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Tension type headache

Sherifa Ahmed Hamed
OBJECTIVES: Pregabalin (PGB) is a gabapentinoid (ie, GABA analog), which has been Food and Drug Administration-approved for treatment of partial epilepsy in adults and neuropathic pain. It also has off-label uses for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorders, fibromyalgia, and tension headache and prevention of migraine. Few cases were reported with sexual dysfunctions (SDs) as adverse effects of PGB and gabapentin, and the majority were dose related (≥900 mg/d for gabapentin)...
July 2018: Clinical Neuropharmacology
Brandon J Rea, Anne-Sophie Wattiez, Jayme S Waite, William C Castonguay, Chantel M Schmidt, Aaron M Fairbanks, Bennett R Robertson, Cameron J Brown, Bianca N Mason, Maria-Cristina Moldovan-Loomis, Leon F Garcia-Martinez, Pieter Poolman, Johannes Ledolter, Randy H Kardon, Levi P Sowers, Andrew F Russo
Migraine is the third most common disease in the world (behind dental caries and tension-type headache) with an estimated global prevalence of 15%, yet its etiology remains poorly understood. Recent clinical trials have heralded the potential of therapeutic antibodies that block the actions of the neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) or its receptor to prevent migraine. CGRP is believed to contribute to trigeminal nerve hypersensitivity and photosensitivity in migraine, but a direct role in pain associated with migraine has not been established...
July 9, 2018: Pain
Mei-Ling Sharon Tai, Jun Fai Yap, Cheng Beh Goh
Background: The literature on the dietary trigger factors of headache among the South East Asians is limited. Objective: The objective of the study was to examine the dietary trigger factors of migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) in Malaysian patients, consisting of Malays, Chinese and Indians. Methods: In this prospective cross-sectional study, patients presenting with migraine and TTH to a neurology clinic between April 2010 and June 2017 were recruited...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
Anne Luise H Vollesen, Agneta Snoer, Rasmus P Beske, Song Guo, Jan Hoffmann, Rigmor H Jensen, Messoud Ashina
Importance: Signaling molecule calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) induces migraine attacks and anti-CGRP medications abort and prevent migraine attacks. Whether CGRP provokes cluster headache attacks is unknown. Objective: To determine whether CGRP induces cluster headache attacks in episodic cluster headache in active phase, episodic cluster headache in remission phase, and chronic cluster headache. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2-way crossover study set at the Danish Headache Center, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, in Denmark...
July 9, 2018: JAMA Neurology
Bianca de Araújo Wagner, Pedro Ferreira Moreira Filho
OBJECTIVE: To investigate associations of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), bruxism, anxiety and sleep quality among military firefighters with frequent episodic tension-type headache (FETTH). METHODS: The sample comprised two groups (80 individuals): controls (mean age 35.2 years) and study group (mean age 38.5 years). Headache was diagnosed in accordance with the ICHD-III. The Research Diagnostic Criteria for TMDs were used to classify the TMDs; bruxism was diagnosed in accordance with the International Classification of Sleep Disorders; anxiety was classified using the Beck Anxiety Inventory; and sleep quality was assessed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index...
June 2018: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
M A S Ahmed, Ella Ramseyer-Bache, Katherine Taylor
BACKGROUND: Headache on wakening (HoW) or sleep interruption secondary to headache (SIH) has been commonly regarded as a potential sign of raised intracranial pressure and therefore a sign of significant underlying pathology that necessitates further investigation. Current recommendations for neuroimaging in patients with HoW/SIH are neither consistent nor clear across headache guidelines published both nationally and internationally. AIM: The main aim of this study was to ascertain the relevance of HoW and/or SIH as an indication for routine neuroimaging...
June 18, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Sara Bottiroli, Marta Allena, Grazia Sances, Roberto De Icco, Micol Avenali, Ricardo Fadic, Zaza Katsarava, Miguel Ja Lainez, Maria Teresa Goicochea, Lars Bendtsen, Rigmor Højland Jensen, Giuseppe Nappi, Cristina Tassorelli
Aim To identify factors that may be predictors of the outcome of a detoxification treatment in medication-overuse headache. Methods Consecutive patients entering a detoxification program in six centres in Europe and Latin America were evaluated and followed up for 6 months. We evaluated anxious and depressive symptomatology (though patients with severe psychiatric comorbidity were excluded), quality of life, headache-related disability, headache characteristics, and prophylaxis upon discharge. Results Of the 492 patients who completed the six-month follow up, 407 ceased overuse following the detoxification (non overusers), another 23 ceased overuse following detoxification but relapsed during the follow-up...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Fu-Hui Dong
The miminally-invasive techniques of traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) uses different types of acupuncture needles to treat diseased locations with special techniques. These techniques include different methods of insertion and closed incision (press cutting, sliding cutting, scrape cutting, etc.). This needling technique is based on the traditional Chinese medicine theories of Pi Bu (cutaneous), Jing Jin (sinew), Jing Luo (meridian), Wu Ti (five body structure components) and Zang Fu (organ system). Commonly used needles include: needle Dao , needle with edge, Pi needle, Shui needle, Ren needle, Gou needle, Chang Yuan needle, Bo needle and so on...
June 25, 2018: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Emma Stanhope, Lynsey Foulds, Gamal Sayed, Ute Goldmann
BACKGROUND: Headache is one of the most common symptoms following delivery and the underlying cause may be benign or life threatening. Identification of the cause of headache in the postpartum period can be challenging and relies on a comprehensive history and thorough examination, with particular focus on the presence or absence of neurological signs, which may suggest a more serious diagnosis (Nelson-Piercy 2010 ). However, through clinical experience and research, we have noted that post-partum headache is significantly under-recognised and treated (Goldszmidt et al...
July 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mohammad Vahedi, Mehrdokht Mazdeh, Mehrdad Hajilooi, Maryam Farhadian, Yasamin Barakian, Parastoo Sadr
Introduction: Tension-type headache is the most common type of headache across the world. Saliva as a non-invasive medium is used to detect a wide range of diseases. Salivary Alpha-Amylase (SAA) levels has been suggested as a potential indirect marker for detecting Sympathoadrenal Medullary (SAM) activity, which is activated by pain. Significant correlation was found between SAA levels and pain scale in patients with chronic pain. The purpose of the present study was to measure SAA activity in Frequent Episodic Tension-Type Headache (FETTH)...
January 2018: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
Brit A Jacobsena, Grete Dyb, Knut Hagen, Lars J Stovner, Turid L Holmen, John-Anker Zwart
Objective Earlier epidemiological studies have shown that headaches are frequent among adolescents, especially girls. In particular, recurrent primary headache disorders such as migraine and tension-type headaches are common complaints in this age group. Headaches are increasingly being recognized as a significant health problem in adolescents and can lead to significant disabilities by affecting their lives, their school performance and their social lives. The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of primary headaches among adolescents aged 16-20 years in Norway in two periods...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Lotte Skytte Krøll, Catharina Sjödahl Hammarlund, Rigmor Højland Jensen, Gunvor Gard
Aabstract Background and aim Migraine often includes co-existing tension-type headache (TTH) and neck pain (NP). Multiple headache questionnaires assessing headache impact have beendescribed previously; however, none of the existing questionnaires have been designed to cover migraine with co-existing TTH and NP. Therefore a new questionnaire was developed to measure these co-morbidities. The aim was to determine face and content validity of the newly developed questionnaire, "Impact of Migraine, Tension-Type Headache and Neck Pain" (impact M-TTH-NP) and to determine face and content validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ short form), Migraine-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MSQ v...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Raimundo Pereira Silva-Néto
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical features and possible diagnostic criteria of the 50 bath-related headache (BRH) cases that have been published in the literature to date. METHODS: Based on a literature search in the major medical databases, we analyzed all case reports or case series on BRH that were published between 2000 and 2017. RESULTS: We describe 48 women and two men diagnosed with BRH. Of these 50 patients, 90% were from Asian countries...
May 2018: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
Janos Tajti, Melinda Látos, Szabolcs Ábrahám, Zsolt Simonka, Attila Paszt, György Lázár
Background and purpose: Tension-type headache is a very common disease with a high socio-economic impact as its lifetime prevalence is 30-78% in the general population. The incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases is continuously rising. Limited data are accessible on quality of life in patients with surgically treated ulcerative colitis. The aim of our study is to examine quality of life, concerning headache, among patients who had undergone surgery due to ulcerative colitis. Methods: Between 1 January 2005 and 1 March 2016, surgery was performed due to ulcerative colitis in 75 patients...
November 30, 2017: Ideggyógyászati Szemle
M Palacios-Ceña, K Wang, M Castaldo, S Fuensalida-Novo, C Ordás-Bandera, A Guillem-Mesado, L Arendt-Nielsen, C Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Aims Some evidence supports that referred pain elicited by active trigger points (TrPs) reproduces some features of tension type headache (TTH). Our aim was to investigate the association between the number of active TrPs and health-related quality of life TTH. Methods Patients with TTH diagnosed by experienced neurologists according to the last International Headache Classification (ICHD-III) were included. Exclusion criteria included other primary headaches, medication overuse headache, whiplash injury or fibromyalgia...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
Dennis Anheyer, Matthew J Leach, Petra Klose, Gustav Dobos, Holger Cramer
Background Mindfulness-based stress reduction/cognitive therapy are frequently used for pain-related conditions, but their effects on headache remain uncertain. This review aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of mindfulness-based stress reduction/cognitive therapy in reducing the symptoms of chronic headache. Data sources and study selection MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus, CENTRAL, and PsychINFO were searched to 16 June 2017. Randomized controlled trials comparing mindfulness-based stress reduction/cognitive therapy with usual care or active comparators for migraine and/or tension-type headache, which assessed headache frequency, duration or intensity as a primary outcome, were eligible for inclusion...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Ioana Ion, Dimitri Renard, Anne Le Floch, Marie De Verdal, Stephane Bouly, Anne Wacongne, Alessandro Lozza, Giovanni Castelnovo
Refractory chronic migraine is a disabling disorder impacting quality of life. BOTOX® (Onabotulinumtoxin A) is approved as a prophylactic treatment of chronic migraine in patients unresponsive to at least three prior preventive treatments. The objective of this study was to determine the prophylactic effect of 145 U XEOMIN® (Incobotulinumtoxin A) injected at 31 specific sites in adult patients with refractory chronic migraine. Sixty-one patients (8 men and 53 women, mean age 50) with migraine were recruited, including 20 patients with isolated chronic migraine, 18 patients with chronic migraine associating tension-type headache, 12 patients with migraine associating medication overuse headache , and 11 patients with episodic disabling migraine...
June 1, 2018: Toxins
Andreas Kattem Husøy, Carl Pintzka, Live Eikenes, Asta K Håberg, Knut Hagen, Mattias Linde, Lars Jacob Stovner
Background The relationship between subcortical nuclei and headache is unclear. Most previous studies were conducted in small clinical migraine samples. In the present population-based MRI study, we hypothesized that headache sufferers exhibit reduced volume and deformation of the nucleus accumbens compared to non-sufferers. In addition, volume and deformation of the amygdala, caudate, hippocampus, pallidum, putamen and thalamus were examined. Methods In all, 1006 participants (50-66 years) from the third Nord-Trøndelag Health Survey, were randomly selected to undergo a brain MRI at 1...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Boris Filipovic, J Alexander de Ru, Sara Hakim, Rick van de Langenberg, Pepijn A Borggreven, Peter J F M Lohuis
Importance: Endoscopic surgical decompression of the supratrochlear nerve (STN) and supraorbital nerve (SON) is a new treatment for patients with frontal chronic headache who are refractory to standard treatment options. Objective: To evaluate and compare treatment outcomes of oral medication, botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A) injections, and endoscopic decompression surgery in frontal secondary headache attributed to STN and supraorbital SON entrapment. Design, Setting, and Participants: Prospective cohort study of 22 patients from a single institution (Diakonessen Hospital Utrecht) with frontal headache of moderate-to-severe intensity (visual analog scale [VAS] score, 7-10), frontally located, experienced more than 15 days per month, and described as pressure or tension that intensifies with pressure on the area of STN and SON...
May 10, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Deanna Saylor, Timothy J Steiner
At the turn of the century, most of the world's population lived in regions where the prevalence of headache was unknown and its impact poorly understood. Lifting The Burden (LTB), a nonprofit organization in official relations with the World Health Organization, established the Global Campaign against Headache, with the ultimate purpose of reducing the burden of headache worldwide. First, the scope and scale of this burden had to be known. LTB embarked upon a program of population-based studies in countries in all world regions in order to achieve its aim...
April 2018: Seminars in Neurology
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