Sex Differences in the Prevalence, Symptoms, and Associated Features of Migraine, Probable Migraine and Other Severe Headache: Results of the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, May 22, 2013
Buse DC et al. - US population sample, both migraine and PM were more common among females, but a sex difference was not observed in the prevalence of other severe headache. The sex difference in migraine and PM held true across age and for most other sociodemographic variables with the exception of race for PM. Females with migraine and PM had higher rates of most migraine symptoms, aura, greater associated impairment and higher healthcare resource utilization than males. ...
Migraine, headache, and the risk of depression: Prospective cohort study
Cephalalgia, April 16, 2013
Rist PM et al. – While cross–sectional studies have shown associations between migraine and depression, few studies have been able to evaluate the association between migraine and incident depression. Middle–aged women with migraine or nonmigraine headache are at increased risk of incident depression. Frequent migraine attacks (weekly or daily) were associated with the highest risk for developing depression.
A prospective cohort study among 36,016 women without a history of ...
The Prevalence, Impact, and Treatment of Migraine and Severe Headaches in the United States: A Review of Statistics From National Surveillance Studies
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, March 13, 2013
Smitherman TA et al. - The American migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) study is a privately funded study that provides comparative US population-based estimates of the prevalence and burden of migraine and chronic migraine. This report provides the most current available estimates of the prevalence, impact, and treatment patterns of migraine or severe headache in the United States. migraine and other severe headaches are a common and major public health problem, ...
Dream-enacting behaviour is associated with impaired sleep and severe headache-related disability in migraine patients
Cephalalgia, March 18, 2013
Suzuki K et al. - Sleep disorders, nightmares and visual hallucinations have been reported in migraine patients, which may suggest the involvement of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep regulation in migraine. However, the relationship between migraine and REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD) remains unclear. DEB was associated with impaired sleep and severe headache-related disability in migraine patients and may reflect brainstem dysfunction and increased brain excitability in migraine ...
Migraine and vascular risk factors in the elderly
Geriatrics and Gerontology International, May 21, 2013
Gilad R et al. – The association between migraine and cerebrovascular disease is well documented in younger migraine patients, especially those with aura. Prevalence estimates of vascular risk factors among elderly migraine sufferers are lacking. The present study was designed to estimate the prevalence of vascular risk factors in the elderly population with late onset of migraine without aura. The findings of the present study might have an important clinical relevance, suggesting another ...
The role of the third occipital nerve in surgical treatment of occipital migraine headaches
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, June 11, 2013
Lee M et al. - The third occipital nerve is often encountered during the occipital migraine surgery, however its contribution to migraine headaches is unclear. The objective of this study was to determine whether removing the third occipital nerve plays any role in the clinical outcomes of occipital migraine surgery. Removal of the third occipital nerve did not alter migraine surgery success.
A retrospective comparative review was conducted on all occipital migraine headache ...
Epidemiology of migraine and headache in children and adolescents
Current Pain and Headache Reports, June 4, 2013
Wober-Bingol C - migraine and headache are global disabling conditions causing considerable individual suffering and impaired quality of life in adults as well as in children and adolescents. Therefore, epidemiological studies are essential to assess the scope of the problem. This review covers epidemiological studies on migraine and headache in children and adolescents published in the past 25years. There is a lack of population-based studies from low and low-middle ...
A review of the use of frovatriptan in the treatment of menstrually related migraine
Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders, March 15, 2013
Allais G et al. – Menstrual migraine (MM) is a highly prevalent condition associated with considerable disability. In these studies, frovatriptan showed pain relief and pain-free rates similar to those of zolmitriptan, rizatriptan, and almotriptan, but with significantly lower recurrence rates. More well-designed, randomized, prospective studies, specifically enrolling women with MM, will be needed in the near future to confirm the efficacy of frovatriptan in this migraine subtype.
Managing migraine and other headache syndromes in those over 50
Maturitas, May 8, 2013
Dees B et al. - Authors need to remind older adults about the dangers of excessive use of caffeine in coffee, tea and energy drinks, since these substances can lead to daily HA and migraine equivalents.
migraine in an older person may appear with sensory or motor phenomena (“late-life migraine accompaniments”), so that it may be confused with transient ischemic attack or stroke.
An older patient may have cervicogenic headache in addition to migraine.
Can weight loss improve migraine headaches in obese women? Rationale and design of the Women's Health and Migraine (WHAM) randomized controlled trial
Contemporary Clinical Trials , April 30, 2013
Bond DS et al. - Research demonstrates a link between migraine and obesity. Obesity increases the risk of frequent migraines and is associated with migraine prevalence among reproductive-aged women. These findings are substantiated by several plausible mechanisms and emerging evidence of migraine improvements after surgical and non-surgical weight loss. However, no previous study has examined the effect of weight loss on migraine within a treatment-controlled framework. ...