Karen dos Santos Ferreira

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We present four cases of headache with variable intensity, located in close proximity to a craniotomy incision which was performed for non-traumatic reasons. Since manual palpation of the scar often triggers pain, and infiltration with local anesthetics reduce or abolish the pain in some patients, we suggest that neuromas or nerve entrapment in the scars,(More)
OBJECTIVE The pathophysiology of migraine and restless legs syndrome (RLS) seems to involve inherited mechanism and dysfunction of the dopaminergic system. Previous articles have shown that the frequency of RLS is higher in migraine patients than in controls. We conducted a study to evaluate comorbidities, medication used and depressive symptoms that can(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present report was to describe the working experience of a pain specialist neurologist after concluding a medical residency program on neurology, area of concentration pain. METHOD A retrospective study was conducted for one year in the office of a pain specialist neurologist. Patients older than 18 years with chronic pain(More)
Objective To describe and analyze cognitive aspects in patients with chronic pain and a control group without pain. Method A case-control study was conducted on 45 patients with chronic pain and on 45 control subjects. Data including pain diagnosis, comorbidities and medication used, were evaluated. Cognitive tests, such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment(More)
MARIELY LIMA, PhD,* KARINE SILVA, PhD, ISABEL AMARAL, PhD, ANA MAGALHÃES, PhD, and LILIANA de SOUSA, PhD *Escola Superior de Educação Paula Frassinetti; Departamento de Ciências do Comportamento, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar; Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Porto; Escola Superior de Saúde, Campus do(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have presented evidence that blocking peripheral nerves is effective for the treatment of some headaches and cranial neuralgias, resulting in reduction of the frequency, intensity, and duration of pain. OBJECTIVES In this article we describe the role of nerve block in the treatment of headaches and cranial neuralgias, and the(More)
The association of hemicrania continua and leprosy has been described in 2008. This relation can be causal or casual. Hemicrania continua is a strictly unilateral, moderate to severe, continuous, indomethacin-responsive primary headache with autonomic cranial symptoms and leprosy is an usual cause of peripheral neuropathy. Prevalence has fallen in the past(More)
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BACKGROUND Migraine, especially migraine with aura (MA), appears to be a risk factor for ischemic lesions in the posterior fossa. The clinical relevance of the lesions is uncertain. Accordingly, herein, we identified individuals with MA, migraine without aura (MO), and without migraine (controls) in order to investigate their balance and mobility. METHODS(More)
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