Migraine And Headache

Self-Controlled Electric Stimulation a Good Alternative to Drug Therapy for Migraine

Self-Controlled Electric Stimulation a Good Alternative to Drug Therapy for Migraine

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Remote electrical stimulation appears to have similar efficacy to standard drug treatments, including triptans.

Elevated Copeptin Levels in Acute Headache May Signify More Serious Etiology

Elevated Copeptin Levels in Acute Headache May Signify More Serious Etiology

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Although it requires further validation, copeptin may serve as a novel biomarker to help rule out serious secondary headache.

Migraine Linked to Ischemic Stroke Via Cervical Artery Dissection

Migraine Linked to Ischemic Stroke Via Cervical Artery Dissection

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Up to 20% of stroke cases in young adults occur in those with cervical artery dissection, the leading cause of stroke in this population.

Pediatric Migraine Relief With Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

Pediatric Migraine Relief With Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block

Improvements in migraine pain were reported in as little as 10 minutes after the nerve block.

Comorbidities Have a Significant Impact on Chronic Migraine Health Care Costs

Comorbidities Have a Significant Impact on Chronic Migraine Health Care Costs

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Patients with chronic migraine and comorbidities incur nearly 2 times the health care costs incurred by patients with migraine alone.

Treating Pediatric Chronic Migraine With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Amitriptyline

Treating Pediatric Chronic Migraine With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Amitriptyline

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A larger percentage of participants receiving CBT plus amitriptyline reached a 50% reduction in migraine frequency during treatment compared with HE plus amitriptyline.

Acupuncture for Migraine: Is It Effective?

Acupuncture for Migraine: Is It Effective?

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A significant decrease in migraine frequency was observed, but it is not clear how large a role placebo effect plays in treatment response.

Cogniphobia in Migraine: The Fear and Avoidance of Thinking

Cogniphobia in Migraine: The Fear and Avoidance of Thinking

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Future research should focus on whether cogniphobia can be a modifiable factor in the treatment of patients with migraine.

Comorbid Headache, Stroke Common in Pediatric Patients

Comorbid Headache, Stroke Common in Pediatric Patients

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The co-presentation of headache at stroke onset in children may provide clues to underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms.

Persistent Asthma May Increase Migraine Risk in Children

Persistent Asthma May Increase Migraine Risk in Children

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Persistent asthma was found to be associated with an increased frequency of migraine.

Migraine Linked to Adverse Events in Pregnancy

Migraine Linked to Adverse Events in Pregnancy

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Migraine in pregnancy may warrant early referral to a neurologist and more intensive surveillance as a result of increased adverse birth events.

Hormonal Contraceptive Use Linked to Stroke in Migraine With Aura

Hormonal Contraceptive Use Linked to Stroke in Migraine With Aura

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The use of combined hormonal contraceptives significantly increases the risk of ischemic stroke in women with migraine with aura but not in women with migraine without aura.

Perioperative Stroke Risk High in Patients With Migraine

Perioperative Stroke Risk High in Patients With Migraine

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Migraine affects approximately 20% of the general population and is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Pediatric Migraine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Pediatric Migraine

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Cognitive behavioral therapy provides sustained relief from pediatric migraine with few to no adverse effects.

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation May Help Treat, Prevent Cluster Headache

Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation May Help Treat, Prevent Cluster Headache

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A follow-up study revealed the benefits of sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation for the prevention of cluster headache attacks.

Vitamin D Levels Linked to Migraine in Men

Vitamin D Levels Linked to Migraine in Men

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Men with low serum vitamin D levels had significantly increased odds of headache compared with those who had normal levels.

Migraine Relief After Chiropractic Manipulation Likely a Placebo Effect

Migraine Relief After Chiropractic Manipulation Likely a Placebo Effect

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While likely a placebo effect, spinal manipulation may be an option for patients with migraine refractory to treatment.

Glucocorticoids May Worsen Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome

Glucocorticoids May Worsen Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome

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Glucocorticoids are often prescribed to RCVS patients either due to a misdiagnosis of PACNS, or fear of missing PACNS.

Symptoms of Autonomic Dysfunction in Pediatric Headache

Symptoms of Autonomic Dysfunction in Pediatric Headache

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Cold and clammy hands and feet were common among pediatric patients with tension-type headache.

Emotional Abuse Linked to Migraine in Young Adults

Emotional Abuse Linked to Migraine in Young Adults

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Even a single occurrence of emotional abuse during childhood predisposes an individual to migraine.

Migraine Intensity Plays Role in Pain in Major Depressive Disorder

Migraine Intensity Plays Role in Pain in Major Depressive Disorder

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Migraine was more significantly associated with pain or muscle soreness than anxiety disorders in patients with depression.

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medication Overuse Headache

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medication Overuse Headache

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Recovery time varies depending on which class of medication the patient is overusing.

Can Tension Headaches Increase Risk of Anxiety, Depression?

Can Tension Headaches Increase Risk of Anxiety, Depression?

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Patients with tension-type headaches had a significantly higher prevalence of anxiety and depression.

Occipital Nerve Stimulation Reduces Headache Days

Occipital Nerve Stimulation Reduces Headache Days

Sixty and 35% of patients achieved a 30 and 50% reduction in headache days.

VIDEO: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Pediatric Headache

VIDEO: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Pediatric Headache

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Andrew Hershey, MD, PhD, FAHS, Endowed Chair and Co-Director, Cincinnati Children's Headache Center discusses the multidisciplinary approach to treating pediatric headache.

CHAMP Trial: Placebo Just as Effective as Pharmacotherapy in Pediatric Migraine

CHAMP Trial: Placebo Just as Effective as Pharmacotherapy in Pediatric Migraine

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No significant difference in reduction of headache days was observed between the treatment groups and placebo.

Botox Effective for Pediatric Refractory Migraine

Botox Effective for Pediatric Refractory Migraine

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As the treatment is currently used off-label, optimal dosing has not yet been established.

AAP: Visits to Pediatric ERs for Headache Rising

AAP: Visits to Pediatric ERs for Headache Rising

The study results suggest that headaches are a growing burden on patients and the health care system.

Schizophrenia Drug May Relieve Status Migrainosus

Schizophrenia Drug May Relieve Status Migrainosus

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Eighty-one percent of patients deemed ziprasidone effective in reducing migraine severity.

Nitrate-Reducing Microbes May Be Linked to Migraine

Nitrate-Reducing Microbes May Be Linked to Migraine

Migraine sufferers had significantly higher amounts of nitrate-reducing microbes than those without migraines.

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