The most important tools in the diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders are, without doubt, careful clinical neurological examinations and detailed reports on the patient ’ s history and symptoms. Application of the diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society (IHS Classifi cation 2nd edition), can lead to a probable diagnosis that allows adequate treatment. However, in many cases, particularly when the headache presents as atypical with changing clinical features or as a symptom of another primary illness, neurologists fi nd it necessary to supplement the clinical work - up of the patient with para - clinical tests. The differential diagnosis of acute headache (e.g. primary thunderclap headache) versus symptomatic headache presents several diffi culties and neuroimaging investigations are mandatory. This report is an update of the fi rst edition of these guidelines and is based on a critical review of the literature on the application of neurophysiological tests and imaging procedures in non - acute headache patients.

Neurophysiological Tests and Neuroimaging Procedures in Non-Acute Headache / Sandrini, G.; Friberg, L.; Coppola, G.; Janig, W.; Jensen, R.; Kruit, M.; Rossi, P.; Russell, D.; del Rio, M. S.; Sand, T.; Schoenen, J.. - (2011), pp. 53-62. [10.1002/9781444328394.ch4].

Neurophysiological Tests and Neuroimaging Procedures in Non-Acute Headache

Coppola G.;
2011

Abstract

The most important tools in the diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders are, without doubt, careful clinical neurological examinations and detailed reports on the patient ’ s history and symptoms. Application of the diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society (IHS Classifi cation 2nd edition), can lead to a probable diagnosis that allows adequate treatment. However, in many cases, particularly when the headache presents as atypical with changing clinical features or as a symptom of another primary illness, neurologists fi nd it necessary to supplement the clinical work - up of the patient with para - clinical tests. The differential diagnosis of acute headache (e.g. primary thunderclap headache) versus symptomatic headache presents several diffi culties and neuroimaging investigations are mandatory. This report is an update of the fi rst edition of these guidelines and is based on a critical review of the literature on the application of neurophysiological tests and imaging procedures in non - acute headache patients.
2011
European Handbook of Neurological Management
9781444328394
9781405185332
Autonomic nervous system (ANS), three parts-sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric nervous systems; Clinical tests in headache-central sensitization, important role in maintenance and exacerbation of acute migraine headache attack; Evidence suggesting nociceptive blink reflex (nBR)-useful tool for evidencing sensitization phenomena induced by nitroglycerin; Evoked potentials (EPs), cortical EEG potentials-temporally linked to specific sensory input; Important tools in diagnosis and treatment of headache disorders-careful clinical neurological examinations and reports on patient's history and symptoms; Investigating IDAP slopes and visual evoked potential (VEP) habituation-in pairs of migraineur parents and their offspring; Majority of guideline-physicians with a correct perception (EFNS guidelines), usefulness of neurophysiological tests for diagnosing migraine; Neurophysiological tests and neuroimaging procedures-in non-acute headache; Nociceptive flexion reflexes (NFRs), useful tool-for exploring pain control system in human beings; Single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET)-nuclear medicine imaging methods
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Neurophysiological Tests and Neuroimaging Procedures in Non-Acute Headache / Sandrini, G.; Friberg, L.; Coppola, G.; Janig, W.; Jensen, R.; Kruit, M.; Rossi, P.; Russell, D.; del Rio, M. S.; Sand, T.; Schoenen, J.. - (2011), pp. 53-62. [10.1002/9781444328394.ch4].
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