Migraine With Aura
Neurology Advisor spoke with Dr Peter McAllister about how to best discern migraine with aura from stroke.
Investigators examined the characteristics of visual symptoms during migraine attacks in children and adolescents.
Perfusion computed tomography offers greater accuracy in diagnosing migrainous aura and differentiating symptoms from those present in stroke in patients presenting with acute onset of neurological symptoms.
Researchers analyzed patients with migraine who underwent magnetic resonance imaging and dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion.
Use of the International Classification of Headache Disorders 3 (ICHD-3) beta classification criteria vs ICHD-II may result in an increased percentage of pediatric patients diagnosed with migraine with typical aura.
The risk for developing hypertension was slightly higher in women with a history of migraine compared with women who do not have a history of the condition.
A consistent association was established between migraine and ischemic stroke caused by cervical artery dissection.
Women on combined hormonal contraceptives and experiencing migraine with aura are more likely to have an ischemic stroke.
Patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk for ischemic stroke after surgery, leading to more hospital readmissions.
Botox treatment led to significant improvement in the intensity and frequency of migraine.
The results suggest a mechanistic link between migraine with aura and venous thromboembolism.
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