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Abstract P4: Nasal Pathology in the Migraine Surgery Population: Incidence, Patterns and Predictors of Surgical Success
No abstract available (Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - March 28, 2015 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: AAPS Abstract Supplement: Abstracts & Posters Source Type: research

Abstract 58: A Retrospective Review of the Outcomes of Migraine Surgery in the Adolescent Population
No abstract available (Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - March 28, 2015 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: AAPS Abstract Supplement: Abstracts & Posters Source Type: research

Use of a Doppler Signal to Confirm Migraine Headache Trigger Sites
Conclusion: Doppler signal in the site of most intense pain can predictably document the presence of an artery in the most painful site and lead to precise location of the nerve irritation by a vessel and successful removal of the offending artery. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Diagnostic, II. (Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery)
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - March 28, 2015 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive: Head and Neck: Ideas and Innovations Source Type: research

Measurement of distinctive features of cortical spreading depolarizations with different MRI contrasts
This study reports the feasibility and advantages of two MRI scans, based on balanced steady‐state free precession (b‐SSFP) and diffusion‐weighted multi‐spin‐echo (DT2), heretofore unexplored for monitoring SDs. These were compared with gradient‐echo MRI. SDs were induced by KCl application in rat brain. Known for high SNR, the T2‐ and T1‐based b‐SSFP contrast was hypothesized to provide higher spatiotemporal specificity than ‐based gradient‐echo scanning. DT2 scanning was designed to provide simultaneous T2 and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements, thus enabling combined quantitative ass...
Source: NMR in Biomedicine - March 27, 2015 Category: Radiology Authors: S. Umesh Rudrapatna, Arend M. Hamming, Marieke J. H. Wermer, Annette Toorn, Rick M. Dijkhuizen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

(139) Temporo mandibular dysfunctions: a multitude of craniocervical symptoms
Temporo mandibular dysfunction (TMD) is a complex family of symptoms contributing not only to jaw pain and dysfunction, but to a range of other serious co morbid conditions like fibromyalgia, headaches, and shoulder and cervical pathologies. A 42 years old lady presented to pain clinic with right sided facial pain and headache, diagnosed as migraine and under treatment at a private clinic, for the last 2 years. No improvement in symptoms with the multi drug treatment and felt depressed. X-rays of B/l temporo mandibular joint (TMJ) revealed features of arthrosis of TMJ. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: N. Mittal, N. Joshi Source Type: research

(146) Pain comorbidity and the transition from episodic to chronic migraine: results from the CaMEO (Chronic Migraine Epidemiology & Outcomes) study
Several pain disorders are comorbid with migraine, especially chronic migraine (CM). Herein, we examine the influence of extra-cephalic pain on the progression of episodic migraine (EM) to CM and on the persistence of CM over a 3-month period. Participants were recruited from a US web-panel using quota sampling, and completed web-based questionnaires at baseline and 3 months. Respondents who met ICHD-3 beta criteria for migraine were classified into EM ( (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: A. Scher, A. Adams, K. Fanning, R. Lipton Source Type: research

(178) MMPI-2 validity scale code-types in chronic headache and orofacial pain
The MMPI-2 has been widely used to classify chronic pain patients into clinically meaningful code-types based on cluster analysis of its clinical scales. These code-types have often been used to assess a patient’s psychological status, to design treatment interventions and to predict treatment outcome. A major strength of the MMPI-2 is its validity scales designed to measure test-taking approaches that may impact MMPI-2 test validity. The primary validity scales are: L (Lie Scale), F (False Item Scale) and K (Defensiveness Scale). (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: F. Carr, J. Reeves, E. Bloch, R. Mendoza Source Type: research

(210) Prevalence of migraine headaches in patients with Fibromyalgia
Several studies have reported a high prevalence of fibromyalgia in patients with migraines,1 but there is little research on the prevalence of migraines in patients with fibromyalgia, despite clinical observation suggesting that migraines are a common complaint. Given the high degree of comorbidity between fibromyalgia and migraines, assessment of headache in patients with fibromyalgia is important. A total of 3,717 patients in the Mayo Clinic Fibromyalgia Registry who had previously agreed to be contacted regarding fibromyalgia research were sent an electronic survey consisting of medical history and demographic questions...
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: B. Vij, M. Whipple, S. Tepper, A. Mohabbat, M. Stillman, A. Vincent Source Type: research

(218) The lived experience of pain in adolescents diagnosed with cystic fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-shortening inherited disease in Caucasians. It is characterized by a genetic defect leading to excessively viscous mucus. Individuals with CF develop chronic sinus and chest infections as well as problems with malnutrition. Pain (headache, chest, back, GI, musculoskeletal) in CF, has been well documented. Quantitative studies of pain self-reports in adolescents with CF show that pain negatively impacts quality of life, but little is known about the lived experience of pain in adolescents with CF. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: M. Vera, S. Allgood, S. Kozachik, K. Riekert, J. Haythornthwaite, N. Lechtzin Source Type: research

(228) Pain after TBI is associated with lower brain -acetyl-aspartate concentrations
Research suggests that persistent pain is experienced by over 50% of people who sustain traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although the most common pain after TBI is headache, pain also occurs in the neck/shoulder, back, upper and lower limbs. Recent research indicates that 30% experience clinically relevant pain as early as 6 weeks following mild TBI. Importantly, the presence of pain is a significant negative predictor of return to productivity, and health-related quality of life after TBI. Several magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) studies in people with TBI show decreased brain concentrations of N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA),...
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: E. Widerstrom-Noga, V. Govind, J. Adcock, B. Levin, A. Maudsley Source Type: research

(343) Sex-, stress-, and sympathetic postganglionic neuron-dependent changes in the expression of pro- and anti-inflammatory molecules in dural immune cells
Due to compelling evidence supporting a link between sex, stress and sympathetic post-ganglionic innervation, dural immune cells and migraine, we recently characterized the impact of these factors on the type and number of immune cells in the dura. To determine whether a shift in dural immune cell phenotype may also contribute to the initiation of a migraine, we assessed the impact of these factors on the expression of inflammatory molecules. Dura tissue was obtained from naïve or stressed, intact or surgically sympathectomized (SPGNx), adult male or female rats. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: L. McIlvried, L. Borghesi, M. Gold Tags: E32 Sex and Gender Differences Source Type: research

(344) The impact of sex and stress on the excitability and norepinephrine sensitivity of dural afferents
Clinical data indicate that migraine is more common in women than men. Furthermore, the most common trigger for a migraine attack is stress, but in contrast to other pain syndromes, a stress-triggered migraine attack most often occurs after the stress has subsided. Given evidence that norepinephrine (NE), a mediator involved in the stress response that may increase primary afferent excitability, we sought to determine whether an interaction between sex, stress and NE on the excitability of dural afferents could account for any of these clinical observations with respect to the manifestation of migraine. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: N. Scheff, L. McIlvried, M. Gold Source Type: research

(354) Estrogen induces cortical spreading depression (CSD) associated with migraine aura in awake, freely moving female rats
Migraine headache is one of the most common neurological disorders affecting roughly 1 billion people worldwide. While the mechanisms contributing to migraine pathophysiology have yet to be fully elucidated, the disproportionate number of women affected may suggest a central role for the reproductive hormone estrogen. The manner by which estrogen contributes to migraine has been under investigation for decades with possible roles for the classic estrogen nuclear receptors and the more recently discovered estrogen G-protein coupled receptor. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: A. Sandweiss, D. Skinner, T. Vanderah, T. Largent-Milnes Tags: E36 Trigeminal Pain Source Type: research

(375) Incorporating high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation as a routine therapy for migraine headache: a case series
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has been developed as a non-invasive therapeutic modality to treat migraine headache. Single-pulse TMS (sTMS) is established as an effective abortive therapy for migraine with aura. Repetitive TMS (rTMS) can work as prophylactic therapy in the management of chronic migraine. This case series investigates the clinical feasibility of utilizing repeated sessions of rTMS as prophylactic and maintenance therapy in patients with refractory migraine headache. A total of 7 patients (age range 31-64 years) meeting the international criteria of migraine with aura (4 patients) or without aura (...
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: L. Shi, A. Fallah, A. Leung Tags: F08 Neural Stimulation: Non-Interventional (TENS, Transcranial) Source Type: research

(400) Migraine management in the Veterans Health Administration clinics
Migraines are a common cause of pain and lost productivity. Veterans are particularly vulnerable to developing migraines because of their relatively high rate of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Migraine provides an opportunity to explore pain management among Veterans since its guidelines are well-established across settings. We have conducted a cross-sectional study using administrative and clinical data from the VA National Patient Care Database, Decision Support Systems and the Corporate Data Warehouse. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: H. Hamid, B. Fenton, H. Bathulapalli, A. Mohammad, R. Kerns, C. Brandt, J. Goulet, S. Haskell Source Type: research

(402) Evaluation of patients with acute migraine treated with diclofenac potassium for oral solution and who had nausea at time of dosing
The objective of this analysis was to examine the efficacy of diclofenac potassium for oral solution in patient subgroups. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: S. Kareht, P. Schmidt, R. Lipton Source Type: research

(464) Efficacy and safety of onabotulinumtoxinA for the prophylaxis of headaches in adult chronic migraine patients: an interim analysis of the prospective, long-term, multicenter, open-label study, COMPEL
Chronic migraine (CM) is a painful, debilitating disorder with few effective treatments, which are often further limited by side effects. OnabotulinumtoxinA is approved for CM headache prophylaxis and has demonstrated a favorable safety and efficacy profile; however, data are limited to 56 weeks. The longer-term efficacy and safety of onabotulinumtoxinA for CM is being investigated in COMPEL, a multicenter, open-label study in adult CM patients treated with 155U onabotulinumtoxinA every 12 weeks (NCT01516892). (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: A. Blumenfeld, R. Stark, A. Reppine, M. Halstead, F. Holdbrook, A. Manack Adams, S. Aurora Source Type: research

(525) Efficacy and prediction of pain, mood, and function outcomes upon completion of an interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation program.
Chronic pain renders many individuals incapacitated and increases the risk of opioid dependence throughout the lifetime course of treatment. The efficacy of an intensive non-opioid interdisciplinary chronic pain rehabilitation program (CPRP) was previously established in headache patients1 and was expanded to include a broader range of primary pain conditions in this study. Assessments of pain intensity (0-10), Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) scores (measuring mood), Pain Disability Index scores (PDI; measuring function), and coping styles, utilizing the brief COPE questionnaire were...
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: K. Jaremko, L. Scheidler, J. Scheman, E. Covington Source Type: research

(535) Functional disability, anxiety, and depression in chronic pediatric headache patients
Chronic pediatric headache is becoming an increasingly prevalent pain condition in children and adolescents in the United States. It is often associated with impairment in daily functioning, including school attendance and activity limitations.1 Few studies have examined the relationship between anxiety, depression and functional disability in chronic headache patients. In pediatric patients with abdominal pain, depression predicted functional disability.2 In adults, depression and comorbid anxiety were found to be the strongest predictors of dysfunction. (Source: The Journal of Pain)
Source: The Journal of Pain - March 27, 2015 Category: Materials Science Authors: A. Caruso, J. Rabner, E. Mahoney, A. McCarthy, L. Lazdowsky, A. LeBel Source Type: research

Effect of ondansetron on post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) in parturients undergoing cesarean section: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study
Conclusion Ondansetron (0.15 mg/kg) appeared to reduce the incidence of PDPH, as well as the incidence of hypotension and PONV, in parturients undergoing spinal anesthesia for cesarean section. (Source: Journal of Anesthesia)
Source: Journal of Anesthesia - March 27, 2015 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Lacosamide monotherapy for partial onset seizures
Conclusion Conversion to lacosamide monotherapy could be effective and well tolerated in selected adults patients with partial onset seizures who had achieved seizure freedom during lacosamide add-on therapy. (Source: Seizure)
Source: Seizure - March 27, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Is Helicobacter pylori infection a risk factor for childhood periodic syndromes?
Conclusion Our study did not support H. pylori infection as an etiological factor in CV or AM. (Source: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
Source: International Journal of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine - March 27, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Intracranial hemorrhage after tooth extraction in a patient with chronic disseminated intravascular coagulation
Publication date: Available online 9 March 2015 Source:Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology Author(s): Takuya Naganawa , Kosuke Sakuma , Abhishek Kumar , Satoshi Fukuzawa , Toshihiro Okamoto , Tomohiro Ando Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a condition causing severe bleeding, which requires hemostatic measures be taken after surgical treatment. However, there is no clear method to assess coagulation and bleeding after surgical treatment. Here, we describe a rare case of intracranial hemorrhage after tooth extraction in a patient with chronic DIC associated with aortic dissecti...
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology - March 26, 2015 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

APOE and AGT in the Finnish p.Arg133Cys CADASIL population
ConclusionsThe APOE, AGT and NOTCH3 polymorphism did not modify the onset of strokes or migraine in our CADASIL sample, which is one of the largest mutationally homogenous CADASIL populations published to date. International collaboration, pooled analyses and genomewide approaches are warranted to identify the genetic factors that modify the highly variable CADASIL phenotype. (Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica - March 26, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: M. Siitonen, K. Mykkänen, F. Pescini, S. Rovio, H. Kääriäinen, M. Baumann, M. Pöyhönen, M. Viitanen Tags: Clinical Commentary Source Type: research

Pilot Study of the Effects of Mixed Light Touch Manual Therapies on Active Duty Soldiers with Chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Injury to the Head
This pilot study was designed to examine the effects of mixed Light Touch Manual Therapies (LTMT) on headache, anxiety and other symptoms suffered by active duty United States service members experiencing chronic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Ten service members diagnosed with PTSD and having a self-reported injury to the head acquired at least two years prior, were provided with two hour-long sessions of mixed LTMT given a week apart. Data to assess the immediate and durable effects were gathered before and after the LTMT sessions. (Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies)
Source: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies - March 26, 2015 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lauren Davis, Brenda Hanson, Sara Gilliam Source Type: research

Migraine drug developer bids RTP adieu
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, a company that in January announced it had raised $37 million to advance its experimental migraine treatment, will leave the Research Triangle area. The company will move headquarters to Burlington, Massachusetts, while it looks for office space in nearby Cambridge. "We are very proud to have been a North Carolina-based company since our inception. However, given the expansion of our management team with Massachusetts-based executives, we feel it is the right time to relocate,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

Migraine drug developer bids RTP adieu
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, a company that in January announced it had raised $37 million to advance its experimental migraine treatment, will leave the Research Triangle area. The company will move headquarters to Burlington, Massachusetts, while it looks for office space in nearby Cambridge. "We are very proud to have been a North Carolina-based company since our inception. However, given the expansion of our management team with Massachusetts-based executives, we feel it is the right time to relocate,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 25, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason deBruyn Source Type: news

People who suffer migraine headaches may be at double the risk of stroke
(Loyola University Health System) Loyola University Medical Center neurologists Michael Star, M.D., and José Biller, M.D., describe the association between migraine headaches and stroke in the new text Headache and Migraine Biology and Management. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Migraine and risk of ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of observational studies
ConclusionsBased on our data indicating an association of migraine with myocardial infarction and angina and on previous data showing an association of migraine, and particularly migraine with aura, with an increased risk for stroke, migraine can be appropriately considered an overall risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. (Source: European Journal of Neurology)
Source: European Journal of Neurology - March 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: S. Sacco, R. Ornello, P. Ripa, C. Tiseo, D. Degan, F. Pistoia, A. Carolei Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Detection of Basilar Artery Dissection by Ultrasound
We report a case of a 45-year-old woman with unusual headache 1 week before admission. After cerebrovascular ultrasound, a basilar artery dissection was supposed despite the normal neurologic, cerebrospinal fluid, and computed tomography findings. On a follow-up color-coded duplex sonography (1 month after the onset), reperfusion was detected in the vertebral and basilar arteries, but residual high-grade stenosis of the basilar artery was also present. (Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Evguenia Vassileva, Plamen Getsov, Evgenii Vavrek, Marin Daskalov Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Transient Neurologic Deficits: Can Transient Ischemic Attacks be Discrimated from Migraine Aura without Headache?
Transient neurologic deficits (TNDs) are often considered first to be transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) but TND with normal brain imaging is also characteristic of other prevalent conditions like migraine aura leading to potential confusion. We aimed to determine if migraine aura with headache (MA) and migraine aura without headache (MAWH) can be distinguished from TIA on clinical or paraclinical ground using validated international criteria. (Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases)
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - March 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Yannick Fogang, Gilles Naeije, Noemie Ligot Source Type: research

Tuberculous optic neuritis: A case report
A 37years old diabetic male, presented with a history of painless progressive visual loss in his right eye for 5days followed by visual loss in left eye for 2days duration. He also had moderate grade fever on and off for past 7days. He denied any history of headache, loss of weight or appetite or any other systemic symptoms. On presentation he was not able to perceive light in right eye and had a visual acuity of 20/200 in the left eye. This progressed over 3days to no perception of light in the left eye. (Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences)
Source: Journal of the Neurological Sciences - March 25, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Anu Gupta, Manoj Kumar Goyal, Manish Modi, Vivek Lal Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Achelios Therapeutics to present results of Phase 1/2 TOPOFEN™...
TOPOFEN™, a new topical medication for the treatment of acute migraine(PRWeb March 24, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12603530.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 24, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Celecoxib vs Prednisone in Medication Overuse HeadacheCelecoxib vs Prednisone in Medication Overuse Headache
Abrupt cessation of the offending drug in overuse medication headache can cause severe rebound headaches and other symptoms. Is celecoxib, an NSAID, superior to prednisone for symptom reduction? Headache (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Pituitary incidentalomas: analysis of a neuroradiological cohort
Conclusions In concordance with available literature, adenomas are the most frequent incidentally found pituitary lesions. Hormonal dysfunction is quite prevalent, including symptomatic presentations, which suggests that there seems to be a low sensitivity for the diagnosis of pituitary disease. (Source: Pituitary)
Source: Pituitary - March 24, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Amy's Kitchen Recalls More Than 70,000 Cases Of Food Due To Fear Of Listeria Contamination
Frozen vegetarian food company Amy’s Kitchen is recalling an estimated 73,897 cases of products after receiving notice that one of their organic spinach suppliers may have delivered produce tainted with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. The list of products being called back include Spinach Lasagna, Enchilada Verde Whole Meal, Gluten Free Tofu Scramble Breakfast Wrap and Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl. If consumed by the young, elderly or with weakened immune systems, Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious or fatal infections, and it can cause pregnant women to miscarry or have a stillbirth. Generally healthy people...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

MRPL44 mutations cause a slowly progressive multisystem disease with childhood-onset hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Abstract Defects in mitochondrial translation may lead to combined respiratory chain deficiency and typically cause childhood-onset multisystem disease. Only recently, a homozygous missense mutation (c.467T > G, p.Leu156Arg) in MRPL44, encoding a protein of the large subunit of the mitochondrial ribosome, has been identified in two siblings with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Using exome sequencing, we identified two further unrelated patients harboring the previously reported mutation c.467T > G, p.Leu156Arg in MRPL44 in the homozygous state and compound heterozygous with a novel missense mutation c.2...
Source: Neurogenetics - March 23, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

Cosyntropin Shows Efficacy for Postdural Puncture HeadacheCosyntropin Shows Efficacy for Postdural Puncture Headache
The gold standard treatment, epidural blood patch, isn't always effective, and an alternative could be beneficial when there are contraindications. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Association between migraine, carpal tunnel syndrome found
Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are more than twice as likely to have migraine headaches, reports a new study. Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome have symptoms such as hand numbness and weakness, resulting from pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

STOPAIN MIGRAINE PAIN RELIEVING (Mentholum, Belladonna, Iris Versicolor, Sanguinaria Canadensis) Gel [TROY MANUFACTURING, INC]
Updated Date: Mar 23, 2015 EST (Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST))
Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates for the last seven days (since May 20, 2007 EST) - March 23, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study shows association between migraine and carpal tunnel syndrome, reports PRS Global Open
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are more than twice as likely to have migraine headaches, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery -- Global Open, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Initial use of a novel noninvasive vagus nerve stimulator for cluster headache treatment
Conclusion: These data suggest that noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation may be practical and effective as an acute and preventive treatment in chronic cluster headache. Further evaluation of this treatment using randomized sham-controlled trials is thus warranted. Classification of evidence: This study provides Class IV evidence that for patients with cluster headache, transcutaneous stimulation of the vagus nerve aborts acute attacks and reduces the frequency of attacks. (Source: Neurology)
Source: Neurology - March 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Nesbitt, A. D., Marin, J. C. A., Tompkins, E., Ruttledge, M. H., Goadsby, P. J. Tags: Cluster headache ARTICLE Source Type: research

The Neurologic Profile of Children and Adolescents With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
In this study, we explored the prevalence and spectrum of neurologic manifestations of 50 children with inflammatory bowel disease in comparison to healthy controls. Based on clinical reports and neurologic evaluation, 34 patients (68%) exhibited neurologic manifestations compared with 10 children (23.8%) in the control group (P < .001). The main symptoms associated with inflammatory bowel disease in comparison to the control subjects were headache: 46% vs 3% (P < 0.001), dizziness: 26% vs none (P < .001), hypotonia: 10% vs none (P = .06), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): 28% vs 7.1% (P < .001),...
Source: Journal of Child Neurology - March 23, 2015 Category: Neurology Authors: Ben-Or, O., Zelnik, N., Shaoul, R., Pacht, A., Lerner, A. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Psychological therapies (remotely delivered) for the management of chronic and recurrent pain in children and adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: Psychological therapies delivered remotely, primarily via the Internet, confer benefit in reducing the intensity or severity of pain after treatment across conditions. There is considerable uncertainty around these estimates of effect and only eight studies with 371 children contribute to the conclusions. Future studies are likely to change the conclusions reported here. All included trials used either behavioural or cognitive behavioural therapies for children with chronic pain, therefore we cannot generalise our findings to other therapies. However, satisfaction with these treatments was generally positive. ...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - March 23, 2015 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Fisher E, Law E, Palermo TM, Eccleston C Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Nichols Chiropractic Announces iTrac Therapy for Headache & TMJ Pain Relief
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - March 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Death in pediatric Cushing syndrome is uncommon but still occurs
Conclusions: Despite the advances in early diagnosis and treatment of pediatric CS, a 2.5 % mortality rate was identified in a large cohort of patients with this condition referred to an experienced, tertiary care referral center (although these deaths occurred elsewhere). Pediatricians need to recognize the possibility of death, primarily due to sepsis, in a patient with pediatric CS and treat accordingly. (Source: European Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - March 22, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Clinical course and sequelae for tick-borne encephalitis among children in South Moravia (Czech Republic)
Conclusion: Tick-borne encephalitis in children has a benign course with minimal sequelae. Meningitis with biphasic course is the prevalent involvement and the duration of IgM antibodies in serum and index of positivity are not decisive for postencephalitic disorders. (Source: European Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - March 22, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research

Lateral Rectus Myositis Presented as Binocular Diplopia
A 66-year-old woman without past medical history presented to our Emergency Department (ED) with a 2-day history of headache and binocular diplopia. On neurologic examination, there was isolated limitation of abduction of her right eye without other noticeable abnormal focal neurologic signs. Laboratory results were unremarkable, with only mild elevated serum glucose level (117 g/dL), and normal complete blood cell counts. (Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine)
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - March 22, 2015 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ming-Che Wu, Aven Po-Chen Lin, Ping-Hsun Lee, Ming-Tsung Li, Yu-Hang Yeh Tags: Visual Diagnosis in Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Dynamic drug-induced organic mitral regurgitation during exercise echocardiography following chronic exposure to ergotamine
A 67-year-old woman with a history of hypertension and migraine had been hospitalized 9 months ago for unexplained acute pulmonary oedema with evidence of preserved LV ejection fraction and mild to moderate mitral regurgitation (MR). Coronary angiography was normal, she was in sinus rhythm and blood pressure was normal. She had been exposed continuously to ergotamine (gynergene) for migraine prophylaxis for 30 years (1 to 3 mg of ergotamine). Despite treatment by enalapril and furosemide introduced for heart failure, the patient remained in NYHA functional class III with evidence of preserved LV ejection fraction, mild MR ...
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - March 22, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sylvestre Maréchaux, Yassine Ben Brahim, Pierre Vladimir Ennezat, François Delelis, Christophe Tribouilloy Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Migraine et contraception
Publication date: March 2015 Source:Gynécologie Obstétrique &amp; Fertilité, Volume 43, Issue 3 Author(s): H. Cappy , C. Lucas , S. Catteau-Jonard , G. Robin La migraine est une pathologie fréquente chez la femme. La maladie migraineuse répond à une définition stricte définie par l’International Headache Society et est à différencier des autres types de céphalées. La survenue des crises est fréquemment liée au cycle menstruel. De nombreuses études ont fait le lien entre fluctuations hormonales et survenue de la crise migraineuse. La migraine avec aura est actuellement un facteur de risque identifié ...
Source: Gynecologie Obstetrique and Fertilite - March 22, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research