The relationship of migraine with cardiovascular diseases has been clarified by many studies, and currently, migraine is suggested to be a systematic vasculopathy. Inflammation, thrombosis and impaired vascular reactivity are the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms of the vasculopathy. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the relationship… (More)
OBJECTIVES Recent studies suggest that insulin resistance is more common in patients with migraine. Insulin resistance underlies the pathogenesis of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension that are components of metabolic syndrome. As migraine is associated with an increased risk of vascular disorders, such as stroke, and migraine patients have higher diastolic… (More)
BACKGROUND A relationship between migraine and vascular disorders such as hypertension, stroke, and coronary ischemia has been recently reported. Insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction, which commonly underlies these disorders, have not been widely investigated in migraine patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate the existence of insulin… (More)
BACKGROUND Stroke is the third most common cause of mortality and is one of the most common causes of morbidity in the world. Polyneuropathies and entrapment neuropathies are known as the complications of stroke. AIMS OF THE STUDY In this study we aimed to evaluate the development of entrapment neuropathies in severe stroke patients within the first month… (More)
Nitric oxide (NO), which modulates endothelial function, is thought to be pivotal in the pathophysiology of migraines. The connection between migraine and cardiovascular diseases has also drawn attention to the endothelial dysfunctions and NO pathway abnormalities seen in patients with migraine. Our goal was to assess the levels of NO and the endogenous NO… (More)
OBJECTIVE Calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP), which has a vasodilator effect, is held responsible for neurogenic inflammation and vasodilatation of the cranial vessels in migraine pathophysiology. In this study, we investigated the association between alpha CGRP gene polymorphism (CALCA T-692C) and migraine. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and… (More)
Although mental changes and cognitive disorders are seen frequently in myotonic dystrophy (MD) there are only three cases of MD associated with parkinsonism reported in the literature. We report another case of this extremely rare combination.