Délia Szok

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Migraine is a common disabling neurovascular primary headache disorder. The pathomechanism is not clear, but extensive preclinical and clinical studies are ongoing. The structural basis of the leading hypothesis is the trigeminovascular system, which includes the trigeminal ganglion, the meningeal vasculature, and the distinct nuclei of the brainstem, the(More)
Whereas the endothelin A receptor is generally believed to mediate vasoconstriction; the endothelin B receptor seems elusive; both dilative and constrictive responses have been reported. Using the in vitro arteriograph, a method allowing compartmentalized study of vessel segments, segments of rat middle cerebral artery were cannulated with micropipettes,(More)
Migraine is a common and disabling neurological disease. The pathomechanism that underlies the disorder is not entirely understood, and reliable biomarkers are missing. In the current analysis we looked for microstructural alterations of the brain white matter in migraine patients by means of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. The measurements(More)
The vascular effects of endothelins (ET) are in mammals mediated via two receptor subtypes, endothelin A (ET(A), mainly constrictive) and endothelin B (ET(B), mainly dilating) receptors. We have examined the presence of ET(A) and ET(B) receptor mRNA using the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in both normal human cerebral arteries and(More)
A double-blind comparative clinical trial was performed with topical aspirin versus lidocaine for the treatment of 40 patients with postherpetic neuralgia. The percentage improvement following topical aspirin application was 72.2 +/- 19.9 S.D., while with lidocaine it was 72.8 +/- 25.3 S.D. These results suggest that the effect of topical treatment with(More)
Migraine is a common, paroxysmal, highly disabling primary headache disorder. The origin of migraine attacks is enigmatic. Numerous clinical and experimental results suggest that the activation of distinct brainstem nuclei is crucial in its pathogenesis, but the primary cause of this activation is not fully understood. We conclude that the initialization of(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies in primary headache disorders showed microstructural alterations in the white matter as measured by diffusion imaging. However these investigations are not in full agreement and some of those, especially in cluster headache, restricted the analysis to only a limited number of diffusion parameters. Therefore, in the current study(More)
BACKGROUND Activation of the trigeminal-autonomic reflex, involving the trigeminal ganglion, the superior salivatory nucleus and the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is crucial in the pathophysiology of cluster headache (CH). Since pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP-38) is present both in the SPG and the trigeminal ganglion (TG) and(More)
Though migraine and neurodegenerative disorders have a high socioeconomic impact, their therapeutic management has not been fully addressed. Their pathomechanisms are not completely understood, but glutamateinduced excitotoxicity, mitochondrial disturbances and oxidative stress all seem to play crucial roles. The overactivation of glutamate receptors(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic migraine is a common, highly disabling, underdiagnosed and undertreated entity of migraine. It affects 0.9%-2.2% of the general adult population. The present paper overviews the preclinical and clinical data regarding the therapeutic effect of onabotulinumtoxinA in chronic migraineurs. METHODS A literature search was conducted in the(More)