Inge Monstad

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This multicentre, double-blind, randomised, crossover study compared the efficacy, safety and tolerability of subcutaneous sumatriptan (6 mg and 12 mg) with placebo in 134 in-patients with cluster headache. Headache improvement to mild or no pain at 5, 10 and 15 min after treatment was recorded. At 10 min, headache relief was reported by 25% (placebo), 49%(More)
This multinational, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in 169 patients investigated the effect of a 7-day period of preemptive treatment with oral sumatriptan (100 mg tid) on the frequency and severity of cluster headache attacks occurring during an established cluster headache period. Safety and tolerability were also assessed.(More)
In this study of 300 neurological inpatients aged between 18 and 60 years the incidence of post-lumbar-puncture headache (PPH) was 37.3%. The more severe the headache, the more frequently it was associated with dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and tinnitus. If PPH occurred during the first day after lumbar puncture (LP), it was more severe, and lasted longer(More)
In this single-blind, randomized study of post-lumbar-puncture headache (PPH) in 300 neurologic inpatients the significance of body posture after lumbar puncture (LP) was evaluated. Immediate mobilization was compared with bed rest for 6 h (3 h prone followed by 3 h supine posture). Contrary to the widely held belief, this investigation did not show(More)
In vitro studies seem to indicate that a serum factor may be involved in the pathogenesis of motor neuron disease. If so, plasmaphoresis might influence the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) favorably. In the present study, therefore, ALS patients were subjected to weekly 21 plasma exchanges, using a Haemonetics blood separator. Seven other ALS(More)
From the original material of 300 patients, of whom 37.3% had experienced a post-lumbar puncture headache (PPH), a total of 20 males and 50 females were evaluated with the Minnesota Multiple Personality Inventory (MMPI). The test was administered on average 33 months after the lumbar puncture (range 13-51), at a time when anxiety and depression related to(More)
In vitro studies seem to indicate that a serum factor may be involved in the pathogenesis of motor neuron disease. If so, plasmaphoresis might influence the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) favorably. In the present study, therefore, ALS patients were subjected to weekly 21 plasma exchanges, using a Haemonetics blood separator. Seven other ALS(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the angiotensin II receptor antagonist candesartan as prophylactic medication in patients with episodic cluster headache. METHODS This study comprised a prospective, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-designed trial performed in seven centres in Scandinavia. Forty (40) patients with episodic cluster(More)
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