Most centers follow recommended guidelines for the use of onabotulinumtoxin A in chronic migraine and applied a consistent measure of response to therapy of a 30% to 50% reduction in headache days.
Patients with acute onset of severe headache should undergo diagnostic testing for subarachnoid hemorrhage, a potentially dangerous cause of headache, if the minimum duration of headache is present.
A significant reduction in the incidence and severity of headaches associated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was observed in patients receiving preemptive analgesia with acetaminophen.
Overall blood flow velocity remains unchanged during migraine headache, although blood flow velocity may be decreased early on in the attack.
While some CAM products have shown beneficial effects for migraine treatment, previous studies have not explored reasons for using CAM and the types of CAM used.
gammaCore, a hand-held device for treating episodic cluster headaches via mild electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve is now available in the United States.
The FDA has accepted for review the Biologics License Application for Aimovig for migraine prophylaxis in patients experiencing more than 4 migraine days per month.
An association was established between excessive daytime sleepiness and a high frequency of headaches.
Ropivacaine may not be superior to injected saline for the treatment of headache in children.
Common cosmetic surgical procedures for reducing droopy eyelids were shown to improve quality of life in people with frequent tension-type headaches.
The design of buildings has been departing further and further from the rule of nature; more and more stripes appear decade by decade, making the buildings less and less comfortable to look at.
The FDA has approved the use of gammaCore, the first handheld, non-invasive device to treat pain associated with episodic cluster headaches in adults.
The mechanisms underlying the link between unruptured AVM and headache are unclear, and it is difficult to differentiate AVM-associated headaches with headaches of other origins.
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MRI is ordered more often than CT for pregnant patients with headache, despite no significant difference in radiation risk.
The presence of headache may be correlated with PTSD severity.
Pain is far more common and widespread in ALS than previously suspected, and initial pain symptoms may predate the clinical onset of the disease's hallmark motor dysfunction by as much as 2 years.
While it requires further validation, copeptin may serve as a novel biomarker to help rule out serious secondary headache.
Headaches are a common complaint in primary care, and they are often connected to sleep in a variety of ways.
Headaches may more commonly be associated with stroke in children younger than 18 years than in adults.
Although the underlying pathophysiology of homeostasis-related headaches is not yet clearly defined, the nervous and endocrine systems are thought to be involved through the maintenance of homeostasis.
Middle-aged men with low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations had a markedly higher risk of frequent headache.
"Clinicians should not ignore migraine when treating MS/P in patients with MDD."
The study found that 34.7% of respondents reported health effects when exposed to fragranced products.
Ultimately, the trial was stopped early for futility, as an interim analysis suggested that there would be no significant difference in benefit for the preventive medications vs placebo on migraine headache frequency.
Acupuncture is more effective than standard care in relieving TBI-associated headaches and pain.
Thirty-five percent of participants reported new or worsening headache at 5 years post-injury.
Although most primary headaches can be managed by PCPs, some headaches warrant referral to a specialist.
Researchers identify increased prevalence of migraine headache in patients with cardiac syndrome X.
Treatment that provides rapid, consistent migraine relief may help mediate factors that promote inadequate treatment response.
Children and teens with chronic headache pain and suspected of having an underlying psychiatric disorder should be screened for anxiety and depression.
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