Christy Pacheco

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With the aim of evaluating the sympathetic-adrenal medulla system in subjects practicing transcendental meditation (TM), their plasma catecholamine levels were determined at two different times of day. The study group consisted of 19 subjects who regularly practice either TM or Sidhi-TM technique, with a control group made up of 16 healthy subjects who had(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to examine ranibizumab treatment patterns in "real-world" practice and clinical settings, as well as to assess quality of life outcomes over a 24-month period. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a prospective, observational, multicenter, open-label study of 0.5 mg of ranibizumab administered intravitreally. Patients were(More)
The tactile analogue scale (TAS) was elaborated to be used in blind subjects or those who can not use the vision during their crises. The objective of this study was to characterize, from TAS, the architecture of migraine attacks in subjects with visual disability. For that, 11 migrainous with visual disturb (MVD) subjects were studied and 22 migrainous(More)
Idiopathic stabbing headache is a quite unknown disorder. Its main features consist of brief stabbing pains, lasting few seconds. In most cases, idiopathic stabbing headache is underdiagnosed. We have followed up migraine patients during a period of 12 months, aiming to determine the prevalence and main features of idiopathic stabbing headache while(More)
BACKGROUND Apart from clinical outcomes, the "real-world" outcomes of intermittent short-course cyclosporine treatment remain poorly documented. OBJECTIVE To evaluate various outcomes of short-course cyclosporine treatment for severe psoriasis; and to describe dermatologists' use of the Rule of Tens. METHODS A 12-week pharmacoepidemiological study; 112(More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is a hereditary disease that affects small vessels and presents with vascular episodes, neuropsychiatric disorders, migraine and cognitive impairment. The cognitive disorder varies according to the time elapsed since onset. It is a condition(More)
Algometry of pressure is a technique that measures the physiology of the nociceptive system. Acting directly on the responsive peripheral nociceptors to pressure stimuli, this technique allows the study on nociceptive integrity in normal subjects or having different algic syndromes. Utilizing 29 asymptomatic volunteers, the threshold of the painful(More)
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