Parkinson's Disease and Headache: Is there a Relevant Relationship?
Headache. 2020 Jul;60(7):1440-1441. doi: 10.1111/head.13867.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33651390 | DOI:10.1111/head.13867 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - March 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Keisuke Suzuki Hiroaki Fujita Koichi Hirata Source Type: research

Parkinson's Disease and Headache: Is there a Relevant Relationship?
Headache. 2020 Jul;60(7):1440-1441. doi: 10.1111/head.13867.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33651390 | DOI:10.1111/head.13867 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - March 2, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Keisuke Suzuki Hiroaki Fujita Koichi Hirata Source Type: research

Outcomes in clinical trials for migraine: What should we measure and who should decide?
Headache. 2021 Feb;61(2):227-228. doi: 10.1111/head.14077.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33638237 | DOI:10.1111/head.14077 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Rebecca Burch Source Type: research

Once too many: Impact of emergency department opioid use on future health resource utilization among patients with migraine
Headache. 2021 Feb;61(2):229-230. doi: 10.1111/head.14070.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33638238 | DOI:10.1111/head.14070 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Juliana H VanderPluym Source Type: research

Outcomes in clinical trials for migraine: What should we measure and who should decide?
Headache. 2021 Feb;61(2):227-228. doi: 10.1111/head.14077.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33638237 | DOI:10.1111/head.14077 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Rebecca Burch Source Type: research

Once too many: Impact of emergency department opioid use on future health resource utilization among patients with migraine
Headache. 2021 Feb;61(2):229-230. doi: 10.1111/head.14070.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33638238 | DOI:10.1111/head.14070 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Juliana H VanderPluym Source Type: research

Outcomes in clinical trials for migraine: What should we measure and who should decide?
Headache. 2021 Feb;61(2):227-228. doi: 10.1111/head.14077.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33638237 | DOI:10.1111/head.14077 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Rebecca Burch Source Type: research

Once too many: Impact of emergency department opioid use on future health resource utilization among patients with migraine
Headache. 2021 Feb;61(2):229-230. doi: 10.1111/head.14070.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33638238 | DOI:10.1111/head.14070 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Juliana H VanderPluym Source Type: research

Shared biological foundations of post-traumatic headache and migraine
Headache. 2021 Feb 25. doi: 10.1111/head.14084. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33634463 | DOI:10.1111/head.14084 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: H åkan Ashina Michael A Moskowitz Source Type: research

Shared biological foundations of post-traumatic headache and migraine
Headache. 2021 Feb 25. doi: 10.1111/head.14084. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33634463 | DOI:10.1111/head.14084 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 26, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: H åkan Ashina Michael A Moskowitz Source Type: research

Characterization of thunderclap headache in a reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome case series
CONCLUSIONS: TCH in RCVS can be recognized using either VDS or NRS, with a broader range of peak intensities than previously recognized. TCH remains recognizable despite pre-existing baseline headache.PMID:33624834 | DOI:10.1111/head.14072 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Jonathan H Smith Mohammed A Amer Todd J Schwedt Source Type: research

Characterization of thunderclap headache in a reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome case series
CONCLUSIONS: TCH in RCVS can be recognized using either VDS or NRS, with a broader range of peak intensities than previously recognized. TCH remains recognizable despite pre-existing baseline headache.PMID:33624834 | DOI:10.1111/head.14072 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Jonathan H Smith Mohammed A Amer Todd J Schwedt Source Type: research

Cyclic vomiting syndrome: A narrative review and guide to management
CONCLUSION: Despite improved characterization and understanding, CVS remains classified as a functional disorder of brain-gut interaction that is often disjointly managed by generalists and subspecialists. Early recognition, evaluation, and management will facilitate care and improve outcomes. Further research into its natural history with common progression to migraine headaches, neuroendocrine mechanisms, and the pathophysiologic relation to migraine diathesis is much needed.PMID:33619730 | DOI:10.1111/head.14073 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Katja Kovacic B U K Li Source Type: research

Cyclic vomiting syndrome: A narrative review and guide to management
CONCLUSION: Despite improved characterization and understanding, CVS remains classified as a functional disorder of brain-gut interaction that is often disjointly managed by generalists and subspecialists. Early recognition, evaluation, and management will facilitate care and improve outcomes. Further research into its natural history with common progression to migraine headaches, neuroendocrine mechanisms, and the pathophysiologic relation to migraine diathesis is much needed.PMID:33619730 | DOI:10.1111/head.14073 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Katja Kovacic B U K Li Source Type: research

Headache Editorial Board for 2021: Biographies and conflicts of interest declarations
Headache. 2021 Jan;61(1):2-6. doi: 10.1111/head.14050.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33616913 | DOI:10.1111/head.14050 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Jason Roberts Source Type: research

Breaking down barriers to care: Understanding migraine knowledge gaps among women's healthcare providers
Headache. 2021 Jan;61(1):7-8. doi: 10.1111/head.14034.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33616914 | DOI:10.1111/head.14034 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Hope L O'Brien Rashmi B Halker Singh Source Type: research

The evidence (or lack thereof) for treatment of primary headache during pregnancy and lactation
Headache. 2021 Jan;61(1):9-10. doi: 10.1111/head.14047.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33616917 | DOI:10.1111/head.14047 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Katherine T Hamilton Source Type: research

Headache refresh 2021
Headache. 2021 Jan;61(1):1. doi: 10.1111/head.14057.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33616933 | DOI:10.1111/head.14057 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Amy A Gelfand Source Type: research

Cognitive performance in patients with episodic cluster headache outside and inside the active cluster
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that patients with ECH have a similar cognitive performance outside and during the AC.PMID:33616992 | DOI:10.1111/head.14052 (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Mar ía Pilar Navarro-Pérez Elena Bellosta-Diago Alejandro Viloria-Alebesque Alberto Garrido-Fern ández Alba L ópez-Bravo Sonia Santos-Lasaosa Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary influences in headache literature: A network citation analysis of PubMed Central articles
CONCLUSION: This work demonstrates the value of network citation analysis in the identification of interdisciplinary influences on headache medicine. Articles found with this technique via HITS identified and grouped basic science applicable to headache medicine at the molecular scale (ion channels/transmitters), and whole-brain scale (connectivity networks). Both groups have direct clinical correlates, with the former implicating pharmacological targets, and the latter implicating functional neuroanatomy and pathophysiology of various headache disorders. Likely, in-depth analysis of the whole network (rather than the top ...
Source: Headache - February 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Pengfei Zhang Roger Cheng Source Type: research

Systematic review of outcomes and endpoints in acute migraine clinical trials
CONCLUSION: Acute migraine clinical trials exhibit a large amount of variability in outcomes and endpoints used, in addition to the variability in how outcomes and endpoints were used from trial-to-trial. There were some common elements across trials that align with guidance from the International Headache Society, the Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies (e.g., assessing pain and associated symptoms, 2-hour post-treatment). Other aspects of acute migraine clinical trial design did not follow guidance. For example, multi-item PROMs intended to measure constructs (e.g., scales) are rarely used, the use...
Source: Headache - February 21, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Carrie R Houts James S McGinley Tracy K Nishida Dawn C Buse R J Wirth David W Dodick Peter J Goadsby Richard B Lipton Source Type: research

Between and within-woman differences in the association between menstruation and migraine days
Headache. 2021 Feb 19. doi: 10.1111/head.14058. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate between and within-woman differences in the association between menstruation and migraine days.BACKGROUND: Prior diary studies have shown that at the population level, aggregating across individuals, the odds of migraine increase during the perimenstrual window (from day -2 to day +3, where +1 is the first day of bleeding). These studies have been neither long nor large enough to assess the association between migraine and menses from an individual perspective. Consequently, existing research on menstrual-related migrain...
Source: Headache - February 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: James S McGinley R J Wirth Jelena M Pavlovic Stephen Donoghue Amparo Casanova Richard B Lipton Source Type: research

Between and within-woman differences in the association between menstruation and migraine days.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate between and within-woman differences in the association between menstruation and migraine days. BACKGROUND: Prior diary studies have shown that at the population level, aggregating across individuals, the odds of migraine increase during the perimenstrual window (from day -2 to day +3, where +1 is the first day of bleeding). These studies have been neither long nor large enough to assess the association between migraine and menses from an individual perspective. Consequently, existing research on menstrual-related migraine has largely overlooked between and within-woman vari...
Source: Headache - February 19, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: McGinley JS, Wirth RJ, Pavlovic JM, Donoghue S, Casanova A, Lipton RB Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Virtual Issue: COVID-19 and headache.
PMID: 33591579 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Bobker SM, Robbins MS Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Erenumab patient characteristics, medication adherence, and treatment patterns in the United States.
CONCLUSIONS: Almost all patients had prior use of acute or preventive therapy. Adherence to erenumab was higher than traditional oral prophylactic migraine therapies; however, overall adherence was still suboptimal. The decrease in use of acute and preventive prescription medications following initiation of erenumab suggests effectiveness in the real-world setting. PMID: 33594672 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Hines DM, Shah S, Multani JK, Wade RL, Buse DC, Bensink M Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Understanding the migraine treatment landscape prior to the introduction of calcitonin gene-related peptide inhibitors: Results from the Assessment of TolerabiliTy and Effectiveness in MigrAINe Patients using Preventive Treatment (ATTAIN) study.
CONCLUSIONS: Prior to 2018, the burden of migraine was high for patients initiating preventive treatments. Despite having more than 9 days of migraine per month on average, the majority (70.1%) of patients initiating prevention had been treatment naïve, indicating underuse of preventive treatments. The preventive treatments used in this study were poorly tolerated and were reported by patients to lack efficacy, resulting in suboptimal adherence. The high discontinuation rates suggest that the preventive medications being offered during the period of the study did not meet the treatment needs of patients. In addit...
Source: Headache - February 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Kawata AK, Shah N, Poon JL, Shaffer S, Sapra S, Wilcox TK, Shah S, Tepper SJ, Dodick DW, Lipton RB Tags: Headache Source Type: research

A pain in the ear: Two case reports of nervus intermedius neuralgia and narrative review.
CONCLUSION: NIN can present as described in the ICHD-3, but a more variable presentation may be possible. More studies are needed to clarify presentation, optimal medical treatment, and surgical indications for patients with NIN, especially when patients have no clear neurovascular conflict on neuroimaging. PMID: 33586784 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 15, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Robblee J Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Arachnoiditis, a complication of epidural blood patch for the treatment of low-pressure headache: A case report and systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Headache specialists who treat postural headache should be aware of arachnoiditis as a potentially severe complication of epidural blood patch. The case presented is the first of its kind to report arachnoiditis as a complication of high-volume blood patch for the treatment of spontaneous intracranial hypotension. More studies are required to determine suitable treatment options for post-epidural blood patch arachnoiditis. PMID: 33583044 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 13, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Villani LA, Digre KB, Cortez MM, Bokat C, Rassner UA, Ozudogru SN Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Real-world efficacy, tolerability, and safety of ubrogepant.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the real-world efficacy, tolerability, and safety of ubrogepant in a tertiary headache center. BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of ubrogepant for the acute treatment of migraine were established in phase 3 randomized controlled trials. However, there is no real-world data of patient experience with ubrogepant in a population in which the majority of patients have chronic migraine, multiple prior unsuccessful treatments, complex medical comorbidities, and concurrent use of other migraine-specific medications. METHOD: This was a post-market cohort study conducted at Mayo Cl...
Source: Headache - February 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Chiang CC, Arca KN, Dunn RB, Girardo ME, Quillen JK, Dodick DW, Starling AJ Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Migraine treatment and COVID-19 vaccines: no cause for concern.
Abstract The advent and availability of COVID-19 vaccines has led patients to pose a number of questions to their headache healthcare providers. In retrospect, it is perhaps surprising that these questions did not come earlier-for example around annual flu shot campaigns. However, COVID-19 has brought into focus questions about whether vaccines have an impact on the management of migraine and other headache disorders. PMID: 33543775 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Gelfand AA, Poland G Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Would chronotype change the impact of the relationship between early school schedules and adolescent migraine frequency? A response.
PMID: 33544394 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 5, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Gelfand AA, Ross AC, Pavitt S, Szperka CL, Irwin SL, Bertisch S, Stone KL, Frazier R, Grimes B, Allen IE Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Headache during COVID-19: Lessons for all, implications for the International Classification of Headache Disorders.
PMID: 33522600 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - February 1, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Caronna E, Pozo-Rosich P Tags: Headache Source Type: research

"You will eat shoe polish if you think it would help"-Familiar and lesser-known themes identified from mixed-methods analysis of a cluster headache survey.
CONCLUSIONS: This mixed-methods analysis identified challenges endured by cluster headache patients, as well as a variety of patient-directed disease management approaches. The volunteered information spotlights pharmacological, physiological, and psychological aspects of cluster headache that warrant further exploratory and interventional investigation. PMID: 33502769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Schindler EAD, Cooper V, Quine DB, Fenton BT, Wright DA, Weil MJ, Sico JJ Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Dietary magnesium and migraine in adults: A cross-sectional analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2004.
CONCLUSION: These results suggest inadequate consumption of magnesium intake is associated with migraine in U.S. adults ages 20-50. Further prospective investigations are warranted to evaluate the role of dietary magnesium intake on migraine. PMID: 33503279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Slavin M, Li H, Khatri M, Frankenfeld C Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Spontaneous spinal cerebrospinal fluid-venous fistulas in patients with orthostatic headaches and normal conventional brain and spine imaging.
CONCLUSION: Concerns about a spinal CSF leak should not be dismissed in patients suffering from orthostatic headaches when conventional imaging turns out to be normal, even though the yield of identifying a CSF-venous fistula is low. PMID: 33484155 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 23, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Schievink WI, Maya M, Prasad RS, Wadhwa VS, Cruz RB, Moser FG, Nuno M Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Psychometric validation and meaningful within-patient change of the Migraine-Specific Quality of Life questionnaire version 2.1 electronic patient-reported outcome in patients with episodic and chronic migraine.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings demonstrate that all three domains of the MSQ v2.1 ePRO have sufficient reliability, validity, responsiveness, and appropriate interpretation standards. Our results suggest that MSQ v2.1 ePRO is a well-defined and reliable patient-reported outcome instrument that is suitable for use in clinical studies for evaluating the impact of migraine on patient functioning in episodic and CM. PMID: 33481276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 22, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Speck RM, Yu R, Ford JH, Ayer DW, Bhandari R, Wyrwich KW Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Would chronotype change the impact of the relationship between early school schedules and adolescent migraine frequency?
PMID: 33471933 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Neiva GR, Meira E Cruz M, Salles C Tags: Headache Source Type: research

The effect of needle size on cerebrospinal fluid collection time and post-dural puncture headache: A retrospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: CSF collection time is slightly longer for smaller 22G needles, but this does not lead to more discomfort for the patient. PMID: 33452678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 16, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: van Dongen RM, Onderwater GLJ, Pelzer N, Zielman R, van Oosterhout WPJ, van Zwet EW, Ferrari MD, Terwindt GM Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Headache characteristics and burden from chronic migraine with medication overuse headache: Cross-sectional observations from the Medication Overuse Treatment Strategy trial.
CONCLUSIONS: CM with MOH is associated with a large burden on patients in the United States. Higher headache frequency is associated with greater impact on functioning, pain interference, and quality of life. PMID: 33432635 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Schwedt TJ, Hentz JG, Sahai-Srivastava S, Spare NM, Martin VT, Treppendahl C, Digre K, Bennett NL, Birlea M, Watson D, Murinova N, Robert T, Dodick DW, MOTS Investigators Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Management of primary headaches during pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: For prevention of primary headache, calcium channel blockers and antihistamines may not be associated with fetal/child adverse effects. For treatment, combination metoclopramide and diphenhydramine may be more effective than codeine. Triptans and low-dose aspirin may not be associated with fetal/child adverse effects. Future research should identify effective and safe interventions in pregnancy and postpartum. PMID: 33433020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Saldanha IJ, Cao W, Bhuma MR, Konnyu KJ, Adam GP, Mehta S, Zullo AR, Chen KK, Roth JL, Balk EM Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Botulinum toxin as a novel therapeutic approach for auriculotemporal neuralgia.
CONCLUSION: BoNT may be a useful treatment option in refractory auriculotemporal neuralgia. The best approach is yet to be established; however, the "follow-the-pain" protocol may be a reasonable option. PMID: 33433917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Pinto MJ, Guerrero AL, Costa A Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Measurement properties of the Headache Impact Test (HIT-6 ™ Brazil) in primary and secondary headaches.
CONCLUSION: The Headache Impact Test-6-Brazil™ can be considered as a valid and reliable tool to assess the impact of several headache types. Future studies may revise the questionnaire items to confirm its redundancy. PMID: 33432581 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 11, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Pradela J, Bevilaqua-Grossi D, Chaves TC, Dach F, Carvalho GF Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Hypertension: A new safety risk for patients treated with erenumab.
CONCLUSIONS: This case series suggest an association between elevated BP and use of erenumab. In light of our findings, the erenumab (Aimovig) prescribing information was amended to include hypertension in the Warnings and Precautions section. PMID: 33423274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 10, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Saely S, Croteau D, Jawidzik L, Brinker A, Kortepeter C Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Evaluation of the 6-item Identify Chronic Migraine screener in a large medical group.
CONCLUSION: The ID-CM(6) demonstrated acceptable sensitivity and good specificity in determining CM status. The results of this analysis support the real-world utility of the ID-CM(6) as a simple and useful tool to identify patients with CM. PMID: 33421098 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 9, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Pavlovic JM, Yu JS, Silberstein SD, Reed ML, Cowan RP, Dabbous F, Pulicharam R, Viswanathan HN, Lipton RB Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Secondary stabbing headache associated with intracranial tumors, aneurysms, and arteriovenous malformation: An alarming warning sign.
CONCLUSION: This study was able to identify clinical red flags associated with intracranial lesions and secondary SH, for example, recent onset of SH, exclusively unilateral (ipsilateral) at the same location, crescendo pattern, triggered by head movements, or Valsalva maneuver. PMID: 33417245 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 8, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Valença MM, de Azevedo Filho HRC, de Souza Ferreira MR, Valença MA, Krymchantowski AV, Valença MF, Andrade-Valença LPA Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Green Flags and headache: A concept study using the Delphi method.
CONCLUSIONS: We propose five Green Flags for primary headache disorders. None being a pathognomonic sign, we recommend searching for both Green Flags and Red Flags. If both are present, a secondary headache should be suspected. Overall, the application of the Green Flag concept in clinical practice is likely to increase diagnostic accuracy and improve diagnostic resource allocation. Prospective studies in clinical populations should be conducted to validate these Green Flags. PMID: 33405273 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 6, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Pohl H, Do TP, García-Azorín D, Hansen JM, Kristoffersen ES, Nelson SE, Obermann M, Sandor PS, Schankin CJ, Schytz HW, Sinclair A, Schoonman GG, Gantenbein AR Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Serum lipid abnormalities in migraine: A meta-analysis of observational studies.
CONCLUSIONS: Although our results are of limited generalizability, since most retrieved studies were performed in Turkey (nine studies), TC abnormalities may provide part of the explanation for the unfavorable cardiovascular profile of migraine patients. Lifestyle may be partly or entirely accountable for the determined increased serum TC. Additional studies that will completely address the effect that lifestyle parameters exert on lipid concentrations are required to better capture existing abnormalities. PMID: 33398889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - January 4, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Liampas I, Mylonas KS, Brotis A, Dervenis P, Siokas V, Mentis AA, Dastamani M, Aloizou AM, Tsouris Z, Aslanidou P, Bakoyiannis C, Dardiotis E Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Migraine diagnosis and treatment: A knowledge and needs assessment of women's healthcare providers.
CONCLUSION: Women's healthcare providers appear to have several knowledge gaps regarding the management of migraine in their patients. These providers would likely benefit from access to a headache-specific educational curriculum to improve provider performance and patient outcomes. PMID: 33377176 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Headache)
Source: Headache - December 30, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Verhaak AMS, Williamson A, Johnson A, Murphy A, Saidel M, Chua AL, Minen M, Grosberg BM Tags: Headache Source Type: research

Prescribing practices of migraine-specific pharmacotherapy associated with emergency department use for migraine.
This study compared migraine medication prescribing between patients with a migraine diagnosis who used versus did not use the emergency department (ED) for migraine. BACKGROUND: Headache is the fifth most common chief complaint for ED visits nationwide and the third most common potentially avoidable ED diagnosis in the University of Colorado Health system. The reasons some patients use the ED for migraine management while others do not and whether some ED admissions might be preventable remain unclear. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study identified adults with migraine-related diagnoses within 1 year b...
Source: Headache - December 30, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Cheng V, Billups SJ, Saseen JJ Tags: Headache Source Type: research

The migraine signature study: Methods and baseline results.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To characterize patients who utilize services for migraine in a large integrated health care network, and describe patterns of care and utilization. BACKGROUND: Within health care systems, migraine is a common reason for seeking primary and neurology care, but relatively little is documented about who seeks care and the factors that explain variation in utilization. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using electronic health record (EHR) data from Sutter Health primary care (PC) patients who had at least one office visit to a PC clinic between 2013 and 2017. Migraine st...
Source: Headache - December 23, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Pressman AR, Buse DC, Jacobson AS, Vaidya SJ, Scott AB, Chia VM, Szekely CA, Stewart WF, Lipton RB Tags: Headache Source Type: research