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Ibuprofen for acute treatment of episodic tension-type headache in adults.
CONCLUSIONS: Ibuprofen 400 mg provides an important benefit in terms of being pain free at 2 hours for a small number of people with frequent episodic tension-type headache who have an acute headache with moderate or severe initial pain. There is no information about the lesser benefit of no worse than mild pain at 2 hours. PMID: 26230487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - August 3, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Derry S, Wiffen PJ, Moore RA, Bendtsen L Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Clinical efficacy of opposing needling in the treatment of migraine with the symptom of ascendant hyperactivity of liver yang and its effect on NO level in plasma of patients
Conclusion Opposing needling is an effective method for the treatment of migraine with the symptom of hyperactivity of liver yang. Its mechanism is to regulate the generation of NO in migraine patients, and improve the relaxation and contraction of cerebral vascular smooth muscle, so as to adjust the cerebral circulation. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

Two hundred and fifty-three cases of headache treated by acupuncture
Conclusion Traditional Chinese Medicine is an efficient method in chronic headaches' treatment. (Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion)
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - August 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

TNF‐α Has Not Been Shown to Be Elevated in Headache Patients: A Response
(Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Todd D. Rozen Tags: Comment Observation and Rebuttal Source Type: research

External Nasal Neuralgia: A Neuropathic Pain Within the Territory of the External Nasal Nerve
ConclusionExternal nasal neuralgia seems a specific neuralgia causing nasal pain. Anesthetic blockades of the external nasal nerve may be a valid treatment for this condition. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Héctor García‐Moreno, Ángel Aledo‐Serrano, Jesús Gimeno‐Hernández, María‐Luz Cuadrado Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research

Episodic Syndromes That May Be Associated With Migraine: A.K.A. “the Childhood Periodic Syndromes”
Previously called “childhood periodic syndromes that are commonly precursors of migraine” in International Headache Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD)‐II, these disorders were renamed “episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine” in ICHD‐III beta. The specific disorders reviewed in this article include: benign paroxysmal torticollis, benign paroxysmal vertigo, abdominal migraine, and cyclical vomiting syndrome, as well as infantile colic, which was recently added under the appendix section in ICHD‐III beta. (Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Amy A. Gelfand Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

New Investigator and Trainee Task Force Survey on the Recruitment and Retention of Headache Specialists
ConclusionsIn this detailed survey on the recruitment and retention of headache specialists, the following themes emerged: mentorship and exposure to a headache center are key foundations in the young investigator/trainee experience. Young headache specialists appear positive about their field of medicine. These specialists like to treat various headache types but not necessarily some of the related comorbidities (sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, back pain, and dizziness). Finally, there was strong agreement that there needs to be improved headache education for physicians of other medical specialties. (Source: Headac...
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Mia T. Minen, Tesha Monteith, Lauren D. Strauss, Amaal Starling Tags: Research Submission Source Type: research

Recurrent Spontaneous Paresthesia in the Upper Limb Could Be Due to Migraine: A Case Series
Transient neurologic dysfunction is a characteristic feature of migraine. About 20% of migraineurs may experience various symptoms in the absence of any headache at one time or another. Visual auras are the most common auras of migraine, and migraine is considered as the most common cause of transient vision loss in young patients. Sensory auras are the second most common migrainous auras. However, the literature is silent for isolated sensory aura as a migraine equivalent. Herein we report 14 patients with recurrent episodic paresthesia in the limbs and other body parts. All patients fulfilled the diagnostic criteria of ...
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Sanjay Prakash, Chaturbhuj Rathore, Prayag Makwana, Mitali Rathod Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research

Primary and Secondary Stabbing Headache: A Response
(Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain)
Source: Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain - August 3, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Matthew S. Robbins, Randolph W. Evans Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Self-Reported Pain and Pain Management Strategies Among Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Study.
Authors: King PR, Beehler GP, Wade MJ Abstract Reports of chronic pain such as headache, back and neck pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions are common among veterans with history of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This pilot study investigates self-reported pain and pain management strategies in a sample of veterans in postacute recovery from TBI. Participants included 24 outpatients with history of mild-to-moderate TBI who completed a series of self-report measures by mail, including the Pain Outcomes Questionnaire, the Pain Symptom Survey pain scale, and a detailed background survey. Seventy-nine percent of v...
Source: Military Medicine - August 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research

Herbs for Low-Back Pain, Acupuncture for Psychological Distress, Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy for Chronic Migraine, Honey Dressings for Burns, Vegetarian Diet and Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Publication date: Available online 6 July 2015 Source:EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing Author(s): Peter Berberian, Chinyere Obimba, Richard Glickman-Simon, Tanmeet Sethi (Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing)
Source: EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing - August 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

SUNCT (Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attack with conjuntival injection and tearing) syndrome associated with pituitary lesion
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2015 Source:Neurología (English Edition) Author(s): L. Pulido Fontes, S. Mayor Gómez (Source: Neurologia)
Source: Neurologia - August 2, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Clinical impact of migraine for the management of glaucoma patients
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2015 Source:Progress in Retinal and Eye Research Author(s): Bao N. Nguyen, Jia Jia Lek, Algis J. Vingrys, Allison M. McKendrick Migraine is a common and debilitating primary headache disorder that affects 10-15% of the general population, particularly people of working age. Migraine is relevant to providers of clinical eye-care because migraine attacks are associated with a range of visual sensory symptoms, and because of growing evidence that the results of standard tests of visual function necessary for the diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma (visual fields, electrophysio...
Source: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research - August 2, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

Increased contrast enhancing lesion activity in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis migraine patients
Conclusions Our findings suggest an increased inflammatory pathobiology in MS patients with migraine headaches requiring possibly more frequent MRI’s and also more efficient anti-inflammatory treatment. (Source: NeuroImage: Clinical)
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - August 2, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: research

A longitudinal study of headache trajectories in the year following mild TBI: relationship to PTSD symptoms - Sawyer K, Bell KR, Ehde D, Temkin N, Dikmen S, Williams RM, Dillworth T, Hoffman JM.
OBJECTIVE: To examine headache trajectories among persons with mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in the year following injury, and the relationship of headache trajectory to PTSD at one year post injury. DESIGN: Prospective, Longitudinal study SET... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

IHC: Sucked clonazepam douses burning mouth syndrome
VALENCIA, SPAIN – Sucking on a clonazepam tablet for 3 minutes after every meal effectively reduced pain, paresthesia, dry mouth, and altered sense of taste in patients with burning mouth syndrome in a retrospective study. Seventy-two patients who met International Headache Society <a...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - August 1, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

The Effects of Acupuncture on Cerebral and Muscular Microcirculation: A Systematic Review of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Studies.
Authors: Lo MY, Ong MW, Chen WY, Sun WZ, Lin JG Abstract Acupuncture produces physiological effects via stimulating acupoints, proximal or distal to the region of effect. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) noninvasively measures tissue-level hemodynamics in real time. We review the literature investigating the effect of acupuncture on muscular and/or cerebral microcirculation. As the basis, we queried PubMed in June 2014 for articles mentioning both acupuncture and NIRS in title/abstract. The reviewed papers investigated either cerebral (n = 11) or muscular hemodynamics (n = 5) and, based on STRICTA for reporting ac...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - August 1, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research

XPR1: a Gene Linked to Primary Familial Brain Calcification Might Help Explain a Spectrum of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Abstract Primary familial brain calcifications (PFBC) compose a rare neurologic condition characterized by a bilateral pattern of hydroxyapatite deposits in basal ganglia, dentate nuclei, and thalamus. PFBC is identified through neuroimaging screenings such as computerized tomography. Patients with PFBC might present a wide variety of neurological symptoms such as mental and motor impairments, often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and migraine. Four genes were confirmed as causative of PFBC: SLC20A2, PDGFB, PDGFRB, and XPR1. Curiously, other studies made occasional link...
Source: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience - August 1, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Association of genetic loci for migraine susceptibility in the she people of China
Conclusions Our findings suggest that rs4379368 and rs13208321 are potential genetic markers for migraine in this She population. The findings of this study and others indicate important differences between ethnic populations in regard to genetic markers of migraine susceptibility. (Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain)
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - August 1, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

3 Key Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Pop That Pill
I still remember the day as if it were just yesterday. I was sitting in my office across from a patient who came in to see me for his intractable pain. I was covering for another physician, so this patient was new to me. He was wearing a heavy winter coat and sat at the edge of his chair. I asked him to sit back and take his coat off. He said he was in a hurry and wanted his prescription. As I wrote the prescription for methadone, a little voice in my head told me that this encounter was not the way medicine should be practiced. I wanted him to prove to me he needed this strong narcotic. Was he following the lifestyle chan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

[Case Report] Leukaemic vasculitis with myelodysplastic syndrome
A 75-year-old black woman with insulin-dependent diabetes and obesity presented in January, 2015, with a 10 day history of pruritic lesions on her arms and legs, 2–3 months of night sweats, and 3 weeks of right-sided headache, sinus pain, and congestion. The skin lesions had developed while she was taking prednisone for presumed temporal arteritis. She had no associated fever, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, myalgia, or arthralgia. On examination she looked well. On the extensor elbows extending down her forearms bilaterally and on her knees and shins were dozens of 1–2 cm oedematous pink-red papules with a darker red-viole...
Source: LANCET - July 31, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Ian D Odell, Amer M Zeidan, Terri L Parker, Oscar R Colegio, Antonio Subtil Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Migraine Ups Stroke Risk, but Only in Smokers Migraine Ups Stroke Risk, but Only in Smokers
Cohort study findings contradict previous studies demonstrating an overall association between migraine with aura and vascular outcomes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - July 31, 2015 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk
Title: Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/30/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - July 31, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Risk factors of post-dural puncture headache receiving a blood-patch in the obstetric patient.
CONCLUSION: In the obstetric population, a cervix dilation ≥7 cm during labor and multiple punctures are independent risk factors for PDPH receiving a blood-patch. PMID: 26222393 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Minerva Anestesiologica)
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - July 31, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research

Eltrombopag for the treatment of children with persistent and chronic immune thrombocytopenia (PETIT): a randomised, multicentre, placebo-controlled study
Publication date: Available online 28 July 2015 Source:The Lancet Haematology Author(s): James B Bussel, Purificación Garcia de Miguel, Jenny M Despotovic, John D Grainger, Julián Sevilla, Victor S Blanchette, Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, Philip Connor, Michèle David, Koh B Boayue, Dana C Matthews, Michele P Lambert, Lisa M Marcello, Malini Iyengar, Geoffrey W Chan, Karen D Chagin, Dickens Theodore, Christine K Bailey, Kalpana K Bakshi Background The oral thrombopoietin receptor agonist eltrombopag is approved for treatment of adults with chronic immune thrombocytopenia. In the PETIT trial, we aimed to ...
Source: The Lancet Haematology - July 31, 2015 Category: Hematology Source Type: research

Reliability of assessing lifestyle and trigger factors in patients with migraine – findings from the PAMINA study
ConclusionComparing questionnaire and diary assessments of lifestyle and trigger factors in patients with migraine shows that questionnaire assessment of lifestyle is reliable, whereas trigger factors are overestimated and/or underestimated in retrospective questionnaires. (Source: European Journal of Neurology)
Source: European Journal of Neurology - July 31, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: K. Zebenholzer, S. Frantal, E. Pablik, D. Lieba‐Samal, S. Salhofer‐Polanyi, Ç. Wöber‐Bingöl, C. Wöber Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Psychopathological comorbidities in medication‐overuse headache: a multicentre clinical study
ConclusionsOur study indicates the multiple presence of psychopathological comorbidities in patients with MOH. In light of this, it is recommended that the assessment of the psychopathological profile be included in an evaluation of MOH patients, allowing the clinician to more rapidly start an appropriate behavioural treatment, which would greatly improve MOH management. (Source: European Journal of Neurology)
Source: European Journal of Neurology - July 31, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: P. Sarchielli, I. Corbelli, P. Messina, L. M. Cupini, G. Bernardi, G. Bono, V. Di Piero, B. Petolicchio, P. Livrea, M. P. Prudenzano, L. A. Pini, G. Sandrini, M. Allena, G. Tedeschi, A. Russo, S. Caproni, E. Beghi, P. Calabresi, Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry for the determination of flufenoxuron in blood using automatic solid phase extraction and its application to a fatal case of flufenoxuron poisoning
Flufenoxuron (Fig. 1) belongs to a benzoylurea insecticide and the acyl insect growth regulator for controlling insects and mites by a chitin synthesis inhibitor [1,2], and is the active ingredient of Cascade™ in Korea, Japan, China etc. The acute oral LD50 of flufenoxuron for rats is greater than 3000mg/kg, but its toxic amounts on humans are unknown. Toxic symptoms of flufenoxuron poisoning include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, altered consciousness, progressive lactic acidosis, hypotension, confusion, lethargy progressing to coma, seizures, hypoxia, dyspnea, tachypnea, tachycardia, dysrhythmias, hypotension, ...
Source: Forensic Science International - July 31, 2015 Category: Forensic Medicine Authors: Jongsook Rhee, Byungsuk Cho, Juseon Lee, Sungmin Moon, Hyesun Yum Source Type: research

Analgesic effect of Ilex paraguariensis extract on postoperative and neuropathic pain in rats.
Abstract Ilex paraguariensis, known as "Yerba Mate," is an herb used in a beverage that is widely consumed in southern Latin American countries. Furthermore, it has been traditionally used to treat depression, and as an analgesic to manage both nerve pain and headache. The pain-related experimental evidence regarding the analgesic effects of Mate is unclear. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate whether Mate extract exhibits analgesic effects in both the plantar incision and spared nerve injury (SNI) models in rats.We tested the mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) using von Frey filaments. We also tes...
Source: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin - July 31, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Lim DW, Kim JG, Han T, Jung SK, Lim EY, Han D, Kim YT Tags: Biol Pharm Bull Source Type: research

Older Smokers With Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk
Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older Smokers with Migraines May Face Added Stroke Risk
Study finds no increased risk among nonsmokers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Migraine, Smoking, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neuroendoscopic Removal of Astrocytoma in Unilateral Ventricle in a Patient With Enlarged Perivascular Spaces: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
The authors report a case of astrocytoma, located in the right lateral ventricle in a 22-year-old man who presented with headache. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) also showed that the patient had multiple enlarged perivascular spaces. The patient underwent endoscopic removal through an aquiline incision placed 3 cm from the midline and 3 cm in front of the coronal suture. The histologic examination of tumor revealed a WHO I-II glioma. Despite the postoperative intraventricular hemorrhage and catheter infection, he was discharged home without neurologic deficits. The endoscopic fenestration rather than excision should be c...
Source: Neurosurgery Quarterly - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

A Rare Case With Multiple Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas: Case Report and Review of the Literature
We describe a rare case of multiple dural arteriovenous fistulas. A 20-year-old woman presented with a 3-day history of headache, vomiting, and seizure. A plain computed tomographic scan showed multiple high-density spots, and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging revealed diffusion restriction and multiple serpiginous flow voids in a wide area of the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes. On digital subtraction angiogram, the dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) in the superior sagittal sinus were demonstrated on the bilateral common carotid artery angiographies. Its feeding arteries were the external ca...
Source: Neurosurgery Quarterly - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Clinical Spectrum and Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Conclusions: For classic IIH, medical treatment is recommended for patients with acute presentation as well as mild and moderate opening CSF pressures. Surgery is indicated for patients who fail medical treatment or develop medication intolerance, for patients with subacute and chronic presentations, as well as for patients with severe and fulminant opening CSF pressures. Patients with “borderline” IIH presenting with chronic headache, visual field defects, and “ballooned” partial empty sella respond well to medical treatment. (Source: Neurosurgery Quarterly)
Source: Neurosurgery Quarterly - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Intracranial Bilateral Subdural Hematoma as a Complication of Lumbar Nucleoplasty
Nucleoplasty is a percutaneous intradiscal procedure that uses radiofrequencies to reduce intradiscal pressure and the symptoms associated with the contained lumbar disk herniation. Although patients’ outcomes and complications with this technique have not been well documented, there are several reported basic complications such as numbness and tingling, but there are also some vital complications such as discitis, bleeding, even anaphylaxis and death. Here we report a case of bilateral intracranial subdural hematoma as a complication of nucleoplasty for the first time in the literature. This complication should be inclu...
Source: Neurosurgery Quarterly - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Primary Pineal Region Melanoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature
We report here the 20th case of primary pineal tumor and the third case that was totally removed among these 20 cases. Our case was of a 62-year-old man who had headache, dizziness, gait disorder, and the signs and symptoms of ICP arising because of hydrocephalus-like vomiting for 4 weeks before admission. His images showed a hyperdense mass plus hydrocephalus in computed tomographic scan, a hyperintense solid mass in MRI-T1, and hypointense mass lesionin MRI-T2 and FLAIR that significantly enhances the lesion after gadolinium administration in the pineal region. We operated him through the supracerebellar-infratentorial a...
Source: Neurosurgery Quarterly - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

De Novo Giant Partially Thrombosed Aneurysm Complicating STA-MCA Bypass Site in 3 Years: Case Report With Review of the Literature
Conclusions: This is the first case reported with unruptured giant partially thrombosed aneurysm developing on the site of STA-MCA bypass. We discuss its management and possible etiologies for its formation with review of similar cases in the literature for future prevention and/or management of similar cases. (Source: Neurosurgery Quarterly)
Source: Neurosurgery Quarterly - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Triptans Attenuate Circadian Responses to Light
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Source: European Journal of Neuroscience - July 30, 2015 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Priyoneel Basu, Naomi Ie, Adrienne L Wensel, Joelle D Baskerville, Victoria M Smith, Michael C Antle Tags: Research Report Source Type: research

Pituitary adenoma apoplexy caused by rupture of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm: case report and literature review
Conclusions: This rare case demonstrates that when pituitary adenoma apoplexy is combined with subarachnoid hemorrhage, the possibility of a combined intrasellar aneurysm should be considered. During transsphenoidal tumor resection, aneurysm rupture should be avoided to prevent disastrous consequences. (Source: World Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: World Journal of Surgical Oncology - July 30, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kan XuYongjie YuanJing ZhouJinlu Yu Source Type: research

Propranolol and venlafaxine for vestibular migraine prophylaxis: A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsThis study provided evidence that venlafaxine and propranolol show equal effectiveness as prophylactic drugs for ameliorating vertiginous symptoms in VM patients. However, venlafaxine may be superior to propranolol in ameliorating depressive symptoms. Level of Evidence1b. Laryngoscope, 2015 (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - July 30, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mehti Salviz, Turgut Yuce, Hurtan Acar, Abdullah Karatas, R. Murat Acikalin Tags: Otology/Neurotology Source Type: research

Misdiagnosed murine typhus in a patient with multiple cerebral infarctions and hemorrhage: a case report
Conclusion: The present report describes a patient with a rickettsial infection and subsequent deterioration to coma because of an initial misdiagnosis. Because of the similarity to other infectious diseases, physicians should be more vigilant towards the history and radiologic results to ensure early detection and avoid complications which may prove to be fatal. (Source: BMC Neurology)
Source: BMC Neurology - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Ziqi XuXiongchao ZhuQunying LuXia LiYewen Hu Source Type: research

The effect of self-management training on health-related quality of life in patients with epilepsy
Conclusion The self-management training program improved the quality of life in patients with epilepsy. The present findings highlight that psychosocial variables can have incremental significance over biomedical variables in the health-related quality of life of patients with epilepsy. (Source: Epilepsy and Behavior)
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Comorbidity Is associated with pain-related activity Limitations in multiple sclerosis
Conclusion Comorbidity is associated with pain in persons with MS. Closer examination of these associations may provide guidance for better management of this disabling symptom in MS. (Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - July 30, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Outcome of pediatric patients referred for papilledema
Conclusions The incidence of true papilledema among children referred for suspected papilledema based on fundus examination is very low. Headache is a common nonspecific symptom in most patients, whether or not they have papilledema. If children have no additional signs and/or symptoms suggestive of elevated ICP or vision loss, the need for evaluation of such children is not urgent. A detailed history and examination coupled with noninvasive testing, such as ultrasonography, will generally distinguish pseudopapilledema from other abnormal-appearing optic nerves. (Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophtha...
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - July 30, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research

Evaluation of Cognitive Symptoms Following Concussion
Abstract The assessment of cognitive symptoms following concussion has evolved over the last several decades as a distinct focus in research and an essential component of clinical decision making and management. The aims of this paper are to (1) identify issues related to assessment of postconcussion cognitive functioning and (2) provide a review of common self-report and performance-based measures, including computerized-based assessments (CBAs), and, more traditional, comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations. We conclude that (1) there has yet to emerge one cognitive-symptom measurement method that can be c...
Source: Current Pain and Headache Reports - July 29, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Overview of the International Classification of Vestibular Disorders
This article describes the development of the International Classification of Vestibular Disorders (ICVD) initiative. It describes its history, scope, and goals. The Bárány Society has played a central role in organizing the ICVD by establishing internal development processes and outreach to other scientific societies. The ICVD is organized in four layers. The current focus is on disorders with a high epidemiologic importance, such as Menière disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular migraine, and behavioral aspects of vestibular disorders. (Source: Neurologic Clinics)
Source: Neurologic Clinics - July 29, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Alexandre R. Bisdorff, Jeffrey P. Staab, David E. Newman-Toker Source Type: research

An Association Between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and MigrainesAn Association Between Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Migraines
What is the link between migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome? Find out about the possible connection. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Association of depressive and anxiety symptoms with migraine severity
Conclusion Despite the elevated frequency of sleep disorders, the main factor associated with migraine impact was the severity of depressive symptoms. (Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria)
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria - July 29, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Managing childhood migraine.
DISCUSSION: A systematic approach to the presentation of migraines in children can help to alleviate parental and physician anxiety and allow for an accurate diagnosis. Treatment is multifactorial but pharmacological intervention should certainly play a role along with adjustment of environmental factors and addressing possible underlying psychosocial factors. Referral to a general practitioner (GP) with specialist interests, paediatrician, adolescent physician or neurologist may be appropriate. In extreme circumstances, referral to the emergency department is a reasonable option to allow aggressive abortive treatments, bu...
Source: Australian Family Physician - July 29, 2015 Category: Primary Care Authors: Sixsmith E, Starr M Tags: Aust Fam Physician Source Type: research

Aripiprazole for the treatment of tic disorders in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion: In conclusion, aripiprazole appears to be a promising therapy for children with TDs. Further well-conducted RCTs are required to confirm this issue. (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - July 29, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Chun-Song YangHong HuangLing-Li ZhangCai-Rong ZhuQin Guo Source Type: research