Huma U. Sheikh, MD

Huma U. Sheikh, MD

Huma U. Sheikh, MD, is a clinical instructor of neurology at Harvard Medical School and a board-certified neurologist with specialization in both vascular neurology and headache at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. She is the co-chair of the Migraine and Vascular Disease special interest section at the American Headache Society (AHS) and on the AHS committee to develop “Guidelines for Vascular Issues and Headache.” She is currently investigating the role of low dose oral contraceptives in stroke for women with migraine.

Most Recent Articles by Huma U. Sheikh, MD

Allodynia May Affect Treatment Response to Acute Migraine

Allodynia May Affect Treatment Response to Acute Migraine

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The understanding of the mechanisms of allodynia, a frequent migraine comorbidity, is essential to the treatment of both conditions as allodynia can be disabling and may affect the response to migraine treatment.

Alternative Treatments for Migraine: A Research Update

Alternative Treatments for Migraine: A Research Update

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Acupuncture, neurostimulation, and other alternative treatments have been associated with up to a 50% reduction in headache days.

Highlights From the 2016 American Headache Society Annual Meeting

Highlights From the 2016 American Headache Society Annual Meeting

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Huma Sheikh, MD, discusses some of her top picks from presentations made at the 2016 AHS annual meeting.

Migraine Preventive Medicine: Research Update

Migraine Preventive Medicine: Research Update

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Huma U. Sheikh, MD, provides highlights of recent clinical research in headache.

Stroke Risk After Cardiac Surgery

Stroke Risk After Cardiac Surgery

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Patients undergoing cardiac surgery should be evaluated for cardiovascular disease to assess stroke risk.

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