Migraine & Headache

Poor Sleep Quality Common in People With Migraine and Probable Migraine

Poor Sleep Quality Common in People With Migraine and Probable Migraine

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Poor sleep quality is prevalent among patients with probable migraine and is associated with an exacerbation of probable migraine symptoms.

Ajovy Injection Approved for Migraine Prevention in Adults

Ajovy Injection Approved for Migraine Prevention in Adults

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The primary efficacy endpoint was the mean change from baseline in the monthly average number of headache days of at least moderate severity during the 3-month treatment period.

Galcanezumab May Result in Functional Improvements in Migraine

Galcanezumab May Result in Functional Improvements in Migraine

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Galcanezumab treatment may result in functional improvements and a reduction in the impact of headaches on quality of life in patients with migraine.

Reduced Habituation to Painful Stimuli May Characterize the Preictal Phase in Migraine

Reduced Habituation to Painful Stimuli May Characterize the Preictal Phase in Migraine

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The preictal phase may be characterized by a reduction in habituation in patients with migraine.

Locally Asymptomatic Ischemic Stroke May Present as Migraine Aura

Locally Asymptomatic Ischemic Stroke May Present as Migraine Aura

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Local ischemia after an acute ischemic stroke may trigger a widely migrating cortical wave of spreading depolarization, which may present as migraine aura.

Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis May Be Risk Factors for Migraine in Adolescents

Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis May Be Risk Factors for Migraine in Adolescents

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Adolescents who have asthma or allergic rhinitis may be at higher risk for developing migraine.

Gender Differences in the Epidemiology of Migraine

Gender Differences in the Epidemiology of Migraine

Men were not only less likely to consult a doctor for their migraines than women, they were also less likely to be diagnosed with migraine.

Pediatric Migraine and Obesity: What We Know and Where We're Going

Pediatric Migraine and Obesity: What We Know and Where We're Going

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Data in children do support an association between pediatric obesity and headache disorders in general, but more research is needed to confirm the association specifically with pediatric migraine.

Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Provokes Cluster Headache Attacks

Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Provokes Cluster Headache Attacks

The role of calcitonin gene-related peptide may play a role in triggering cluster headache attacks in patients with episodic cluster headache in active phase.

Identifying Intracranial Hypertension in Children: Added Challenges

Identifying Intracranial Hypertension in Children: Added Challenges

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Pediatric neurologist Lalitha Sivaswamy, MD, discusses challenges in diagnosing primary intracranial hypertension in pediatric patients.

Suprazygomatic Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block May Quickly Relieve Status Migrainosus Pain

Suprazygomatic Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block May Quickly Relieve Status Migrainosus Pain

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Regional anesthetic suprazygomatic sphenopalatine ganglion block may quickly and effectively relieve status migrainosus.

Monthly Erenumab May Be Effective for Treatment-Resistant Chronic Migraine

Monthly Erenumab May Be Effective for Treatment-Resistant Chronic Migraine

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Erenumab 70 mg or 140 mg once monthly may be effective for patients with chronic migraine who have failed prior preventive treatments.

Relationship Between Migraines and Readmission Rates for Cerebrovascular Events

Relationship Between Migraines and Readmission Rates for Cerebrovascular Events

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Investigators analyzed readmission rates for acute ischemic stroke, TIA, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intracerebral hemorrhage after an admission for migraine.

Predicting Outcomes of Detoxification for Medication-Overuse Headache

Predicting Outcomes of Detoxification for Medication-Overuse Headache

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Greater depressive symptomatology and longer chronic headache duration may predict negative outcomes of detoxification treatment for medication-overuse headache.

Migraine and Headache Treatments

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

Exposure to Tobacco Affects Presentation of Cluster Headache

Exposure to Tobacco Affects Presentation of Cluster Headache

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Patients with cluster headaches present differently depending on whether they have ever been exposed to tobacco.

Pharmacological Migraine Prophylaxis Guidelines

Guidelines for pharmacological prophylaxis of migraines chart

Stress Negatively Affects Acute Treatment for Chronic Migraine

Stress Negatively Affects Acute Treatment for Chronic Migraine

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High levels of stress may be associated with poor acute treatment outcomes in patients with chronic migraine.

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.

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.

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