increased C.S.F. protein and phytanemia. A full family history is necessary for it is possible to detect(More)
INTRODUCTION The cluster headache (CH) is one of the most severe types of head pain. It is a typical example of a periodic disease and the International Headache Society classification recognizes two forms of this disease: episodic and chronic CH. Its prevalence is about 0.1 to 0.4% in the general population. CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND KEY POINTS (More)