Neurophysiological Tests and Neuroimaging Procedures in Non-Acute Headache

G. Sandrini, L. Friberg, G. Coppola, W. Jänig, R. Jensen, M. Kruit, P. Rossi, D. Russell, M. Sanchez del Rìo, T. Sand, J. Schoenen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Handbook of Neurological Management: Second Edition
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781405185332
Publication statusPublished - Sep 6 2010


  • 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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