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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765481/carotid-dissection-presenting-as-a-prolonged-cluster-like-headache-in-a-patient-with-episodic-cluster-headache
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Ahmed Mohamed Elhfnawy, László Solymosi, Claudia Sommer
We present a patient with known episodic cluster headache, who presented with cluster-like headache in the course of internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) and discuss possible pathophysiological links between the two diseases. It is well known that cluster-like headache could be the presenting symptom of ICAD. However, ICAD occurring in a patient with a known episodic cluster headache was only once previously described. In the end of the manuscript, we propose red flags to help clinicians differentiate between primary cluster headache and cluster-like attacks masking underlying ICAD...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741257/the-comorbidity-burden-of-patients-with-cluster-headache-a-population-based-study
#2
Shivang Joshi, Paul Rizzoli, Elizabeth Loder
BACKGROUND: Evidence is limited regarding the comorbidity burden of patients with cluster headache (CH). We aimed to characterize comorbid conditions in a cohort of CH patients diagnosed by headache experts, using electronic health record information from the Partners Research Patient Data Registry (RPDR). METHODS: We identified and reviewed the charts of unique patients diagnosed by headache specialists over an 11-year period, and a set of matched controls. Patients were categorized as having Definite, Unconfirmed or no CH...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739219/systematic-review-of-hardware-related-complications-of-deep-brain-stimulation-do-new-indications-pose-an-increased-risk
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Onanong Jitkritsadakul, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, Suneil K Kalia, Mojgan Hodaie, Andres M Lozano, Alfonso Fasano
INTRODUCTION: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is an effective treatment extended broadly to many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Nevertheless, complications may arise during DBS procedures or following implantation due to implanted hardware. This may result in both minor and major adverse events that may necessitate hardware removal and/or compromise maximal therapeutic benefit for the patient. OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: To identify relevant literature on hardware-related complications from DBS procedures by performing a systematic review, and propose how to identify at-risk group and possible preventive approaches...
July 13, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734941/sleep-chronic-pain-and-opioid-risk-for-apnea
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REVIEW
Serguei Marshansky, Pierre Mayer, Dorrie Rizzo, Marc Baltzan, Ronald Denis, Gilles J Lavigne
Pain is an unwelcome sleep partner. Pain tends to erode sleep quality and alter the sleep restorative process in vulnerable patients. It can contribute to next-day sleepiness and fatigue, affecting cognitive function. Chronic pain and the use of opioid medications can also complicate the management of sleep disorders such as insomnia (difficulty falling and/or staying asleep) and sleep-disordered breathing (sleep apnea). Sleep problems can be related to various types of pain, including sleep headache (hypnic headache, cluster headache, migraine) and morning headache (transient tension type secondary to sleep apnea or to sleep bruxism or tooth grinding) as well as periodic limb movements (leg and arm dysesthesia with pain)...
July 19, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677993/the-pathophysiology-of-episodic-cluster-headache-insights-from-recent-neuroimaging-research
#5
Fu-Chi Yang, Kun-Hsien Chou, Chen-Yuan Kuo, Yung-Yang Lin, Ching-Po Lin, Shuu-Jiun Wang
Background Cluster headache is a disorder characterized by intermittent, severe unilateral head pain accompanied by cranial autonomic symptoms. Most cases of CH are episodic, manifesting as "in-bout" periods of frequent headache separated by month-to-year-long "out-of-bout" periods of remission. Previous imaging studies have implicated the hypothalamus and pain matrix in the pathogenesis of episodic CH. However, the pathophysiology driving the transition between in- and out-of-bout periods remains unclear. Methods The present study provides a narrative review of previous neuroimaging studies on the pathophysiology of episodic CH, addressing alterations in brain structures, metabolism, and structural and functional connectivity occurring between bout periods...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670718/ketamine-infusion-combined-with-magnesium-as-a-therapy-for-intractable-chronic-cluster-headache-report-of-two-cases
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Xavier Moisset, Pierre Clavelou, Michel Lauxerois, Radhouane Dallel, Pascale Picard
BACKGROUND: Chronic cluster headache (CH) is a rare, highly disabling primary headache condition. As NMDA receptors are possibly overactive in CH, NMDA receptor antagonists, such as ketamine, could be of interest in patients with intractable CH. CASE REPORTS: Two Caucasian males, 28 and 45 years-old, with chronic intractable CH, received a single ketamine infusion (0.5 mg/kg over 2 h) combined with magnesium sulfate (3000 mg over 30 min) in an outpatient setting...
July 3, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648089/evidence-of-activation-of-vagal-afferents-by-non-invasive-vagus-nerve-stimulation-an-electrophysiological-study-in-healthy-volunteers
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Romain Nonis, Kevin D'Ostilio, Jean Schoenen, Delphine Magis
Background Benefits of cervical non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) devices have been shown in episodic cluster headache and preliminarily suggested in migraine, but direct evidence of vagus nerve activation using such devices is lacking. Vagal somatosensory evoked potentials (vSEPs) associated with vagal afferent activation have been reported for invasive vagus nerve stimulation (iVNS) and non-invasive auricular vagal stimulation. Here, we aimed to show and characterise vSEPs for cervical nVNS. Methods vSEPs were recorded for 12 healthy volunteers who received nVNS over the cervical vagus nerve, bipolar electrode/DS7A stimulation over the inner tragus, and nVNS over the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644963/self-report-and-subjective-history-in-the-diagnosis-of-painful-neck-conditions-a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-accuracy-studies
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REVIEW
Adam Mizer, Alexa Bachmann, Jessie Gibson, Megan Burrowbridge Donaldson
Rising healthcare costs and inherent risks with over-utilizing diagnostic imaging require a quality subjective examination to improve effectiveness and time management of physical examinations. This systematic review investigates the diagnostic accuracy of subjective history and self-report items to determine if there is significant alteration in the probability of identifying specific painful neck conditions. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were followed. INCLUSION CRITERIA: 1) Written in the English language 2) Cervical pain with/without referred upper extremity or head pain 3) Subjective history or self-report items 4) Study designs that reported diagnostic statistics or allowed calculation of sensitivities, specificities, diagnostic odds ratios, and likelihood ratios 5) used a reference standard that has a sensitivity or specificity ≥75% or a diagnostic tool that is strongly supported in the literature where this data is not available...
June 8, 2017: Musculoskeletal Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644256/cluster-like-headache-secondary-to-focal-cervical-myelitis
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Dong-Eun Kim, Ji-Yun Park, Hyeonuk Ha, Geum-Jin Yoon, Bang-Hoon Cho, Seung-Han Lee
BACKGROUND: Cluster headache (CH) is characterized by attacks of severe periorbital pain associated with autonomic symptoms. As with other forms of primary headache, structural lesions should be excluded, particularly if the headache presents with an atypical pattern. CASE: We report a 41-year-old woman who had no previous history of primary headache and showed a poor response to medication for CH. The patient was finally diagnosed as secondary headache with CH feature due to focal myelitis at the cervical level of the spinal cord...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644160/calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-targeted-therapies-for-migraine-and-cluster-headache-a-review
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Nathaniel M Schuster, Alan M Rapoport
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a signaling neuropeptide released from activated trigeminal sensory afferents in headache and facial pain disorders. There are a handful of CGRP-targeted therapies currently in phase 3 studies for migraine acute treatment or prevention. Currently, 4 monoclonal antibodies targeting either the CGRP ligand or receptor are being studied for migraine prevention: ALD403 (eptinezumab), AMG 334 (erenumab), LY2951742 (galcanezumab), and TEV-48125 (fremanezumab). Meanwhile, 1 small-molecule CGRP receptor antagonist (ubrogepant, MK-1602) is currently in phase 3 studies for the acute treatment of migraine...
July 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641450/musculoskeletal-dysfunction-in-migraine-patients
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Kerstin Luedtke, Wiebke Starke, Arne May
Objective The aim of this project was to evaluate the prevalence and pattern of musculoskeletal dysfunctions in migraine patients using a rigorous methodological approach and validating an international consensus cluster of headache assessment tests. Methods A physiotherapist, blinded towards the diagnosis, examined 138 migraine patients (frequent episodic and chronic), recruited at a specialised headache clinic, and 73 age and gender matched healthy controls following a standardised protocol. Eleven tests, previously identified in an international consensus procedure, were used to evaluate cervical and thoracic musculoskeletal dysfunctions...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640138/an-unusual-presentation-of-multiple-myeloma-with-unilateral-sudden-vision-loss-a-case-report
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Pei-Wen Wu, Ta-Jen Lee, Jim-Ray Chen, Chien-Chia Huang
RATIONALE: Plasma cell neoplasms are categorized by neoplastic proliferation of a single clone of plasma cells which produce a monoclonal immunoglobulin. Plasma cell neoplasms can present as a solitary plasmacytoma or as multiple myeloma. Both of them can progress to multiple myeloma. Once a diagnosis of plasmacytoma has been made, thorough examinations should be carried out for identifying the disease entity. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: Herein, we describe an extraordinary rare case of multiple myeloma with initial presentation of a left sphenoid neoplasm resulting in left-sided headache and rapid deterioration of visual acuity...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616776/evidence-towards-rna-binding-motif-rnp1-rrm-protein-3-rbm3-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-lithium-response-in-bipolar-disorder-patients
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Eleni Merkouri Papadima, Paola Niola, Carla Melis, Claudia Pisanu, Donatella Congiu, Cristiana Cruceanu, Juan Pablo Lopez, Gustavo Turecki, Raffaella Ardau, Giovanni Severino, Caterina Chillotti, Maria Del Zompo, Alessio Squassina
Lithium has been used for more than six decades for the management of bipolar disorder (BD). In a previous transcriptomic study, we showed that patients affected by either BD or cluster headache, both disorders characterized by circadian disturbances and response to lithium in a subgroup of patients, have higher expression of the RNA binding motif (RNP1, RRM) protein 3 (RBM3) gene compared to controls. To investigate whether RBM3 could represent a biomarker of lithium response, we screened raw microarray expression data from lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) derived from 20 BD patients, responders or non-responders to lithium...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589641/the-yield-of-head-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-new-onset-of-transient-headaches
#14
Niamh Hammond, Annemarei Ranta
BACKGROUND: Headache is a common patient complaint. The threshold for brain imaging in headache is debated, especially when the headache is transient, although even if the headache has resolved at presentation a sentinel bleed heralding a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) often remains a concern. AIMS: To assess the yield of computed tomography (CT) head scan referrals for patients with transient headache symptoms. METHODS: This study looked at six months of CT results assessing for brain pathology with a particular focus on subarachnoid haemorrhage...
June 7, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583000/suicide-in-primary-headaches-in-48-countries-a-physician-survey-based-study
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Jose Maria Trejo-Gabriel-Galan, Irene Aicua-Rapún, Esther Cubo-Delgado, Carmen Velasco-Bernal
Aim To investigate the relationship between primary headache types and accomplished or attempted suicide in countries from all world regions. Methods Data were obtained using a questionnaire about suicide due to headache in a face-to-face interview with 203 physicians with expertise in headaches. They came from 48 countries, and from all continents. Results Primary headaches cause one suicide per 1,000,000 population each year (1% of the suicide rate due to all causes). Cluster headache and migraines account for 70-80% of them...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581025/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-patterns-among-patients-diagnosed-with-cluster-headache-in-u-s-healthcare-claims-data
#16
Casey K Choong, Janet H Ford, Allen W Nyhuis, Shivang G Joshi, Rebecca L Robinson, Sheena K Aurora, James M Martinez
OBJECTIVE: To characterize demographics, clinical characteristics, and treatment patterns of patients with cluster headache (CH). BACKGROUND: CH is an uncommon trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia with limited evidence-based treatment options. Patients suffer from extremely painful unilateral headache attacks and autonomic symptoms with episodic and chronic cycles. DESIGN/METHODS: This retrospective analysis used insurance claims from Truven Health Analytics MarketScan(®) research databases from 2009 to 2014...
June 5, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578604/does-palliative-chemotherapy-provide-a-palliative-effect-on-symptoms-in-late-palliative-stages-an-interview-study-with-oncologists
#17
Peter Strang, Jenny Bergqvist
BACKGROUND: The possible chemotherapy effects on symptoms in late stages of palliative chemotherapy are seldom registered in clinical practice or investigated as primary outcomes. The aim was therefore to study physicians' opinions and experiences about chemotherapy effects on symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-five physicians (mainly oncologists) with variation as regards age, gender and experience were included in a qualitative study with semi-structured interviews...
June 3, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549263/prevalence-reasons-perceived-effects-and-correlates-of-medical-marijuana-use-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Ji-Yeun Park, Li-Tzy Wu
BACKGROUND: The use of marijuana for medical purposes is now legal in some U.S. states and other jurisdictions, such as Canada, and Israel. Despite the widespread legalization of medical marijuana globally, there is limited information on patterns and correlates of medical marijuana use (MMU). We conducted a literature review to assess prevalence, reasons, perceived effects, and correlates of MMU among adolescents and adults. METHODS: We searched peer-reviewed articles in English between January 1996 and August 2016 from several databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, Embase, CINAHL, and PsycINFO) using different combinations of keywords...
August 1, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547735/the-burden-of-headache-disorders-in-ethiopia-national-estimates-from-a-population-based-door-to-door-survey
#19
Mehila Zebenigus, Redda Tekle-Haimanot, Dawit K Worku, Hallie Thomas, Timothy J Steiner
BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are the third-highest cause of disability worldwide, with migraine and medication-overuse headache (MOH) the major contributors. In Ethiopia we have shown these disorders to be highly prevalent: migraine 17.7%, TTH 20.6%, probable MOH (pMOH) 0.7%, any headache yesterday (HY) 6.4%. To inform local health policy, we now estimate disability and other burdens attributable to headache in this country. METHODS: In a cross-sectional survey using cluster-randomized sampling, we visited households unannounced in four diverse regions (urban and rural) of Ethiopia...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544265/lasting-improvement-of-medication-overuse-headache-after-brief-intervention-a-long-term-follow-up-in-primary-care
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E S Kristoffersen, J Straand, M B Russell, C Lundqvist
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Withdrawal therapy improves the headache situation for many patients with medication-overuse headache (MOH), but relapses are common. The objective was to assess the long-term effectiveness of a general practitioner conducted brief intervention (BI) for MOH. METHODS: Sixty MOH patients initially participating in a blinded cluster-randomized controlled trial evaluating BI versus business as usual (BAU) were followed up for 16 months. Follow-up was open after 6 months...
May 23, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
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