Migraine And Headache

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.

Migraine Drug Maker Cuts Dosage Availability

Migraine Drug Maker Cuts Dosage Availability

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The 6 mg dose will remain available.

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.

Caffeine Cessation Tied to Improved Migraine Treatment Response

Caffeine Cessation Tied to Improved Migraine Treatment Response

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Abstinence from caffeine was independently associated with excellent acute treatment efficacy.

Sound-Based Therapy May Improve Migraine Symptoms

Sound-Based Therapy May Improve Migraine Symptoms

Two studies on the therapy were presented at the American Heart Association's Council on Hypertension 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Biobehavioral Interventions for Migraine Management

Biobehavioral Interventions for Migraine Management

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Combined treatment approaches are more beneficial than single approaches for chronic pain conditions like migraine.

Long-Term Outcomes of Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Migraine

Long-Term Outcomes of Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Migraine

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A 30% or greater decline in mean monthly moderate-to-severe headache days was met by 45.3 % (n=24) of patients treated with occipital nerve stimulation.

FDA Grants Trokendi XR Tentative Label Expansion for Migraine Tx

FDA Grants Trokendi XR Tentative Label Expansion for Migraine Tx

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The drug's pediatric exclusivity expires in March 2017.

Serotonin Toxicity a Major Concern in Migraine Treatment

Serotonin Toxicity a Major Concern in Migraine Treatment

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Clinicians need to remain vigilant when prescribing tramadol, as its concurrent use with opioids poses a risk of serotonin toxicity.

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