Migraine

Risk for Hypertension in Women With a History of Migraine

Risk for Hypertension in Women With a History of Migraine

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The risk for developing hypertension was slightly higher in women with a history of migraine compared with women who do not have a history of the condition.

Anti-CGRP Receptor Antibody Erenumab Reduces Monthly Migraine Days

Anti-CGRP Receptor Antibody Erenumab Reduces Monthly Migraine Days

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In a phase 3 trial, treatment with erenumab reduced migraine frequency, monthly migraine days, and migraine medication use in patients with episodic migraine.

Dopamine Release Reduced During Acute Migraine

Dopamine Release Reduced During Acute Migraine

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Acute migraine attacks are associated with a reduction in dopamine release.

New Migraine Indication for Qudexy XR

New Migraine Indication for Qudexy XR

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FDA grants 2 supplemental New Drug Applications for Qudexy XR capsules for use as prophylaxis of migraine headache.

Photophobia Linked to Psychiatric Comorbidities in Migraineurs and Controls

Photophobia Linked to Psychiatric Comorbidities in Migraineurs and Controls

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Both patients with migraine and migraine-free control patients with photophobia were found to exhibit higher rates of depression, anxiety, and stress than individuals without photophobia.

Female Reproductive Stages and Migraine

Female Reproductive Stages and Migraine

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The estimated overall prevalence of migraine is 18% in women and 6% in men, and the rate is as high as 37% among women during the reproductive years.

Psychological Factors As Treatment Target in Chronic Migraine

Psychological Factors As Treatment Target in Chronic Migraine

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Psychological factors such as catastrophizing of pain are common in migraine and, along with depression and anxiety, contribute significantly to migraine-related disability.

Pain Acceptance Linked With Reduced Disability, Pain Interference in Migraine

Pain Acceptance Linked With Reduced Disability, Pain Interference in Migraine

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Higher levels of pain acceptance were associated with less headache disability and pain interference in overweight women with migraine.

Migraine Treatment With Self-Controlled Electric Stimulation

Migraine Treatment With Self-Controlled Electric Stimulation

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Remote electrical stimulation is an effective, noninvasive, nonpharmacologic alternative treatment to traditional medications for acute migraine.

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.

Association Between Migraine and Ischemic Stroke Caused by Cervical Artery Dissection

Association Between Migraine and Ischemic Stroke Caused by Cervical Artery Dissection

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A consistent association was established between migraine and ischemic stroke caused by cervical artery dissection.

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.

Migraine Risk May Increase in Children With Persistent Asthma

Migraine Risk May Increase in Children With Persistent Asthma

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Children with persistent asthma are at increased risk for migraine, and treatment with anti-asthma or anti-allergy medication may lower this risk.

Management of Sleep Disorders-Related Headaches

Management of Sleep Disorders-Related Headaches

Headaches are a common complaint in primary care, and they are often connected to sleep in a variety of ways.

Migraine Treatment During Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Events

Migraine Treatment During Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Events

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Pregnant women who seek treatment for acute migraine may experience higher rates of preterm delivery, preeclampsia, and low birth weight compared with the general population.

Novel Microneedle Migraine Patch Shows Positive Results

Novel Microneedle Migraine Patch Shows Positive Results

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Zosano has announced positive results from their Phase 3 clinical trial of M207, the companies lead candidate for the treatment of migraine attacks.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as First-Line Therapy for Pediatric Migraine

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as First-Line Therapy for Pediatric Migraine

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective nonpharmacologic treatment that should be considered as a first-line therapy for pediatric migraine.

Migraine Is a Risk Factor for Stroke, Readmission After Surgery

Migraine Is a Risk Factor for Stroke, Readmission After Surgery

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Patients with a history of migraine have an increased risk for ischemic stroke after surgery, leading to more hospital readmissions.

Homeostasis-related Headaches

Homeostasis-related Headaches

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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.

Chiropractic Manipulation vs Placebo for Migraine Relief

Chiropractic Manipulation vs Placebo for Migraine Relief

Effect of chiropractic manipulation on migraine likely to result from a placebo response.

Autonomic Dysfunction in Pediatric Headache: What are the Symptoms?

Autonomic Dysfunction in Pediatric Headache: What are the Symptoms?

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There is a need for better assessment of autonomic symptoms in pediatric headache patients.

Emotional Abuse, Migraine Associated in Young Adults

Emotional Abuse, Migraine Associated in Young Adults

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Those with migraines reported significantly higher rates of childhood abuse overall compared with those who reported no migraines, including emotional, sexual, and physical abuse.

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

Treating Migraine in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder Could Curb Muscle Pain

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"Clinicians should not ignore migraine when treating MS/P in patients with MDD."

Scented Products Linked to Headaches, Migraines for Many

Scented Products Linked to Headaches, Migraines for Many

The study found that 34.7% of respondents reported health effects when exposed to fragranced products.

Risk of Serotonin Toxicity due to Drug-Drug Interactions for the Treatment of Migraines

Risk of Serotonin Toxicity due to Drug-Drug Interactions for the Treatment of Migraines

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Detailed examination of a patient's active medication critically important.

Results From the CHAMP Trial for Pediatric Migraine

Results From the CHAMP Trial for Pediatric Migraine

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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.

Efficacy of Chiropractic Tx for Migraine may be due to Placebo Effect

Efficacy of Chiropractic Tx for Migraine may be due to Placebo Effect

Real and sham chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy are equally likely to ease patients' migraine pain.

Antipsychotic Drug May Relieve Status Migrainosus

Antipsychotic Drug May Relieve Status Migrainosus

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Ziprasidone may be an effective, fast-acting treatment for status migrainosus.

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