Karen dos Santos Ferreira

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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)
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)
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)
The relationship between migraine and restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been described in the literature for some years, based on clinical findings and pathophysiological considerations. There are some possible factors relating migraine and RLS. Both are diseases involving the central nervous system, the two diseases seem to share a dopaminergic mechanism,(More)
SUMMARY BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, post-traumatic headache is characterized by pain of variable intensity, maximum in the trauma area, which starts up to seven days after the injury. This study aimed at reporting a case of post-traumatic chronic headache, secondary to firearm injury. Pain(More)
SUMMARY BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, post-traumatic headache is characterized by pain of variable intensity, maximum in the trauma area, which starts up to seven days after the injury. This study aimed at reporting a case of post-traumatic chronic headache, secondary to firearm injury. Pain(More)
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