Migraine And Headache

Why Modern Architecture May Be Giving You a Headache

Why Modern Architecture May Be Giving You a Headache

Doctors suggest that urban landscapes may be a cause for headaches.

Evaluating Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity During Migraine Headache

Evaluating Cerebral Blood Flow Velocity During Migraine Headache

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Although decreased blood flow velocity correlates with arterial dilatation, studies using transcranial Doppler ultrasound to evaluate intracranial vasodilatation during migraine report conflicting results.

Allodynia Common in Pediatric Migraine

Allodynia Common in Pediatric Migraine

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Symptoms associated with central sensitization are common in children and adolescents with migraine.

Symptomatic Connection Between Chronic Migraine, Temporomandibular Disorder

Symptomatic Connection Between Chronic Migraine, Temporomandibular Disorder

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A growing body of research indicates a number of shared features between chronic migraine and temporomandibular disorders.

Telemedicine Visit Sufficient for Headache Consult

Telemedicine Visit Sufficient for Headache Consult

Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for nonacute headache patients, researchers say.

Treating Post-Traumatic Headache After Concussion

Treating Post-Traumatic Headache After Concussion

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While post-traumatic headache (PTH) often resolves within 3 months, a substantial number of patients experience chronic PTH.

Researchers Identify Polymorphism Linked to Migraine

Researchers Identify Polymorphism Linked to Migraine

This is the first study to evaluate the association between rs4343 polymorphism and susceptibility to migraine.

In Migraine, Attachment Insecurity Linked to Anxiety

In Migraine, Attachment Insecurity Linked to Anxiety

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Anxiety in children and adolescents with migraine without aura may be amplified by attachment insecurity.

Chronic Migraine and Medication Overuse: Relapse Outcomes

Chronic Migraine and Medication Overuse: Relapse Outcomes

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In chronic migraine and medication overuse, those who frequently relapse into overuse after withdrawal have a worse clinical and psychological profile than patients who relapse less frequently.

Migraine-Associated Stroke Not Linked to Atherosclerosis

Migraine-Associated Stroke Not Linked to Atherosclerosis

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Intracranial atherosclerosis was lower in patients with migraine compared with those without migraine.

Ptosis Repair Effective for Reducing Tension-Type Headache

Ptosis Repair Effective for Reducing Tension-Type Headache

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In a group undergoing either blepharoplasty or ptosis repair, patients who underwent ptosis repair saw greater improvement in headache symptoms.

In Pediatric Headache, Placebo Effect May Play a Role in Cervical Injection Response

In Pediatric Headache, Placebo Effect May Play a Role in Cervical Injection Response

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The difference in response in the ropivicaine and saline groups was insignificant, suggesting a placebo effect.

Genetics in Migraine: Identifying a Treatment Target for Hemiplegic Migraine

Genetics in Migraine: Identifying a Treatment Target for Hemiplegic Migraine

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There is up to a 4-fold increase in risk in people with a first-degree relative affected by migraines, and twin studies have demonstrated heritability of approximately 42%.

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.

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