Theodoros Avramidis

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The blink reflex was studied in 19 patients with migraine, 10 patients with tension-type headache, and 30 healthy controls. Significantly lower values of R2 and R2' amplitude and size were found in the migraine group, compared with the healthy control group. The differences were independent of the stimulation side (headache or nonheadache) and highly(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the underlying pathophysiology of primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) regarding possible changes in blink reflex (BR) circuit. METHODS BR was studied in 10 patients in whom diagnosis of PLS was established by comparing them to two control groups: ten patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and 30 healthy volunteers. All(More)
A patient with long-standing, occult pituitary insufficiency, who developed painful muscle stiffness and superimposed spasms, closely resembling stiff-person syndrome, was described. Complete resolution of neuromuscular symptoms with hormone replacement in this case, as well as in a previously reported one, led to the suggestion that a syndrome like(More)
There is growing evidence that headaches are connected to melatonin secretion. Our aim was to assess the potential effectiveness of melatonin for primary headache prevention. Forty-nine patients (37 with migraine and 12 with chronic tension-type headache, TTH) were prescribed oral melatonin, 4 mg, 30 minutes before bedtime for six months. Forty-one (83.6%)(More)
We describe the case of a male patient who developed electromyographically confirmed myokymia, dystonia and tremor and clinically confirmed focal dystonia and tremor, secondary to electrical injury. Dystonia is a rare complication of electrical injury. Myokymic discharges secondary to electrical injury are previously unreported. Dystonia and tremor EMG(More)
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