Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Nesreen Jaafar

Department of Neurology, Beirut, Lebanon


  • Case Series   
    Quantitative Sensory Testing In Migraine Patients On Treatment In Comparison To Controls
    Author(s): Nesreen Jaafar, Tarek Chedid and Raja Sawaya*

    Background: Patients with migraine experience increased sensitivity to external stimuli. Quantitative sensory testing (QST) measures thermal perception and thermal pain thresholds in migraine patients.  Aims: The purpose of our study is to measure thermal and pain perception and thresholds using QST in patients with migraine, and to evaluate the effect of abortive versus prophylactic treatment.  Material and Methods: We performed a case-control study comparing thermal perception and thermal pain thresholds using QST in 25 migraine subjects compared to controls. We compared patients on abortive therapy (16 patients) to those on prophylactic therapy (9 patients). Results: We found that migraine patients in the Lebanese population are less sensitive to all thermal modalities on QST.. View More»

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