Migraine And Headache

Prochlorperazine More Effective Than Ketamine for Headache Relief in the Emergency Department

Prochlorperazine More Effective Than Ketamine for Headache Relief in the Emergency Department

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The investigators believe that ketamine may still hold some benefits for treatment of acute headache in the emergency department.

Intranasal Sumatriptan More Effectively Reduces Migraine-Associated Nausea

Intranasal Sumatriptan More Effectively Reduces Migraine-Associated Nausea

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The efficacy of oral versus intranasal delivery of sumatriptan on migraine-related nausea was evaluated in the COMPASS study.

Daily, Recurring Headache Linked to Sleep Disturbances in Children

Daily, Recurring Headache Linked to Sleep Disturbances in Children

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Pediatric patients with NDPH experience more sleep disturbances than those with migraine or tension-type headaches.

Patent Foramen Ovale and Migraine: Is It Time to Close the Book?

Patent Foramen Ovale and Migraine: Is It Time to Close the Book?

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Despite mounting evidence suggesting the contrary, the debate on the potential benefits of patent foramen ovale closure for migraine is still ongoing.

Tobacco, Alcohol Use May Predict Cluster Headache Severity

Tobacco, Alcohol Use May Predict Cluster Headache Severity

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Over half of all individuals included in this study reported headache attacks occurring at specific time periods throughout the day.

Better Migraine Pain Relief With IV Non-Opioid Combination vs IV Hydromorphone

Better Migraine Pain Relief With IV Non-Opioid Combination vs IV Hydromorphone

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In the emergency department, it was found that IV prochlorperazine plus diphenhydramine was better than IV hydromorphone for treating migraine pain.

Teva Submits Biologics License Application for Fremanezumab for Migraine

Teva Submits Biologics License Application for Fremanezumab for Migraine

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The FDA has accepted a Biologics License Application for fremanezumab to prevent migraine.

Pediatric Migraine May Benefit From Botox Injections

Pediatric Migraine May Benefit From Botox Injections

Clinically significant decreases were noted for concomitant medications and oral morphine equivalency.

Zecuity Migraine Patch No Longer Available

Zecuity Migraine Patch No Longer Available

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The FDA has posted a discontinuation notice for Zecuity.

IV Prochlorperazine Beats Hydromorphone for Acute Migraine Treatment

IV Prochlorperazine Beats Hydromorphone for Acute Migraine Treatment

For treating acute migraine, IV hydromorphone is less effective than IV prochlorperazine plus diphenhydramine.

Multidisciplinary Approach Improves Quality of Life in Migraine Patients

Multidisciplinary Approach Improves Quality of Life in Migraine Patients

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In patients with migraine, quality of life can be improved with a multidisciplinary medical approach to treating headaches.

Refractory Migraine May Benefit From Ketamine Infusions

Refractory Migraine May Benefit From Ketamine Infusions

Ketamine effectively treats many painful conditions and has shown promise in patients with chronic migraine and other intractable headaches.

Acute Migraine Treatment With Intranasal Sumatriptan Linked to Taste Disturbance

Acute Migraine Treatment With Intranasal Sumatriptan Linked to Taste Disturbance

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Intranasal administration of sumatriptan allows for dual absorption in the nasal cavity and the intestines.

Headaches Common in HIV-Positive Patients

Headaches Common in HIV-Positive Patients

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Many HIV-positive patients experience frequent headaches that impact their quality of life.

Treating Cluster Headache: Weighing Current Therapies

Treating Cluster Headache: Weighing Current Therapies

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The 2 treatments for cluster headache with Level A recommendations are either not readily accessible via public or private insurance or are not recommended in a large subset of patients with cardiovascular disease.

Case Series: New Chronic Headache Subtype Uncovered

Case Series: New Chronic Headache Subtype Uncovered

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A case series described a new subtype of chronic daily headache that may be associated with increased CSF pressure.

Expert Opinion: Coverage Gaps Leave Cluster Headache Undertreated

Expert Opinion: Coverage Gaps Leave Cluster Headache Undertreated

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Despite a recent study concluding that oxygen therapy for cluster headache is not cost-prohibitive, many private payers and Medicare and Medicaid do not cover the effective therapy. Matthew Robbins, MD, Stewart Tepper, MD, and others weigh in on the controversial decision.

Nasal Sumatriptan Superior for Migraine Pain Relief

Nasal Sumatriptan Superior for Migraine Pain Relief

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Patients with migraine who received nasal sumatriptan experienced faster relief of pain and disability associated with migraine.

Cluster Headache Often Characterized by Pre-Attack Symptoms

Cluster Headache Often Characterized by Pre-Attack Symptoms

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Painful signs and symptoms frequently occur prior to cluster headache attacks.

Migraine Benefits From Monthly Galcanezumab Injections

Migraine Benefits From Monthly Galcanezumab Injections

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Monthly injections of 120 mg or 240 mg galcanezumab helped reduce number of migraine days.

Recurrent Headache in Childhood Increases Risk for Headache in Adulthood

Recurrent Headache in Childhood Increases Risk for Headache in Adulthood

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Girls with recurrent headaches in childhood should be monitored closely for the development of headache or migraine in adolescence.

Medication Overuse Headache Responds to Steroid, Benzodiazepine Bridge Therapy

Medication Overuse Headache Responds to Steroid, Benzodiazepine Bridge Therapy

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Bridge therapy with IV methylprednisone and diazepam reduced headache pain.

Migraine and Gastrointestinal Disorders: Elucidating an Association

Migraine and Gastrointestinal Disorders: Elucidating an Association

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While several theories have evolved over the years, none have unequivocally provided robust evidence to fully explain the clinical spectrum of migraine.

Headache and Migraine Treatment Prescribing Trends

Headache and Migraine Treatment Prescribing Trends

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Opioids are prescribed more than triptan medications for headache and migraine.

Acute Oxygen Therapy for Cluster Headache Not Prohibitively Expensive

Acute Oxygen Therapy for Cluster Headache Not Prohibitively Expensive

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The current costs of medical grade oxygen for treating cluster headache are not "prohibitively expensive."

Non-Invasive Magnetic Device Approved by FDA for Migraine Tx

Non-Invasive Magnetic Device Approved by FDA for Migraine Tx

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The FDA's clearance was based on review of the post-marketing ESPOUSE Study that included 132 patients with migraine.

Trends in Complimentary and Integrative Medicine for Migraine Management

Trends in Complimentary and Integrative Medicine for Migraine Management

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Several CIM methods bring value and their integration into a headache management plan in the clinical setting empowers patients' healing process.

Opioids as Migraine Treatment Grossly Overused

Opioids as Migraine Treatment Grossly Overused

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There are nearly as many migraine patients receiving opioids as there are patients receiving level A abortive medications.

Using Perceived Stress to Predict Episodic Migraine Attacks

Using Perceived Stress to Predict Episodic Migraine Attacks

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Future predictive models may need to include other migraine risk factors to enhance predictive accuracy.

CSF Pressure Not Directly Linked to Headache in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

CSF Pressure Not Directly Linked to Headache in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

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The study group concluded that the current recommendation for CSF pressure reduction therapy to relieve headaches attributed to IIH should be removed from the International Classification of Headache Disorders 3b criteria.

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