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A qualitative study in the Headache journal asked children and their caregivers about treatment preferences regarding migraine. Although soliciting opinions from those involved in treatments is valuable, too little research has been done to find out what matters most. Via stratified purposive...

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Headache disorders “are among the most prevalent and disabling conditions worldwide,” according to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. A review in The Journal of Headache and Pain identified over 350 relevant published papers. Among the findings are the percent of the population with:

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How do hormones affect migraine? We asked PAINWeek faculty member Dr. Nick Knezevic, clinical professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

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The Journal of Clinical Medicine has published an article: Trends in the Management of Headache Disorders in US Emergency Departments: Analysis of 2007–2018 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Data. Researchers identified headache disorders—including migraine, tension-type headache...

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What are cervicogenic headaches? How do they differ from migraine and other headache presentations? Dr. Nick Knezevic, clinical professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at the University of Illinois in Chicago explains

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JAMA Neurology reports findings gathered from over 2600 migraine sufferers, aged 18 to 65, from 4 randomized clinical trials. Researchers sought to determine whether erenumab would improve migraine frequency and lessen migraine medication need in those with and without aura. The study notes, “One or...

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A study published in Frontiers of Pain Research utilized data from almost 52,000 participants in the Swedish Twin Registry to better understand migraine and genetic and environmental factors. Migraine affects approximately 1 in 7 people, is the 2nd largest cause of disability, and 3 times as many...

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A questionnaire answered by over 1600 cluster headache sufferers (who met the International Classification of Headache Disorders criteria) provided researchers with interesting information. The results, published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, revealed that:

  • Even though pediatric...

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Among its many other issues, chronic pain makes daily living harder. Those with chronic pain—whether from migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, or something else—may not be able to explain why they can’t attend a barbeque, or clean, or read to a child. A woman with lupus, writer Christine...

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A new study describes patterns of peak chronic migraine severity, day to day and days with perceived stress. The results of an observational prospective longitudinal cohort study, published in the journal of Headache, show that some of those who perceived higher levels of stress had higher peak...

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