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Giulia Natalucci, Noemi Faedda, Dario Calderoni, Rita Cerutti, Paola Verdecchia, Vincenzo Guidetti
Background: Headache is one of the most common complaints in children and adolescents and comorbidity rates are very high and the major associated diseases are depression, anxiety, atopic disorders, sleep, and behavioral disorders. In recent years, it has been highlighted that difficulties regulating emotions such as alexithymia have also been associated with diagnosis of somatization. Methods: We carried out a mini review analyzing the relation between alexithymia and primary headache (e.g., migraine and tension type headache) in children and adolescents by synthesizing the relevant studies in the literature on PubMed, PsycINFO, and Google Scholar...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
M Cristina Victorio
Migraine and tension-type headaches are common primary headache disorders encountered among children and adolescents presenting to a pediatric clinic. At times, children present with a headache with unusual or peculiar features that can be alarming and perplexing. These can be in the form of a brief stabbing headache with lacrimation in one eye or a continuous headache locked to one side of the head or face. These headache syndromes tend to be more common among adults but, on occasion, are known to occur or have their onset during childhood...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
Raquel Langdon, Sharief Taraman
After sustaining a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury, headaches are one of the most common complaints. The pathophysiologic changes that occur in the setting of injury likely contribute to or cause posttraumatic headaches. Posttraumatic headaches often present as migraine or tension-type headaches. Unlike pain from other types of injuries, headaches following mild traumatic brain injury are more likely to persist. Preexisting conditions such as migraine and mood disorders may influence posttraumatic headache and complicate management...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
Xueying Kong, Jinjin Chen, Huahua Jiang, Qin Li, Yuhua Lv, Yuanyuan Huang, Jin Wu, Lili Zhang, Mingshan Tang, Xiaojing Jiang, Lifen Chen, Min Chen, Zhiqiang Zhou, Lianqiang Xiong, Jing Liu, Hongmei Zhou, Ruodan Wang, Wei Xue, Ganzhen Lu, Jiying Zhou
Objective Tension-type headache is *These authors contributed equally to this work. usually manifested as head pain without associated symptoms, and the validation of diagnostic criteria presented are lacking and highly required in the International Classification of Headache Disorders. The aim of the present study was to explore the diagnosis criteria of tension-type headache in a multicenter-based sample from Chongqing, China. Methods Clinical characteristics and demographics were systematically and prospectively collected between March 2014 and December 2015 from 15 participating hospitals in Chongqing, using a semi-structured face-to-face interview...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Fu-Chi Yang, Hsuan-Ju Chen, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Sy-Jou Chen, Yueh-Feng Sung, Chia-Hung Kao, Tse-Yen Yang
Purpose: Previous studies have suggested associations between primary headache and neurodegenerative diseases; however, the relationship between tension-type headache (TTH), which is the most common type of primary headache, and Parkinson's disease (PD) remains controversial. Hence, in this nationwide, population-based, retrospective cohort study, we explored the temporal association between TTH and PD. Methods: Using claims data in the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, we evaluated 12,309 subjects aged ≥20 years who were newly diagnosed with TTH from 2000 to 2005...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
Yoichi Sunagawa, Nobuko Okamura, Yusuke Miyazaki, Kana Shimizu, Mai Genpei, Masafumi Funamoto, Satoshi Shimizu, Yasufumi Katanasaka, Eriko Morimoto, Hajime Yamakage, Maki Komiyama, Noriko Satoh-Asahara, Hiromichi Wada, Mika Suzuki, Koji Hasegawa, Tatsuya Morimoto
Neck and shoulder stiffness is a typical subjective symptom in developed countries. This stiffness is caused by factors such as muscle tension and poor blood flow, leading to reduce work efficiency and diminish quality of life. NKCP®, a natto-derived dietary food supplement whose main component is bacillopeptidase F, has antithrombotic, fibrinolytic, and blood viscosity-lowering effects. Here, we investigated the effect of NKCP® on neck and shoulder stiffness in a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized crossover study...
February 6, 2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Alvaro Leiva-Calderón, Renzo J Mayorga-Moreno
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February 2018: Headache
Soo-Jin Cho, Jong-Hee Sohn, Jong Seok Bae, Min Kyung Chu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Headache
Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub
Headache is a prominent feature in mitochondrial disorders (MIDs) but no comprehensive overview is currently available. This review aims at summarising and discussing findings concerning type, frequency, pathogenesis, and treatment of headache in MIDs. The most frequent headache types in MIDs are migraine and migraine-like headache (MLH). MLH is classified as secondary headache. More rarely, tension-type headache, trigemino-autonomic headache, or different secondary headaches can be found. Migraine or MLH may manifest with or without aura...
January 26, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Amaal J Starling
Headache is a common, disabling neurologic problem in all age groups, including older adults. In older adults, headache is most likely a primary disorder, such as tension-type headache or migraine; however, there is a higher risk of secondary causes, such as giant cell arteritis or intracranial lesions, than in younger adults. Thus, based on the headache history, clinical examination, and presence of headache red flags, a focused diagnostic evaluation is recommended, ranging from blood tests to neuroimaging, depending on the headache characteristics...
February 2018: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Juan J Fernández-Muñoz, María Palacios-Ceña, Paula Parás-Bravo, Margarita Cigarán-Méndez, Esperanza Navarro-Pardo
Current research into the pathogenesis of tension-type headache (TTH) and migraine is focused on altered nociceptive pain processing. Among the potential factors that influence sensitization mechanisms, emotional stress, depression, or sleep disorders all have an essential role: they increase the excitability of nociceptive firing and trigger hyperalgesic responses. Sleep disturbances and headache disorders share common brain structures and pathogenic mechanisms and TTH, migraine, and sleep disturbances often occur together; for example, 50% of individuals who have either TTH or migraine have insomnia...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
Charity J Lee, Roy C Levitt, Elizabeth R Felix, Constantine D Sarantopoulos, Anat Galor
Introduction: Recent evidence suggests that dry eye (DE) may be comorbid with other chronic pain conditions. Objectives: To evaluate DE as a comorbid condition in the U.S. veteran population. Methods: Retrospective review of veterans seen in the Veterans Administration Healthcare System (Veteran Affairs) between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2014. Dry eye and nonocular pain disorders were ascertained by International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes...
November 2017: Pain Reports (Baltimore, Md.)
Yang Liu, Da-Ping Song, Tong Wang
RATIONALE: Meningiomas are mostly regarded as benign tumors histologically,accounting for 13% to 26% of all primary intracranial tumors.It is testified that multiple meningiomas occur in <10% of cases.A case of concurrent grades I and II in the same patient in our hospital was described. PATIENT CONCERN: A 66-year-old man who was experiencing headache and weakening in the left limbs, which gradually improved.Then, the myodynamia of left limb was weakening to level 3 and the muscular tension of left limbwas too strong for 1 year...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ghazale Akbarzadeh, Hojjat Daniali, Mohsen Javdzadh, Line Caes, Seyran Ranjbar, Mojtaba Habibi
Objective: Parental pain catastrophizing is a construct recognized to have a significant impact on experience of pain in both children and parents. This research aimed to investigate the probable relationship of parental pain catastrophizing with the parent's reports of children's anxiety, depression and headache severity amongst Iranian parents of children with chronic or recurrent headache. Materials & Methods: This study was conducted in 2015-16, in two pediatric neurological centers located in Tehran, Iran; with a convenience sampling method and 212 parents (120 mothers and 92 fathers) of 132 children with a chronic or recurrent headache (migraine and tension-type)...
2018: Iranian Journal of Child Neurology
René F Castien, Johannes C van der Wouden, Willem De Hertogh
Sensitivity of tissues can be measured by algometry. Decreased pressure pain thresholds over the cranio-cervical area are supposed to reflect signs of sensitization of the trigemino-cervical nucleus caudalis. A systematic review was conducted to assess the current scientific literature describing pressure pain threshold (PPT) values over the cranio-cervical region in patients with migraine, tension-type headache (TTH), and cervicogenic headache (CeH). A literature search was executed in three databases. The search strategy included the following keywords: migraine, TTH, CeH, PPT and algometry...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Headache and Pain
Rashid Merchant, Amitkumar J Choudhari, Mitusha Verma, Deepak P Patkar, Pezad Doctor
Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is a normal response to failure of hematopoiesis at its normal site i.e., bone marrow. It is a manifestation of many congenital hemolytic anemias and marrow failure secondary to myelodysplastic syndromes. Usually, extramedullary myeloid proliferation occurs in liver, spleen and lymph nodes. However, there are many unusual sites where EMH can occur. The authors report two cases of intracranial extramedullary hematopoiesis in beta thalassemia. In one of these patients, epidural soft tissue was detected along frontal and parietal convexities causing compression of brain parenchyma leading to raised intracranial tension and sagging of brain stem, corpus callosum and herniation of cerebellar tonsils...
January 25, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Naoki Yuasa, Eiichiro Nagata, Natsuko Fujii, Masatoshi Ito, Hideo Tsukamoto, Shunya Takizawa
Migraine attacks alter various molecules that might be related to the pathophysiology of migraine, such as serotonin, calcitonin gene-related peptide, and nitric oxide. The underlying pathophysiology of migraine is as yet unclear. We explored key proteins related to the pathogenesis of migraine here. Serum was collected from two patients with migraine with aura (MA) and seven patients with migraine without aura (MO) during attack-free periods and migraine attacks. Samples were analyzed using 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis...
2018: PloS One
Ahmed Mohamed Maged, Amr H Abbassy, Hend R S Sakr, Heba Elsawah, Heba Wagih, Asmaa I Ogila, Amal Kotb
OBJECTIVE: To study the effectiveness of performing swimming on the severity of symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled trial that was conducted on 70 women diagnosed with PMS divided randomly into two equal groups: Group I included women who engaged into exercise and group II controls. Daily Symptoms Report was filled at the start and at end of the study. RESULTS: At the posttreatment evaluation, there was a highly significant difference between the study and control groups regarding anxiety (0 vs...
January 19, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
J A Pijpers, N J Wiendels, H Koppen, M D Ferrari, J Haan, G M Terwindt
- Medication-overuse headache is a highly prevalent disorder with a major impact on the quality of life.- Medication-overuse headache is defined as headache on ≥ 15 days per month with overuse of acute headache medication for ≥ 3 months. We talk about overuse in case of intake of simple analgesics on ≥ 15 days per month or triptans or combinations of analgesics on ≥ 10 days per month.- The underlying type of headache is usually migraine or tension-type headache.- One of the possible underlying mechanisms of medication-overuse headache is changed sensitivity as a consequence of central sensitisation...
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
S Ashina, R B Lipton, L Bendtsen, N Hajiyeva, D C Buse, A C Lyngberg, R Jensen
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is common in the general population and in individuals with primary headaches. We assessed the relative frequency of self-reported back pain in persons with and without primary headaches and examined pain sensitivity. METHOD: A population of 796 individuals completed a headache interview based on ICHD criteria and provided data of interest in a self-administered questionnaire. Headache cases were classified into chronic (≥15) (CH) or episodic (<15 headache days/month) (EH)...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Pain: EJP
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