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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527089/pediatric-migraine-with-aura-in-an-italian-case-series
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Arens Taga, Marco Russo, Antonio Genovese, Maria Vittoria Paglia, Gian Camillo Manzoni, Paola Torelli
The aim of the present study was to describe the characteristics of migraine with aura (MwA) in a case series of patients with headache onset before 12 years of age. We considered all consecutive patients referred to the Parma Headache Centre between 1975 and 2015 affected by MwA, diagnosed by our team of trained neurologists; the cases were subsequently reviewed applying the ICHD3-beta criteria. We then identified those cases with headache age-of-onset <12 years (i.e., "pediatric" cases), which were compared to all remaining cases...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527054/understanding-migraine-as-a-cycling-brain-syndrome-reviewing-the-evidence-from-functional-imaging
#2
Arne May
Due to the clinical picture and also based on early imaging data (Weiller et al. Nat Med 1:658-660, 1995), the brainstem and midbrain structures have been intensely discussed as possible driving or generating structures in migraine. The fact that the brainstem activation persisted after treatment makes it unlikely that this activation was only due to increased activity of the endogenous anti-nociceptive system. It was consequently (and somewhat simplifying) coined the "migraine generator". Since then several studies have focussed on this region when investigating episodic, but also chronic migraine...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527052/action-mechanisms-of-onabotulinum-toxin-a-hints-for-selection-of-eligible-patients
#3
Carlo Lovati, Luca Giani
In the past few decades, the so-feared botulinum toxin has conversely acquired the role of a ever more versatile therapeutic substance, used in an increasing number of pathological situations, including chronic headache and more precisely in the prophylaxis of chronic migraine. The medical use of botulinum toxin allowed to better understand its multiple mechanisms of action. Investigations about the pathophysiology of primary and secondary headaches has shown a series of common biological elements that frequently are also targets of the action of botulinum toxin...
May 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512119/complementary-and-integrative-medicine-in-the-management-of-headache
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REVIEW
Denise Millstine, Christina Y Chen, Brent Bauer
Headaches, including primary headaches such as migraine and tension-type headache, are a common clinical problem. Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM), formerly known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), uses evidence informed modalities to assist in the health and healing of patients. CIM commonly includes the use of nutrition, movement practices, manual therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and mind-body strategies. This review summarizes the literature on the use of CIM for primary headache and is based on five meta-analyses, seven systematic reviews, and 34 randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 16, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507530/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-val66met-gene-polymorphism-impacts-on-migraine-susceptibility-a-meta-analysis-of-case-control-studies
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Salvatore Terrazzino, Sarah Cargnin, Michele Viana, Grazia Sances, Cristina Tassorelli
Inconclusive results have been reported in studies investigating the association between the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) rs6265 polymorphism and migraine. In the present study, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on the published data in order to quantitatively estimate the relationship between rs6265 and migraine susceptibility. A comprehensive search was performed through PubMed, Web of Knowledge, and Cochrane databases up to October 2016. The pooled odds ratio (OR) with the corresponding 95% confidence interval (CI) was calculated to estimate the strength of the association with rs6265 under an additive, dominant, or recessive model of inheritance...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501231/complementary-and-integrative-interventions-for-chronic-neurologic-conditions-encountered-in-the-primary-care-office
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REVIEW
Danny Bega
Chronic neurologic conditions are frequently managed in the primary care setting, and patients with these conditions are increasingly seeking nonconventional treatment options. This article provides a review and summary of the evidence for some of the most commonly studied and most frequently used complementary and integrative interventions for 3 conditions managed every day in primary care offices - diabetic neuropathy, migraine, and dementia.
June 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496528/long-term-study-of-children-with-rome-iii-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-managed-symptomatically-in-a-biopsychosocial-model
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Shailender Madani, Suchi Parikh, Rohit S Madani, Amornluck Krasaelap
BACKGROUND: Our study evaluated progression of and identified potential factors contributing to outcomes of ROME III defined-functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in children treated symptomatically in a biopsychosocial model of care with a long-term follow-up. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of pediatric patients who were diagnosed with ROME III defined-FGIDs including functional abdominal pain, functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome and abdominal migraine...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488294/medical-undergraduate-survey-on-headache-education-in-singapore-knowledge-perceptions-and-assessment-of-unmet-needs
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Jonathan Jia Yuan Ong, Yee Cheun Chan
BACKGROUND: There have been no prior studies assessing the status of undergraduate headache training and education in Singapore. Unmet needs of undergraduate medical students in terms of knowledge-practice gaps pertaining to diagnosis and management of headache disorders are unknown. The possible underemphasis of this aspect of the curriculum as compared to other chronic conditions such as diabetes mellitus has also not been ascertained. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to assess the knowledge base and perceptions, thereby identifying the unmet needs of headache disorder education in undergraduate medical students...
May 9, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485849/biology-of-neuropeptides-orexinergic-involvement-in-primary-headache-disorders
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REVIEW
Philip R Holland
Migraine is a very common, severe disabling condition that can last for days and strike multiple times per month. Attacks, often characterized by severe unilateral throbbing pain that is exacerbated by activity, are commonly preceded by several diverse symptoms including fatigue, irritability, and yawning. This premonitory (prodromal) phase represents the earliest identifiable feature of an attack that is a reliable predictor of ensuing headache. The diversity of these symptoms underlines the complex nature of migraine and focuses considerable attention on the hypothalamus due to its prominent role in homeostatic regulation allowing state dependent behavioral modifications...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485848/the-trigeminovascular-pathway-role-of-cgrp-and-cgrp-receptors-in-migraine
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REVIEW
Lars Edvinsson
The trigeminal ganglion plays a key role in primary headache pathophysiology. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and CGRP receptors are expressed in trigeminal neurons that form C-fibers and A-fibers, respectively. In acute migraine and cluster headache attacks, there is release of CGRP into the cranial venous outflow. In addition, intravenous CGRP can induce migraine-like symptoms in migraine patients. These findings led to the development of anti-migraine therapies that inhibit CGRP action. Currently, CGRP receptor antagonists, the gepants, and monoclonal antibodies towards CGRP and the CGRP receptor are all showing positive relief of acute and chronic migraine in clinical trials...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485846/oxytocin-and-migraine-headache
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REVIEW
Alexander Tzabazis, Shashi Kori, Jordan Mechanic, James Miller, Conrado Pascual, Neil Manering, Dean Carson, Michael Klukinov, Egilius Spierings, Daniel Jacobs, Jason Cuellar, William H Frey, Leah Hanson, Martin Angst, David C Yeomans
This article reviews material presented at the 2016 Scottsdale Headache Symposium. This presentation provided scientific results and rationale for the use of intranasal oxytocin for the treatment of migraine headache. Results from preclinical experiments are reviewed, including in vitro experiments demonstrating that trigeminal ganglia neurons possess oxytocin receptors and are inhibited by oxytocin. Furthermore, most of these same neurons contain CGRP, the release of which is inhibited by oxytocin. Results are also presented which demonstrate that nasal oxytocin inhibits responses of trigeminal nucleus caudalis neurons to noxious stimulation using either noxious facial shock or nitroglycerin infusion...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485845/pacap38-emerging-drug-target-in-migraine-and-cluster-headache
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REVIEW
Anne Luise Haulund Vollesen, Messoud Ashina
Here, we review the role of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating peptide-38 (PACAP38) in migraine and cluster headache (CH). Mounting evidence implicates signaling molecule PACAP38 in the pathophysiology of migraine. Human provocation studies show PACAP38 induces migraine attacks in migraine patients without aura and marked and sustained dilation of extracerebral arteries. PACAP38 selectively targets the PAC1 receptor making this receptor a promising candidate for targeted migraine therapy. Randomized clinical trials are warranted to pursue this possible treatment pathway...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485844/neuropeptides-and-neurotransmitters-that-modulate-thalamo-cortical-pathways-relevant-to-migraine-headache
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REVIEW
Rodrigo Noseda, David Borsook, Rami Burstein
Dynamic thalamic regulation of sensory signals allows the cortex to adjust better to rapidly changing behavioral, physiological, and environmental demands. To fulfill this role, thalamic neurons must themselves be subjected to constantly changing modulatory inputs that originate in multiple neurochemical pathways involved in autonomic, affective, and cognitive functions. This review defines a chemical framework for thinking about the complexity of factors that modulate the response properties of relay trigeminovascular thalamic neurons...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485843/amylin
#14
REVIEW
Debbie L Hay
Amylin is a 37 amino acid peptide hormone that is closely related to calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Amylin and CGRP share a receptor and are reported to have several similar biological actions. Given the important role of CGRP in migraine and intense efforts to develop drugs against this target, it is important to consider potential areas of overlap between the amylin and CGRP systems. This short review provides a brief introduction to amylin biology, the use of an amylin analog to treat diabetes, and consideration of whether amylin could have any role in headache disorders...
May 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485121/prophylaxis-of-migraine-headaches-with-riboflavin-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
D F Thompson, H S Saluja
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Migraine headache is a relatively common, debilitating condition that costs our healthcare system over 78 billion dollars per year. Riboflavin has been advocated as a safe, effective prophylactic therapy for the prevention of migraines. The purpose of this study was to provide a systematic review of the current role of riboflavin in the prophylaxis of migraine headache. METHODS: A MEDLINE literature search inclusive of the dates 1966-2016 was performed using the search terms: riboflavin and migraine disorders...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473606/headaches-complicating-pregnancy-and-the-postpartum-period
#16
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...
May 4, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470726/measurement-of-blood-flow-velocity-in-the-middle-cerebral-artery-during-spontaneous-migraine-attacks-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Nisar A Shayestagul, Casper E Christensen, Faisal Mohammad Amin, Sait Ashina, Messoud Ashina
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence for blood flow velocity changes in the middle cerebral artery during and outside of spontaneous migraine attacks. METHODS: A systematic literature search on PubMed was performed and reference lists of assessed articles to identify studies on spontaneous migraine attacks that used transcranial Doppler on the middle cerebral artery with comparisons to interictal measurements were reviewed. Studies on non-spontaneous attacks and intervention studies were excluded...
May 3, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469856/monocular-diplopia-associated-migraine-like-headache-induced-by-nicotine-withdrawal
#18
Xiaoping He, Alvina Munaf, Evgeny Idrisov, George Everett, Sami K Saikaly, Esther Kim, Khalid Abusaada, Vincent Hsu
We describe an extremely rare case of migraine-associated monocular diplopia developed in a 23-year-old man after sudden cessation of smoking. The physical examination and brain MRI scan were unremarkable. The symptoms resolved after starting nicotine patch. We reviewed the literature and discussed the diagnosis and possible mechanism of this phenomenon.
May 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467957/why-are-migraineurs-more-depressed-a-review-of-the-factors-contributing-to-the-comorbidity-of-migraine-and-depression
#19
Daniel Baksa, Xenia Gonda, Gabriella Juhasz
The comorbidity of migraine and depression is well-known. Patients with both conditions show stronger headache-related symptoms, a more severe clinical course and higher risk for migraine chronification. Therefore, it's important to identify factors underlying comorbid migraine and depression. The growing body of literature suggests complex, biopsychosocial mechanisms in the background, including shared genetic risk factors and abnormal brain mechanisms, and also different environmental (stress) and psychological variables (for example: rumination, neuroticism)...
March 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461833/treatment-of-pediatric-migraine-a-review
#20
Teleanu Raluca Ioana, Vladacenco Oana, Teleanu Daniel Mihai, Epure Diana Anamaria
Migraine is a common, but often underdiagnosed complaint in children and the lack of studies regarding its treatment in this particularly population makes it harder to enlarge the choices of treatment. However, recent trials made it easier to utilize newer compounds that improve the outcome of the disease. We reviewed the treatment of pediatric migraine and divided therapeutic methods into two broad areas: treatment of the acute attack - used both in the emergency room and as home options and prophylactic agents...
June 2016: Mædica
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