Migraine

Nurse and Physician Intervention Improves Quality of Life for Migraine Patients

Nurse and Physician Intervention Improves Quality of Life for Migraine Patients

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A multidisciplinary medical approach to headache treatment by physicians and nurses can significantly improve quality of life in patients with migraines.

Using Stress to Predict Risk of Migraine Even Before Predromal Symptoms

Using Stress to Predict Risk of Migraine Even Before Predromal Symptoms

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Among individuals diagnosed with episodic migraines, stressful events can accurately predict an individual's risk of a headache, even before the onset of prodromal symptoms.

Migraine Prevalence, Severity Linked to Higher Altitude

Migraine Prevalence, Severity Linked to Higher Altitude

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People who live at high altitudes may experience increase migraine prevalence, duration, and severity of migraine.

FDA Approves Magnetic Device for Migraine Prevention and Treatment

FDA Approves Magnetic Device for Migraine Prevention and Treatment

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The FDA has cleared the non-invasive SpringTMS device for the acute and prophylactic treatment of migraine headaches.

Galcanezumab Monthly Injections Beneficial in Migraine Pain

Galcanezumab Monthly Injections Beneficial in Migraine Pain

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Monthly galcanezumab injections at 120 mg or 240 mg offer clinical benefit in reducing migraine pain.

PTSD More Likely in Pregnant Women With Migraines

PTSD More Likely in Pregnant Women With Migraines

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Women who are pregnant and have migraines are more likely to have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than women without migraine.

Lasmiditan Effective in Phase 3 Trial for Acute Migraine

Lasmiditan Effective in Phase 3 Trial for Acute Migraine

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Eli Lily announced positive results from a Phase 3 trial of their first-in-class drug lasmiditan for the acute treatment of migraine.

Migraine Treatment: Are Opioids Overprescribed?

Migraine Treatment: Are Opioids Overprescribed?

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There are nearly as many migraine patients receiving opioids as there are patients receiving level A abortive medications.

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Migraine and Headache Management

Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Migraine and Headache Management

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Several methods of complementary and integrative medicine bring value and their integration into a headache management plan in the clinical setting empowers patients' healing process.

Pediatric Episodic Syndromes Linked to Migraines: Signs and Symptoms (Part I)

Pediatric Episodic Syndromes Linked to Migraines: Signs and Symptoms (Part I)

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Nearly 10% of pediatric patients with migraines also experience episodic syndromes involving symptoms such as vomiting, vertigo, or gastrointestinal pain.

Onabotulinumtoxin A for Migraine: High Satisfaction, Compliance

Onabotulinumtoxin A for Migraine: High Satisfaction, Compliance

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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.

Minimum Headache Duration Requiring Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Evaluation

Minimum Headache Duration Requiring Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Evaluation

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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.

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

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

Finding the Link Between Migraine and Cerebral Blood Flow

Finding the Link Between Migraine and Cerebral Blood Flow

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

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use low for Migraine Treatment

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use low for Migraine Treatment

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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.

Vestibular Migraine Symptoms, Triggers Identified

Vestibular Migraine Symptoms, Triggers Identified

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

Aimovig Under Review for Migraine Prophylaxis

Aimovig Under Review for Migraine Prophylaxis

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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.

High Headache Frequency Associated With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

High Headache Frequency Associated With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

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

Cilostazol Consistently Triggers Migraine Attacks

Cilostazol Consistently Triggers Migraine Attacks

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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

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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

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

Allodynia and Pericranial Tenderness Highly Prevalent in Pediatric Patients With Migraine

Allodynia and Pericranial Tenderness Highly Prevalent in Pediatric Patients With Migraine

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Symptoms associated with central sensitization are common in children and adolescents with migraine.

Attachment Insecurity Mediates Anxiety in Pediatric Migraine

Attachment Insecurity Mediates Anxiety in Pediatric Migraine

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Attachment insecurity may amplify anxiety in children and adolescents with migraine without aura.

Hemiplegic Migraine: Leveraging Genetic Susceptibilities to Identify Treatment Targets

Hemiplegic Migraine: Leveraging Genetic Susceptibilities to Identify Treatment Targets

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While migraine is often triggered by environmental factors such as stress, impaired sleep, and menstruation, recent findings have shed light on the significant genetic influence associated with the disorder.

Migraine Research Funding: Where do we Stand?

Migraine Research Funding: Where do we Stand?

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The NINDS welcomes more migraine research grants.

Impact of Allodynia on Acute Migraine Treatment

Impact of Allodynia on Acute Migraine Treatment

The understanding of the mechanisms of allodynia is essential for the treatment of migraine.

Transcutaneous Supraorbital Neurostimulation as Prophylactic Treatment for Chronic Migraine

Transcutaneous Supraorbital Neurostimulation as Prophylactic Treatment for Chronic Migraine

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Transcutaneous supraorbital neurostimulation provides an effective prophylactic treatment for patients with chronic migraine.

Pubertal Hormones: Influence on Migraine in Girls

Pubertal Hormones: Influence on Migraine in Girls

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Mechanisms involved in balancing reproductive hormones in girls may influence the patterns of migraine headache onset.

Connection Between Migraine and Hypertension in Women

Dr Pamela Rist discusses her research in women with migraine and hypertension at the 2017 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Scroll to below the video for a full text transcript of Dr Rist's interview.

Arteriovenous Malformations-Related Headache Identification, Treatment

Arteriovenous Malformations-Related Headache Identification, Treatment

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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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