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Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has a prevalence of 0.1–0.2 per thousand and an incidence ranging from about 4–5/100 000/year up to 20/100 000/year after age 60. The female-to-male ratio is about 3:2. A review of several case series shows that pain is more predominant on the right side, but the difference is not statistically significant. TN is significantly(More)
Migraine is an extremely common disorder. The underlying mechanisms of this chronic illness interspersed with acute symptoms appear to be increasingly complex. An important aspect of migraine heterogeneity is comorbidity with other neurological diseases, cardiovascular disorders, and psychiatric illnesses. Depressive disorders are among the leading causes(More)
We assessed interobserver reliability of the International Headache Society (IHS) classification for diagnosis of primary headaches. The study was performed on 103 patients consecutively seen at two Headache Centres. Each patient was given a structured interview recorded on videotape. Four experienced clinicians then reviewed the interviews separately and(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)
  • G C Manzoni
  • 1998
Changes in the male-to-female (M/F) ratio of cluster headache (CH) over the years were investigated through a comparative analysis of the distribution of the disease by sex and decade of onset in 482 patients (374M and 108F). Variations over the last few decades were also investigated in the employment rate, level of school education, smoking habit, and(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)
A multicenter study was carried out in 10 Italian Headache Centers to investigate the prevalence of psychosocial stress and psychiatric disorders listed by the IHS classification as the "most likely causative factors" of tension-type headache (TTH). Two hundred and seventeen TTH adult outpatients consecutively recruited underwent a structured psychiatric(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)