Stefanie Foerderreuther

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To investigate neglect, extinction, and body-perception in patients suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). So-called 'neglect-like' symptoms have been reported in CRPS, however no studies have yet analyzed this phenomenon which might substantiate the theory of the central nervous system involvement in the pathophysiology of CRPS. A total of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence and characteristics of seizure-associated headaches and the modalities of treatment. BACKGROUND Systematic investigations of the characteristics of seizure-associated headaches are rare. Although data in the literature on the incidence of postictal headaches range between 37% and 51%, experiences with their treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Sensory abnormalities are a key feature of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). In order to characterise these changes in patients suffering from acute or chronic CRPS I, we used Quantitative Sensory Testing (QST) in comparison to an age and gender matched control group. METHODS 61 patients presenting with CRPS I of the upper extremity and 56(More)
We studied the excitability of the motor cortex using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in 12 patients with migraine with aura (MA) and nine patients with familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM). Motor thresholds at rest, the duration of the cortical and peripheral silent period and intracortical inhibition and facilitation using paired-pulse TMS at(More)
Neben medikamentösen und interventionellen Verfahren bestehen zur Behandlung der Migräne nichtmedikamentöse Möglichkeiten, die großenteils der Verhaltenstherapie entstammen. In der Zusammenschau kann dabei aufgezeigt werden, das bereits eine ausführliche Beratung des Patienten zu positiven Effekten in der Migränehäufigkeit führen kann. Entspannung(More)
Neurogenic inflammation is considered as an animal model of human migraine attacks. Using flow cytometry, we examined T-cell subsets and their integrin expression in the peripheral blood of 32 migraine patients in order to evaluate a possible inflammatory process in humans, as postulated in the migraine animal model. Our results show that migraine patients(More)
Oral administration of zolmitriptan, a novel 5-hydroxytriptamine receptor agonist, to eight healthy volunteers significantly reduced motor cortical excitability as tested by paired transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) at short interstimulus intervals. Zolmitriptan did not change motor thresholds to TMS or electromyographic silent period durations. We(More)
OBJECTIVE The motor cortical representation in patients with complex regional pain syndrome type I (CRPS I) was determined under the assumption that the motor cortex undergoes representational adaptations in the course of CRPS. METHODS A total of 14 patients with CRPS I and a group of healthy subjects without any known neurological symptoms participated(More)
Tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) have recently been found to have a pain-mediating function in addition to their immunological, proinflammatory function. According to the hypothesis of neurovascular inflammation in migraine, these two cytokines could contribute to migraine pain generation. We analysed IL-6 and its soluble(More)
In 1988 the International Headache Society defined the diagnostic criteria of Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) to include episode(s) of unilateral orbital pain for an average of 8 weeks if untreated, with associated paresis of one or more of the third, fourth, and sixth cranial nerves. Cranial nerve paresis may coincide with the onset of pain or follow it within(More)