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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144716/mechanism-of-action-of-non-invasive-cervical-vagus-nerve-stimulation-for-the-treatment-of-primary-headaches
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Bruce Simon, Justyna Blake
Stimulation of the cervical vagus nerve with implanted vagus nerve stimulation (iVNS) has been used clinically for more than 20 years to treat patients with epilepsy. More recently, a non-invasive cervical vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS), gammaCore, was developed, which has been purported to also stimulate the vagus nerve without the cost and morbidity associated with an iVNS system. gammaCore has been used to acutely treat various types of primary headaches, including migraine and cluster headaches (CH), and for the prevention of episodic, chronic, and menstrual migraines and CH...
November 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143899/headache-in-resource-limited-settings
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Yohannes W Woldeamanuel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review summarizes the unmet need of headache burden and management in resource-limited settings. It provides a general overview of the nuances and peculiarities of headache disorders in resource-limited settings. The review delivers perspectives and explanations for the emerging burden of both primary and secondary headache disorders. Important discussion on demographic and epidemiologic transition pertinent to low-resource settings is included. A critical analysis of headache disorders is made within the context of growing burden non-communicable disorders in low-resource countries...
November 16, 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143861/migraine-with-prolonged-aura-phenotype-and-treatment
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Michele Viana, Shazia Afridi
We review the published literature on migraine with prolonged aura (PA), specifically with regards to the phenotype and treatment options. PA is not uncommon. A recent study found that about 17% of migraine auras are prolonged and that 26% of patients with migraine with aura have experienced at least one PA. The characteristics of PA are similar to most typical auras with the exception of a higher number of aura symptoms (in particular sensory and/or dysphasic). There are no well-established treatments at present which target the aura component of migraine...
November 16, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143096/-neurofeedback-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-tinnitus-review-and-future-perspectives
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T Kleinjung, C Thüring, D Güntensperger, P Neff, M Meyer
Neurofeedback is a noninvasive neuromodulation technique employing real-time display of brain activity in terms of electroencephalography (EEG) signals to teach self-regulation of distinct patterns of brain activity or influence brain activity in a targeted manner. The benefit of this approach for control of symptoms in attention deficit disorders, hyperactivity, depression, and migraine has been proven. Studies in recent years have also repeatedly shown this treatment to improve tinnitus symptoms, although it has not become established as routine therapy...
November 15, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141828/alternative-diagnoses-in-patients-referred-to-specialized-centers-for-suspected-ms
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B I Yamout, S J Khoury, N Ayyoubi, H Doumiati, M Fakhreddine, S F Ahmed, H Tamim, J Y Al-Hashel, R Behbehani, R Alroughani
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to explore the frequency, type, and predictors of alternative diagnoses among patients referred with a recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) to two specialized MS centers in the Middle East. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of a prospectively followed cohort of MS patients at 2 University specialized MS centers. All patients referred for MS were included. The final diagnosis was recorded and demographic, clinical, laboratory, electrophysiological and radiological variables were collected...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139115/risk-of-stroke-associated-with-use-of-estrogen-containing-contraceptives-in-women-with-migraine-a-systematic-review
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Huma U Sheikh, Jelena Pavlovic, Elizabeth Loder, Rebecca Burch
OBJECTIVE: Migraine with aura has been associated with increased risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Prior studies have shown a further increase in risk in women using combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs). This has led to guidelines recommending against use of CHCs in this population. We sought to assess whether the risk of stroke is associated with the dose of estrogen and whether there is evidence of synergism between migraine and CHCs. We also sought to assess whether an interaction effect exists between migraine and CHCs...
November 15, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131326/magnesium-in-migraine-prophylaxis-is-there-an-evidence-based-rationale-a-systematic-review
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Alexander von Luckner, Franz Riederer
OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to systematically evaluate the existing evidence base on magnesium in migraine prophylaxis. METHODS: The search for clinical trials published from 1990 to 2016 was separately conducted by AvL and FR using standard search terms as well as MeSh terms on PubMed and EMBASE. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials investigating prophylactic magnesium administration in migraineurs aged 18-65 were considered eligible. In a mutual effort, the studies found were sorted and analyzed under consideration of the guidelines for controlled trials for drugs in migraine by the International Headache Society and using predefined eligibility criteria...
November 13, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129678/pathophysiological-mechanisms-of-migraine-and-epilepsy-similarities-and-differences
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REVIEW
Massimo Mantegazza, Sandrine Cestèle
Migraine and epilepsy are episodic disorders with distinct features, but they have some clinical and pathophysiological overlaps. We review here clinical overlaps between seizures and migraine attacks, activities of neuronal networks observed during seizures and migraine attacks, and molecular and cellular mechanisms of migraine identified in genetic forms, focusing on genetic variants identified in hemiplegic migraine and their functional effects. Epilepsy and migraine can be generated by dysfunctions of the same neuronal networks, but these dysfunctions can be disease-specific, even if pathogenic mutations target the same protein...
November 9, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127600/a-review-of-current-and-emerging-approaches-to-pain-management-in-the-emergency-department
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Knox H Todd
INTRODUCTION: Pain is the most common symptom prompting an emergency department visit and emergency physicians are responsible for managing both acute pain and acute exacerbations of chronic pain resulting from a broad range of illnesses and injuries. The responsibility to treat must be balanced by the duty to limit harm resulting from analgesics. In recent years, opioid-related adverse effects, including overdose and deaths, have increased dramatically in the USA. In response to the US opioid crisis, emergency physicians have broadened their analgesic armamentarium to include a variety of non-opioid approaches...
November 10, 2017: Pain and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123402/transient-global-amnesia-current-perspectives
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David R Spiegel, Justin Smith, Ryan R Wade, Nithya Cherukuru, Aneel Ursani, Yuliya Dobruskina, Taylor Crist, Robert F Busch, Rahim M Dhanani, Nicholas Dreyer
Transient global amnesia (TGA) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the sudden onset of an extraordinarily large reduction of anterograde and a somewhat milder reduction of retrograde episodic long-term memory. Additionally, executive functions are described as diminished. Although it is suggested that various factors, such as migraine, focal ischemia, venous flow abnormalities, and epileptic phenomena, are involved in the pathophysiology and differential diagnosis of TGA, the factors triggering the emergence of these lesions are still elusive...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122466/novel-algorithm-to-help-identify-stroke-mimics
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Nadeem Israr Khan, Shilpa Chaku, Christina Goehl, Laura Endris, Georgia Mueller-Luckey, Fazeel M Siddiqui
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a major cause of disability in the United States. A portion of patients presenting with stroke-like symptoms in the emergency room who receive tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) do not end up having a true stroke, leading to unnecessary health-care costs. The aim of our study is to identify those patients who have a high likelihood of experiencing a stroke mimic using a novel stroke mimic score and to identify a cutoff point with a high specificity of ruling in stroke mimics...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116598/cgrp-monoclonal-antibodies-for-migraine-rationale-and-progress
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Hsiangkuo Yuan, Clinton G Lauritsen, Eric A Kaiser, Stephen D Silberstein
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a neuropeptide abundant in the trigeminal system and widely expressed in both the peripheral and central nervous systems, has recently emerged as a promising target for migraine management. While known as a potent arterial vasodilator, the role of CGRP in migraine is likely mediated by modulating nociception and sustaining neurogenic inflammation that leads to further peripheral and central pain sensitization. Functional blockade of CGRP, which involves either CGRP receptor antagonists or monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to CGRP or its receptor, has recently shown clinical efficacy in migraine management...
November 7, 2017: BioDrugs: Clinical Immunotherapeutics, Biopharmaceuticals and Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110509/stress-management-for-headaches-in-children-and-adolescents-a-review-and-practical-recommendations-for-health-promotion-programs-and-well-being
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Anastasia Bougea, Nikolaos Spantideas, George P Chrousos
Stress is considered to be the most common factor reported to trigger headaches in children and adolescents. Although tension-type headache and migraine are the two most common types of headache in children and adolescents, they are often untreated, ignoring their stressful background. We provide a narrative review of the available evidence for health-care professionals involved in stress-related headache management and health promotion programs. An integrative plan is delivered through lifestyle improvement and biopsychosocial modifying stress response techniques...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110503/cgrp-a-target-for-preventive-therapy-in-migraine-and-cluster-headache-systematic-review-of-clinical-data
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Sabrina Khan, Astrid Olesen, Messoud Ashina
Introduction Migraine and cluster headache are challenging to manage, with no tailored preventive medications available. Targeting the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) pathway to treat these headaches may be the first focused therapeutic option to date, with the potential for promising efficacy. Methods We systematically searched PubMed and clinicaltrials.gov for randomized controlled trials investigating the preventive potential of monoclonal antibodies against the CGRP pathway in the treatment of migraine and cluster headache...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107450/epilepsy-as-a-network-disorder-1-what-can-we-learn-from-other-network-disorders-such-as-autistic-spectrum-disorder-and-mood-disorders
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REVIEW
Andres M Kanner, Helen Scharfman, Nathalie Jette, Evdokia Anagnostou, Christophe Bernard, Carol Camfield, Peter Camfield, Karen Legg, Ilan Dinstein, Peter Giacobe, Alon Friedman, Bernd Pohlmann-Eden
Epilepsy is a neurologic condition which often occurs with other neurologic and psychiatric disorders. The relation between epilepsy and these conditions is complex. Some population-based studies have identified a bidirectional relation, whereby not only patients with epilepsy are at increased risk of suffering from some of these neurologic and psychiatric disorders (migraine, stroke, dementia, autism, depression, anxiety disorders, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and psychosis), but also patients with these conditions are at increased risk of suffering from epilepsy...
October 26, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107339/comorbidities-in-rosacea-a-systematic-review-and-update
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REVIEW
Roger Haber, Maria El Gemayel
BACKGROUND: Rosacea is linked to abnormalities of cutaneous vasculature and dysregulation of the inflammatory response. Recent reports on rosacea have shown a significant association with cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and psychiatric diseases, all of which may affect morbidity and mortality among these patients. OBJECTIVE: To review available data regarding comorbidities associated with rosacea, discuss their pathogenesis, and highlight the evaluation of affected patients...
October 26, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105908/the-research-gap-in-chronic-paediatric-pain-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
R Boulkedid, A Y Abdou, E Desselas, M Manégat, T G de Leeuw, J Avez-Couturier, S Dugue, C Mareau, B Charron, C Alberti, F Kaguelidou
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chronic pain is associated with significant functional and social impairment. The objective of this review was to assess the characteristics and quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating pain management interventions in children and adolescents with chronic pain. METHODS: We performed a systematic search of PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library up to July 2017. We included RCTs that involved children and adolescents (3 months-18 years) and evaluated the use of pharmacological or non-pharmacological intervention(s) in the context of pain persisting or re-occurring for more than 3 months...
November 5, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098983/what-domains-of-clinical-function-should-be-assessed-after-sport-related-concussion-a-systematic-review
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Nina Feddermann-Demont, Ruben J Echemendia, Kathryn J Schneider, Gary S Solomon, K Alix Hayden, Michael Turner, Jiří Dvořák, Dominik Straumann, Alexander A Tarnutzer
BACKGROUND: Sport-related concussion (SRC) is a clinical diagnosis made after a sport-related head trauma. Inconsistency exists regarding appropriate methods for assessing SRC, which focus largely on symptom-scores, neurocognitive functioning and postural stability. DESIGN: Systematic literature review. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Cochrane-DSR, Cochrane CRCT, CINAHL, SPORTDiscus (accessed July 9, 2016). ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Original (prospective) studies reporting on postinjury assessment in a clinical setting and evaluation of diagnostic tools within 2 weeks after an SRC...
June 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095392/the-differential-diagnosis-of-vertigo-in-children-a-systematic-review-of-2726-cases
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Meghan Davitt, Michael T Delvecchio, Stephen C Aronoff
OBJECTIVES: Vertigo is a relatively common complaint in children with 5.3% of pediatric patients complaining of this symptom. Although the causes of vertigo have been well established in adults, the diagnoses in children have not been well described. The aims of this systematic review are to discover the current information regarding etiologies of vertigo in children and to determine the most common diagnoses that present with vertigo in pediatric patients. METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, and Embase were searched using the PRISMA guidelines...
October 31, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093983/the-importance-of-magnesium-in-clinical-healthcare
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REVIEW
Gerry K Schwalfenberg, Stephen J Genuis
The scientific literature provides extensive evidence of widespread magnesium deficiency and the potential need for magnesium repletion in diverse medical conditions. Magnesium is an essential element required as a cofactor for over 300 enzymatic reactions and is thus necessary for the biochemical functioning of numerous metabolic pathways. Inadequate magnesium status may impair biochemical processes dependent on sufficiency of this element. Emerging evidence confirms that nearly two-thirds of the population in the western world is not achieving the recommended daily allowance for magnesium, a deficiency problem contributing to various health conditions...
2017: Scientifica
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