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Guan-Yu Lin, Yu-Kai Lin, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Meei-Shyuan Lee, Chun-Chieh Lin, Chia-Kuang Tsai, Chi-Hsin Ting, Fu-Chi Yang
BACKGROUND: Although the comorbidity of migraine and restless legs syndrome (RLS) has been well-documented, the association between RLS and migraine frequency has yet to be elucidated. The present study aims to evaluate the prevalence of RLS among individuals who experience low-frequency, high-frequency, or chronic migraine presenting with and without aura. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, case-controlled study involving 505 participants receiving outpatient headache treatment...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
Seyed Hamdollah Mosavat, Maral Marzban, Mohsen Bahrami, Mohammad Mahdi Parvizi, Mahdie Hajimonfarednejad
One of the best remaining manuscripts is the "Canon of Medicine" fathered by Avicenna in the Islamic Golden Age [ninth to twelfth century AD]. Considering Avicenna's role in the development of medical science in the Islamic Golden Age, we reviewed Avicenna's point of view on sexual headache based on his famous book "Canon of Medicine". This historical review discusses the clinical approaches applied to diagnose, classify, and treat sexual headache-specifically herbal therapy-from the viewpoint of Avicenna and Traditional Persian Medicine...
October 21, 2016: Neurological Sciences
Paolo Martelletti, Martina Curto
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October 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
Hans-Christoph Diener, Dagny Holle, Kasja Solbach, Charly Gaul
Medication-overuse headache (MOH) is defined by the International Classification of Headache Disorders as a headache in patients with a pre-existing primary headache disorder that occurs on ≥15 days per month for >3 months, and is caused by overuse of medication intended for acute or symptomatic headache treatment. The prevalence of MOH in the general population is around 1%, but the condition is much more common in people with headache, in particular chronic migraine. The phenotype of the headache in MOH depends on the initial primary headache and the type of overused acute medication...
October 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
E Anne MacGregor, Stefan Evers
BACKGROUND: Methysergide has been as an effective treatment for migraine and cluster headache for over 50 years but has recently been investigated by the European Medicines Agency due to safety concerns. METHODS: To assess the need for continuing availability of methysergide, the International Headache Society performed an electronic survey among their members. RESULTS: The survey revealed that 71.3% of all respondents had ever prescribed methysergide and 79...
July 21, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
B Lutters, P J Koehler
Neuromodulation is being applied increasingly for the treatment of drug resistant headache. Although these techniques are often considered high-tech, electrotherapy for headache has a long history; electric fish have been used for headache treatment since the first century CE. During the eighteenth and nineteenth century, static electricity was a treatment for a wide variety of neuropsychiatric disorders including headache. The efficacy of electrotherapy, however, has been disputed continuously, since opponents were of the opinion that the positive results could be attributed to suggestion...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Eduardo Sousa Melo, Filipe Carrilho Aguiar, Pedro Augusto Sampaio Rocha-Filho
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease who need dialysis often have poor quality of life. Dialysis headache is a frequent complication of hemodialysis and is often a challenge for nephrologists, neurologists, and headache specialists. METHOD: This was a narrative review. RESULTS: The prevalence of dialysis headache varies between 27% and 73%. Among the characteristics of this headache are the pulsatile pattern, frontal location, moderate to severe intensity, and onset a few hours after the beginning of dialysis...
June 28, 2016: Headache
Fernando de Andrés, Luana Lionetto, Martina Curto, Matilde Capi, Fabiola Cipolla, Andrea Negro, Paolo Martelletti
INTRODUCTION: The cornerstones of cluster headache therapy are based on the tripod of acute, transitional and preventative treatments that respectively aim to the control of the bouts, the transitional suppression of the relapse and the prevention of the entire cluster period. Particularly in chronic cluster headache, where a long-term preventative therapy is necessary, multiple drug regimens increase the risk of drug-drug interactions leading to variability in the clinical efficacy and to potentially harmful adverse effects...
September 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
C Gaul, D Holle-Lee, A Straube
In recent years botulinum toxin type A has been used increasingly more in the treatment of specific headache disorders. Especially regarding chronic migraine with and without combined medication overuse, convincing randomized studies have proven the efficacy of this treatment option and have led to approval for this indication. Regarding other headache entities, such as episodic migraine, tension-type headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (TAC), neuralgic, neuropathic and myofascial pain, currently available scientific data on the efficacy of botulinum toxin type A are scarce and often ambiguous...
August 2016: Der Nervenarzt
Ching-I Hung, Chia-Yih Liu, Ching-Hui Yang, Shuu-Jiun Wang
BACKGROUND: No study has compared the associations of headache, anxiety, and depression at baseline with muscle soreness or pain (MS/P) at baseline and at the two-year follow-up point among outpatients with major depressive disorder (MDD). This study aimed to investigate the above issue. METHODS: This study enrolled 155 outpatients with MDD at baseline, and 131 attended a two-year follow-up appointment. At baseline, migraine was diagnosed based on the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2(nd) edition...
2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
Tad Seifert
Post-traumatic headache can occur after any traumatic brain injury, regardless of severity. Headache is consistently the most common symptom following concussion and occurs in over 90% of athletes with sports-related concussion. Despite this prevalence, the complaint of headache after a possible concussive injury is often dismissed. Even when sports-related concussion is accurately diagnosed, many athletes fall victim to mismanagement of this associated symptom by clinicians who are not well-versed in headache treatment...
June 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Eric L Hurwitz, Maria Vassilaki, Dongmei Li, Michael J Schneider, Joel M Stevans, Reed B Phillips, Shawn P Phelan, Eugene A Lewis, Richard C Armstrong
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study was to compare patterns of utilization and charges generated by medical doctors (MDs), doctors of chiropractic (DCs), and physical therapists (PTs) for the treatment of headache in North Carolina. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of claims data from the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees from 2000 to 2009. Data were extracted from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina for the North Carolina State Health Plan using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, diagnostic codes for headache...
May 2016: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Stefan Evers, Alan Rapoport
BACKGROUND: Oxygen is recommended for the treatment of acute cluster headache attacks. However, it is not available worldwide. METHODS: The International Headache Society performed a survey among its national member societies on the availability and the restrictions for oxygen in the treatment of cluster headache. RESULTS: Oxygen is reimbursed in 50% of all countries responding (n = 22). There are additional restrictions in the reimbursement of the facial mask and with respect to age...
April 27, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Angeliki Vgontzas, Larry Charleston, Matthew S Robbins
Children and adolescents with sickle cell disease (SCD) have a high prevalence of recurrent headaches (24.0-43.9 %). Acute presentation with headache can be diagnostically challenging, as the clinician must consider evaluation of several potentially devastating conditions including vascular diseases (stroke, hemorrhage, venous sinus thrombosis, moyamoya, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome), facial and orbital bone infarcts, dental pain, and osteomyelitis. Patients with SCD and primary headache disorders may benefit from comprehensive headache treatment plans that include abortive therapy, prophylactic therapy, and non-pharmacological modalities...
March 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Emilia C Bordini, Carlos A Bordini, Yohannes W Woldeamanuel, Alan M Rapoport
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between indomethacin (IMC) and headache treatment has long intrigued clinicians and clinical researchers in Headache Medicine. Why is it efficacious in many types of headache disorders when other medications are not, and what is the mechanism behind its efficacy? IMC and headache related topics that have been explored in detail in the literature include IMC-responsive headache disorders ("traditional"), pharmacology of IMC, symptomatic headaches responsive to IMC, "novel" headache conditions that respond, cluster headache and IMC, IMC provoking headache, the issue about" absolute" and "non-absolute" effect of IMC on headache disorders, and the morphing trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (TACs)...
February 2016: Headache
Anne Donnet, Dominique Valade, Denys Fontaine
UNLABELLED: Acute treatment: sumatriptan, oxygen inhalation. Prophylactic treatment: verapamil, lithium carbonate. Transitional treatment. SURGICAL TREATMENT: deep brain stimulation, occipital nerve stimulation, stimulation of the sphenopalatin ganglion.
November 2015: La Presse Médicale
Emily F Law, Sarah E Beals-Erickson, Melanie Noel, Robyn Claar, Tonya M Palermo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of an Internet-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for adolescents with chronic headache. BACKGROUND: Headache is among the most common pain complaints of childhood. Cognitive-behavioral interventions are efficacious for improving pain among youth with headache. However, many youth do not receive psychological treatment for headache due to poor access, which has led to consideration of alternative delivery modalities such as the Internet...
November 2015: Headache
Suzanne Bock, Rod Grim, Todd F Barron, Andrew Wagenheim, Yaowen Eliot Hu, Matthew Hendell, John Deitch, Ellen Deibert
PURPOSE: With the increase in knowledge and management of sport-related concussion over the last 15 years, there has been a shift from a grading scale approach to an individualized management approach. As a result, there is an increased need to better understand the factors involved in delayed recovery of concussion. The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine factors that may be associated with recovery from sport-related concussion in student athletes aged 11 to 18 years old...
November 2015: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Maria Lurenda Westergaard, Ebba Holme Hansen, Charlotte Glümer, Rigmor Højland Jensen
PURPOSE: The aim of the present paper is to study which prescription pain medications are most commonly dispensed to people with chronic headache (CH), particularly those with medication-overuse headache (MOH). METHODS: This cross-sectional study analysed prescription pain medications dispensed within 1 year to 68,518 respondents of a national health survey. Participants with headache ≥ 15 days per month for 3 months were classified as having CH. Those with CH and over-the-counter analgesic use ≥ 15 days per month or purchase of ≥ 20 or ≥ 30 defined daily doses (DDDs) of prescription pain medication per month (depending on the drug) were classified as having MOH...
July 2015: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
L Bendtsen
Tension-type headache (TTH) is the most common form of headache in the community, affecting up to 80% of people from time to time. At least 10% of people experience episodic TTH on a frequent basis (up to 14 days per month) and the condition is chronic for 2- 3%.
May 2015: International Journal of Clinical Practice. Supplement
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