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Headache

Jan 01, 2022 Issue
Cluster Headache: Rapid Evidence Review [Article]

Cluster headache, the most common form of trigeminal autonomic cephalgia, is a rare primary headache disorder that affects less than 1% of the population. The mean age of onset is 30 years, and it is two to three times more common in males. Cluster headache consists of attacks of severe unilateral p...


Dec 01, 2021 Issue
Some Nonpharmacologic Treatments May Decrease Migraine Frequency in Children and Adolescents [POEMs]

Active nonpharmacologic treatments such as biofeedback, relaxation techniques, and general or specific psychological support (e.g., cognitive behavior therapy) may be a good place to start when trying to decrease migraine frequency in children and adolescents. The research is positive, although there is not much out there.


Nov 01, 2021 Issue
Acute Treatments for Episodic Migraine in Adults [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]

How effective are pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic acute treatments for episodic migraine in adults?


Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Outpatient Primary Care Management of Headaches: Guidelines from the VA/DoD [Practice Guidelines]

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense (VA/DoD) published updated guidelines for the treatment of headache disorders based on a systematic review.


Apr 1, 2021 Issue
Three Strategies Are Effective in Managing Patients with Medication Overuse Headaches [POEMs]

Achieving cure from medication overuse headaches after six months was likely regardless of strategy: detoxification (discontinuation of analgesic) plus pharmacologic prophylaxis, pharmacologic prophylaxis without withdrawal, or detoxification with pharmacologic preventive therapy delayed for two months.


Dec 15, 2020 Issue
Lasmiditan (Reyvow) for the Treatment of Acute Migraine [STEPS]

Lasmiditan is a costly alternative to other more extensively studied medications for acute migraine. It should be reserved for those patients who lack relief with other available agents or who cannot tolerate other abortive medications.


May 1, 2020 Issue
Migraines in Children: Recommendations for Acute and Preventive Treatment [Practice Guidelines]

Updated recommendations for the prevention and treatment of migraines in children and adolescents were recently published by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society, and they are based on a systematic review of new evidence published between January 2003 and August 2017.


Apr 15, 2020 Issue
Galcanezumab (Emgality) for Migraine and Cluster Headaches [STEPS]

In otherwise healthy adults with severe and frequent migraine or cluster headaches, galcanezumab may provide a modest reduction in debilitating headache frequency in the short term.


Apr 1, 2020 Issue
Frequent Headaches: Evaluation and Management [Article]

Repeated headaches can induce central sensitization and transformation to chronic headaches that are intractable and difficult to treat. Learn which red flag features to watch for that could signal serious underlying pathology.


Feb 1, 2020 Issue
OnabotulinumtoxinA for Prevention of Migraine in Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]

OnabotulinumtoxinA reduces the number of migraine days per month by two days compared with placebo in adults with chronic migraines.


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