Migraine And Headache

Chronic Tension-Type Headache Pain Linked to Emotional Burden

Chronic Tension-Type Headache Pain Linked to Emotional Burden

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The extent of patients' pain showed significant associations with age and burden of the headache.

Hypothalamus May Play a Central Role in Chronic Migraine

Hypothalamus May Play a Central Role in Chronic Migraine

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During headache, patients with chronic migraine had greater activity in the right anterior hypothalamic region than patients with episodic or no migraine.

Depression, Anxiety More Common in Migraine With Photophobia

Depression, Anxiety More Common in Migraine With Photophobia

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As many as 80% of patients with migraine experience photophobia, which can occur during or between attacks.

Migraine Attacks Associated With Reduced Dopamine Levels

Migraine Attacks Associated With Reduced Dopamine Levels

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In patients with migraine, structural and functional changes occur in brain regions that are not directly involved in processing pain signals.

Chronic Tension-Type Headache Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

Chronic Tension-Type Headache Associated With Vitamin D Deficiency

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Serum 25(OH) D levels were significantly lower in patients with chronic tension-type headache compared with in control patients.

FDA Approves Device for Cluster Headache Treatment

FDA Approves Device for Cluster Headache Treatment

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The device is applied to the neck and transmits a mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve.

Migraine Linked to Fetal Growth Restriction in Men

Migraine Linked to Fetal Growth Restriction in Men

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Fetal growth restriction is characterized by a birthweight below the tenth percentile, according to gender and gestational age.

Headache and Arteriovenous Malformations: Strategies for Identification, Treatment

Headache and Arteriovenous Malformations: Strategies for Identification, Treatment

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Several mechanisms involving trigeminovascular activation are often proposed in the literature as mechanisms underlying nonhemorrhagic headache in patients with AVM.

Monthly Migraine Days Reduced With CGRP Antagonist Erenumab

Monthly Migraine Days Reduced With CGRP Antagonist Erenumab

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Treatment with the monoclonal antibody erenumab reduced the number of monthly migraine days experienced in patients with episodic migraine.

Headache May Indicate PTSD Severity

Headache May Indicate PTSD Severity

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Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with a high incidence of chronic pain; what role headache plays in that relationship is not well known.

Establishing a Connection Between Migraine and Hypertension in Women

Establishing a Connection Between Migraine and Hypertension in Women

Dr Pamela Rist, of Harvard Medical School, discusses her research in women with migraine and hypertension at the 2017 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Scroll to below the video for a full text transcript of Dr Rist's interview.

History of Migraine Yields Higher Risk for Hypertension in Women

History of Migraine Yields Higher Risk for Hypertension in Women

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Women with a history of migraine are at increased risk for developing hypertension.

Migraine May Be Associated With Body Mass Index

Migraine May Be Associated With Body Mass Index

Participants who were considered obese or under weight faced a greater risk of migraine.

Psychological Factors May Be Treatment Target in Chronic Migraine

Psychological Factors May Be Treatment Target in Chronic Migraine

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The study found a strong link between chronic migraine and psychological symptoms and beliefs that contribute to disability.

Pain Acceptance Helps Improve Migraine Management

Pain Acceptance Helps Improve Migraine Management

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Avoidance can lead to headache disability by reducing pain thresholds and preventing pain habituation.

Migraine Across Female Reproductive Stages

Migraine Across Female Reproductive Stages

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The characteristics of migraine may change throughout a woman's reproductive stages, and may require different treatment strategies.

FDA Approves Qudexy XR for Migraine Indication

FDA Approves Qudexy XR for Migraine Indication

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Qudexy XR is already approved for use as initial monotherapy and adjunctive therapy to treat certain types of seizures.

Chronic Tension Headache Linked to Neuroendocrine Dysfunction, Cognitive Impairment

Chronic Tension Headache Linked to Neuroendocrine Dysfunction, Cognitive Impairment

Changes in neuroendocrine hormones were seemingly involved in symptoms of chronic tension-type headache.

Treating Headaches in Patients With Sleep Disorders

Treating Headaches in Patients With Sleep Disorders

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Some well-known sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and parasomnias, are associated with headaches.

Chronic Headache Patients Benefit From Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Program

Chronic Headache Patients Benefit From Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Program

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The interdisciplinary rehabilitation program included medical, psychological, nursing, and physical therapy components.

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.

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