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Current Pain and Headache Reports

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896587/psychological-and-behavioral-issues-in-the-management-of-migraine-in-children-and-adolescents
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William Qubty, Amy A Gelfand
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: It is sometimes assumed that children and adolescents with migraine have a psychiatric or behavioral comorbidity, a belief that can be stigmatizing. This review will examine the recent literature addressing this area to determine if pediatric and adolescent migraineurs are at increased risk for psychiatric comorbidity and to discuss management strategies. RECENT FINDINGS: A large systematic review of pediatric and adolescent studies concluded anxiety and depression were not associated with onset of recurrent headaches...
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873124/carotid-and-vertebral-dissection-imaging
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Hakeem J Shakir, Jason M Davies, Hussain Shallwani, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy
Carotid or vertebral artery dissection is the result of a tear in the vessel lining wherein the intima separates the media. This creates a false or pseudo lumen, often accompanied by hemorrhage into the arterial wall. Dissection of these craniocervical vessels often manifests with pain alone but, if untreated, may result in severe neurologic compromise. The causes of dissection are multifactorial, including spontaneous, iatrogenic, and traumatic insults. Regardless of etiology, treatment consists primarily of anticoagulation, whereas endovascular therapy is reserved for cases with persistent thrombus or flow limitation...
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873123/vestibular-migraine-in-children-and-adolescents
#3
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Thyra Langhagen, Mirjam N Landgraf, Doreen Huppert, Florian Heinen, Klaus Jahn
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to provide an actualized overview on vestibular migraine in childhood and adolescence, with focus on the epidemiology and clinical presentation as well as its treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Vertigo spells in childhood can evolve into other periodic syndromes and/or migraine types and persist even into adulthood. Vestibular migraine (VM) and benign paroxysmal vertigo are the most common causes of vertigo in children and adolescents...
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873122/how-well-does-the-ichd-3-beta-help-in-real-life-migraine-diagnosis-and-management
#4
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Sait Ashina, Jes Olesen, Richard B Lipton
Classification has played a major role in the diagnosis of primary headache conditions including migraine with and without aura. With many updates and changes, the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD)-3 beta is currently considered as the gold standard for classification of migraine and other headaches. Correct diagnosis of migraine and its subtypes is a first step toward appropriate treatment and crucial to minimizing disability and optimizing health-related quality of life. The ICHD-3 beta version represents the state of the art in migraine diagnosis but is expected to evolve as biological knowledge advances...
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873121/challenges-to-treatment-of-chronic-pain-and-addiction-during-the-opioid-crisis
#5
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Daniel Krashin, Natalia Murinova, Mark Sullivan
Health care in the USA faces a double challenge, the crisis of chronic pain and the crisis of opioid misuse and overdose. Patients have been prescribed opioids at high doses with unclear indications for long periods of time, putting them at high risk for morbidity and mortality. A significant proportion of these patients have comorbid psychiatric or substance use disorders complicating their pain conditions. The challenges to treating these patients adequately are discussed, along with potential solutions to these issues at the level of the individual provider, healthcare systems, and society...
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873120/-katakori-a-pain-syndrome-specific-to-the-japanese
#6
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Masaki Kitahara, Masahiko Shibata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864731/multiple-sclerosis-related-pain-syndromes-an-imaging-update
#7
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Amir Mazhari
Pain in multiple sclerosis (MS) is a common manifestation, made up of complex phenomenon involving intricate neurophysiological processing at central levels of the pain pathway. Our understanding of the clinical and neurophysiological mechanisms of central/neuropathic pain related to MS continues to improve with improved imaging techniques but remains a challenging area of research. The advancements in imaging techniques for lesion evaluation of the various neuroanatomic structures have improved our detection, diagnosis, and understanding of MS pain and help validate subjective symptoms...
December 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841015/nsaids-in-the-treatment-of-postoperative-pain
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Anita Gupta, Maimouna Bah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Postoperative pain results in multiple undesirable physiologic and psychological outcomes, and it should be managed in a multimodal approach. This article reviews the latest scientific literature of NSAIDs in the treatment of postoperative pain. The goal is to answer the following questions: (1) Are NSAIDs effective in the postoperative period? (2) Are NSAIDs safe in all surgical patients? and (3) Are adverse effects of NSAIDs increased or diminished in the acute postoperative period? RECENT FINDINGS: NSAIDs are safe and effective in the treatment of postoperative pain, and they should be administered to all postoperative surgical patients unless contraindicated...
November 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678260/invasive-and-non-invasive-electrical-pericranial-nerve-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-primary-headaches
#9
Kevin D'Ostilio, Delphine Magis
Chronic primary headaches are widespread disorders which cause significant quality of life and socioprofessional impairment. Available pharmacological treatments have often a limited efficacy and/or can generate unbearable side effects. Electrical nerve stimulation is a well-known non-destructive method of pain modulation which has been recently applied to headache management. In this review, we summarise recent advances in invasive and non-invasive neurostimulation techniques targeting pericranial structures for the treatment of chronic primary headaches, chiefly migraine and cluster headache: occipital nerve, supraorbital nerve, vagus nerve, and sphenopalatine ganglion stimulations...
November 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671799/review-of-recent-advances-in-peripheral-nerve-stimulation-pns
#10
Krishnan Chakravarthy, Andrew Nava, Paul J Christo, Kayode Williams
Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) for the treatment of chronic pain has become an increasingly important field in the arena of neuromodulation, given the ongoing advances in electrical neuromodulation technology since 1999 permitting minimally invasive approaches using an percutaneous approach as opposed to implantable systems. Our review aims to provide clinicians with the recent advances and studies in the field, with specific emphasis on clinical data and indications that have been accumulated over the last several years...
November 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27655139/overview-of-total-knee-arthroplasty-and-modern-pain-control-strategies
#11
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Lacey Giambelluca Lavie, M Patricia Fox, Vinod Dasa
Perioperative pain management of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) remains a challenge for physicians and anesthesiologists. Reducing postoperative pain is an essential component of patient satisfaction, functional outcomes, and hospital length of stay. Multimodal pain management regimens have been demonstrated to be superior to monotherapy in achieving adequate pain control, as well as an effective method of limiting side effects of analgesics. In the present investigation, we present literature published over the last year relating to new advancements in perioperative pain management for TKA...
November 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646014/utilization-of-facet-joint-and-sacroiliac-joint-interventions-in-medicare-population-from-2000-to-2014-explosive-growth-continues
#12
REVIEW
Laxmaiah Manchikanti, Joshua A Hirsch, Vidyasagar Pampati, Mark V Boswell
Increasing utilization of interventional techniques in managing chronic spinal pain, specifically facet joint interventions and sacroiliac joint injections, is a major concern of healthcare policy makers. We analyzed the patterns of utilization of facet and sacroiliac joint interventions in managing chronic spinal pain. The results showed significant increase of facet joint interventions and sacroiliac joint injections from 2000 to 2014 in Medicare FFS service beneficiaries. Overall, the Medicare population increased 35 %, whereas facet joint and sacroiliac joint interventions increased 313...
October 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591799/cadasil-imaging-characteristics-and-clinical-correlation
#13
REVIEW
Shuhan Zhu, Stephanie J Nahas
Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is caused by mutations in the NOTCH3 gene located on chromosome 19p13. CADASIL causes a clinical syndrome of migraines (frequently with aura), progressive strokes, and cognitive decline in adults leading to severe functional impairment by the seventh decade of life. Genetic testing is the gold standard for diagnosing this condition, but the syndrome can be suspected clinically based on history and a characteristic pattern of confluent subcortical white matter disease in the anterior temporal poles and external capsule...
October 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562782/imaging-of-headache-in-pregnancy
#14
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Maryna Skliut, Dara G Jamieson
Pregnant women are most likely to have primary headaches, such as migraine and tension-type headaches, which can be diagnosed and treated without brain imaging. Primary headaches may even start de novo during pregnancy, especially in the first few months. However, when the headache occurs late in pregnancy or in the peripartum period, secondary causes of headaches need to be considered and evaluated by brain and/or vascular imaging, generally using magnetic resonance techniques. There is considerable overlap between the cerebrovascular complications of pregnancy, including preeclampsia/eclampsia, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES), reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS), and both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes; although, their imaging may be distinctive...
October 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27534950/neurosurgical-emergencies-in-sports-neurology
#15
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Vin Shen Ban, James A Botros, Christopher J Madden, H Hunt Batjer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Athletic neurosurgical emergencies are injuries that can lead to mortality or significant morbidity and require immediate recognition and treatment. This review article discusses the epidemiology of sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) with an attempt to quantify the incidence of neurosurgical emergencies in sports. Emergencies such as intracranial hemorrhage, second impact syndrome, vascular injuries, and seizures are discussed. RECENT FINDINGS: The incidence of sports-related TBI presenting to level I or II trauma centers in the USA is about 10 in 100,000 population per year...
September 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477183/imaging-of-melas
#16
REVIEW
Konark Malhotra, David S Liebeskind
Mitochondrial diseases are multisystem disorders that frequently involve the central nervous system. The clinical presentation of these disorders may be challenging to differentiate from cerebrovascular disorders. Various imaging techniques are now available that provide a wide range of imaging modalities during initial clinical evaluation and throughout the disease course. Recent technological advancements have introduced advanced neuroimaging modalities that provide detailed information of metabolic disorders at the tissue level...
September 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474095/evaluation-and-management-of-sci-associated-pain
#17
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Michael Saulino, Justin F Averna
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurological condition. Treatment of SCI-related pain is challenging for the treating physician, as normal neural pathways are disrupted. Patients with SCI consistently rate pain as one of the most difficult problems associated with their injury. SCI-related pain can be refractory and complete relief is often not possible. The multidimensional nature of SCI-related pain affects the neural system including autonomic nervous system deregulation and can alter metabolic and biochemical processes throughout the body...
September 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474094/neuroimaging-in-the-diagnostic-evaluation-of-eye-pain
#18
REVIEW
Gabriella Szatmáry
Ocular or eye pain is a frequent complaint encountered not only by eye care providers but neurologists. Isolated eye pain is non-specific and non-localizing; therefore, it poses significant differential diagnostic problems. A wide range of neurologic and ophthalmic disorders may cause pain in, around, or behind the eye. These include ocular and orbital diseases and primary and secondary headaches. In patients presenting with an isolated and chronic eye pain, neuroimaging is usually normal. However, at the beginning of a disease process or in low-grade disease, the eye may appear "quiet," misleading a provider lacking familiarity with underlying disorders and high index of clinical suspicion...
September 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474093/opioid-treatment-of-migraine-risk-factors-and-behavioral-issues
#19
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Melissa T Stone, Valerie Weed, Ronald J Kulich
Migraine can impact every aspect of a person's functioning. Psychological comorbidities, cognitive constructs, and behavioral responses to pain greatly impact the perception of migraine pain, treatment efficacy and outcome, and overall quality of life and functioning. Current considerations for migraine treatment emphasize the utility of the biopsychosocial model in understanding and treating migraine, noting both the importance of addressing psychological factors such as cognitive beliefs as well as psychiatric comorbidities...
September 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27457368/drug-interaction-and-serotonin-toxicity-with-opioid-use-another-reason-to-avoid-opioids-in-headache-and-migraine-treatment
#20
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Hossein Ansari, Leila Kouti
Treatment of headache, specifically migraine attacks, has always been a challenging subject, especially for neurologist and pain specialists. Triptans are generally underutilized, despite being the gold standard abortive medication for migraine attacks. On the other hand, opioid analgesics are overused as a treatment for headache. One reason for this could be physician unfamiliarity with drug interactions between opioids and other medications, especially the possibility of serotonin toxicity. The general awareness of potential serotonin toxicity with using opioid analgesics is low...
August 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
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