Cluster Headache

New Device Available for Patients With Episodic Cluster Headache, Migraine

New Device Available for Patients With Episodic Cluster Headache, Migraine

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GammaCore Sapphire, a new non-invasive hand-held device for migraine and episodic cluster headache treatment, has been made available by electroCore.

Fremanezumab Chronic Cluster Headache Study Discontinued

Fremanezumab Chronic Cluster Headache Study Discontinued

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Teva has decided to discontinue part of the ENFORCE Phase 3 clinical development program for fremanezumab.

Galcanezumab Effective in Phase 3 Episodic Cluster Headache Study

Galcanezumab Effective in Phase 3 Episodic Cluster Headache Study

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The episodic cluster headache trial included a total of 106 patients with an average of 17.5 cluster headache attacks per week at baseline.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

gammaCore Cluster Headache Treatment Device Now Available

gammaCore Cluster Headache Treatment Device Now Available

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Patients can receive the gammaCore device by participating in the gammaCore Patient Registry program.

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.

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.

SPG Stimulation Reduces Cluster Headache Pain, Frequency

SPG Stimulation Reduces Cluster Headache Pain, Frequency

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SPG stimulation is delivered on-demand through an implanted neurostimulator.

Targeted Intranasal Ganglion Block May Ease Migraine Pain

Targeted Intranasal Ganglion Block May Ease Migraine Pain

The therapy effects lasted for about a month, as researchers noted the procedure would need to be repeated for continuous relief.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Treat, Prevent Cluster Headache

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Helps Treat, Prevent Cluster Headache

The noninvasive device not only stopped acute attacks, but reduced overall headache frequency.

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