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OBJECTIVE The role of psychological factors related to headache has long been a focus of investigation. The aim of this study was to evaluate depression, automatic thoughts, alexithymia, and assertiveness in persons with tension-type headache and to compare the results with those from healthy controls. METHODS One hundred five subjects with tension-type(More)
Safe and efficient use of spinal drugs requires neurotoxicologic animal studies before ethical application. We have evaluated the neurotoxicologic interruptions of intrathecal administration of midazolam in rabbits. Eighteen white New Zealand rabbits were randomly assigned into three groups consisting of six rabbits each. In conscious animals, 0.3 ml 0.9%(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of prophylactic administration of intravenous caffeine sodium benzoate for postdural puncture headaches (PDPH) on patients administered spinal anesthesia. METHODS Sixty ASA I and II patients undergoing lower abdominal or lower extremity surgery were included in this study.(More)
Neuropathic pain, resulting from the disturbances of central or peripheral nervous system with mechanisms that we cannot explain yet exactly, is really a troublesome situation both for the patient and the physician. Our knowledge about this difficult to diagnose and treat pain condition has improved a lot with the aid of recent experimental and clinical(More)
Central pain is a chronic pain due to various causes, with accompanying neurological symptoms and often unresponsive to medical therapy. Pain management and results in a 31 years old female patient with a diagnosis of thalamic pain syndrome, which is one of the causes of central pain is analysed in this article.
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