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eNeura adds another $1.6M
eNeura Therapeutics, which won an FDA nod for its transcranial magnetic stimulation device for migraine last year, adds another $1.6 million to its coffers. eNeura Therapeutics added to the $2.2 million it raised earlier this year with another $1.6 million deposit, part of a hoped-for $2 million funding round, according to a regulatory filing. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based eNeura makes a transcranial magnetic stimulation device designed to treat migraine headaches. eNeura TherapeuticsNews Well, Funding Roundup, Neurologicalread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 3, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Source Type: news
Clinical characteristics and outcome of brain abscess: Systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions: The prognosis of patients with brain abscesses has gradually improved over the past 60 years. Important changes over time were the modality of cranial imaging, neurosurgical technique, and antimicrobial regimen. (Source: Neurology)
Source: Neurology - March 3, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Brouwer, M. C., Coutinho, J. M., van de Beek, D. Tags: Abscess, Bacterial infections, Fungal infections, Prognosis, All epidemiology ARTICLE Source Type: research
Cerebral microbleeding in varicella-zoster viral meningitis: An early sign of vasculopathy?
A 75-year-old man undergoing chemotherapy for prostate cancer for 3 months presented with headache after having blisters in his left ear canal and auricle. His body temperature at presentation was 38°C. Neurologic examination revealed nuchal stiffness and left peripheral facial palsy. We also noted leukocytopenia (2,000/µL) and elevated serum C-reactive protein (8.51 mg/dL). CSF analysis showed no erythrocytes, elevated leukocytes (640/µL; 3% monocytes, 97% neutrophils), an increased protein level (473 mg/dL), and slightly decreased glucose level (51 mg/dL, serum glucose 120 mg/dL). Brain MRI and magnetic r...
Source: Neurology - March 3, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Ohtomo, R., Shirota, Y., Iwata, A., Shimizu, J., Tsuji, S. Tags: MRI, Other cerebrovascular disease/ Stroke, Vasculitis, Viral infections CLINICAL/SCIENTIFIC NOTES Source Type: research
Relief of Menstrual Symptoms and Migraine with a Single-Tablet Formulation of Sumatriptan and Naproxen Sodium
Journal of Women's Health , Vol. 0, No. 0. (Source: Journal of Women)
Source: Journal of Women - March 1, 2014 Category: OBGYN Tags: article Source Type: research
Absent posterior alpha rhythm: An indirect indicator of seizure disorder?
DISCUSSION: Absent alpha rhythm- a criterion seems to have a certain amount of specificity for electroencephalograms (EEGs) with seizure disorder patients. Presence of seizure activity and absence of alpha activity in EEG significantly correlated to each other (Significant at < 0.01 level). Absent alpha rhythm appears to be a state marker rather than a trait marker of seizure disorder. PMID: 24574560 [PubMed] (Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Indian Journal of Psychiatry - February 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Indian J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Is West Nile virus coming to your town? UCLA releases first risk-assessment predictions
This study does not take into account factors like future land-use changes, insect control efforts, socioeconomic conditions, host-switching by West Nile carrying insects or host community diversity, which are difficult to predict in the long-term, Harrigan said. The information, he said, is useful to a variety of groups, including the general public, who may use it to better understand their personal geographical risk; local vector control agencies, which can identify potential "hot spots" in various counties and districts; and wildlife biologists, who can use it to determine need and risk in certain areas and ho...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 28, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Combat exposure and migraine headache: Evidence from exogenous deployment assignment - Cesur R, Sabia JJ, Tekin E.
Migraine headache is a growing problem for U.S. servicemembers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and has been linked to substantial negative socioeconomic consequences. However, there has been no comprehensive examination of the relationship between combat ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Association of Painful Musculoskeletal Conditions and Migraine Headache With Mental and Sleep Disorders Among Adults With Disabilities, Spain, 2007–2008
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - February 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Migraine
(Source: AAP Grand Rounds)
Source: AAP Grand Rounds - February 28, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Millichap, J. G. Tags: Neurology Source Type: research
Safety of Medical Interventions in Children Versus Adults
CONCLUSIONS: Available evidence on harms/harm-related end points from pharmacologic interventions has large uncertainty. Extrapolation of evidence from adults to children may be tenuous. Some clinically important discrepancies were identified. (Source: PEDIATRICS)
Source: PEDIATRICS - February 28, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lathyris, D., Panagiotou, O. A., Baltogianni, M., Ioannidis, J. P. A., Contopoulos-Ioannidis, D. G. Tags: Article Source Type: research
[Iatrogenic after spinal puncture technique. Prevalence study of headache and associated factors].
CONCLUSIONS. Rates of post-lumbar-puncture headache in our series are high, and no differences were found in terms of the service where it was performed or experience. No influence was observed due to the amount of liquid extracted, the patient's position, the indication of repose or fluid overload. PMID: 24570357 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Revista de Neurologia)
Source: Revista de Neurologia - February 27, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Bauset-Navarro JL, Sanchez-Ortuno IM, Gomez-Cardenas C, Sanz-Monllor A, Cinesi-Gomez C, Pinera-Salmeron P Tags: Rev Neurol Source Type: research
Associations Between Pain drawing and Psychological Characteristics of Different Body Region Pains
ConclusionsOur results suggest that the characteristics of patients with nonorganic drawings differ according to body regions. (Source: Pain Practice)
Source: Pain Practice - February 27, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Kazuhiro Hayashi, Young‐Chang P. Arai, Atsuko Morimoto, Shuichi Aono, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Makoto Nishihara, Tomoaki Osuga, Shinsuke Inoue, Takahiro Ushida Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
A Comparison Pressure Pain Threshold in Pericranial and Extracephalic Regions in Children with Migraine
ConclusionComparison of the PPTs between sites revealed that the pericranial and cervical regions showed a lower PPT than the extracephalic sites in children with migraine. (Source: Pain Medicine)
Source: Pain Medicine - February 27, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Gabriela Natália Ferracini, Juliana Stuginsk‐Barbosa, Fabíola Dach, José Geraldo Speciali Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Wellcome Trust's Book Prize 2014 shortlist announced | @GrrlScientist
Six wonderfully diverse books that span genres to explore medicine and health are under consideration for the Wellcome Trust's revamped and relaunched Book Prize.Now that you've finished reading that amazing longlist of science books for the Royal Society's 2013 Winton Book Prize, you may be searching for yet more excellent books to occupy your mental energies. Well, look no further because the Wellcome Trust just announced the shortlist for their Wellcome Book Prize 2014! This year's six shortlisted titles were announced yesterday at a breakfast event by the Wellcome Trust's Chair of Judges, Sir Andrew Motion, a writer an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2014 Category: Science Authors: GrrlScientist Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Health, mind and body Medical research Books Wellcome Collection Medicine Science Source Type: news
No Signs of Intracranial Arterial Vasoconstriction in Transient Global Amnesia
CONCLUSIONSExtra‐intracranial atherosclerosis does not play a pathogenic role in TGA and no supporting evidence for the arterial vasoconstriction hypothesis of TGA emerged from this study. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging)
Source: Journal of Neuroimaging - February 26, 2014 Category: Radiology Authors: Claudio Baracchini, Filippo Farina, Enzo Ballotta, Giorgio Meneghetti, Renzo Manara Tags: Clinical Investigative Study Source Type: research
Fort Myers Pain Management Clinic, Community Wellness, Now Offering...
Fort Myers pain management clinic, Community Wellness, now offering over ten effective migraine treatments. These therapies are offered by Board Certified doctors and incorporate both abortive and...(PRWeb February 25, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/fortmyerspainmanagement/migrainespecialist/prweb11611554.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 25, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Modelling Headache and Migraine and its Pharmacological Manipulation
Summary Similarities between laboratory animals and humans in anatomy and physiology of the cephalic nociceptive pathways allowed scientists to create successful models that have significantly contributed to our understanding of headache. They have also been instrumental for development of novel anti‐migraine drugs dissimilar to classical pain killers. On the other hand, modelling the mechanisms underlying primary headache disorders like migraine has been more challenging due to limitations in testing the postulated hypotheses in humans. Recent developments in imaging techniques started to fill this translational gap. Un...
Source: British Journal of Pharmacology - February 25, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: S E Erdener, T Dalkara Tags: Review Article – Animal Models in Psychiatry Research Themed Issue Source Type: research
Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and other autonomic disorders in antiphospholipid (Hughes) syndrome (APS).
ConclusionWe believe that autonomic disorders in APS may represent an important clinical association with significant implications for treatment. PMID: 24569396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Lupus)
Source: Lupus - February 25, 2014 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Schofield J, Blitshteyn S, Shoenfeld Y, Hughes G Tags: Lupus Source Type: research
BERKLEY AND JENSEN MIGRAINE FORMULA (Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Caffeine) Tablet, Film Coated [BJWC]
Updated Date: Feb 24, 2014 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) - February 24, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news
Clinical Reasoning: A 49-year-old man with fever and proximal weakness of his arms
A 49-year-old man with no significant medical history was seen by a neurologic consultant in eastern Bavaria, Germany, after he developed weakness of both arms. A few days earlier he had been referred to the internal medicine department with flu-like symptoms lasting for 2 weeks, which improved only transiently with trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole for suspected urinary tract infection. The neurologic examination revealed an alert and oriented patient who was febrile (39.8°C, 103.6°F) but without meningeal signs or headache, normal cranial nerves, and weakness of the shoulder girdle and both proximal arms. He had no s...
Source: Neurology - February 24, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Seliger, C., Schulte-Mattler, W., Bogdahn, U., Uhl, M. Tags: Encephalitis, Meningitis, All Clinical Neurology, Viral infections, Spinal cord infection RESIDENT AND FELLOW SECTION Source Type: research
Corticobasal syndrome associated with antiphospholipid syndrome without cerebral infarction
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a rare autoimmune coagulopathy with various systemic and neurologic symptoms. Ischemic stroke and TIA are common neurologic manifestations of APS, while migraine, epilepsy, chorea, and multiple sclerosis–like syndromes have also been reported.1,2 Dementia is an unusual manifestation of APS, and the presentation of APS with corticobasal syndrome (CBS) has rarely been reported.3,4 CBS is a progressive neurologic syndrome characterized by asymmetric cortical dysfunction, such as apraxia, alien limb phenomenon, or cortical sensory changes accompanied by akineto-rigid syndrome or dystoni...
Source: Neurology - February 24, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Lee, D.-W., Eum, S.-W., Moon, C. O., Ma, H.-I., Kim, Y. J. Tags: All Medical/Systemic disease, Corticobasal degeneration CLINICAL/SCIENTIFIC NOTES Source Type: research
Bilateral jugular paragangliomas: A rare cause of raised intracranial pressure
A 28-year-old woman presented with a 2-year history of pulsatile tinnitus, with recent onset of headaches and bilateral transient visual obscurations. Examination revealed bilateral optic disc edema. MRI showed enhancing lesions surrounding the internal jugular veins and magnetic resonance venography showed bilateral internal jugular vein occlusions with extensive collaterals (figure 1). Both lesions were resected. The pathology was that of a paraganglioma (figure 2). (Source: Neurology)
Source: Neurology - February 24, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Thurtell, M. J., Kirby, P. A., Wall, M. Tags: All Headache NEUROIMAGES Source Type: research
Topiramate for Migraine Prophylaxis in Pediatric Patients.
CONCLUSION: Topiramate is an effective and well-tolerated prophylactic therapy for use in pediatric migraine patients. Doses of 100 and 200 mg/d (1.47-2.0 mg/kg/d) effectively decrease the frequency of migraine headaches, with 100 mg/d providing optimal benefit-to-risk ratio. Additional randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies are needed to determine the impact of the drug on quality-of-life outcomes, such as school function, and migraine severity and duration. PMID: 24566461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy)
Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy - February 24, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Deaton TL, Mauro LS Tags: Ann Pharmacother Source Type: research
The Role of Besifloxacin in the Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis.
CONCLUSION: Besifloxacin 0.6% ophthalmic suspension 3 times a day for 5 days is safe and effective for BC. Twice-a-day dosing for 3 days was also effective-a simplified regimen compared with other fluoroquinolones. Disadvantages include price and lack of a generic. Further evaluation is needed to evaluate comparative efficacy among other ocular fluoroquinolones and unlabeled uses. PMID: 24566460 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy)
Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy - February 24, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Mahvan TD, Hornecker JR, Buckley WA, Clark S Tags: Ann Pharmacother Source Type: research
Transient Ischemic Attack Requiring Hospitalization of Children in the United States: Kids' Inpatient Database 2003 to 2009 [Brief Reports]
Conclusions— Recognized risk factors for TIA, including sickle cell disease, congenital heart disease, moyamoya, recent stroke, and migraine, were present in <60% of children. Pediatric admissions for ischemic stroke were 5-fold more common than for TIA. Further study is required to understand the risk of stroke after TIA in children to guide appropriate evaluation and treatment. (Source: Stroke)
Source: Stroke - February 24, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Adil, M. M., Qureshi, A. I., Beslow, L. A., Jordan, L. C. Tags: Transient Ischemic Attacks Brief Reports Source Type: research
Meningismus in children with chronic headache is most likely due to streptococcal infection
We report herein that a majority of children with headaches associated with meningismus, had evidence of a streptococcal infection when compared to a non-meningismus group. We postulate that streptococcal infection may play an important role in the etiology of meningismus-positive chronic headaches in children. (Source: Medical Hypotheses)
Source: Medical Hypotheses - February 24, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: I. Almazov, M. Burke, A. Mosek Tags: Articles Source Type: research
N alpha methyl histamine versus propranolol in migraine prophylaxis.
PMID: 24534036 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences)
Source: The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences - February 23, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Millán-Guerrero RO, Isais-Millán R, Guzmán-Chávez B, Castillo-Varela G Tags: Can J Neurol Sci Source Type: research
Aclidinium bromide for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
CONCLUSION: Aclidinium bromide is an inhaled anticholinergic that improves lung function measures in patients with COPD. The most common adverse effects during clinical trials of the drug were headache, nasopharyngitis, and cough, none of which occurred at significantly higher rates than were seen with placebo use. PMID: 24534593 [PubMed - in process] (Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP)
Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP - February 22, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Stone LE, Skelley JW, Kyle JA, Elmore LK Tags: Am J Health Syst Pharm Source Type: research
TPR Podcast Episode #2: Chinese Restaurant Toxicology
Conclusion: patients with renal dysfunction should be cautious of how much durian they ingest Summary of Soy Sauce Induced 19 year old male came in comatose after being dared to ingesting a quart of soy sauce 2 hrs prior to arrival Peak sodium 196 The patient received very aggressive fluid hydration 6L D5W Soy sauce is 17-18% NaCl A quart of soy sauce has 160-170gm ~ 10tbsp of NaCl The only critique of the paper is that the use of very aggressive fluid hydration and lowering of sodium should not be generalized to all cases given the risk of central pontine myelinolysis In this case extreme measures and aggressi...
Source: The Poison Review - February 22, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: LeonThe Poison Review Tags: Podcast Source Type: news
Study: Topamax Effective for Migraines
A new study has shown that Topamax - generic Topiramate - is effective for reducing the frequency of migraine headaches. Topamax is an epilepsy medication used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. Weight loss is one of the possible side effects. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - February 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news
CHMP Wants Restrictions on Methysergide-Containing DrugsCHMP Wants Restrictions on Methysergide-Containing Drugs
On the basis of a safety review, a potential causal association between methysergide, used for intractable migraine and cluster headache, and organ fibrosis 'seems likely,' the Committee concludes. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 21, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news
Hot Topics: Migraine Therapy That Works
(MedPage Today) -- What works and what doesn't for treating migraine? Three experts in the field take on the question; they say treatments that work include triptans, botulinum toxin, and ergot derivatives. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - February 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
More Stress Equals More HeadachesMore Stress Equals More Headaches
A new study provides evidence for an association between higher stress levels and increased headache frequency, especially tension-type headache. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 21, 2014 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
[Case Report] Sudden, severe headache: an unexpected culprit
A 48-year-old female ex-smoker with end-stage renal failure was admitted from the dialysis unit with acute severe fronto-occipital headache associated with nausea, blurred vision, and photophobia. Comorbidities were ischaemic heart disease, hypertension, anaemia, previous alcohol dependence, and opioid misuse. She had recently undergone anastomotic revision of a stenosed left brachiocephalic fistula. The most striking examination finding was hypertension (183/109 mm Hg) despite preceding dialysis to the weight at which she was clinically euvolaemic. (Source: LANCET)
Source: LANCET - February 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Samantha Conlin, Stephen J Fenning, Graeme Weir, Zahid Raza, Richard G Phelps, Fiona J Gifford Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: operative strategies based on a surgical series of 27 patients.
CONCLUSION: PICA aneurysms, by virtue of their rarity and strategic location pose a unique technical challenge. Depending on the PICA segment affected, variations in the surgical corridor and clipping strategy were major contributors to good outcomes. PMID: 24535788 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - February 21, 2014 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Viswanathan GC, Menon G, Nair S, Abraham M Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research
Low dose naltrexone for induction of remission in Crohn's disease.
CONCLUSIONS: Currently, there is insufficient evidence to allow any firm conclusions regarding the efficacy and safety of LDN used to treat patients with active Crohn's disease. Data from one small study suggests that LDN may provide a benefit in terms of clinical and endoscopic response in adult patients with active Crohn's disease. Data from two small studies suggest that LDN does not increase the rate of specific adverse events relative to placebo. However, these results need to be interpreted with caution as they are based on very small numbers of patients and the overall quality of the evidence was rated as low due to...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - February 21, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Segal D, Macdonald JK, Chande N Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
Stress and Headaches
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Migraine, Stress (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Stress DOES cause headaches, then causes us to become even more stressed
German researchers found the most stressed people had a six per cent rise in headache days. Desperate Housewives' star Marcia Cross says reducing stress got her migraines under control. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
More Stress, More Headaches, Study Says
Title: More Stress, More Headaches, Study SaysCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/19/2014 4:36:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - February 20, 2014 Category: Neurology Source Type: news
14-3-3beta protein expression in eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection
Conclusions: The serum 14-3-3beta concentrations may constitute a useful marker for blood brain barrier damage severity and follow up in patients with eosinophilic meningitis caused by A. cantonensis. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 20, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Hung-Chin TsaiYen-Lin HuangYao-Shen ChenChuan-Min YenRachel TsaiSusan Shin-Jung LeeMing-Hong Tai Source Type: research
Sodium nitrite in patients with peripheral artery disease and diabetes mellitus: Safety, walking distance and endothelial function
In conclusion, sodium nitrite therapy is well tolerated in patients with PAD. The possible clinical benefit of sodium nitrite should be studied in a larger and fully powered trial. (Source: Vascular Medicine recent issues)
Source: Vascular Medicine recent issues - February 20, 2014 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Mohler, E. R., Hiatt, W. R., Gornik, H. L., Kevil, C. G., Quyyumi, A., Haynes, W. G., Annex, B. H. Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Antinociceptive activity of methanolic extract of Muntingia calabura leaves: further elucidation of the possible mechanisms
Conclusions: The antinociceptive activity of MEMC involved activation of the non-selective opioid (particularly the mu-, delta- and kappa-opioid) and non-opioid (particularly adenosinergic, alpha2-noradrenergic, and beta-adrenergic) receptors, modulation of the ATP-sensitive K+ channel, and inhibition of bradikinin and protein kinase C actions. The discrepancies in MEMC antinociception could be due to the presence of various phytochemicals. (Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
Source: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine - February 20, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Zainul ZakariaMohd SaniManraj CheemaArifah KaderTeh KekMohd Salleh Source Type: research
The impact of comorbid migraine on quality‐of‐life outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery
ConclusionPatients with comorbid migraine and CRS are more likely to have less severe evidence of disease and worse preoperative baseline QOL scores. This may imply that comorbid migraine disorder, in the setting of CRS, compels these patients to seek surgical management earlier in the disease process. Regardless, ESS provides comparable improvement for both patients with and without comorbid migraine. Level of Evidence2c. Laryngoscope, 2014 (Source: The Laryngoscope)
Source: The Laryngoscope - February 20, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Adam S. DeConde, Jess C. Mace, Timothy L. Smith Tags: Allergy/Rhinology Source Type: research
Antithrombotic properties of rafigrelide: a phase 1, open-label, non-randomised, single-sequence, crossover study.
Abstract Platelets play a central role in atherothrombotic events. We investigated the effect of a novel platelet-lowering agent, rafigrelide, on thrombus formation and characteristics. In this phase 1, open-label, non-randomised, single-sequence, crossover study, healthy male volunteers received rafigrelide for 14 days (Period 1). Following a ≥6-week washout period, they then received rafigrelide + acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) for 14 days (Period 2). Thrombus formation was assessed ex vivo using the Badimon perfusion chamber, and thrombus characteristics were assessed using thromboelastography. A total of 15 volun...
Source: Thrombosis and Haemostasis - February 20, 2014 Category: Hematology Authors: Balasubramaniam K, Viswanathan G, Dragone J, Grose-Hodge R, Martin P, Troy S, Preston P, Zaman AG Tags: Thromb Haemost Source Type: research
14-3-3ß protein expression in eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection
Conclusions: The serum 14-3-3β concentrations may constitute a useful marker for blood brain barrier damage severity and follow up in patients with eosinophilic meningitis caused by A. cantonensis. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - February 20, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Hung-Chin TsaiYen-Lin HuangYao-Shen ChenChuan-Min YenRachel TsaiSusan Shin-Jung LeeMing-Hong Tai Source Type: research
Does more stress equal more headaches?
A new study provides evidence for what many people who experience headache have long suspected—having more stress in your life leads to more headaches. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 19, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news
Comparison of Residual Shunt Rates in 5 Devices used to treat Patent Foramen Ovale
Conclusions Transcatheter PFO closure has a high success rate, but a moderate residual shunt occurs in about 10% of cases. The observed incidence of residual shunting after PFO closure is significantly larger with 30 mm Helex device. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - February 19, 2014 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Koichiro Matsumura, Rubine Gevorgyan, Daniel Mangels, Reza Masoomi, M. Khalid Mojadidi, Jonathan Tobis Tags: Original Studie Source Type: research
Reliability and Validity of the Migraine Disability Assessment Scale among Migraine and Tension Type Headache in Iranian Patients.
Conclusion. Persian MIDAS is a valid and reliable questionnaire for migraine and TTH that can differentiate between episodic headache and chronic headache. PMID: 24527462 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomed Res)
Source: Biomed Res - February 18, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Zandifar A, Asgari F, Haghdoost F, Masjedi SS, Manouchehri N, Banihashemi M, Ghorbani A, Najafi MR, Saadatnia M, Lipton RB Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Vitamin d status in migraine patients: a case-control study.
Conclusions. We did not find any association between migraine and vitamin D status; also, severity of headaches was not related to 25(OH)D level. Further studies with larger sample sizes are required to confirm our results. PMID: 24524078 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Biomed Res)
Source: Biomed Res - February 18, 2014 Category: Research Authors: Zandifar A, Masjedi SS, Banihashemi M, Asgari F, Manouchehri N, Ebrahimi H, Haghdoost F, Saadatnia M Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Vitamin D Blog: No Help for Migraine
(MedPage Today) -- A case-control study turned up no link between migraine and vitamin D status, adding to mounting evidence that the vitamin won't help when it comes to treating severe head pain. (Source: MedPage Today Pain Management)
Source: MedPage Today Pain Management - February 18, 2014 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news