Carolina de la Cruz

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Therapeutic alliance has been a robust predictor of therapy outcome, yet little is known about which patient variables predict the development of an alliance between patient and therapist in time-limited manualized therapies. The authors evaluated pretreatment predictors of therapeutic alliance, controlling for symptom change before its assessment, using a(More)
OnabotulinumtoxinA (OnabotA) was approved for treatment of chronic migraine (CM) after publication of PREEMPT trials. Thus, we set out to evaluate the efficacy of OnabotA in a series of patients with CM treated according to the PREEMPT protocol. In May 2012 we began to offer OnabotA to patients with CM who did not respond to topiramate and at least one(More)
INTRODUCTION Although headache prevalence decreases in patients older than 65, headaches are a common complaint and their different clinical and therapeutic features must be understood. This article analyses the clinical characteristics of elderly patients treated in an outpatient headache unit. METHODS We collected demographic and clinical data from(More)
INTRODUCTION Chronic migraine (CM) is a complication of episodic migraine, favored by risk factors as medication overuse (MO). We intend to compare demographic and clinic characteristics of a series of CM patients, with and without MO. METHODS The study included patients with CM (2006 revised criteria) attended in a headache outpatient office located in a(More)
Epicrania fugax (EF) was first described by Pareja et al in 2008 [1]. It has been recently included in the Appendix of the 3rd edition of The International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-III, beta version) [2]. It is characterized by ultrabrief paroxysms of unilateral pain spreading from the posterior scalp to the ipsilateral eye or nose, along(More)
OBJECTIVES Headache is a common cause of medical consultations. We aim to analyze demographic characteristics of first two thousand patients in our register, and the incidence of their different headaches coded according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, ii edition (ICHD-II). PATIENTS AND METHODS On January 2008 a headache(More)
INTRODUCTION Transient headache and neurological deficits with cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis (HaNDL) is characterised by migraine-like headache episodes accompanied by neurological deficits consisting of motor, sensory, or aphasic symptoms. Electroencephalogram (EEG) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) may show focal abnormalities(More)