Characteristics and relative factors of headache caused by cervicocerebral artery dissection
ConclusionThe headache and neck pain caused by CAD is a moderate to severe pain occurring suddenly. The pain nature may be diverse but mostly like throbbing and pulsating. When the dissected artery is located in the posterior circulation, the pain is mostly in the occipital region, and mostly in the temporal region when the dissected artery is located in the anterior circulation. The pain can occur in ipsilateral, bilateral, or contralateral of the dissection. In addition, several factors might contribute to the occurrence of headache and neck pain.
Authors: Ondriska F, Boldiš V, Stanislavová M, Antolová D, Miterpáková M, Hanáček A, Vešperová S, Jančovič I Abstract Dirofilaria repens is the causative agent of human subcutaneous or, less often, ocular dirofilariasis. The work presents a rare case of ocular dirofilariasis manifested by previous subcutaneous migration accompanied by severe headache symptoms. In February 2017, a 58-yr-old man from Trnava region, western Slovakia, noticed red and itchy stripes on his left leg. Inflamed but painless stripes disappeared and showed up again every 5-7 days, mig...
Conclusions: CT-guided low-temperature plasma radiofrequency ablation is an effective and safe strategy for refractory cluster headache. For patients who have not responded to conservative treatment, this minimally invasive intervention is a reliable alternative. PMID: 32489492 [PubMed]
ConclusionsAmong patients with persistent PTH, erenumab resulted in a lower frequency of moderate to severe headache days in this 12-week open-label trial. In addition, erenumab was well-tolerated as discontinuations due to adverse events were low. Placebo-controlled randomized clinical trials are needed to adequately evaluate the efficacy and safety of erenumab in patients with persistent PTH.Trial registrationClinicalTrials.Gov,NCT03974360. Registered on April 17, 2019 - Retrospectively registered
This study demonstrates the sensit ivity of the TMT in detecting cognitive alterations in migraine. This test should be considered for inclusion in cognitive batteries assessing patients with migraine.
Conclusions Given that a high frequency of families endorsed that they were worried about the headache when presenting to the ED, clinicians should strive to make a diagnosis of migraine in the ED setting and to educate families about this diagnosis. Because of divergent parent and patient perspectives, health care providers should inquire about family expectations, especially in relation to expectations for investigations and concerns surrounding intravenous interventions, and ensure that both the patient's and parent's perspectives are considered when developing a management plan for pediatric migraine.
AbstractBackgroundClinical trials have shown the safety and clinical superiority of erenumab compared to placebo in chronic migraine (CM). The aim of this analysis is to evaluate the effectiveness and tolerability of erenumab in a real-world setting in patients with refractory CM.MethodsThis is a prospective single centre real-world audit conducted in patients with CM with and without medication overuse, refractory to established preventive medications, who received monthly erenumab for 6 months.ResultsOf 164 patients treated, 162 patients (female = 135, mean age 46 ± 14.3 years o...
ConclusionOnline headache epidemiology research could be a resource saving alternative to person-to-person studies, however, further research is needed to overcome the problems related to methods of sampling, access and engagement.
ConclusionDuring the current context of COVID-19 pandemic, physicians should be aware of wide spectrum of neurological COVID-19 sign and symptoms for early diagnosis and isolation of patients. In this regard, COVID-19 has been associated with many neurological manifestations such as confusion, anosmia, and ageusia. Also, various evidences support the possible CNS roles in the COVID-19 pathophysiology. In this regard, further investigation of CNS involvement of SARS-COV-2 is suggested.
DISCUSSION: Parents' attitudes and behaviors toward their child's headache have a strong relation with the severity of headache attacks. Mothers seem to have more influence than fathers on children's pain and emotional regulation. We suggest that the presence of caregiver-child transmission of maladaptive coping strategies, arising from difficulties expressing emotion, may lead to incorrect management of headache pain, further facilitating headache chronification. PMID: 32474926 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: Clinicians acknowledged delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis, and mismanagement of cluster headache. The responsibility of prescribing causes ongoing tensions between primary and secondary care. Clear referral and management pathways for primary headaches are required to improve patient outcomes and healthcare costs. PMID: 32482627 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]