Sabina Cevoli

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To assess the role of dopamine metabolism-related genes in the genetic liability to chronic headache with drug abuse (DA). We performed a genetic association study using four functional polymorphisms of the dopamine receptor 4 (DRD4), dopamine transporter (DAT), mono-amino-oxidase A (MAOA) and cathecol-O-methyl-transferase (COMT) genes in 103 patients with(More)
The objective of this paper was to assess prevalence and characteristics of anxiety and depression in migraine without aura and tension-type headache, either isolated or in combination. Although the association between headache and psychiatric disorders is undisputed, patients with migraine and/or tension-type headache have been frequently investigated in(More)
We assessed the role of some dopamine metabolism genes in the genetic susceptibility to migraine. We performed an association study using three functional polymorphisms: a 48-base-pair (bp) tandem repeat in the D4 dopamine receptor gene (DRD4), a 40-bp tandem repeat in the dopamine transporter gene (DAT) and a dinucleotide repeat in the dopamine(More)
We report the clinical and genetic study of a Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) patient of North African origin harboring the 14484/ND6 mutation of mtDNA. For over a year we followed the ophthalmological course of this 24-year-old male with LHON treated with idebenone and vitamin B12. Serum lactate after effort was evaluated before, during and(More)
We used phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy to assess in vivo the brain cytosolic free magnesium concentration and the free energy released by the reaction of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis (DeltaG(ATPhyd)), the latter being an index of the cell's bioenergetics condition. We studied 78 patients with migraine in attack-free periods (7 with(More)
The aim of this study was to asses the clinical features, pattern of healthcare and drug utilization of migraine patients attending 10 Italian headache centres (HC). Migraine is underdiagnosed and undertreated everywhere throughout the world, despite its considerable burden. Migraine sufferers often deal with their problem alone using self-prescribing(More)
BACKGROUND Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA) are primary headache syndromes. A growing body of literature has focused on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evidence of neurovascular compression in(More)
Headache and epilepsy are two relatively common neurological disorders and their relationship is still a matter of debate. Our aim was to estimate the prevalence and clinical features of inter-ictal (inter-IH) and peri-ictal headache (peri-IH) in patients with epilepsy. All patients aged ≥ 17 years referring to our tertiary Epilepsy Centre were(More)
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”. Pain may also be experienced in absence of noxious stimuli and together with temperature and other bodily feelings constitute the interoception(More)
Patients with chronic daily headaches (CDH) bear similarities to drug or substance abuse patients, for whom genetic liability loci have been implicated. We reviewed papers dealing with the metabolic and the genetic aspects of CDH. The relative risk for CDH in first-degree relatives is 2.1- to 3.9-fold increased compared to the general population. Genetic(More)