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M I Pedraza Hueso, M Ruíz Piñero, E Martínez Velasco, A Juanatey García, A L Guerrero Peral
INTRODUCTION: Headache has a negative impact on health-related quality of life in young patients. We aim to analyse the characteristics of a series of young patients visiting a headache clinic and estimate the burden of different types of headaches listed by the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD). METHODS: We prospectively recruited patients aged 14 to 25 years who were treated at our clinic during a period of 6.5 years. We recorded each patient's sex, complementary test results, and previous treatment...
January 10, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
Taeho Greg Rhee, Ila M Harris
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether the prevalence of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use varies by gender, and assessed the interaction of gender and CAM use on moderate mental distress (MMD) in U.S. adults with migraines/severe headaches. METHODS: We used data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, which represents non-institutionalized U.S. adults with migraines/severe headaches (n = 4645 unweighted). Using a cross-sectional design with survey sampling techniques, we conducted descriptive analyses for prevalence of CAM use by gender...
January 2017: Headache
Qiongmin Zhang, Qizhu Wu, Junran Zhang, Ling He, Jiangtao Huang, Jiang Zhang, Hua Huang, Qiyong Gong
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is by nature a multi-modality technique that provides complementary information about different aspects of diseases. So far no attempts have been reported to assess the potential of multi-modal MRI in discriminating individuals with and without migraine, so in this study, we proposed a classification approach to examine whether or not the integration of multiple MRI features could improve the classification performance between migraine patients without aura (MWoA) and healthy controls...
2016: PloS One
Darija Mahović, Fanika Mrsić
Dear Editor, the practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine described psoriasis some 2000 years ago (1). Psoriasis vulgaris is a common, chronic inflammatory skin disease whose worldwide prevalence ranges from 0.1-3% (2,3). Understanding the role of the immune system in psoriasis and the interplay between the innate and adaptive immune system has helped to manage this complex disease, which affects patients far beyond the skin changes themselves (2). In addition to the usual and widely accepted methods of treatment of psoriasis, including topical therapies, phototherapy, and conventional and biological systemic therapies, data can be found in the literature that suggest a favorable effect of acupuncture on the course of psoriasis (4,5)...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Richard L Nahin, Robin Boineau, Partap S Khalsa, Barbara J Stussman, Wendy J Weber
Although most pain is acute and resolves within a few days or weeks, millions of Americans have persistent or recurring pain that may become chronic and debilitating. Medications may provide only partial relief from this chronic pain and can be associated with unwanted effects. As a result, many individuals turn to complementary health approaches as part of their pain management strategy. This article examines the clinical trial evidence for the efficacy and safety of several specific approaches-acupuncture, manipulation, massage therapy, relaxation techniques including meditation, selected natural product supplements (chondroitin, glucosamine, methylsulfonylmethane, S-adenosylmethionine), tai chi, and yoga-as used to manage chronic pain and related disability associated with back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neck pain, and severe headaches or migraines...
September 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Abdullah M N Al Bedah, Mohamed K M Khalil, Paul Posadzki, Imen Sohaibani, Tamer Shaaban Aboushanab, Meshari AlQaed, Gazzaffi I M Ali
BACKGROUND: Wet cupping is a widely used traditional therapy in many countries, which justifies a continuous scientific evaluation of its efficacy and safety. OBJECTIVES: To perform a systematic review to critically evaluate and update the available evidence of wet cupping in traditional and complementary medicine. METHODS: Ten electronic databases were searched from their inceptions to February 2016. Included studies were randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that evaluated wet cupping against any type of control interventions in patients with any clinical condition, as well as healthy individuals...
October 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Enrico B Arkink, Nicole Schmitz, Guus G Schoonman, Jorine A van Vliet, Joost Haan, Mark A van Buchem, Michel D Ferrari, Mark C Kruit
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the presence, localization, and specificity of structural hypothalamic and whole brain changes in cluster headache and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH). METHODS: We compared T1-weighted magnetic resonance images of subjects with cluster headache (episodic n = 24; chronic n = 23; probable n = 14), CPH (n = 9), migraine (with aura n = 14; without aura n = 19), and no headache (n = 48). We applied whole brain voxel-based morphometry (VBM) using two complementary methods to analyze structural changes in the hypothalamus: region-of-interest analyses in whole brain VBM, and manual segmentation of the hypothalamus to calculate volumes...
August 16, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Kristian Thorlund, Kabirraaj Toor, Ping Wu, Keith Chan, Eric Druyts, Elodie Ramos, Rahul Bhambri, Anne Donnet, Richard Stark, Peter J Goadsby
INTRODUCTION: Migraine headache is a neurological disorder whose attacks are associated with nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia. Treatments for migraine aim to either prevent attacks before they have started or relieve attacks (abort) after onset of symptoms and range from complementary therapies to pharmacological interventions. A number of treatment-related adverse events such as somnolence, fatigue, and chest discomfort have previously been reported in association with triptans...
August 12, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
Eléonore Aveni, Brent Bauer, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Yolande Kottelat, Isabelle Decosterd, Guillaume Finti, Pierluigi Ballabeni, Eric Bonvin, Pierre-Yves Rodondi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the attitudes of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and midwives toward complementary medicine (CM) at a Swiss academic hospital and toward its use for treating chronic pain. DESIGN: The cross-sectional survey took place from October to December 2013. SETTING: An e-mail sent to 4925 healthcare professionals (1969 physicians, 2372 nurses, 145 physical therapists, and 111 midwives) working at Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, invited them to answer a web-based questionnaire...
September 2016: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
Jieun Lee, Amrita Bhowmick, Amy Wachholtz
BACKGROUND: Chronic migraine is a disabling condition that impacts multiple aspects of migraineurs' lives. Although pharmacological treatments can help to treat the pain associated with migraine headache, chronic migraineurs often experience side-effects of pharmacological treatments. Those experiences may contribute to the observed growth in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among migraineurs. Relatively little is known about the patterns of CAM treatment and the characteristics of chronic migraineurs...
2016: SpringerPlus
Richard B Lipton, Aubrey Manack Adams, Dawn C Buse, Kristina M Fanning, Michael L Reed
OBJECTIVE: To compare the methods and baseline characteristics of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) and Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CaMEO) studies. BACKGROUND: The AMPP and CaMEO studies are the largest longitudinal efforts designed to improve our understanding of episodic and chronic migraine in the United States. The studies have complementary strengths and weaknesses. METHODS: This analysis compares and contrasts the study methods and participation rates of the AMPP and CaMEO studies...
September 2016: Headache
Nopmanee Tantivesruangdet
Acupuncture is an ancient medical treatment that is increasingly attracting the interest of the public. It is a complementary therapy that is widely used for management of pain, especially chronic discomfort caused by migraine, low-back pain and osteoarthritis of the knee(¹⁻³). The evidence base for the effectiveness of acupuncture and its clinical applications is controversial, and although its efficacy and safety in the management of acute pain have been demonstrated, the quality of this modality is still questionable...
February 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
T Blechschmidt, M Krumsiek, M G Todorova
BACKGROUND: The aim of this pilot study was to examine the short-term effect on visual function of acupuncture treatment in a cohort of patients with inherited diseases of the retina. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective pilot study was performed on 14 patients (10 ♀, 4 ♂; mean age: 43.43 y (± 19.72 y)), with the clinically and electrophysiologically confirmed diagnosis of inherited disease of the retina. Acupuncture treatment consisted of needle application to the body and ears and was performed following a standardized protocol...
April 2016: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Sandra L Gustafson
INTRODUCTION: Migraine is a complex neurological disorder characterized by episodic, neurogenic, cerebrovascular inflammation and hypersensitization of brain tissues and the central nervous system, causing severe pain and debility. Research literature points mostly to pharmaceutical prophylactic and symptomatic treatments, nonpharmaceutical, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches, acupuncture, massage and bodywork studies, and none has been published on Bowenwork for migraine intervention...
March 2016: International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Else Eising, Sjoerd M H Huisman, Ahmed Mahfouz, Lisanne S Vijfhuizen, Verneri Anttila, Bendik S Winsvold, Tobias Kurth, M Arfan Ikram, Tobias Freilinger, Jaakko Kaprio, Dorret I Boomsma, Cornelia M van Duijn, Marjo-Riitta R Järvelin, John-Anker Zwart, Lydia Quaye, David P Strachan, Christian Kubisch, Martin Dichgans, George Davey Smith, Kari Stefansson, Aarno Palotie, Daniel I Chasman, Michel D Ferrari, Gisela M Terwindt, Boukje de Vries, Dale R Nyholt, Boudewijn P F Lelieveldt, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Marcel J T Reinders
Migraine is a common disabling neurovascular brain disorder typically characterised by attacks of severe headache and associated with autonomic and neurological symptoms. Migraine is caused by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified over a dozen genetic loci associated with migraine. Here, we integrated migraine GWAS data with high-resolution spatial gene expression data of normal adult brains from the Allen Human Brain Atlas to identify specific brain regions and molecular pathways that are possibly involved in migraine pathophysiology...
April 2016: Human Genetics
Fabíola Dach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
P M Sawant-Pokam, P Suryavanshi, J M Mendez, F E Dudek, K C Brennan
Cortical spreading depression (CSD) is associated with migraine, stroke, and traumatic brain injury, but its mechanisms remain poorly understood. One of the major features of CSD is an hour-long silencing of neuronal activity. Though this silencing has clear ramifications for CSD-associated disease, it has not been fully explained. We used in vivo whole-cell recordings to examine the effects of CSD on layer 2/3 pyramidal neurons in mouse somatosensory cortex and used in vitro recordings to examine their mechanism...
January 4, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
Chul-Ho Kim, Min-Uk Jang, Hui-Chul Choi, Jong-Hee Sohn
BACKGROUND: Many studies have identified various vestibular symptoms and laboratory abnormalities in migraineurs. Although the vestibular tests may be abnormal, the changes may exist without vestibular symptoms. To date, vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) has been the easiest and simplest test for measuring vestibular function in clinical practice. Cervical VEMP (cVEMP) represents a vestibulo-collic reflex, whereas ocular VEMP (oVEMP) reflects a vestibulo-ocular pathway. Therefore, we determined whether ocular and rectified cervical VEMPs differed in patients with migraine or tension type headache (TTH) and compared the results to controls with no accompanying vestibular symptoms...
2015: Journal of Headache and Pain
M H Yoo, S H Kim, J Y Lee, C J Yang, H S Lee, H J Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Vijayendra Murthy, Jon Adams, Alex Broom, Emma Kirby, Kathryn M Refshauge, David Sibbritt
This study examined factors influencing decision-making on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use for back pain and back pain sufferers' communication about CAM use. A cross-sectional postal survey was conducted in 2011/2012 as a sub-study of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH). The sample contained 1620 women from the 1945-1951 cohort of the ALSWH, aged 60-65 years who were eligible for the sub-study, as they had experienced back pain during 12 months prior to the survey...
January 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
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