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Tarig Mohammed Abkur, Elrasheed Omer, Mamoun Saeed
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October 20, 2016: Headache
Paul R Martin
This article argues for extending the International Classification of Headache Disorders to include information that goes beyond diagnosis. The obvious model is a multiaxial system as has been developed for other taxonomies. An axis for recording disability and impact on functioning, and an axis for recording the triggers of headache/migraine, are perhaps the strongest contenders for adding to the system, but there are other possibilities such as lifestyle factors relevant to headache. Extensions such as these would contribute to headache management, provide clear targets for change, and encourage adoption of a biopsychosocial perspective...
October 20, 2016: Headache
Bhaskar Roy, Brian M Grosberg
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October 18, 2016: Headache
Sonja U Kubik, Paul R Martin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the newly developed Headache Triggers Sensitivity and Avoidance Questionnaire (HTSAQ) designed to measure variables relating to the Trigger Avoidance Model of Headaches. BACKGROUND: The Trigger Avoidance Model of Headaches proposes that one pathway to developing a primary headache disorder is through the avoidance of headache triggers, resulting in an increase in trigger potency through sensitization...
October 18, 2016: Headache
Sanjay Prakash, Chaturbhuj Rathore
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been described in association with various primary headache disorders. So far, no case of TN has been reported in association with hemicrania continua (HC). CASE REPORT: Here, we report two patients of hemicrania continua associated with TN (HC-tic syndrome). These patients had both headaches concurrently. Both patients responded to a combination of carbamazepine and indomethacin. The skipping or tapering of carbamazepine led to the recurrence of the neuralgic pain of TN...
October 18, 2016: Headache
Richard B Lipton, Sagar Munjal, Dawn C Buse, Kristina M Fanning, Alix Bennett, Michael L Reed
BACKGROUND: Pain freedom at 2 hours and sustained pain response at 24 hours are important outcomes of acute migraine therapy. Some studies have examined rates and predictors of successful treatment outcomes for single attacks in clinical trials. However, little is known about predictors of typical response to acute treatment over multiple attacks in the population. OBJECTIVES: To identify sociodemographic features, headache characteristics, comorbidities and treatment-related factors that predict acute treatment success or failure at 2 hours and 24 hours post dose in a US population sample of persons with episodic migraine...
October 12, 2016: Headache
Christina L Szperka, Amy A Gelfand, Andrew D Hershey
OBJECTIVE: To describe current patterns of use of nerve blocks and trigger point injections for treatment of pediatric headache. BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve blocks are often used to treat headaches in adults and children, but the available studies and practice data from adult headache specialists have shown wide variability in diagnostic indications, sites injected, and medication(s) used. The purpose of this study was to describe current practice patterns in the use of nerve blocks and trigger point injections for pediatric headache disorders...
October 12, 2016: Headache
Trishan Patel, Amy Elphick, James E Jackson, Claire L Shovlin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if injection of intravenous particles may provoke migraines in subjects with right-to-left shunts due to pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). BACKGROUND: Migraine headaches commonly affect people with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), especially those with pulmonary AVMs that provide right-to-left shunts. In our clinical practice, patients occasionally reported acute precipitation of migraine headaches following injection of technetium-labeled albumin macroaggregates for nuclear medicine scans...
October 11, 2016: Headache
Christoph J Schankin, Michele Viana, Peter J Goadsby
Visual disturbances in migraineurs, such as visual aura, are typically episodic, that is, associated with the headache attack, and overlaid by head pain and other symptoms that impact the patient. In some patients, however, visual symptoms are dominant due to frequency (migraine aura status), duration (persistent migraine aura and other persistent positive visual phenomena), or complexity (visual snow syndrome). These syndromes are more rare and challenging to classify in clinical practice resulting in a lack of systematic studies on pathophysiology and treatment...
October 7, 2016: Headache
Anne H Calhoun, Nicole Gill
BACKGROUND: This retrospective observational study describes what appears to be a not-uncommon yet not previously typified headache disorder, "end-menstrual migraine" (EMM) named for its proximate occurrence with the terminal days of menstrual bleeding each month. METHODS: Our menstrual migraine (MM) clinic's database was queried for patients with migraine, regular menses, and the locally used diagnostic code of EMM, signifying the patient's assertion that she had migraine at the end of menses as well as calendar data confirming that association...
October 5, 2016: Headache
Athir H Morad, Rafael J Tamargo, Allan Gottschalk
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the duration, intensity, location, and usual treatment of pain throughout hospitalization following subarachnoid hemorrhage. BACKGROUND: Headache following subarachnoid hemorrhage can be sudden and severe. Little is known about the longitudinal course of headache or its analgesic therapy following the initial diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of 564 patients diagnosed with cerebral aneurysms collected from 10/2009 to 2/2013 was searched for conscious patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage...
October 5, 2016: Headache
Andrew T Martin, Susan M Pinney, Changchun Xie, Robert L Herrick, Yun Bai, Jeanette Buckholz, Vincent T Martin
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether headache disorders are a risk factor for the development of new onset hypothyroidism. BACKGROUND: Past studies have reported associations between headache disorders and hypothyroidism, but the directionality of the association is unknown. METHODS: This was a longitudinal retrospective cohort study using data from the Fernald Medical Monitoring Program (FMMP). Residents received physical examinations and thyroid function testing every 3 years during the 20 year program...
September 27, 2016: Headache
Robert D Sheeler, Ivan Garza, Bert B Vargas, Angela E O'Neil
BACKGROUND: Chronic daily headache (CDH) affects 2% to 4% of the North American and European population. Various pathways lead to this condition, although chronification of migraine and the occurrence of central sensitization in tension headache are the 2 most common. Medication overuse headaches complicate a substantial portion of other primary headaches that have become chronic and often make their treatment more complex and less successful. METHODS/RESULTS: A 10-step process to help primary care providers evaluate and treat CDH patients begins with excluding secondary headache disorders, then moves on to classification of the primary underlying headache disorder...
August 23, 2016: Headache
Lou Grangeon, Gulden Ozel, Evelyne Guégan-Massardier, Romain Lefaucheur
Bath-related thunderclap headache (BRTH) is a rare entity, closed to reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome. It is only described in middle-aged women and mainly Asiatic ethnic origins. Role of estrogen is consequently discussed. We report here a case of a 36-year-old man, admitted for five episodes of thunderclap headaches, triggered by hot shower. This is the first male case of BRTH, opposing only a hormonal hypothesis. Furthermore, this African patient consolidates the non-exclusivity of this affection to Asian ethnic origins...
August 4, 2016: Headache
Mario F P Peres, Alan M Rapoport
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Headache
Jacopo Fantini, Arianna Sartori, Paolo Manganotti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Headache
Vincent T Martin, Brinder Vij
BACKGROUND: The role of diet in the management of the headache patient is a controversial topic in the headache field. OBJECTIVES: To review the evidence supporting the hypothesis that specific foods or ingredients within foods and beverages trigger attacks of headache and/or migraine and to discuss the use of elimination diets in the prevention of headache disorders METHODS: This represents part 1 of a narrative review of the role of diet in the prevention of migraine and other headache disorders...
October 2016: Headache
Emily Justusson, Dong Dan Y Han, Siddharth Kapoor, Jonathan H Smith
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October 2016: Headache
Laura Petrarca, Raffaella Nenna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Headache
Carl Dahlöf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Headache
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