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Acupressure Not Effective as Adjunctive Therapy to Sodium Valproate for Chronic Migraine With Aura

Acupressure Not Effective as Adjunctive Therapy to Sodium Valproate for Chronic Migraine With Aura

Acupressure is not an effective adjunctive therapy to sodium valproate for chronic migraine with aura, but can reduce treatment-associated nausea.

Vestibular Migraine Symptoms, Triggers Identified

Vestibular Migraine Symptoms, Triggers Identified

A retrospective study identified a set of clinical characteristics and triggers of vestibular migraine in the absence of a peripheral etiology for vertigo.

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use low for Migraine Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use low for Migraine Treatment

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.

Finding the Link Between Migraine and Cerebral Blood Flow

Finding the Link Between Migraine and Cerebral Blood Flow

Overall blood flow velocity remains unchanged during migraine headache, although blood flow velocity may be decreased early on in the attack.

New Device for Treating Cluster Headaches Available

New Device for Treating Cluster Headaches Available

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.

High Headache Frequency Associated With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

High Headache Frequency Associated With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

An association was established between excessive daytime sleepiness and a high frequency of headaches.

Aimovig Under Review for Migraine Prophylaxis

Aimovig Under Review for Migraine Prophylaxis

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.

Cilostazol Consistently Triggers Migraine Attacks

Cilostazol Consistently Triggers Migraine Attacks

Cilostazol triggers migraine-like attacks in patients with migraine without aura in a reproducible manner.

Surgical Deactivation of Trigger Sites Leads to Long-Term Migraine Relief

Surgical Deactivation of Trigger Sites Leads to Long-Term Migraine Relief

Surgical deactivation of trigger sites may be efficacious for reducing occipital-triggered migraine headaches.

Response to Cervical Injections for Pediatric Headache May be due to Placebo Effect

Response to Cervical Injections for Pediatric Headache May be due to Placebo Effect

Ropivacaine may not be superior to injected saline for the treatment of headache in children.