Gianni Allais

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Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [Migraine during pregnancy and lactation: treatment of the acute attack and non-pharmacological prophylactic strategies]
    G Allais
    Centro Cefalee della Donna, III Clinica Ostetrico Ginecologica, Dipartimento di Discipline Ginecologiche e Ostetriche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, CSTNF Centro Studi Terapie Naturali e Fisiche, Torino
    Minerva Med 94:27-38. 2003
  2. pmc Frovatriptan plus dexketoprofen in the treatment of menstrually related migraine: an open study
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:S179-81. 2013
  3. doi request reprint The efficacy of ginkgolide B in the acute treatment of migraine aura: an open preliminary trial
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:S161-3. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Migraine and pregnancy: an internet survey
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:S93-9. 2013
  5. pmc Frovatriptan vs. other triptans for the acute treatment of oral contraceptive-induced menstrual migraine: pooled analysis of three double-blind, randomized, crossover, multicenter studies
    G Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:S83-6. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Treatment strategies for menstrually related migraine
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 8:529-41. 2012
  7. pmc Frovatriptan versus zolmitriptan for the acute treatment of migraine with aura: a subgroup analysis of a double-blind, randomized, multicenter, Italian study
    Vincenzo Tullo
    Departement of Neuroscience, National Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:S61-4. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Premenstrual syndrome and migraine
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:S111-5. 2012
  9. pmc Efficacy of frovatriptan versus other triptans in the acute treatment of menstrual migraine: pooled analysis of three double-blind, randomized, crossover, multicenter studies
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:S65-9. 2012
  10. pmc Acupressure in the control of migraine-associated nausea
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:S207-10. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint [Migraine during pregnancy and lactation: treatment of the acute attack and non-pharmacological prophylactic strategies]
    G Allais
    Centro Cefalee della Donna, III Clinica Ostetrico Ginecologica, Dipartimento di Discipline Ginecologiche e Ostetriche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, CSTNF Centro Studi Terapie Naturali e Fisiche, Torino
    Minerva Med 94:27-38. 2003
    ..For this latter therapy, the personal preliminary positive experience using a predetermined formula of acupoints for the combined treatment of migraine and hyperemesis gravidarum is reported...
  2. pmc Frovatriptan plus dexketoprofen in the treatment of menstrually related migraine: an open study
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:S179-81. 2013
    ..A rescue medication was needed by eight patients. While decidedly encouraging, the data of this study obviously need confirmation with double blind studies involving a greater number of patients...
  3. doi request reprint The efficacy of ginkgolide B in the acute treatment of migraine aura: an open preliminary trial
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:S161-3. 2013
    ..In four patients (18.1 %) suffering from typical aura with migraine, the pain phase disappeared. Among the patients who completed the study no serious adverse events were reported...
  4. doi request reprint Migraine and pregnancy: an internet survey
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:S93-9. 2013
    ..9 (1.2-3.0) of breech presentation at delivery versus those with a stable pattern of headache (Yes/Yes). Finally, women with not recent pregnancy stated they suffered from headache less than the women with recent pregnancy...
  5. pmc Frovatriptan vs. other triptans for the acute treatment of oral contraceptive-induced menstrual migraine: pooled analysis of three double-blind, randomized, crossover, multicenter studies
    G Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 34:S83-6. 2013
    ..Our results suggest that, due to its sustained antimigraine effect, frovatriptan may be particularly suitable for the management of OCMM than other triptans...
  6. doi request reprint Treatment strategies for menstrually related migraine
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 8:529-41. 2012
    ..Moreover, considering the peculiar interaction between menstrual migraine and female sex hormones, brief mention is made to possible hormonal manipulations...
  7. pmc Frovatriptan versus zolmitriptan for the acute treatment of migraine with aura: a subgroup analysis of a double-blind, randomized, multicenter, Italian study
    Vincenzo Tullo
    Departement of Neuroscience, National Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:S61-4. 2012
    ..3 vs. 8.3 % zolmitriptan). Our study suggests that frovatriptan is superior to zolmitriptan in the immediate treatment of patients with migraine with aura, and it is capable of maintaining its acute analgesic effect over 48 h...
  8. doi request reprint Premenstrual syndrome and migraine
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:S111-5. 2012
    ..Among natural products there is some evidence of efficacy for magnesium, phytoestrogens, and ginkgolide B. Finally, also a combined oral contraceptive containing drospirenone, taken continuously for 168 days, has shown promising results...
  9. pmc Efficacy of frovatriptan versus other triptans in the acute treatment of menstrual migraine: pooled analysis of three double-blind, randomized, crossover, multicenter studies
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:S65-9. 2012
    ..24 % comparators) or at 48 h (15 vs. 26 % comparators). Number of menstrual migraine attacks associated with drug-related adverse events was equally low (P = NS) between F (5 %) and comparators (4 %)...
  10. pmc Acupressure in the control of migraine-associated nausea
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 33:S207-10. 2012
    ..Our results encourage the application of PC6 acupressure for the treatment of migraine-associated nausea...
  11. doi request reprint Perimenstrual migraines and their response to preventive therapy with topiramate
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Italy
    Cephalalgia 31:152-60. 2011
    ..To determine whether topiramate can prevent perimenstrual migraines, we analyzed data from premenopausal women as a subgroup of the Prolonged Migraine Prevention with Topiramate (PROMPT) study...
  12. doi request reprint Ear acupuncture in unilateral migraine pain
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:S185-7. 2010
    ..01). Pain was tested by using a visual analogue scale; the values recorded were the following: 7.6 +/- 1.6 at baseline and 4.3 +/- 1.7; 4.1 +/- 1.9; 3.9 +/- 1.8; 3.4 +/- 1.8; 2.3 +/- 1.6 after, respectively, 15, 30, 60, 120 min and 24 h...
  13. pmc Evolution of migraine-associated symptoms in menstrually related migraine following symptomatic treatment with almotriptan
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:S115-9. 2010
    ..Data suggest that almotriptan shows excellent efficacy on MAS in comparison to the placebo, with a significant reduction in the percentages of suffering patients over a 2-h period of time...
  14. pmc Almotriptan 12.5 mg in menstrually related migraine: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Italy
    Cephalalgia 31:144-51. 2011
    ..Because such migraines are often predictable, they provide a suitable target for treatment in the mild pain phase. The present study was designed to provide prospective data on the efficacy of almotriptan for treatment of MRM...
  15. pmc Efficacy of frovatriptan in the acute treatment of menstrually related migraine: analysis of a double-blind, randomized, multicenter, Italian, comparative study versus zolmitriptan
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Torino, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:S99-104. 2011
    ..05) lower with frovatriptan (15 vs. 22% zolmitriptan). Frovatriptan proved to be effective in the immediate treatment of MRM attacks, similarly to zolmitriptan, but showed lower recurrence rates, and thus a better sustained relief...
  16. doi request reprint Oral contraceptives in migraine therapy
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:S135-9. 2011
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  17. doi request reprint Ear acupuncture in the treatment of migraine attacks: a randomized trial on the efficacy of appropriate versus inappropriate acupoints
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:S173-5. 2011
    ..This study suggests that the therapeutic specificity of auricular points exists and is linked to the somatotopic representation of our body on the ear...
  18. doi request reprint Evaluation of the use of sumatriptan-naproxen sodium for menstrual migraine and dysmenorrhea
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Centre, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turi, Via Ventimiglia 3, Torino, IT 10126, Italy
    Expert Rev Neurother 11:1383-7. 2011
    ..Moreover, sumatriptan-naproxen was also better than placebo in reducing functional disability and improving productivity. The study is discussed in the context of the current state of knowledge about MM treatment...
  19. ncbi request reprint Update on menstrual migraine: from clinical aspects to therapeutical strategies
    G Allais
    Woman s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 25:S229-31. 2004
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  20. doi request reprint The risks of women with migraine during pregnancy
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:S59-61. 2010
    ..In the meantime, while awaiting verification of this hypothesis, a pregnant woman with migraine must be subject to a particularly attentive screening by both the obstetrician and the headache specialist...
  21. ncbi request reprint Naproxen sodium in short-term prophylaxis of pure menstrual migraine: pathophysiological and clinical considerations
    G Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 28:S225-8. 2007
    ..02), to 13.35+/-4.26 h in the 6th month (p<0.001). The intensity reduced from 2.4+/-0.11 pretreatment, to 1.2+/-0.10 in the 3rd month of treatment (p<0.0001), and 1.1+/-0.07 in the 6th month (p<0.0001)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Menstrual migraine: clinical and therapeutical aspects
    Gianni Allais
    University of Turin, Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Via Ventimiglia 3, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Expert Rev Neurother 7:1105-20. 2007
    ..Hormone manipulations, mainly application of percutaneous estradiol gel in PMP or administration of oral contraceptives in extended cycles, constitute an alternative approach for nonresponders...
  23. ncbi request reprint Is migraine a risk factor in pregnancy?
    G Allais
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, I 10126 Turin
    Neurol Sci 28:S184-7. 2007
    ..There is thus an urgent need for prospective studies of large numbers of pregnant women to determine the real existence and extent of the risks posed by migraine during pregnancy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of almotriptan versus zolmitriptan for the acute treatment of menstrual migraine
    G Allais
    Woman s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, I 10126, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 27:S193-7. 2006
    ..7% for zolmitriptan. Adverse events in the 24 h after dosing were reported by 19.8% of those taking almotriptan and 23.1% of those taking zolmitriptan. In conclusion, almotriptan is effective and safe in the treatment of MM attacks...
  25. ncbi request reprint Advanced strategies of short-term prophylaxis in menstrual migraine: state of the art and prospects
    G Allais
    Woman s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, I 10126, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 26:s125-9. 2005
    ..Finally, the use of some products, such as magnesium and phytoestrogens, that probably meet the requirements of those patients that appreciate a more "natural" approach, is discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Picotamide in migraine aura prevention: a pilot study
    G Allais
    Woman s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 25:S267-9. 2004
    ..Picotamide is effective in reducing MA frequency, duration and symptomatology. The effect is clearly evident in the first trimester of treatment and is maintained with no further modifications during the second trimester...
  27. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptives in women with migraine: balancing risks and benefits
    G Allais
    Woman s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 25:S211-4. 2004
    ..A thorough laboratory control of the genetics of prothrombotic factors and coagulative parameters should precede any decision of OCs prescription in migraine patients...
  28. ncbi request reprint [Acupuncture in labor management]
    G Allais
    Servizio di Agopuntura in Ginecologia e Ostetricia, III Clinica Ostetrico Ginecologica dell Università, Dipartimento di Discipline, Ginecologiche ed Ostetriche, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Torino
    Minerva Ginecol 55:503-10. 2003
    ..Nevertheless, the general evidence seems to be positive also for this application...
  29. doi request reprint Migraine and stroke: the role of oral contraceptives
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S12-4. 2008
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Oral contraceptive-induced menstrual migraine. Clinical aspects and response to frovatriptan
    Gianni Allais
    Women s Headache Center Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S186-90. 2008
    ..OCMM is a severe form of migraine; actually its clinical features are not always exactly identified by the ICHD-II classification. However, treatment with frovatriptan 2.5 mg might be effective in its management...
  31. doi request reprint Headache induced by the use of combined oral contraceptives
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia, 3, 10126, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:S15-7. 2009
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Oral contraceptives in migraine
    Gianni Allais
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Expert Rev Neurother 9:381-93. 2009
    ..Furthermore, the exclusion of a hereditary thrombophilia and of alterations of coagulative parameters should precede any decision of combined oral contraceptive prescription in migraine patients...
  33. doi request reprint Spectral changes of near-infrared spectroscopy signals in migraineurs with aura reveal an impaired carbon dioxide-regulatory mechanism
    William Liboni
    Department of Neuroscience, Gradenigo Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:S105-7. 2009
    ..The resulting data reveal a possible impairment in the carbon dioxide-regulatory mechanism in MwA subjects...
  34. doi request reprint Acupuncture in primary headache treatment
    Paola Schiapparelli
    Women s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 32:S15-8. 2011
    ..Moreover, acupuncture seems to be a cost-effective treatment...
  35. doi request reprint Ear acupoint detection before and after hysteroscopy: is it possible to clarify the representation of the uterus on the outer ear?
    Marco Romoli
    Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Turin I 10137, Italy
    Acupunct Med 28:169-73. 2010
    ..One exception is the reproductive system, which shows a markedly different somatotopic representation-for example, for the uterus and the ovary...
  36. doi request reprint Non-pharmacological management of migraine during pregnancy
    Gisella Airola
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:S63-5. 2010
    ..Some vitamins and dietary supplements have been proposed: the prophylactic properties of magnesium, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 are probably low, but their lack of severe adverse effects makes them good treatment options...
  37. doi request reprint Non-pharmacological approach to migraine prophylaxis: part II
    Paola Schiapparelli
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Women s Headache Center, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, 10126, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 31:S137-9. 2010
    ..Finally, ginkgolide B has proved significantly effective in controlling migraine with aura and pediatric migraine in uncontrolled studies that need a confirmation...
  38. ncbi request reprint Acupuncture in the prophylactic treatment of migraine without aura: a comparison with flunarizine
    Gianni Allais
    Woman s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Headache 42:855-61. 2002
    ..In a randomized controlled trial extending over 6 months, we evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture versus flunarizine in the prophylactic treatment of migraine without aura...
  39. pmc Joint Metabonomic and Instrumental Analysis for the Classification of Migraine Patients with 677-MTHFR Mutations
    Pierangela Giustetto
    Department of Neuroscience, Gradenigo Hospital, Torino, Italy
    Open Med Inform J 4:23-30. 2010
    ..Specifically, our results confirmed the importance of TCD in the metabolic profiling and follow-up of migraine patients...
  40. doi request reprint The diagnostic iter of patent foramen ovale in migraine patients: an update
    William Liboni
    Department of Neuroscience, Gradenigo Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S19-22. 2008
    ..Further prospective studies are needed to confirm the PFO MRI grading and to assess the sensitivity and specificity of the method...
  41. doi request reprint Headache and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a prospective study
    Luca Marozio
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Turin, Via Ventimiglia 3, Turin, Italy
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 161:140-3. 2012
    ..To investigate the association between headache, namely migraine and tension-type headache, and adverse pregnancy outcome...
  42. ncbi request reprint Non-pharmacological approaches to chronic headaches: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, lasertherapy and acupuncture in transformed migraine treatment
    G Allais
    Woman s Headache Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Via Ventimiglia 3, I 10126 Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 24:S138-42. 2003
    ..TENS, lasertherapy and acupuncture proved to be effective in reducing the frequency of headache attacks. Acupuncture showed the best effectiveness over time...
  43. ncbi request reprint Cessation versus continuation of 6-month migraine preventive therapy with topiramate (PROMPT): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Hans Christoph Diener
    Department of Neurology, Universitat Duisburg Essen, Germany
    Lancet Neurol 6:1054-62. 2007
    ..We assessed the effects of discontinuation of topiramate after a treatment period of 6 months...