Migraine

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.

Migraine, Fetal Growth Restriction Associated in Men

Migraine, Fetal Growth Restriction Associated in Men

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Fetal growth restriction is associated with an elevated risk of migraine in adult men, but not women.

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.

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