Daniela Cologno

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Based on recent data about the association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and migraine, we performed an observational study on the occurrence of RLS in patients affected by primary headaches. Two hundred headache patients (149 women and 51 men) and 120 (90 women and 30 men) sex-and age-matched control subjects were included. In the headache group,(More)
We investigated the evolution over time of migraine with aura (MA) in a number of MA patients consecutively referred to the University of Parma Headache Center in the period 1976-86. The follow-up period chosen for our review of the clinical condition of patients varied from a minimum of 10 years to a maximum of 20 years. The study group comprised 81(More)
In order to investigate the prevalence of migraine with aura (MA) attacks according to the criteria set by the International Headache Society (IHS) for diagnosis down to the three-digit level of classification, and to determine the recurrence and possible variability of MA attacks over time, we conducted a 6-15-month-long prospective study on 64 MA patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To better define a possible genetic basis for migraine with aura (MWA). METHODS We investigated the familial occurrence of migraine with aura in a sample of (MWA) subjects recruited from an epidemiologic study of migraine with aura involving the general population. The sample with migraine with aura (n = 26) was selected out of a total of 1392(More)
The purpose of our study was to identify general factors and distinctive clinical features differentiating patients with chronic cluster headache (CH) evolved from episodic CH and patients with episodic CH. Our study sample included 28 patients suffering from chronic CH evolved from episodic CH and 258 patients with episodic CH; all were referred to the(More)
The International Headache Society (IHS) classification divides chronic cluster headache (CH) into two subtypes: chronic CH unremitting from onset (CCHU) and chronic CH evolved from episodic (CCHE). The purpose of our study was to point out any similarities and differences between the two chronic CH subtypes and to determine whether or not they can be(More)
A migraine attack is a multiphasic event. In some patients the initial phase of the attack is characterized by the presence of "prodromes" or "premonitory symptoms" which are not recognized by the patient as part of the attack. Premonitory symptoms are defined as "symptoms preceding and forewarning of a migraine attack by 2-48 hours, occurring before the(More)
We describe the case of a patient with symptomatic strictly unilateral paroxysmal headache mimicking cluster headache related to an ipsilateral forehead lipoma. Interestingly, immediately after the surgical excision of the lipoma pain attacks disappeared with no recurrence during a follow-up period of 18 months. Like other descriptions of cluster-like(More)
Five years ago we reported the case of three patients affected by basilar-type migraine (BM) responsive to lamotrigine. At that time, proven treatment options for BM are rather limited and lamotrigine has been tested in BM patients because it was a widely tested treatment for migraine with aura. That positive 1-year experience leaded us to suggest that(More)
Abdominal migraine is one of the variants of migraine headache typically occurring in children and coded as 1.3.2 in the revised edition of IHS classification within the group 'Childhood periodic syndromes that are commonly precursors of migraine'. The affected children frequently develop typical migraine later in their life. We report a case of a 23 years(More)