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The contingent negative variation (CNV) amplitudes of 16 subjects with migraine without aura were studied during pain-free intervals and during attacks and the results were compared with those of 22 healthy subjects. In 32 trials the CNV amplitudes were calculated for (a) "total interval", (b) "early CNV component", (c) "late CNV component", and (d)(More)
Reliability parameters of a test indicate the stability (and quality) of the test itself. Reliability coefficients greater than 0.70 suggest an attribute as being sufficiently stable over time to be characterized as a trait. Reliability parameters of contingent negative variation (CNV) amplitudes in 27 healthy individuals were determined using a test-retest(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the habituation kinetics of contingent negative variation (CNV) between 12 migraineurs without aura and matched healthy controls. CNV was studied with a 3 sec interval between the warning stimulus (WS) and the imperative stimulus (IS). The data from (a) the total interval (WS-IS), (b) early component, and (c) late(More)
The present study used recordings of visual potentials evoked by pattern reversal (VEPs) to investigate the central effects of three drugs used in migraine prophylaxis: the calcium channel blocker nifedipine, the beta-1-selective blocker metoprolol, and the nonselective beta adrenoreceptor blocker propranolol. The study involved 58 patients with common or(More)
In this paper we address the role of specific abnormal behavioral patterns (such as perfectionism or hypersensitivity) which have been described as psychological characteristics in migraine patients. We propose that behavioral abnormalities may be the result of a determined cortical hypersensitivity and an associated social learning process. New(More)
Sleep recordings were performed in eight patients to analyse sleep alterations preceding migraine attacks. Polysomnographic recordings from nights before an attack were compared with nights without following migraine. We analysed standard sleep parameters and electroencephalogram (EEG) power spectra. The main findings preceding migraine attacks were a(More)
Women with familial predisposition for breast and ovarian cancer represent a small group of patients with very high risk for developing breast and/ or ovarian cancer before the age of 50 years. The individual breast cancer risk can be assessed by genetic counselling and can be specified by genetic diagnostics. As part of the gynaecological consultation,(More)
Migraine patients are characterized by increased amplitudes of slow cortical potentials (SCPs), representing pronounced excitability of cortical networks. The present study investigated the efficiency of biofeedback training of SCPs in young migraineurs. Ten children suffering from migraine without aura participated in 10 feedback sessions. They were(More)
Nine healthy children took part in five sessions of feedback and instrumental conditioning of slow cortical potentials (SCPs). The feedback conditions (the relation between the feedback signal and amplitude of SCP) were inverted after two sessions. Neither the children nor the therapists were aware of this change. The adjustment of the children to the new(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the subjective judgment (SJ) of patients on their own dental appearance and to correlate the results with objective measurements (OM) of their dentition concerning the appearance of the upper incisors. Seventy-five participants (30 men and 45 women) with normal well-being were included in the study. In a(More)