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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524254/migraine-nurses-in-primary-care-costs-and-benefits
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Jan S P van den Berg, Timothy J Steiner, Petra J L Veenstra, Boudewijn J Kollen
OBJECTIVE: We examined the costs and benefits of introducing migraine nurses into primary care. BACKGROUND: Migraine is one of the most costly neurological diseases. METHODS: We analyzed data from our earlier nonrandomized cohort study comparing an intervention group of 141 patients, whose care was supported by nurses trained in migraine management, and a control group of 94 patients receiving usual care. Estimates of per-person direct costs were based on nurses' salaries and referrals to neurologists...
May 19, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508543/true-transsphenoidal-meningoencephalocele
#2
Suma Das, Timothy Collins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497569/early-onset-of-efficacy-and-consistency-of-response-across-multiple-migraine-attacks-from-the-randomized-compass-study-avp-825-breath-powered-%C3%A2-exhalation-delivery-system-sumatriptan-nasal-powder-vs-oral-sumatriptan
#3
Stephen Silberstein, Paul K Winner, Peter J McAllister, Stewart J Tepper, Rashmi Halker, Ramy A Mahmoud, Joao Siffert
OBJECTIVE: To further characterize the clinical utility of AVP-825 based on additional prespecified outcomes and post hoc analyses of COMPASS, a Phase 3 comparative efficacy trial of AVP-825 vs 100 mg oral sumatriptan (NCT01667679). AVP-825 was approved in January 2016 by the US Food and Drug Administration under the name ONZETRA(®) Xsail(®) (sumatriptan nasal powder) for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. BACKGROUND: AVP-825 is a delivery system that uses a patient's own breath to deliver low-dose sumatriptan powder to the upper posterior regions of the nasal cavity beyond the narrow nasal valve, areas lined with vascular mucosa conducive to rapid drug absorption into the systemic circulation...
May 11, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488762/visual-auras-in-epilepsy-and-migraine-an-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics
#4
Elisabeth Hartl, José António Gonzalez-Victores, Jan Rémi, Christoph J Schankin, Soheyl Noachtar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of visual auras (VA) in epilepsy and migraine. BACKGROUND: Both disorders are usually diagnosed on clinical grounds, but differentiation might be challenging in isolated auras or because of the similar presentation in migraine and epilepsy. METHODS: A retrospective study of two cohorts was performed to compare the VA characteristics of 27 epilepsy patients and 27 age-matched migraine patients. RESULTS: The duration of VA was significantly shorter in epilepsy (median: 56s; 1st quartile Q1: 26s; 3rd quartile Q3: 130s) than in migraine (20 min; Q1: 10 min; Q3: 30 min) (P < ...
May 10, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488756/cyclic-vomiting-syndrome-in-adults-and-children-a-hypothesis
#5
Sylvain Redon, Cécile Mareau, Eric Guedj, Anne Donnet
OBJECTIVE: To see how patients' clinical descriptions compare to the third classification of International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-III beta). BACKGROUND: CVS is an episodic syndrome associated with migraine. It is a rare disorder of childhood and adulthood. New criteria are proposed in the third classification of International Classification of Headache Disorders. METHODS: This study describes children and adults' CVS characteristics at a French tertiary-care center, according to the ICHD-II and ICHD-III beta criteria...
May 10, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488755/frequency-dependent-habituation-deficit-of-the-nociceptive-blink-reflex-in-aura-with-migraine-headache-can-migraine-aura-modulate-trigeminal-excitability
#6
Armando Perrotta, Maria Grazia Anastasio, Roberto De Icco, Gianluca Coppola, Anna Ambrosini, Mariano Serrao, Giorgio Sandrini, Francesco Pierelli
OBJECTIVE: To study the influence of the migraine aura on the trigeminal nociception, we investigated the habituation of the nociceptive blink reflex (nBR) R2 responses in aura with migraine headache (AwMH) and comparatively in migraine without aura (MWoA) and healthy subjects (HS). BACKGROUND: A clear deficit of habituation in trigeminal nociceptive responses has been documented in MWoA; however, similar data in MWA are lacking. METHODS: Seventeen AwMH, 29 MWoA, and 30 HS were enrolled and a nonrandomized clinical neurophysiological study examining nBR habituation by clinical diagnosis was devised...
May 10, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488355/new-daily-persistent-headache-historical-review-and-an-interview-with-dr-walter-vanast
#7
Matthew S Robbins, Walter J Vanast, R Allan Purdy
New daily persistent headache (NDPH) is an idiopathic headache syndrome characterized by the abrupt onset of an unremitting, daily, continuous headache without an antecedent escalating headache pattern, and not attributable to other primary or secondary headache disorders. We review the history of NDPH in terms of its characterization and classification, and then interview Dr. Walter Vanast, the neurologist who initially described NDPH three decades ago, to gain his perspective now that there is more widespread recognition and interest in this syndrome...
May 9, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488294/medical-undergraduate-survey-on-headache-education-in-singapore-knowledge-perceptions-and-assessment-of-unmet-needs
#8
Jonathan Jia Yuan Ong, Yee Cheun Chan
BACKGROUND: There have been no prior studies assessing the status of undergraduate headache training and education in Singapore. Unmet needs of undergraduate medical students in terms of knowledge-practice gaps pertaining to diagnosis and management of headache disorders are unknown. The possible underemphasis of this aspect of the curriculum as compared to other chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus has also not been ascertained. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to assess the knowledge base and perceptions, thereby identifying the unmet needs of headache disorder education in undergraduate medical students...
May 9, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480575/comprehensive-headache-experience-in-collegiate-student-athletes-an-initial-report-from-the-ncaa-headache-task-force
#9
Tad Seifert, Alicia Sufrinko, Robert Cowan, W Scott Black, Dave Watson, Bill Edwards, Scott Livingston, Keith Webster, David Akers, Mathew Lively, Anthony P Kontos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of primary headache disorders in the general population provides a unique challenge in the evaluation of headache occurring in the context of sport. Despite a wealth of studies exploring the epidemiology of headache in the layperson, little is known about the prevalence and nature of headaches in collegiate student-athletes. These scenarios are challenging in the return to play context, as it is often unclear whether an athlete has an exacerbation of a primary headache disorder, new onset headache unrelated to trauma, or has suffered a concussive injury...
May 7, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480554/vomiting-and-migraine-related-clinical-parameters-in-pediatric-migraine
#10
Tal Eidlitz-Markus, Yishai Haimi-Cohen, Avraham Zeharia
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: To investigate the characteristics of vomiting in pediatric migraineurs and the relationship of vomiting with other migraine-related parameters. METHODS: The cohort included children and adolescents with migraine attending a headache clinic of a tertiary pediatric medical center from 2010 to 2016. Patients were identified by a retrospective database search. Data were collected from medical files. The presence of vomiting was associated with background and headache-related parameters...
May 7, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474431/sun-short-lasting-unilateral-neuralgiform-headache-attacks
#11
Anna Cohen
PREMISE: Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks (SUN) are part of the group of primary headaches called trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs). They are characterized by unilateral attacks of pain with associated ipsilateral cranial autonomic symptoms. PROBLEM: Recently the classification of these attacks has changed, to incorporate the different types of autonomic symptoms such as conjunctival injection and tearing (or lack thereof). Previously considered to be rare and rather refractory to treatment, there is an increasing awareness of this syndrome and the therapeutic possibilities...
May 4, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470754/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-patients-with-chronic-tension-type-headache-a-case-control-study
#12
Sanjay Prakash, Chaturbhuj Rathore, Prayag Makwana, Ankit Dave, Hemant Joshi, Haresh Parekh
OBJECTIVE: To see the interrelation between chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) and serum vitamin D levels. BACKGROUND: Several studies have suggested an association between chronic pain and vitamin D deficiency. Anecdotal evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency may be associated with tension-type headache and migraine. METHODS: This case-control study was carried out to examine the association between CTTH and serum 25-hydroxy vitamin (25(OH) D) levels...
May 3, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470726/measurement-of-blood-flow-velocity-in-the-middle-cerebral-artery-during-spontaneous-migraine-attacks-a-systematic-review
#13
REVIEW
Nisar A Shayestagul, Casper E Christensen, Faisal Mohammad Amin, Sait Ashina, Messoud Ashina
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence for blood flow velocity changes in the middle cerebral artery during and outside of spontaneous migraine attacks. METHODS: A systematic literature search on PubMed was performed and reference lists of assessed articles to identify studies on spontaneous migraine attacks that used transcranial Doppler on the middle cerebral artery with comparisons to interictal measurements were reviewed. Studies on non-spontaneous attacks and intervention studies were excluded...
May 3, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466552/greater-occipital-nerve-treatment-in-the-management-of-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-headache-a-case-report
#14
G Niraj, Peter Critchley, Mahesh Kodivalasa, Mohammed Dorgham
BACKGROUND: Clinical presentation of spontaneous intracranial hypotension headache (SIHH) has similarities with postdural puncture headache (PDPH). Recommended treatment for both conditions is an epidural blood patch. Successful outcomes following greater occipital nerve blocks have been reported in the management of PDPH. We present the first report of greater occipital nerve treatment in SIHH. METHODS: A 40-year-old male presented with a 2-year history of daily postural headaches having a significant impact on quality of life...
May 2, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466541/migraine-improvement-after-anterior-thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-for-drug-resistant-idiopathic-generalized-seizure-a-case-report
#15
Ilana S Lendvai, Thomas M Kinfe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419438/dinosaur-tail-sign-a-useful-spinal-mri-finding-indicative-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage
#16
Keita Sakurai, Masafumi Kanoto, Motoo Nakagawa, Masashi Shimohira, Aya M Tokumaru, Masashi Kameyama, Keigo Shimoji, Satoru Morimoto, Noriyuki Matsukawa, Minoru Nishio, Yuta Shibamoto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the imaging characteristics and diagnostic utility of the "Dinosaur tail sign" in the diagnosis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. BACKGROUND: The authors propose the "Dinosaur tail sign," defined as a combination of the dorsal epidural hyperintensities, fat tissue, spinal cord, and cauda equine on lumbosacral sagittal fat-suppressed T2-weighted image (FST2WI), as a sensitive indicator for diagnosing CSF leakage. METHODS: Imaging characteristics of the "Dinosaur tail sign" was evaluated in seven spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) and 23 iatrogenic CSF leakage (ICSFL) patients...
April 16, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411371/-cough-hemicrania-an-overlapping-form-of-headache-case-reports
#17
Isabel Pavão Martins, Pedro Viana
OBJECTIVE: To describe two patients with recurring unilateral brief headaches that fulfilled criteria for both primary cough headache (CH) and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH). BACKGROUND: CH is typically a bilateral headache, specifically triggered by cough, straining, or other Valsalva maneuvers. The report of cases sharing features with other primary headache disorders, such as CPH, suggest common pathogenic mechanisms. METHODS: Case reports...
April 14, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390100/-forced-normalization-could-it-occur-also-in-migraine-patients
#18
Antonio Russo, Marcello Silvestro, Alessandro Tessitore, Gioacchino Tedeschi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 8, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387038/insights-into-the-functional-anatomy-behind-the-preempt-injection-paradigm-guidance-on-achieving-optimal-outcomes
#19
Andrew M Blumenfeld, Stephen D Silberstein, David W Dodick, Sheena K Aurora, Mitchell F Brin, William J Binder
OBJECTIVE: To provide clinically relevant insights on the identification of the muscles and techniques involved in the safe and effective use of onabotulinumtoxinA for chronic migraine prophylaxis. BACKGROUND: Although guidance on the use of onabotulinumtoxinA for chronic migraine is available, based on the Phase III Research Evaluating Migraine Prophylaxis Therapy (PREEMPT) clinical program, clinical experience has shown that insufficient understanding of the anatomy and function of the head and neck muscles may lead to undesirable outcomes and suboptimal efficacy...
April 6, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369816/arterial-spin-labeling-hypoperfusion-in-migraine-aura
#20
Bruno Law-Ye, Guillaume Fargeot, Delphine Leclercq
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 31, 2017: Headache
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