Novel Therapy for Acute Migraine Shows Promise in Phase 3 Clinical Trial

July 10, 2019—(BRONX, NY)—A drug belonging to a new generation of acute migraine headache treatments was found to eliminate pain and reduce bothersome symptoms for people with migraine in a large-scale trial reported in the July 11 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The drug, rimegepant, is awaiting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and may offer advantages over currently available migraine medications. The study was led by researchers atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine andMontefiore Health System.
Source: Einstein News - Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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Conditions:   Migraine in Children;   Pain, Neuropathic Interventions:   Other: Headache Journal;   Drug: Sphenopalatine Block;   Device: Tx360 Sponsor:   Washington University School of Medicine Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsREN used for a series of migraine attacks was effective and well tolerated across attacks. REN may offer a safe and effective non-pharmacological alternative for acute treatment in patients with chronic migraine.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov identifier, NCT04161807. Retrospectively registered on November 13, 2019.
Source: Pain and Therapy - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsReducing the level of NPFFR2 leads to the downregulation of capsaicin-induced CGRP in trigeminal ganglion, which would consequently attenuate the activation of trigeminovascular pathway. Thus, NPFFR2 could serve as a potential target for neuromodulation of cephalic pain.
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewPediatric migraine is a common, chronic, and disabling neurological disorder in children and adolescents. Outpatient management is not always effective, and intravenous migraine management may be necessary for headache treatment in the pediatric emergency department. Most current treatment is based on retrospective evidence and there is a lack of well-designed randomized double-blinded controlled pediatric studies. Intravenous drug treatment agents including intravenous fluids, prochlorperazine, diphenhydramine, metoclopramide, dexamethasone, magnesium, valproate and propofol, and dihydroergotamine...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: The clinical features observed and investigated confirmed our reporting of the first case of chikungunya in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. PMID: 32621511 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Efficacy of lasmiditan 200 and 100 mg for headache pain freedom and most bothersome symptom freedom at 2 hours post-treatment was generally not influenced by the individual patient characteristics, migraine disease history, or migraine attack characteristics that were analyzed. In the analyses of difficult-to-treat subgroups, patients receiving lasmiditan achieved greater responses (2-hour headache pain freedom and most bothersome symptom freedom) vs placebo recipients. PMID: 32634275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
ConclusionsAll studies were conducted in hospital outpatient settings, so the results are not representative of primary care settings. The results do not apply to children or older adults specifically, and do not clearly differentiate between milder COVID-19 disease and COVID-19 pneumonia.The results suggest that a single symptom or sign included in this review cannot accurately diagnose COVID-19. Doctors base diagnosis on multiple symptoms and signs, but the studies did not reflect this aspect of clinical practice.Further research is needed to investigate combinations of symptoms and signs; symptoms that are likely to be ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe administrative prevalence of migraine in this claims database suggests many patients with migraine did not seek medical care. Of those who did, fewer than one-third received preventive medication, with most patients having been prescribed only one such medication and few having continued treatment beyond 1  year. These outcomes suggest there is scope for improvement in migraine management in Germany.
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAcute but notchronic sleep deprivation enhances CSD susceptibility in rodents, possibly underlying its negative impact as a migraine trigger and exacerbating factor. Our findings underscore the importance of CSD as a therapeutic target in migraine  and suggest that headache management should identify and treat associated sleep disorders.
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: rTMS for patients with CP/CPPS seemed to be well tolerated, at least moderately effective in pain reduction, and might be of interest in patients with chronic pelvic pain resistant to conventional treatment. These findings remain to be confirmed by a randomized trial. PMID: 32615676 [PubMed]
Source: International Neurourology Journal - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Int Neurourol J Source Type: research
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