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Atraumatic Needles Reduce Headache Incidence Following Lumbar Puncture

Atraumatic Needles Reduce Headache Incidence Following Lumbar Puncture

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Investigators assessed the impact of atraumatic vs conventional needles on patient outcomes after lumbar puncture.

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.

Cefaly Downsizes Migraine Treatment Device

Cefaly Downsizes Migraine Treatment Device

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The new device is three-quarters the size of the original.

Low Dose Folic Acid Not As Effective for Migraine Treatment

Low Dose Folic Acid Not As Effective for Migraine Treatment

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An earlier study examined the efficacy of 2 mg folic acid.

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.

Optogenetics: A Promising Treatment for Migraine Symptoms

Optogenetics: A Promising Treatment for Migraine Symptoms

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Fiber optic light at blue and yellow wavelengths can respectively activate and inhibit neurons expressing light-sensitive ion channels

New Guidelines for Migraine Treatment in the Emergency Department

New Guidelines for Migraine Treatment in the Emergency Department

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More than 50% of patients with migraine are treated with opioids in the ED despite known risks.

Telemedicine Effective for the Diagnosis, Treatment of Chronic Headache

Telemedicine Effective for the Diagnosis, Treatment of Chronic Headache

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Patients in both groups were satisfied with their care.

Highlights From the 2016 American Headache Society Annual Meeting

Highlights From the 2016 American Headache Society Annual Meeting

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Huma Sheikh, MD, discusses some of her top picks from presentations made at the 2016 AHS annual meeting.

Teva Recalls Zecuity After Reports of Skin Reactions

Teva Recalls Zecuity After Reports of Skin Reactions

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The suspension includes a pharmacy-level recall of the product.

Vitamin Deficiencies Common in Young Migraineurs

Vitamin Deficiencies Common in Young Migraineurs

It wasn't possible to determine if vitamin supplementation could help prevent migraines.

Botox Helps Reduce Migraine Severity

Botox Helps Reduce Migraine Severity

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Previous analysis showed that treatment reduced chronic migraine frequency.

Surgical Intervention to Treat Post-Traumatic Headache

Surgical Intervention to Treat Post-Traumatic Headache

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Minor surgical intervention may relieve post-traumatic headaches.

Effect of Anti-CGRP Antibody On Wellness in Prodrome, Postdrome Migraine

Effect of Anti-CGRP Antibody On Wellness in Prodrome, Postdrome Migraine

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The work/study normally measure was significantly improved in TEV-48125-treated participants.

Predictors of Poor Treatment Response in Episodic Migraine

Predictors of Poor Treatment Response in Episodic Migraine

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Over 50% of participants reported having an inadequate response to treatment.

Sensory Hallucinations in Migraine: A Crowdsourcing Study

Sensory Hallucinations in Migraine: A Crowdsourcing Study

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Sensory hallucinations are commonly associated with migraines.

Headache After Traumatic Brain Injury is Long-Term Problem

Headache After Traumatic Brain Injury is Long-Term Problem

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Thirty-five percent of participants reported new or worsening headache at 5 years post-injury.

Inflammation May Play Significant Role in Migraine in Women

Inflammation May Play Significant Role in Migraine in Women

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A 17% increase in CRP was observed in females with migraine.

Chronic Migraine Treatment Cuts Headache Days Early On

Chronic Migraine Treatment Cuts Headache Days Early On

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Participants experienced a reduction in headache days as soon as 3 days post-treatment.

Migraine Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Migraine Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women

Women with migraine should be evaluated for their risk of CVD events.

Zecuity Migraine Patch May Cause Burns, FDA Warns

Zecuity Migraine Patch May Cause Burns, FDA Warns

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The FDA will issue an update after they complete their review.

Rapid Decline in Urinary Estrogen Indicates Vulnerability in Female Migraineurs

Rapid Decline in Urinary Estrogen Indicates Vulnerability in Female Migraineurs

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The findings suggest a neuroendocrine vulnerability in women with migraine.

Barriers to Care Exist in Chronic Migraine

Barriers to Care Exist in Chronic Migraine

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Less than 25% received an accurate diagnosis.

Migraine Preventive Medicine: Research Update

Migraine Preventive Medicine: Research Update

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Huma U. Sheikh, MD, provides highlights of recent clinical research in headache.

Migraine More Common in Patients With Cardiac Syndrome X

Migraine More Common in Patients With Cardiac Syndrome X

A greater prevalence was found in CSX compard to coronary artery disease or healthy controls.

Updated Treatment Guidelines for the Use of Botulinum Toxin in Spasticity, Headache

Updated Treatment Guidelines for the Use of Botulinum Toxin in Spasticity, Headache

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Treatment of chronic, but not episodic migraine with botulinum toxin has been added to the treatment guidelines.

Depression, Pain Sensitivity May Affect Migraine Treatment Response

Depression, Pain Sensitivity May Affect Migraine Treatment Response

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Treatment that provides rapid, consistent migraine relief may help mediate factors that promote inadequate treatment response.

Review: Not All Migraine Medications Safe During Pregnancy, Lactation

Review: Not All Migraine Medications Safe During Pregnancy, Lactation

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The review highlighted 4 concerning treatment options; magnesium, ondansetron, acetaminophen, and butalbital.

Chronic Headache in Children Raises Risk of Psychiatric Comorbidities

Chronic Headache in Children Raises Risk of Psychiatric Comorbidities

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Children and teens with chronic headache pain should be screened for anxiety and depression.

Comorbid Migraine, Fibromyalgia Heightens Pain Sensitivity

Comorbid Migraine, Fibromyalgia Heightens Pain Sensitivity

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Migraine may exacerbate fibromyalgia symptoms, researchers found.

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