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A case of gliomatosis cerebri studied by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is reported. Follow-up by serial CT revealed a right parieto-occipital glioblastoma. Gliomatosis cerebri and multiform glioblastoma were demonstrated by histologic study. Anatomic and CT data were correlated. The role of CT and MRI in the diagnosis of this(More)
Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in combination with metoclopramide has been frequently used in clinical trials in the acute treatment of migraine attacks. Recently the efficacy of a new high buffered formulation of 1000 mg effervescent ASA without metoclopramide compared to placebo has been shown. To further confirm the efficacy of this new formulation in(More)
To evaluate the clinical features of headache in stroke, a prospective study was carried out in 240 consecutive patients with acute stroke who had intact expressive function. Headache occurred in 38%: 32% of 195 patients with ischemic stroke and 64.5% of 45 patients with hemorrhagic stroke (p < 0.0001). Headache patients were younger (mean age 62 +/- 15 vs(More)
OBJECTIVES The response to the different antimigraine medications is variable. In this study we have analysed the profile of prescription of these antimigraine medications, both preventive and symptomatic, by a group of spanish neurologists and examined the subjective efficacy of these compounds. PATIENTS AND METHODS Neurologists from 7 hospitals in(More)
BACKGROUND Almotriptan, the most recent drug of the triptan family, has shown good efficacy and tolerability profile in clinical trials. OBJECTIVE To assess almotriptan's tolerability and effectiveness in the setting of routine clinical practice. PATIENTS AND METHODS 1,643 patients diagnosed of migraine according to IHS criteria were recruited by 317(More)
We describe five cases of headache due to spontaneous liquoral hypotension, the syndrome comprising sudden, intense and oppressive orthostatic holocranial headache. The headache improved in the recumbent position and was accompanied by nausea and sometimes vomiting. There was no history of lumbar puncture or previous trauma. CSF tension was low or negative.(More)
Four patients were referred to our headache unit with characteristic clinical features of cluster headache which was subsequently attributed to other underlying conditions. To the previously reported occurrence of meningioma of the lesser wing of the sphenoid and cerebral arteriovenous malformation, we may now add for the first time two cases of maxillary(More)
One hundred and twenty-four migraineurs were treated randomly with 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) or with methysergide (M). The two groups were homogeneous without significant statistical differences with respect to age, sex, pill use, type of migraine and frequency of attacks before entry. A significant improvement was observed in 75% of the patients treated(More)
Protein C together with its plasmatic cofactor protein S and antithrombin III probably represent the most important plasmatic inhibitor in coagulation. Protein C deficiency constitutes a high risk factor for venous thrombosis. Cerebral venous thrombosis is a manifestation which is scarcely referred to in protein C deficiency. The case of a 32 year old(More)