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Cluster headache

Danielle Bloch, Nicole M Roth, Elba V Caraballo, Jorge Muñoz-Jordan, Elizabeth Hunsperger, Aidsa Rivera, Janice Pérez-Padilla, Brenda Rivera Garcia, Tyler M Sharp
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes and is the cause of an acute febrile illness characterized by potentially debilitating arthralgia. After emerging in the Caribbean in late 2013, the first locally-acquired case reported to public health authorities in Puerto Rico occurred in May 2014. During June-August 2014, household-based cluster investigations were conducted to identify factors associated with infection, development of disease, and case reporting...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Joachim Alexandre, Xavier Humbert, Marion Sassier, Paul Milliez, Antoine Coquerel, Sophie Fedrizzi
Cluster headache (CH) is a primary headache disorder with relatively effective treatments. Although few sufficiently controlled trials are available, verapamil is recommended as the first-line prophylactic drug for CH by the French Headache Society (with a low level of evidence, level B) and by the EFNS (European Federation of Neurological Societies, level A). Daily doses of more than 480 mg (and up to 1200 mg daily) are frequently used off-label, while 360 mg daily is the only dosage to have demonstrated its effectiveness in a double-blind trial against placebo, and the usual label posology used by cardiologists is 240 mg daily in hypertension...
December 2015: Drug Saf Case Rep
Werner R Verslegers, Massimo Leone, Alberto Proietti Cecchini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 4, 2016: Neurology
Denys Fontaine, Serge Blond, Christian Lucas, Jean Regis, Anne Donnet, Stéphane Derrey, Evelyne Guegan-Massardier, Bechir Jarraya, Bich Dang-Vu, Frederic Bourdain, Dominique Valade, Caroline Roos, Christèle Creach, Stéphan Chabardes, Pierric Giraud, Jimmy Voirin, Jocelyne Bloch, Alda Rocca, Sophie Colnat-Coulbois, Francois Caire, Coralie Roger, Sylvie Romettino, Michel Lanteri-Minet
BACKGROUND: Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) has been proposed to treat chronic medically-intractable cluster headache (iCCH) in small series of cases without evaluation of its functional and emotional impacts. METHODS: We report the multidimensional outcome of a large observational study of iCCH patients, treated by ONS within a nationwide multidisciplinary network ( NCT01842763), with a one-year follow-up. Prospective evaluation was performed before surgery, then three and 12 months after...
October 3, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
G B Mahadewa Tjokorda, Golden Nyoman, Maliawan Sri, Mizuno Junichi
This report presents two cases of cervicobrachialgia and radiculopathy due to multiple cervical herniated discs and spur formation that dealt with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using different titanium interbody cages. The description of the clinical presentation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearances and management strategy are discussed. Both cases showed chronic neck pain and radiating pain from the shoulder to the arm. They had a history of blurry vision, cluster head ache, weakness, and numbness on the shoulder for 2 years...
October 2016: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Mark A Louter, Leopoldine A Wilbrink, Joost Haan, Erik W van Zwet, Willebrordus P J van Oosterhout, Frans G Zitman, Michel D Ferrari, Gisela M Terwindt
OBJECTIVE: As cluster headache (CH) is often referred to as "suicide headache," we wanted to assess the prevalence of depression in CH patients, and to investigate determinants of depression such as sleep disturbances. METHODS: In a cross-sectional, web-based, validated questionnaire study among 462 well-defined CH patients and 177 controls, we diagnosed CH according to the ICHD-III. We assessed depression using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) and the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D) with supplementary questions to assess lifetime depression...
September 30, 2016: Neurology
Inoka K Suraweera, Supun D Wijesinghe, Sameera J Senanayake, Hema D B Herath, T B Ananda Jayalal
BACKGROUND: Work-related diseases and occupational accidents affect a significant number of workers globally. The majority of these diseases and accidents are reported from developing countries; and a large percentage of the workforce in developing countries is estimated to be employed in small-scale industries. Sri Lanka is no exception. These workers are exposed to occupational hazards and are at a great risk of developing work- related diseases and injuries. OBJECTIVE: To identify occupational health issues faced by small-scale industry workers in Sri Lanka...
October 17, 2016: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
Sheffield Kent, Gregory Mehaffey
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a possible alternative treatment for postdural puncture headache (PDPH). DESIGN: Postdural puncture headache is a common complication associated with neuraxial anesthesia and unintentional dural puncture. Epidural blood patch (EBP) is the standard therapy for PDPH but has risks including pain, dural puncture, and infection. Transnasal sphenopalatine ganglion block (SPGB) has been successfully used to treat migraine, cluster headache, and trigeminal neuralgia...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Kevin D'Ostilio, Delphine Magis
Chronic primary headaches are widespread disorders which cause significant quality of life and socioprofessional impairment. Available pharmacological treatments have often a limited efficacy and/or can generate unbearable side effects. Electrical nerve stimulation is a well-known non-destructive method of pain modulation which has been recently applied to headache management. In this review, we summarise recent advances in invasive and non-invasive neurostimulation techniques targeting pericranial structures for the treatment of chronic primary headaches, chiefly migraine and cluster headache: occipital nerve, supraorbital nerve, vagus nerve, and sphenopalatine ganglion stimulations...
November 2016: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Paolo Rossi, J Whelan, A Craven, E Ruiz De La Torre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Functional Neurology
Vivek Loomba, Aman Upadhyay, Hirsh Kaveeshvar
UNLABELLED: Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) has been shown to be an effective modality of treatment for patients with intractable chronic cluster headaches (CHs). While the use of fluoroscopy for RFA of the SPG is common, to our knowledge there are no documented cases of procedures using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for image guidance. We present a case report of a patient suffering from chronic intractable CH with complete long-lasting relief after RFA of the SPG using CBCT...
September 2016: Pain Physician
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
Michail Vikelis, Alan M Rapoport
BACKGROUND: Cluster headache (CH) is considered the most excruciating primary headache syndrome; although much less prevalent than migraine, it is not rare as it affects more than 1/1000 people. While its clinical presentation is considered stereotypic, atypical features are often encountered. Internationally, cluster headache is often misdiagnosed, undertreated and mistreated. METHODS: We prospectively studied 302 CH patients, all examined by the same headache specialist...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
Philip R Cohen
BACKGROUND: Mastocytosis is either cutaneous (with skin-limited proliferation of mast cells) or systemic (with mast cells in extracutaneous sites). The onset of solitary mastocytoma in an adult is rare. PURPOSE: A woman with the new onset of solitary mastocytoma is described. The clinical features of patients with adult-onset solitary mastocytoma are summarized. Recommendations for the evaluation and treatment of individuals with adult-onset solitary mastocytoma are proposed...
July 2016: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Shufa Zheng, Hongyan Ye, Juying Yan, Guoliang Xie, Dawei Cui, Fei Yu, Yiyin Wang, Xianzhi Yang, Fangman Zhou, Yanjun Zhang, Xueli Tian, Yu Chen
Echovirus 30 (E30) is a major pathogen associated with aseptic meningitis. In the summer of 2014, a family clustering aseptic meningitis outbreak occurred in urban-rural fringe of Ningbo city in Zhejiang Province in China. To identify the etiologic agent, specimens were tested by cell culture and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. Pathogenic examination confirmed that the outbreak is caused by E30. The first case is a 6-year-old child, who studied in kindergarten in local, suffered from headache and fever...
September 2016: Pathogens and Global Health
Alina Buture, Rubesh Gooriah, Randa Nimeri, Fayyaz Ahmed
CONTEXT: Migraine and cluster headache are undoubtedly painful conditions. The respective pathogenesis of these two conditions is incompletely understood. In both cases, the treatments used have largely been empirical and have relied to a much lesser extent on our understanding of the mechanisms causing pain. We hereby review the pain mechanisms in migraine and cluster headache, two of the commonest primary headache disorders. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A review of the English literature was conducted by searching PubMed for studies on pain mechanism in migraine and cluster headache...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Rebecca E Chandler, Kristina Juhlin, Jonas Fransson, Ola Caster, I Ralph Edwards, G Niklas Norén
INTRODUCTION: A number of safety signals-complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)-have emerged with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, which share a similar pattern of symptomatology. Previous signal evaluations and epidemiological studies have largely relied on traditional methodologies and signals have been considered individually. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore global reporting patterns for HPV vaccine for subgroups of reports with similar adverse event (AE) profiles...
September 16, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
Paolo Martelletti, Martina Curto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Nature Reviews. Neurology
Kun-Hsien Chou, Fu-Chi Yang, Jong-Ling Fuh, Chen-Yuan Kuo, Yi-Hsin Wang, Jiing-Feng Lirng, Yung-Yang Lin, Shuu-Jiun Wang, Ching-Po Lin
BACKGROUND: Previous imaging studies on the pathogenesis of cluster headache (CH) have implicated the hypothalamus and multiple brain networks. However, very little is known regarding dynamic bout-associated, large-scale resting state functional network changes related to CH. METHODS: Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging data were obtained from CH patients and matched controls. Data were analyzed using independent component analysis for exploratory assessment of the changes in intrinsic brain networks and their relationship between in-bout and out-of-bout periods, as well as correlations with clinical observations...
September 7, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Norazah Abu Bakar, Mariam Torkamani, Surat Tanprawate, Giorgio Lambru, Manjit Matharu, Marjan Jahanshahi
BACKGROUND: Cluster headache (CH) is a rare, excruciating and highly disabling primary headache disorder. Using non cluster headache specific measures, previous studies have shown that CH has a significant negative impact on patients' quality of life (QoL), but a CH-specific QoL scale is currently unavailable. Thus, the objective of this study was to develop and validate a CH-specific QoL scale. METHODS: Based on a literature review, semi-structured patient interviews and expert panel consultation, we produced a 54-item questionnaire, which was pre-tested in a sample of CH patients and subsequently reduced to 47 items...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
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