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PURPOSE The objective of this paper is to provide a synopsis of benefits and potential harmful effects of exposure to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) via breastmilk, and present recommendations for breastfeeding in women with epilepsy. METHODS The article is based on a discretionary selection of English language articles retrieved by a literature search in the(More)
Our aim was to compare subjective and objective sleep quality and arousal in migraine and to evaluate the relationship between sleep quality and pain thresholds (PT) in controls, interictal, preictal and postictal migraine. Polysomnography and PT (to pressure, heat and cold) measurements were done in 34 healthy controls and 50 migraineurs. Subjective sleep(More)
Abnormal electroencephalography (EEG) in migraineurs has been reported in several studies. However, few have evaluated EEG findings in migraineurs during a time period when neither the last attack nor the next attack may interact with the results. We, therefore, compared interictal EEG in migraineurs and headache-free subjects with a design controlled for(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to compare subjective and objective sleep quality in tension-type headache (TTH) patients and to evaluate the relationship between sleep quality and pain thresholds (PT) in controls and TTH patients. METHODS A blinded cross-sectional study where polysomnography (PSG) and PT (to pressure, heat and cold) measurements were done in 20(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess incidence, prevalence, risk factors, and prognosis of peripartum depression and anxiety in a prospective study of women with epilepsy. METHOD Pregnancies in women with epilepsy (n=706) were compared to pregnancies in all women without epilepsy (n=106,511) including women with specified nonepileptic chronic diseases (n=8,372) in the(More)
The aim was to estimate ictal, pre- and postictal brain function changes in migraine in a blinded paired quantitative EEG (QEEG) study. EEG recordings (n = 119) from 40 migraineurs were retrospectively classified as ictal, interictal, preictal or postictal. delta, theta, alpha and beta power, and hemispheric asymmetry in frontocentral, temporal and(More)
OBJECTIVE Neurophysiological studies have shown a fluctuating neural dysfunction in migraine. This pathophysiological feature has not previously been investigated by quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG). The alpha rhythm is especially interesting, because it is influenced by ischemia and neuronal dysfunction within the posterior circulation area. (More)
INTRODUCTION Photic driving is believed to be increased in migraineurs and has been interpreted as a sign of cortical hyperexcitability. However, most previous studies have included patients in various phases of the migraine cycle. The results are, therefore, difficult to interpret as neurophysiological abnormalities tend to accumulate close to the attack(More)
OBJECTIVES The present paper summarizes and compares data from our studies on subjective and objective sleep quality and pain thresholds in tension-type headache (TTH), migraine, and controls. MATERIAL AND METHODS In a blinded controlled explorative study, we recorded polysomnography (PSG) and pressure, heat, and cold pain thresholds in 34 controls, 20(More)
OBJECTIVES Quantitative electroencephalograpic (QEEG) frequency spectra and steady-state visual-evoked potentials (SSVEP) are indicators of corticothalamic excitability (e.g., arousal). Increased interictal excitability is suggested to be an important element in the migraine pathophysiology. In this paper, we summarize our results from four studies of QEEG(More)