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Tension headache

Muhammad Abid Azam, Joel Katz, Vina Mohabir, Paul Ritvo
BACKGROUND: Current research suggests that associations between headache conditions (migraine, tension) and imbalances in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) are due to stress-related dysregulation in the activity of the parasympathetic-sympathetic branches. Mindfulness meditation has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing pain-related distress, and in enhancing heart rate variability-a vagal-mediated marker of ANS balance. This study examined HRV during cognitive stress and mindfulness meditation in individuals with migraine and tension headaches...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Psychophysiology
K Reich, M Gooderham, L Green, A Bewley, Z Zhang, I Khanskaya, R M Day, J Goncalves, K Shah, V Piguet, J Soung
BACKGROUND: Apremilast, an oral, small-molecule phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor, has demonstrated efficacy in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate efficacy and safety of apremilast vs. placebo in biologic-naive patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and safety of switching from etanercept to apremilast in a phase IIIb, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (NCT01690299). METHODS: 250 patients were randomized to placebo (n=84), apremilast 30 mg BID (n=83) or etanercept 50 mg QW (n=83) through Week 16; thereafter, all patients continued or switched to apremilast through Week 104...
October 21, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Jonathan Rabner, Alessandra Caruso, David Zurakowski, Lori Lazdowsky, Alyssa LeBel
PURPOSE: To examine symptoms indicating central nervous system (CNS) autonomic dysfunction in pediatric patients with migraine and tension-type headache. METHODS: A retrospective chart review assessed six symptoms (i.e. constipation, insomnia, dizziness, blurry vision, abnormal blood pressure, and cold and clammy palms and soles) indicating central nervous system (CNS) autonomic dysfunction in 231 patients, ages 5-18 years, diagnosed with migraine, tension-type headache (TTH), or Idiopathic Scoliosis (IS)...
October 19, 2016: Clinical Autonomic Research: Official Journal of the Clinical Autonomic Research Society
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
Inna E Tchivileva, Richard Ohrbach, Roger B Fillingim, Joel D Greenspan, William Maixner, Gary D Slade
While cross-sectional studies have demonstrated an association between headache and temporomandibular disorder (TMD), whether headache can predict the onset of TMD is unknown. The aims of this study were to evaluate contribution of headache to the risk of developing TMD and describe patterns of change in headache types over time. An initially TMD-free cohort of 2,410 persons with low frequency of headache completed quarterly questionnaires assessing TMD and headache symptoms over a median 3.0-year follow-up period...
September 29, 2016: Pain
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BACKGROUND: Non-fatal outcomes of disease and injury increasingly detract from the ability of the world's population to live in full health, a trend largely attributable to an epidemiological transition in many countries from causes affecting children, to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) more common in adults. For the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015), we estimated the incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for diseases and injuries at the global, regional, and national scale over the period of 1990 to 2015...
October 8, 2016: Lancet
Magne Geir Bøe, Erik Thortveit, Anita Vatne, Åse Mygland
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about long-term outcomes after medication withdrawal therapy for chronic headache, including tension type and migraine headache is lacking. METHODS: We re-examined 56 patients an average of nine years after they participated in a medication withdrawal study with a one-year follow-up. We collected and compared data on headache, use of medication, quality of life, quality of sleep, anxiety, depression, and labor participation one and nine years after the start of withdrawal therapy...
October 5, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
K Rammohan, Shyma M Mundayadan, Robert Mathew
CONTEXT: Nummular headache (NH) is a primary disorder characterized by head pain exclusively felt in a small-rounded area typically 2-6 cm in diameter. AIMS: The aim of this review is to study the clinical and epidemiological features of NH in a patient population of South India and to compare this with that of described in the international literature. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A prospective, observational study conducted in a tertiary care center...
October 2016: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
E M O'Sullivan, B Sweeney, E Mitten, C Ryan
Many headache patients self-medicate and choose their preferred analgesic from a range of acute analgesics available on the high-street and from community pharmacies. Little is known about their presenting symptoms, headache diagnosis and their preferred treatments. A questionnaire was distributed to community pharmacies in the Munster region of Ireland and was administered to patients requesting treatment for headache. A total of 1023 completed questionnaires were received, 76.7% (n=765) were female and 51...
2016: Irish Medical Journal
Jonathan Zipfel, Adrian Kastler, Laurent Tatu, Julien Behr, Rachid Kechidi, Bruno Kastler
BACKGROUND: Two studies recently reported that computed tomography (CT) guided infiltration of the greater occipital nerve at its intermediate site allows a high efficacy rate with long-lasting pain relief following procedure in occipital neuralgia and in various craniofacial pain syndromes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of ultrasound-guided intermediate site greater occipital nerve infiltration. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study...
September 2016: Pain Physician
Thomas P Pittelkow, Gabriel L Pagani-Estevez, Bradford Landry, Matthew J Pingree, Jason S Eldrige
BACKGROUND: Occipital neuromodulation is a promising treatment modality for refractory headache, but lead migration remains a frequent surgical complication. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to identify surgical techniques that may minimize adverse events, particularly lead migration. We hypothesized that a surgical technique employing 2-point anchoring of stimulator leads designed to provide a tension-relief loop and the use of ultrasound for lead placement would decrease the complication rate...
September 2016: Pain Physician
Mohammad Reza Zarei, Mohammad Shabani, Goli Chamani, Fatemeh Abareghi, Moazamehosadat Razavinasab, Masoud Nazeri
OBJECTIVE: Headache is one of the most common disorders and has a heavy socioeconomic burden on both patients and society. Previous studies have demonstrated a high prevalence of psychological issues (e.g. depression and anxiety) in headache and especially migraine patients. The current study was designed to evaluate the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology in chronic migraine (CM), chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) and healthy subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: CM and CTTH subjects were selected consecutively from patients referring to the department of neurology clinic at Shafa Hospital, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran...
September 20, 2016: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Slobodan M Jankovic, Marija Andjelkovic, Radica Zivkovic Zaric, Marko Vasic, Éva Csépány, Tamás Gyüre, Csaba Ertsey
BACKGROUND: The Comprehensive Headache-related Quality of life Questionnaire (CHQQ), is a recently developed and validated instrument, intended for measuring quality of life of patients with all headache types. Currently no validated headache-specific quality of life questionnaires are available in Serbian. The aim of this study was to translate the CHQQ from Hungarian to Serbian, to make necessary cultural adaptations and to test its psychometric properties in a sample of outpatients with headache...
2016: SpringerPlus
Alejandro Ferragut-Garcías, Gustavo Plaza-Manzano, Cleofás Rodríguez-Blanco, Olga Velasco-Roldán, Daniel Pecos-Martín, Jesús Oliva-Pascual-Vaca, Bartomeu Llabrés-Bennasar, Ángel Oliva-Pascual-Vaca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a protocol involving soft tissue techniques and/or Neural Mobilization Techniques in the management of patients with Frequent episodic tension-type headache (FETTH) and Chronic tension-type headache (CTTH). DESIGN: Randomized controlled, double blind, placebo control and before-after trial. SETTING: Rehabilitation area of Son Llatzer Hospital and Fisioplanet Centre PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-seven patients (78 women; 19 men) diagnosed with FETTH or CTTH, were randomly assigned to groups A, B, C or D...
September 10, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yajing Zhang, Zhihong Shi, Duncan Hock, Wei Yue, Shuling Liu, Ying Zhang, Shuai Liu, Lei Zhao, Hui Lu, Yalin Guan, Xiaodan Wang, Thomas Wsiniewski, Yong Ji
BACKGROUND: Primary headache disorders are among the most common neurological complaints worldwide, and are significant causes of disability. Data are limited on the prevalence of primary headaches among individuals aged 60 years and older in China. The purpose of our study was to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of primary headaches among people aged 60 years and older in a rural area of northern China. METHODS: A door-to-door survey was conducted in Ji County of Tianjin Province...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
M Sertel, T T Şimşek, E T Yümin
Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of body awareness therapy on pain, fatigue, and quality of life in women with tension type headache and migraine. Methods: Socio-demographic features of patients who are included in the study were recorded. Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used for pain and fatigue severity scale (FSS) was used for fatigue, Nottingham health profile (NHP) was used for life quality related with health. Following the first evaluation, body awareness therapy (BAT) was applied for patients for six weeks per 60 minutes in three sessions...
February 19, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
Tal Eidlitz-Markus, Shirit Zolden, Yishai Haimi-Cohen, Avraham Zeharia
OBJECTIVE: To compare comorbidities between migraine and tension headache in patients treated in a tertiary pediatric headache clinic. METHODS: Files of patients with migraine or tension headache attending a pediatric headache clinic were retrospectively reviewed for the presence of organic comorbidities. Additionally, patients were screened with the self-report Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire to identify nonorganic comorbidities. If necessary, patients were referred to a pediatric psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker for further evaluation...
September 1, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Evangelos Anagnostou, Michael Vikelis, Elias Tzavellas, Apostolia Ghika, Ioanna Kouzi, Ioannis Evdokimidis, Evangelia Kararizou
OBJECTIVES: Although photophobia is a well-known symptom in various disorders, it has rarely been studied explicitly and its definition in a clinical setting can be somewhat elusive. Here, we assessed photophobia with a common psychometric tool in different conditions, in which light intolerance is considered part of the syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study was undertaken in patients with migraine (MH), cluster headache (CH), tension-type headache (TH), essential blepharospasm (BS) and major depression (MD)...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
Yinglu Liu, Shengyuan Yu
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October 2016: Evidence-based Medicine
Moritz Nöbel, Stephan Feistel, Jens Ellrich, Karl Messlinger
BACKGROUND: Tension-type headache and other primary headaches may be triggered or aggravated by disorders of pericranial muscles, which is possibly due to convergent or collateral afferent input from meningeal and muscular receptive areas. In rodent models high extracellular concentrations of ATP caused muscle nociception and central sensitization of second order neurons. In a rat model of meningeal nociception we asked if spinal trigeminal activity induced by ATP can be modulated by local anaesthesia of distinct muscles...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
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