Migraine & Headache

Oxygen Treatment for Cluster Headaches: Cost Estimates Revealed

Oxygen Treatment for Cluster Headaches: Cost Estimates Revealed

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Results of a recent study found that the current costs of medical grade oxygen for use in the treatment of cluster headache are not "prohibitively expensive" for either healthcare insurance providers or for patients.

Lasmiditan Reduces Migraine Symptoms

Lasmiditan Reduces Migraine Symptoms

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Lasmiditan may be effective in the acute treatment of headache pain and most bothersome related symptoms in patients experiencing migraine attacks.

Pediatric Episodic Syndrome Linked to Migraine: Expert Q&A (Part II)

Pediatric Episodic Syndrome Linked to Migraine: Expert Q&A (Part II)

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Almost 10% of pediatric patients with migraine also experience various episodic syndromes. Physicians Amy Gelfand and Diana Lebron weigh in on what to look for to help you find the right diagnosis.

Migraine and Headache Treatments

Adult doses for migraine and headache treatments including barbiturates, ergot alkaloids, and NSAIDs.

Telemedicine Sufficient for Headache Consult

Telemedicine Sufficient for Headache Consult

Telemedicine offers a convenient alternative for nonacute headache patients.

Migraine-Associated Stroke Not Associated With Atherosclerosis

Migraine-Associated Stroke Not Associated With Atherosclerosis

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

Migraine Genetic Association Identified

Migraine Genetic Association Identified

Research on susceptibility to migraine with and without aura uncovered a genetic link.

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

Off-label Antidepressant Prescriptions Often Unsupported by Strong Evidence

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These findings highlight an urgent need to produce more evidence on the risks and benefits of off-label antidepressant use.

Acute Headache: Elevated Copeptin Levels May Signify More Serious Etiology

Acute Headache: Elevated Copeptin Levels May Signify More Serious Etiology

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While it requires further validation, copeptin may serve as a novel biomarker to help rule out serious secondary headache.

Migraine Treatment With Acupuncture: Is It Effective?

Migraine Treatment With Acupuncture: Is It Effective?

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A significant decrease in migraine frequency was observed; however, it is not clear how large a role placebo effect plays in treatment response.

Comorbidities Significantly Affect Chronic Migraine Health Care Costs

Comorbidities Significantly Affect Chronic Migraine Health Care Costs

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Patients with chronic migraine and comorbidities incur nearly 2 times the health care costs of patients with migraine alone.

Cogniphobia in Migraine: Fear and Avoidance of Thinking

Cogniphobia in Migraine: Fear and Avoidance of Thinking

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Future research should investigate whether cogniphobia can be a modifiable factor in the treatment of patients with migraine.

Caffeine Cessation Linked With Improved Reponse to Migraine Treatment

Caffeine Cessation Linked With Improved Reponse to Migraine Treatment

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Abstaining from caffeine was associated with excellent acute treatment efficacy.

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

Medical Marijuana Laws May Reduce Medicare Prescription Use, Spending

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In states where marijuana is legalized for medicinal purposes, Medicare's prescription drug benefit program has lowered its spending due to reduced prescription drug use.

What Mice Tell Us About the Link Between CGRP and Migraine

What Mice Tell Us About the Link Between CGRP and Migraine

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Data suggest that photic-squint or photophobia could be potential biomarkers for migraine pain, amenable to treatment with CGRP-based therapeutics.

Research Update on Migraine Preventive Medicine

Research Update on Migraine Preventive Medicine

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Huma U. Sheikh, MD, provides highlights of recent clinical research in migraines and headaches.

Improved Access Needed for Chronic Migraine Treatment

Improved Access Needed for Chronic Migraine Treatment

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Clinicians should focus on minimizing barriers to care for patients with chronic migraine.

Headache Red Flags for Primary Care

Headache Red Flags for Primary Care

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Although most primary headaches can be managed by PCPs, some headaches warrant referral to a specialist.

Cardiac Syndrome X Linked to Increase in Migraine Prevalence

Cardiac Syndrome X Linked to Increase in Migraine Prevalence

Researchers identify increased prevalence of migraine headache in patients with cardiac syndrome X.

Botulinum Toxin Approved for Use in Chronic Migraine

Botulinum Toxin Approved for Use in Chronic Migraine

American Academy of Neurology issues new guideline on use of the drug.

Can Preexisting Mental Distress Slow Concussion Recovery?

Can Preexisting Mental Distress Slow Concussion Recovery?

If psychosomatic symptoms present before injury, it took twice as long for most athletes to improve.

Does Depression, Pain Sensitivity Affect Migraine Treatment Response?

Does Depression, Pain Sensitivity Affect Migraine Treatment Response?

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

Using Entire Shape of CBFV Waveform IDs Concussion

Using Entire Shape of CBFV Waveform IDs Concussion

Machine-learning platform uses entire shape of cerebral blood flow velocity waveforms.

Preventing Migraines: Using the Monoclonal Antibody

Preventing Migraines: Using the Monoclonal Antibody

Phase 2 results show anti-CGRP receptor monoclonal antibody effective for the prevention of episodic migraine.

Using Ultrasound Headset to Recognize Concussion on the Sidelines

Using Ultrasound Headset to Recognize Concussion on the Sidelines

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Accurately recognizing concussions can become a reality if clinicians begin using an advanced form of ultrasound that maps blood flow in the brain, new research suggests.

Are 9/11 Firefighters Twice as Likely to Need Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis?

Are 9/11 Firefighters Twice as Likely to Need Surgery for Chronic Rhinosinusitis?

Sinus surgery is more common among firefighters who responded during the first 2 days of the World Trade Center disaster than those who had less intense or shorter exposures.

Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures May Not Require Overnight Hospitalization

Pediatric Isolated Skull Fractures May Not Require Overnight Hospitalization

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There was also a significant difference in hospital costs between the discharged and admitted patients, with an average increase in $4291.50 for admitted patients.

Sports-Related Concussions: How Many Are Too Many?

Sports-Related Concussions: How Many Are Too Many?

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The challenges of moving past the "3 strikes and you're out" rule.

Are Pregnant Women With Migraine at Risk for Labor, Delivery Complications?

Are Pregnant Women With Migraine at Risk for Labor, Delivery Complications?

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A new study revealed that pregnant women with severe migraine may be at increased risk for labor and delivery complications.

Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Associated With Worse Concussion Effects

Loose-Fitting Football Helmets Associated With Worse Concussion Effects

Teens with loose-fitting helmets have higher rates of drowsiness, hyperexcitability, noise sensitivity.

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