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AIM The purpose of the study was to estimate the one-year prevalence of migraine among a population-based sample of Spanish adults. METHOD Men and women aged 18-65 years were selected at random according to quotas for age, sex, size of habitat (<10,000 inhabitants, 10,001-50,000 inhabitants, 50,001-200,000 inhabitants and >200,000 inhabitants) and(More)
Tension-type headache is an entity recognised by the International Headache Society in its International Headache Classification. The limits of this condition, however, are somewhat fuzzy and poorly defined, and its diagnostic criteria are a sort of negation of the symptoms of migraine. In this review we are especially interested in highlighting the(More)
We have analyzed the relation of prevalence rates in Spanish regions with a series of human, environmental, and ecological factors. We find that the variability in migraine rates found between Spanish regions may be explained by interregional differences in the percentage of daily smokers, percentage of alcohol consumers, percentage of population presenting(More)
Objectives Classically, most migraineurs refer some relationship between drinking wine and headache. There are few previous studies confirming this. Our aim is to confirm (or not) this relationship and find out if all kind of wines have the same effect producing headache. Methods Based in previous data we have designed a simple and structured questionnaire.(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS This study was aimed determining the effectiveness, tolerance and satisfaction of patients with migraine as regards different triptans, according to the characteristics of their attacks. At the same time it sought to establish a predictive model that can be used to recommend one or another, depending on those characteristics. (More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of allodynia on treatment outcomes in the patients with acute migraine treated in the "Act when Mild" (AwM) study. AwM, a randomized placebo-controlled trial, studied almotriptan 12.5 mg in the early treatment (within 1 hr) of acute migraine when the pain was still mild, and investigated clinical(More)
INTRODUCTION The pharyngeal-cervical-brachial variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is rare. This variant has its own specific clinical aspects but a heterogeneous immunological profile. CASE REPORT A 38-year-old male who presented progressive symptoms of dysphagia, dysphonia and weakness hindering movement of the upper limbs. Two weeks earlier, the(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze our experience with the new, 5 mg intranasal formulation of zolmitriptan in the symptomatic treatment of migraine attacks. PATIENTS AND METHODS This series includes 82 patients who had treated an average of 7 migraine attacks. Eighty patients had taken oral triptans and 20 subcutaneous sumatriptan. The main reasons for using nasal(More)