Book excerpt: "Migraine: A History"

Medical historian Katherine Foxhall writes of a disabling disease that is little understood, but which affects one out of seven people on Earth
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Authors: Ornello R, Canonico M, Merki-Feld GS, Kurth T, Lidegaard Ø, MacGregor EA, Lampl C, Nappi RE, Martelletti P, Sacco S Abstract Introduction. Migraine and combined hormonal contraceptives (CHCs) increase the risk of ischemic stroke in young women; however, the contribution of low-dose (
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur results indicate that MO patients presented with a younger initial age of migraine onset and that sensory aura symptoms in MA patients may predict the presence of RLS. However, we did not find support for relationship between the degree of shunt and clinical parameters of headache.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusions: Youth with single or multiple concussions report greater headache interference - but not higher headache intensity - compared to youth without concussion. Although higher headache intensity and interference were associated with more self-reported cognitive symptoms, headaches did not correlate with cognitive test performance. PMID: 32050786 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Brain StimulationAuthor(s): Mohammad Dawood Rahimi, Javad Salehi Fadardi, Morteza Saeidi, Imanolla Bigdeli, Rohollah KashiriAbstractObjectivesTranscranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is a new technology that is extensively used for migraine treatment. The present study aims to examine the effectiveness of cathodal-tDCS (c-tDCS) in decreasing migraine pain frequency, duration, and intensity at the right primary motor cortex (M1) or sensory cortex (S1) in individuals with episodic or chronic migraine.MethodsThe present study has a randomized, single-blind, and ...
Source: Brain Stimulation - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article presents the treatment model utilized in Christchurch, New Zealand which provides cerebrovascular surgery and interventional neuroradiology to the entire south island (approximate population of 1.1 million). A total of 40 patients treated over a 10 year period (2004–2014) are analysed here. Nine patients were managed surgically and complete resection was achieved in 100% of cases. Permanent mortality was 0% and permanent morbidity was 22% however median mRS improved from 3.0 preoperatively to 1.0 at follow up. Embolisation was utilized in 31 patients (mean age 40), of which 45% presented with haemor...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionNewly diagnosed migraine patients are not being properly treated, as indicated by their excessive use of acute therapies and short time on preventive treatment before discontinuation of that treatment. Further study of the reasons why patients discontinue preventive therapy (adverse events, no response, etc.) and continue to excessively use acute treatments once their treatment regimen has been established is needed.
Source: Neurology and Therapy - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, Volume 8, Issue 2Author(s): Rodolfo Rosenberg, Manuel Menes
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Sphera Duo® shunt system is safe when used in adult patients suffering from hydrocephalus, pseudotumor cere bri or arachnoid cyst.Resumo Introdu ção: As complicações da hidrodinâmica cerebral em pacientes com derivação ventriculoperitoneal são frequentemente relacionadas ao malfuncionamento do sistema. O objetivo deste estudo retrospectivo de coorte de centro único é avaliar a segurança e performance clínica do Sistema Sphera® Duo quando utilizado em adultos com hidrocefalia, pseudotumor cerebral ou cistos aracnoides. M&e...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Abstract Prolactin (PRL) secreting adenomas are associated with high incidence of headache. The role of hyperprolactinemia in the headache context is not clear, nor is the effect of its treatment on headache. Methods: The present longitudinal study evaluated hyperprolactinemic patients (69), in terms of presence and characteristics of headache before and after hyperprolactinemia treatment. Results: Headache was reported by 45 (65.2%) patients, independent of the etiology of hyperprolactinemia. The migraine phenotype was the most prevalent (66.6%). Medications used in the treatment of headache not changed during the study. ...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: General practice physicians often do not feel confident when performing neurological exams, demonstrating low knowledge about the topic. The profile of professionals working in these departments is predominantly of newly graduates, which may affect in some way on care quality. There was also a lack of structure for adequate care.Resumo Introdu ção: Queixas neurológicas são frequentes na rotina de setores de emergência. Entre elas, a cefaleia é um distúrbio comum, que por seu diagnóstico diferencial amplo, exige certo grau de conhecimento em Neurologia. Obj...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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