Chad Allen Whyte

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The classes of medications for migraine treatment are numerous and include ergots, triptans, NSAIDs, antidepressants, anti-epilepsy drugs, antihypertensives and natural supplements. Physicians need to be aware not only of medication efficacy but also of tolerability and safety. Side effects of these drugs can sometimes be beneficial, as migraineurs(More)
PURPOSE Physiologic gaze-evoked nystagmus (GEN) is one of many normal eye movements seen on the neurologic examination. GEN occurring at gaze angles >45 degrees is considered a positive sign in the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGNT) used by United States police officers to determine alcohol intoxication. METHODS The authors enrolled 56 subjects after a(More)
BACKGROUND Dihydroergotamine (DHE) has been used for decades to treat migraine, but is currently contraindicated in patients with hemiplegic migraine and basilar-type migraine (BTM). OBJECTIVE To assess the safety of DHE in patients with symptoms of BTM that do not meet criteria for BTM. METHODS Retrospective analysis of patients admitted to an(More)