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)
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)
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)
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.