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AHS 2017 Meeting: Prochlorperazine More Effective than Hydromorphone for Acute Migraine

Thursday, June 08, 2017—A new comparative study presented at the American Headache Society Annual Meeting in Boston shows that that, in patients who visit the emergency department for acute migraine …

Functional Weakness and Dysarthria in a 66-Year-Old Man Previously Diagnosed with CIDP

Tapan Abrol, MD and Kathrin LaFaver, MD

June 2017—Functional neurological disorders (FND) are conditions in which patients experience neurological symptoms without a currently known underlying structural or pathophysiological…

Teva’s Fremanezumab Reduces Monthly Headache Days in Phase 3 Chronic Migraine Study

Thursday, June 01, 2017—    Results from the Phase 3 HALO study suggest that fremanezumab (Teva Pharmaceuticals) reduces the number of monthly headache days in patients with chronic m…

Migraine Prevalence Higher in Collegiate Athletes, New Study Finds

Friday, May 19, 2017—New findings suggest that collegiate athletes have an increased prevalence of migraines, with female athletes being particularly affected. In a retrospective cross-section sur…

In-Focus: Headache and Migraine

May 2017—Vitamin D Deficiency Tied to Headache Decreased vitamin D levels appear to be linked with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH), according to results from a new study. In a …

Monoclonal Antibodies and Migraine: What the Neurologist Needs to Know

Peter McAllister, MD

May 2017—As a new age in headache medicine is set to begin, it is incumbent upon neurologists to become better familiarized with and explore the implications of monoclonal antibodies in patient care.

Non-Invasive Neuromodulation: The Next Step in Migraine Care?

Stewart J. Tepper, MD

May 2017—Neuromodulation devices represent a unique opportunity to patients for effective treatment of migraine in a cost-effective fashion with no significant side effects.

Cluster Headache: History, Mechanisms, and Most Importantly, Treatment Options

Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD

May 2017—The first clear descriptions of cluster headache came from 17th and 18th century Europe, with the first in-depth account from the Dutch physician Nicolas Tulp in 1641, and the…


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