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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769114/diagnosing-antiphospholipid-syndrome-extra-criteria-manifestations-and-technical-advances
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REVIEW
Savino Sciascia, Mary-Carmen Amigo, Dario Roccatello, Munther Khamashta
First described in the early 1980s, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a unique form of acquired autoimmune thrombophilia in which patients present with clinical features of recurrent thrombosis and pregnancy morbidity and persistently test positive for the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). At least one clinical (vascular thrombosis or pregnancy morbidity) and one lab-based (positive test result for lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies and/or anti-β2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies) criterion have to be met for a patient to be classified as having APS...
September 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758416/pregnancy-outcome-after-anti-migraine-triptan-use-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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Kevin Spielmann, Angela Kayser, Evelin Beck, Reinhard Meister, Christof Schaefer
Objective The objective of our study is to assess the impact of triptan exposure on pregnancy outcome. Methods We performed a prospective observational cohort study with 432 pregnant women exposed to triptans and enrolled by the German Embryotox system. Pregnancy outcomes were compared with a migraine and a non-migraine comparison cohort. Primary objectives were major birth defects and spontaneous abortion; secondary endpoints were preterm delivery, birth weight, pregnancy complications and the rate of electively terminated pregnancies...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752512/medical-treatment-guidelines-for-preventive-treatment-of-migraine
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Tzu-Chou Huang, Tzu-Hsien Lai, Treatment Guideline Subcommittee Of Taiwan Headache Society Taiwan Headache Society
The Treatment Guideline Subcommittee of the Taiwan Headache Society evaluated the medications currently used for migraine prevention in Taiwan. We assessed the results of new published drug trials, information from medical database and referred to the latest guidelines published. After comprehensive discussion, we proposed Taiwanese consensus about the preventive treatment for migraine including recommendation levels, strength of evidences, and related prescription information regarding dosage and adverse effects...
March 15, 2017: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705177/patterns-and-predictors-of-analgesic-use-in-pregnancy-a-longitudinal-drug-utilization-study-with-special-focus-on-women-with-migraine
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Gerd-Marie Eskerud Harris, Mollie Wood, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Christofer Lundqvist, Hedvig Nordeng
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the drug utilization patterns and factors predicting drug use in pregnant women with migraine. This longitudinal drug utilization study aimed to describe patterns of analgesic use in a sample of Norwegian pregnant women according to their migraine history, and to identify predictors for analgesic use among these women. METHODS: Pregnant women giving birth at Akershus University Hospital between 2008 and 2010 were recruited at ultrasound examination in gestational week 17...
July 14, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685258/migraine-and-the-risk-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-among-a-cohort-of-pregnant-women
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Lauren E Friedman, Christina Aponte, Rigoberto Perez Hernandez, Juan Carlos Velez, Bizu Gelaye, Sixto E Sánchez, Michelle A Williams, B Lee Peterlin
BACKGROUND: Individually both migraine and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) prevalence estimates are higher among women. However, there is limited data on the association of migraine and PTSD in women during pregnancy. METHODS: We examined the association between migraine and PTSD among women attending prenatal clinics in Peru. Migraine was characterized using the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD)-III beta criteria. PTSD was assessed using the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C)...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646558/neurology-concepts-young-women-and-ischemic-stroke-evaluation-and-management-in-the-emergency-department
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Bernard P Chang, Charles Wira, Joseph Miller, Murtaza Akhter, Bradley E Barth, Joshua Willey, Lauren Nentwich, Tracy Madsen
OBJECTIVE: Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. While the incidence of ischemic stroke is highest in older populations, incidence of ischemic stroke in adults has been rising particularly rapidly among young (e.g. premenopausal) women. The evaluation and timely diagnosis of ischemic stroke in young women presents a challenging situation in the emergency department, due to a range of sex-specific risk factors and to broad differentials. The goals of this concepts paper are to summarize existing knowledge regarding the evaluation and management of young women with ischemic stroke in the acute setting...
June 24, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561915/migraines-in-women-current-evidence-for-management-of-episodic-and-chronic-migraines
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REVIEW
Angela Deneris, Peggy Rosati Allen, Emily Hart Hayes, Gwen Latendresse
Migraine headache is a disabling brain disorder that affects millions of women in the United States. Many migraine sufferers are undertreated. Both inadequate treatment and overuse of abortive migraine medication can contribute to progression from episodic to chronic migraine disorders. A significant number of migraine headaches or severity of episodic migraine headaches warrants treatment with prophylactic medications for prevention. This clinical update reviews the pathophysiology and diagnosis of migraine headaches in women, discusses the efficacy of abortive and chronic pharmacologic treatment, and examines strategies to prevent progression from episodic migraine to chronic migraine...
May 2017: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473606/headaches-complicating-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period
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REVIEW
Mary Angela O'Neal
Headaches are a common neurological complaint during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Most are primary and benign, but there are also several secondary headaches. This review uses a practical case-based approach to the evaluation and management of the most common headaches referred for neurological consultation: primary headaches such as migraine as well as the presentation and management of some of the secondary headaches complicating pregnancy and the puerperium. These include: idiopathic intracranial hypertension, eclampsia, reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome, cerebral venous thrombosis, pituitary apoplexy and postdural puncture headache...
June 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240610/calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-monoclonal-antibodies-for-migraine-prevention-comparisons-across-randomized-controlled-studies
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Dimos D Mitsikostas, Uwe Reuter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The results of phase 2 randomized controlled trials for the prevention of episodic and chronic migraine demonstrating the efficacy and safety of four mAbs targeting the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) pathway [ALD403 (eptinezumab), AMG334 (erenumab), LY2951742 (galcanezumab) and TEV48125 (fremanezumab)] have been published recently, and phase 3 trials are in process. This development will change headache management fundamentally. We aim to summarize and compare the phase 2 data...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181217/hypercoagulability-and-migraine
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Gretchen E Tietjen, Stuart A Collins
BACKGROUND: A growing body of literature suggests that migraineurs, particularly those with aura, have an increased risk for ischemic stroke, but not via enhanced atherosclerosis. The theory that micro-emboli induced ischemia provokes cortical spreading depression (ie, symptomatic aura) in migraineurs but transient ischemic attacks in others highlights a potential role for hypercoagulability as a link between migraine (with aura) and stroke. AIM: Our objective is to summarize the literature evaluating the association of migraine with various acquired or inheritable thrombophilic states, including those related to elevated estrogen levels, endothelial activation and dysfunction, antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), deficiency of coagulation inhibitors, and presence of certain genetic polymorphisms...
February 9, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157751/inherited-and-uncommon-causes-of-stroke
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REVIEW
Jennifer Juhl Majersik
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article is a practical guide to identifying uncommon causes of stroke and offers guidance for evaluation and management, even when large controlled trials are lacking in these rarer forms of stroke. RECENT FINDINGS: Fabry disease causes early-onset stroke, particularly of the vertebrobasilar system; enzyme replacement therapy should be considered in affected patients. Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL), often misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis, causes migraines, early-onset lacunar strokes, and dementia...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145727/estrogen-dependent-effects-of-5-hydroxytryptophan-on-cortical-spreading-depression-in-rat-modelling-the-serotonin-ovarian-hormone-interaction-in-migraine-aura
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Virginie Chauvel, Sylvie Multon, Jean Schoenen
Background Cortical spreading depression (CSD) is the likely culprit of the migraine aura. Migraine is sexually dimorphic and thought to be a "low 5-HT" condition. We sought to decipher the interrelation between serotonin, ovarian hormones and cortical excitability in a model of migraine aura. Methods Occipital KCl-induced CSDs were recorded for one hour at parieto-occipital and frontal levels in adult male (n = 16) and female rats (n = 64) one hour after intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) or NaCl...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101987/delivery-outcomes-of-patients-with-acute-migraine-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-study
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Tracy B Grossman, Matthew S Robbins, Shravya Govindappagari, Ashlesha K Dayal
OBJECTIVE: To describe labor and delivery outcomes in pregnant patients presenting to the hospital setting with an acute severe migraine headache attack earlier in the same gestation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pregnancy and delivery records from a database of consecutive inpatient neurology consultations for acute headache in pregnant women over a 5 year period. RESULTS: We identified 86 pregnant women with acute migraine. The mean age was 29...
April 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069909/pregnancy-increases-stroke-risk-up-to-1-year-postpartum-and-reduces-long-term-risk
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Chun-An Cheng, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Hung-Che Lin, Hui-Chen Lin, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Fu-Huang Lin, Chang-Huei Tsao, Yung-Fu Wu, Wu-Chien Chien, Hung-Wen Chiu
Background: : The incidence of stroke in pregnant women is low but trending upward. There are few studies of the topic in women of Asian ethnicity. Aim: We aim to evaluate stroke risk in Asian women during and after pregnancy. Design: : Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance database, we designed a retrospective study that included 18-45-year-old pregnant women between the years 2000 and 2010. We selected a 1:1 age-matched control group of non-pregnant women...
June 1, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999514/hemorrhagic-stroke-resulting-from-venous-malformation-at-20-weeks-of-pregnancy
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Nicole D Ulrich, Elizabeth R Lapeyre, Robert C Moore
BACKGROUND: Stroke in the pregnant patient is not a common occurrence. Despite its relative rarity, stroke during pregnancy is associated with high morbidity and mortality for both mother and infant. We report the case of a patient who experienced a hemorrhagic stroke during pregnancy because of venous cavernoma. CASE REPORT: A 34-year-old patient, gravida 5 para 1-0-3-1, presented to labor and delivery triage at 21 weeks, 0 days' gestation with the concern of sudden-onset right-sided facial, arm, and leg numbness and weakness...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984183/repeated-prenatal-exposure-to-valproic-acid-results-in-cerebellar-hypoplasia-and-ataxia
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Stacey L Main, Randy J Kulesza
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental brain disorder characterized by restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior, social and communication defects, and is commonly associated with difficulties with motor coordination. The etiology of ASD, while mostly idiopathic, has been linked to hereditary factors and teratogens, such as valproic acid (VPA). VPA is used clinically to treat epilepsy, mood disorders, and in the prevention of migraines. The use of VPA during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of ASD in the offspring...
January 6, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966404/-ischemic-stroke-in-young-women
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M S Ekker, M J H Wermer, N P Riksen, C J M Klijn, F E de Leeuw
- In virtually all age groups, the incidence of ischemic stroke is higher in men. However, in women aged between 25-49 years the prevalence is higher than in men. Female-specific risk factors and disorders may explain this peak.- Pregnancy and the post-partum period are associated with physiological changes which can increase blood coagulation. Complications during pregnancy may also increase the risk of ischaemic stroke.- Migraine with aura and antiphospholipid syndrome are disorders which are also associated with an increased risk of ischaemic stroke...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902848/topiramate-in-migraine-prevention-a-2016-perspective
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REVIEW
Stephen D Silberstein
BACKGROUND: In evidence-based guidelines published in 2000, topiramate was a third-tier migraine preventive with no scientific evidence of efficacy; recommendation for its use reflected consensus opinion and clinical experience. Its neurostabilizing activity, coupled with its favorable weight profile, made topiramate an attractive alternative to other migraine preventives that caused weight gain. When guidelines for migraine prevention in episodic migraine were published in 2012, topiramate was included as a first-line option based on double-blind, randomized controlled trials involving nearly 3000 patients...
January 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870430/sex-related-influences-in-migraine
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REVIEW
Jelena M Pavlovic, Didem Akcali, Hayrunnisa Bolay, Carolyn Bernstein, Nasim Maleki
Migraine is a common neurological disorder with significantly higher incidence and prevalence in women than men. The presentation of the disease in women is modulated by changes in sex hormones from adolescence to pregnancy and menopause. Yet, the effect of sex influences has often been neglected in both basic and clinical and in clinical management of the disease. In this review, evidence from epidemiological, clinical, animal, and neuroimaging studies on the significance of the sex-related influences in migraine is presented, and the unmet needs in each area are discussed...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818772/effectiveness-and-safety-of-an-extended-release-tablet-of-sodium-valproate-for-the-prophylactic-treatment-of-migraine-postmarketing-surveillance-in-japan
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Takao Takeshima, Norihiro Suzuki, Yasuhiko Matsumori, Naoki Shimmoto, Yuji Kurihara, Ryoji Gunji, Fumihiko Sakai
BACKGROUND: Sodium valproate is a standard drug for first-line prophylactic treatment of migraine. However, little information is available of its use in Japanese patients. AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of an extended-release tablet of sodium valproate in the prophylactic treatment for Japanese patients with migraine by postmarketing surveillance. METHODS: This was a prospective, multicenter and non-interventional observation study in routine clinical practice...
July 2016: Neurology and Clinical Neuroscience
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