Thomas-Martin Wallasch

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This prospective study investigated the effectiveness of a three-tier modularized out- and inpatient multidisciplinary integrated headache care program. N = 204 patients with frequent headaches (63 migraine, 11 tension-type headache, 59 migraine + tension-type headache, 68 medication-overuse headache and 3 with other primary headaches) were enrolled.(More)
Exteroceptive suppression of temporalis muscle activity was proposed by Schoenen and co-workers in 1987 as a tool in headache diagnosis and research. Their finding of a decreased or abolished second silent period (ES2) in chronic tension-type headache sufferers has been confirmed by several independent laboratories during the last five years. Temporalis(More)
This prospective observational study evaluates the validity of an algorithm for assigning patients to a multidisciplinary modularized managed care headache treatment program. N = 545 chronic headache sufferers [migraine (53.8 %), migraine + tension type (30.1 %), tension type (8.3 %) or medication overuse headache (6.2 %), other primary headaches (1.5 %)](More)
AIM Chronic headache is a disabling disorder that is frequently poorly managed in general clinical practice. OBJECTIVES To investigate primary (headache frequency in days/month) and secondary (headache-related disability, lost work/school time, anxiety and depression, amount and intake frequency of acute medication) 12-month outcomes of a(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate, by means of transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD), cerebrovascular reactivity during the Valsalva maneuver (VM) during the headache-free interval in patients with migraine (M), migraine plus tension-type headache (M+TTH), and migraine plus medication overuse headache (M+MOH). A total of 114 patients (n=60 M, n=38(More)
INTRODUCTION Large postmarketing surveillance (PMS) studies have demonstrated the efficacy and tolerability of frovatriptan for treatment of acute migraine in patients attending general practitioners (GPs). The aim of the ALADIN (Allegro Anwendung durch interessierte Neurologen [Allegro application by interested neurologists]) PMS study was to evaluate(More)
The paper describes possible future applications of the exteroceptive suppression (ES) of temporalis muscle activity in headache and pain research. ES is examined as a method for investigating the pathophysiology of pain mechanisms, for assisting clinical diagnosis, and for evaluating therapeutic effects. ES is one of the newest methods in headache research(More)
EMG analysis of the late exteroceptive suppression period of the temporal muscle activity is discussed as comparative methodology in the assessment of patients suffering from chronic tension-type headache and from migraineurs. After electrical perioral trigeminal nerve stimulation during maximum voluntary jaw occlusion, early (ES1) and late (ES2)(More)