Author | Myra Partridge

Articles

Migraine, Chronic Daily Headache, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Researchers Establish Links

September 16, 2009

Migraine and chronic daily headache may be risk factors for the development of complex regional pain syndrome, according to the results of a study led by B. Lee Peterlin, DO, assistant professor of neurology, Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Underutilization of Recognized Treatments for Cluster Headache

September 15, 2009

Results of a large survey show that many patients with cluster headaches (CH) are not receiving treatment with acute and preventive therapies.

Ischemic Stroke More Prevalent in Migraineurs With Aura

September 15, 2009

The risk of ischemic stroke may be twice as high in patients who experience migraine with aura as in those who have migraine without aura, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Migraine as Inspiration in Painting

September 15, 2009

Did Pablo Picasso suffer from migraine? And did these episodes influence his artwork? Not likely, said Joost Haan, MD, PhD, a member of the department of neurology at Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, the Netherlands. He discussed migraine and the works of master painters at the 14th annual International Headache Congress in Philadelphia.

Large Study Shows onabotulinumtoxinA to Be Effective for Chronic Migraine Treatment and Prophylaxis

September 15, 2009

Results of a landmark study showed that onabotulinumtoxinA effectively reduced headache symptoms, episodes, disability, and health-related quality of life in patients with chronic migraine.

AMPP Study Results: CVD Associated With Migraine; Migraineurs Still Not Receiving Optimal Treatment

September 14, 2009

Patients with migraine are more likely than nonmigraineurs to experience cardiovascular events, according to recent results of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention Study.

Study Shows Migraineurs With Comorbid Mood Disorders Responded Well to Treatment

September 14, 2009

Patients with migraine accompanied by depression or anxiety disorders had greater improvements in headache-related disability than those without a psychiatric disorder, according to results of the Treatment of Severe Migraine trial.

Chronic Daily Headache Is Prevalent Among Soldiers With Mild Head Trauma

September 14, 2009

About 20% of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who have a history of concussion or blast exposure experience chronic daily headache, according to a results of study presented at the 14th annual International Headache Congress in Philadelphia.

Headache in the Movies: Inaccurate Portrayals Lead to Patient Fears and Misunderstandings

September 14, 2009

The portrayal of headache in film may contribute to patients’ misconceptions and fears about their illness, according to Bert B. Vargas, MD, clinical professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

Tonabersat May Be Helpful for the Prevention of Aura Associated With Migraine

September 11, 2009

Tonabersat is effective in the prophylaxis of aura in patients with migraine, according to a recent study led by Jes Olesen, MD, a professor of neurology at the Danish Headache Center at Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Glostrup, Denmark.