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Efficacy of mindfulness-based intervention for the treatment of chronic headaches: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2022 Jun 27;78:103862. Epub 2022 May 27.

Department of Medicine, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi, Pakistan.

Background: Mindfulness-based stress reduction/cognitive therapy has attained popularity as an adjunctive treatment for a plethora of medical and psychiatric conditions, however, its impact on chronic headaches is inconclusive. This review aims to assess the impact of MBSR/MBCT in alleviating the symptoms of chronic headaches.

Data Sources And Data Selection: PubMed and Cochrane CENTRAL were searched from inception till 1st May 2021. Read More

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Acupuncture for Patients With Chronic Tension-Type Headache: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Neurology 2022 Jun 22. Epub 2022 Jun 22.

The Third Hospital/Acupuncture and Tuina School, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China

Background And Objectives: Whether acupuncture is effective for chronic tension-type headache (CTTH) is inconclusive. We aimed to examine the effectiveness of acupuncture with a follow-up period of 32 weeks.

Methods: We conducted a randomized controlled trial, and 218 participants who were diagnosed with CTTH were recruited from June 2017 to September 2020. Read More

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on orofacial pain practice: Perceptions from a convenience sample of orofacial pain practitioners.

J Am Dent Assoc 2022 Apr 25. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

Background: COVID-19 has had a substantial impact on people's lives. Increasing evidence indicates that patients with chronic pain particularly are being affected; however, few articles have examined how the pandemic has affected the care or clinical presentation of patients with orofacial pain. The aim of this study was to describe COVID-19-related changes in referral patterns and numbers, in patient demographics, in patients' seeking treatment for problems, and in administrative procedures in 3 orofacial pain clinical settings. Read More

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The pattern of primary headache in the North India population: a hospital-based study.

Int J Neurosci 2022 Jun 13:1-9. Epub 2022 Jun 13.

Department of Neurology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Background: The aim of the study was to investigate the clinical profile, disease burden, quality of life, and treatment patterns of various headache subtypes.

Method: In this prospective observational study, 815 patients presenting with chief complaints of headache between January 2020 to September 2021 were registered. After a detailed history, clinical examination, and subtyping, they were assessed at baseline with well-validated scales for severity (Visual Analogue Scale-VAS), disability burden (Migraine Disability Assessment- MIDAS), Humanistic burden (Headache Impact Test-HIT-6), and quality of life (World health organization-quality of life-WHO-QoL-8) scores. Read More

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The Role of the Otolaryngologist in the Evaluation and Management of "Sinus Headache".

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2022 Jun;55(3):501-518

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 550 Peachtree Street Northeast, Suite 1135, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. Electronic address:

Patients will continue to present to the otolaryngologist's office with "sinus headaches" as their primary complaint. Otolaryngologists should take particular care in establishing a precise diagnosis. A thorough clinical history, comprehensive head and neck examination, well-performed nasal endoscopy, and imaging as necessary are essential components for effective diagnosis and treatment plan implementation. Read More

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Short-term effects of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization compared to algometry pressure release in tension-type headache: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.

J Man Manip Ther 2022 Jun 8:1-10. Epub 2022 Jun 8.

Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

Purposes: To compare the effectiveness of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and pressure algometry with sham ultrasound (control group) on the clinical measures of headache, pressure pain threshold (PPT) of upper trapezius and suboccipital muscles and cervical alignment in patients with tension type headache (TTH).

Methods: Seventy-two patients with TTH of both genders were randomly allocated to 3 experimental groups: a) the IASTM group (n=24), b) pressure algometry group (n=24), and c) sham ultrasound control group (n=24). Headache frequency and disability, pressure pain threshold of upper trapezius and suboccipital muscles, cervical lordosis angle (CA) and anterior head translation (AHT) were measured four weeks before and after intervention. Read More

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Seasonal changes of internet searching suggest circannual rhythmicity of primary headache disorders.

Headache 2022 Jun 7. Epub 2022 Jun 7.

Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland.

Objective: To investigate whether web searching for headache disorders presents some circannual rhythm.

Background: Studies support the influence of seasonal rhythms in primary headache disorders such as cluster headache (CH) and episodic migraine. We investigated whether internet users' searching for headaches reflect these circannual rhythms. Read More

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Infra-Low Frequency Neurofeedback in Tension-Type Headache: A Cross-Over Sham-Controlled Study.

Front Hum Neurosci 2022 20;16:891323. Epub 2022 May 20.

Faculty of Psychology, M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia.

Primary headaches are highly prevalent and represent a major cause of disability in young adults. Neurofeedback is increasingly used in the treatment of chronic pain; however, there are few studies investigating its efficacy in patients with headaches. We report the results of a cross-over sham-controlled study on the efficacy of neurofeedback in the prophylactic treatment of tension-type headache (TTH). Read More

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Screening for Medication Overuse Headache Can Reduce Patients' Suffering From Chronic Daily Headache: A Case Report.

Maram Alshareef

Cureus 2022 May 2;14(5):e24670. Epub 2022 May 2.

Department of Community Medicine and Pilgrims Health, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, SAU.

Headache is one of the major global health problems and an economic burden on the population. Common causes of chronic daily headaches are migraine and tension-type headaches, respectively. Medication overuse headache (MOH) is one of the common secondary causes of chronic daily headaches. Read More

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Repetitive neuromuscular magnetic stimulation in children with headache.

Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2022 May 6;39:40-48. Epub 2022 May 6.

LMU Hospital, Department of Pediatrics - Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital, Division of Pediatric Neurology and Developmental Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; LMU Center for Children with Medical Complexity - iSPZ Hauner, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. Electronic address:

Introduction: Repetitive neuromuscular magnetic stimulation (rNMS) was previously applied in adult patients with episodic migraine, showing beneficial effects on headache characteristics, high safety, and convincing satisfaction. This study aims to assess rNMS as a personalized intervention in pediatric headache.

Methods: Retrospective chart review including patients with migraine, TTH, mixed type headache, or PTH, who had received at least one test rNMS session targeting the upper trapezius muscles (UTM). Read More

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Effectiveness of dry needling for headache: A systematic review.

Neurologia (Engl Ed) 2022 Jun 2. Epub 2022 Jun 2.

Universidad San Jorge, Grupo de investigación iPhysio, Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, Spain.

Introduction: Non-pharmacological treatment of patients with headache, such as dry needling (DN), is associated with less morbidity and mortality and lower costs than pharmacological treatment. Some of these techniques are useful in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to review the level of evidence for DN in patients with headache. Read More

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Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Headache Screening Questionnaire into Brazilian Portuguese.

Musculoskelet Sci Pract 2022 Aug 4;60:102574. Epub 2022 May 4.

Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP, Brazil; Department of Dental Materials and Prosthodontics, Araraquara School of Dentistry, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Araraquara, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: The Headache Screening Questionnaire (HSQ) was created and validated to enable health professionals to screen for migraine and tension-type headaches.

Objectives: The objective of this study was to translate and cross-culturally adapt the HSQ, creating the Brazilian version of the HSQ (HSQ-BR).

Design: This was a cross-sectional study. Read More

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Pediatric vestibular migraine: Diagnosis according to ICHD-3 criteria and the effectiveness of short-term CH prophylaxis.

Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2022 May 13;39:19-24. Epub 2022 May 13.

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: Vestibular migraine (VM) is a rare migraine variant with limited information about its treatment in children. This study, it was aimed to evaluate the diagnostic characteristics of VM in children and the effectiveness of cyproheptadine hydrochloride (CH) prophylaxis.

Methods: Patients aged 6-18 years who were diagnosed with VM and other primary headaches (OPHs) according to ICHD-3 diagnostic criteria and given oral CH prophylaxis for at least 3 months were included in the study. Read More

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Treatment experiences and clinical characteristics in migraine and tension-type headache patients before the first visit to a tertiary headache center.

Cephalalgia 2022 May 27:3331024221104178. Epub 2022 May 27.

Danish Headache Center, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet Glostrup, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Objectives: To investigate previous treatment and clinical characteristics in migraine and tension-type headache patients at their first visit to a tertiary headache center.

Methods: This was a cross-sectional study using data obtained from electronic questionnaires and medical charts. Migraine and tension-type headache patients were investigated at their first visit to the Danish Headache Center. Read More

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Petasites for Migraine Prevention: New Data on Mode of Action, Pharmacology and Safety. A Narrative Review.

Front Neurol 2022 26;13:864689. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, United States.

Petasins are the pharmacologically active ingredients of butterbur and of therapeutic benefit in the treatment of migraine and tension headaches. Here, we summarize the pharmacology, safety and clinical efficacy of butterbur in the prevention of migraine attacks and present new data on its mode of action. We review published literature and study reports on the safety and clinical efficacy of the butterbur root extract Petadolex® and report new findings on petasins in dampening nociception by desensitizing calcium-conducting TRP ion channels of primary sensory neurons. Read More

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Functional Connectivity Features of Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging May Distinguish Migraine From Tension-Type Headache.

Front Neurosci 2022 26;16:851111. Epub 2022 Apr 26.

Department of Neurology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

Background: Migraineurs often exhibited abnormalities in cognition, emotion, and resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC), whereas patients with tension-type headache (TTH) rarely exhibited these abnormalities. The aim of this study is to explore whether rsFC alterations in brain regions related to cognition and emotion could be used to distinguish patients with migraine from patients with TTH.

Methods: In this study, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS), Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS), and rsFC analyses were used to assess the cognition, anxiety, and depression of 24 healthy controls (HCs), 24 migraineurs, and 24 patients with TTH. Read More

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Headache associated with COVID-19: Epidemiology, characteristics, pathophysiology, and management.

Headache 2022 Jun 11;62(6):650-656. Epub 2022 May 11.

Division of Neuropsychiatry, Centro de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Recife, Brazil.

Objective: To review data regarding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, characteristics, and management of COVID-19-associated headache. The persistence of headache after the acute phase of COVID-19 was also reviewed.

Background: Headache is a frequent symptom of COVID-19, and understanding its management is important for health-care professionals involved in treating the disease. Read More

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The vaccination status and adverse effects of COVID-19 vaccine among pregnant women in Japan in 2021.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2022 May 10. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ehime University Graduate School of Medicine, Toon, Japan.

To investigate the vaccination status and adverse reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine among pregnant women in Japan, we conducted an online questionnaire survey from October 5 to November 22, 2021. The number of participants in the online survey was 6576. Of the participants, 4840 (73. Read More

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The Nocebo Response in Pharmacologic Treatments of Primary Headache: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Clin Pharmacol 2022 May 9. Epub 2022 May 9.

Department of Neurology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

The nature and magnitude of nocebo responses in primary headache disorders are still unknown. To assess the distribution and possible predictors of nocebo responses in primary headache treatments, databases, including PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library were searched from 1988 to December 31, 2020, for parallel-group, double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trials of pharmacologic treatments of primary headaches. The nocebo responses were calculated using a random effects meta-analysis model. Read More

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Assessing the performances of a chatbot to collect real-life data of patients suffering from primary headache disorders.

Digit Health 2022 Jan-Dec;8:20552076221097783. Epub 2022 May 3.

Wefight, Brain & Spine Institute, Paris, France.

Background: There are many scales for screening the impact of a disease. These scales are generally used to diagnose or assess the type and severity of a disease and are carried out by doctors. The chatbot helps patients suffering from primary headache disorders through personalized text messages. Read More

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Autonomic Function Tests, Heart Rate Variability, and Electrophysiological Evaluation in Patients With a Primary Episodic Headache: An Observational Study.

J Clin Neurophysiol 2022 Apr 19. Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Department of Physiology, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.

Purpose: Cranial autonomic symptoms are typically associated with the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias and also present in substantial cases of migraine. Autonomic nervous system dysfunctions are also been reported in headache disorders and postulated to promote headache attacks. This study was aimed to evaluate the parasympathetic and sympathetic autonomic functions tests in patients with a episodic primary headache and to investigate, if any, electrophysiological abnormalities in the blink reflex test and sympathetic skin response test in these patients. Read More

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Headache in Pregnancy.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2022 Jun 27;55(3):681-696. Epub 2022 Apr 27.

Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, 1537 Norfolk Street, Suite 5800, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.

Headache is a common symptom in pregnancy. The differential diagnosis for headache in pregnancy is broad and includes conditions that range in acuity and severity. Most headaches in pregnancy are migraine or tension-type headaches. Read More

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Development and validation of a web-based headache diagnosis questionnaire.

Sci Rep 2022 04 29;12(1):7032. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Department of Neurology, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, Republic of Korea.

Information technology advances may help in conducting epidemiological studies using web-based surveys. Questionnaire-based headache diagnosis should be validated against the doctor's diagnosis. This study aimed to develop and validate a web-based diagnostic questionnaire for migraine, probable migraine (PM), and tension-type headache (TTH). Read More

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Current perspectives on mitochondrial dysfunction in migraine.

Eur J Neurosci 2022 Apr 28. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Division of Nanoscience & Technology, School of Life Sciences & Centre for Excellence in Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine, JSS Medical College, JSS Academy of Higher Education & Research, Mysore, India.

Mitochondria are an autonomous organelle that plays a crucial role in the metabolic aspects of a cell. Cortical spreading depression (CSD) and fluctuations in the cerebral blood flow have for long been mechanisms underlying migraine. It is a neurovascular disorder with a unilateral manifestation of disturbing, throbbing and pulsating head pain. Read More

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Musculoskeletal mimics of cervical radiculopathy.

Faye Y Chiou-Tan

Muscle Nerve 2022 Jul 24;66(1):6-14. Epub 2022 Apr 24.

H. Ben Taub Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

Musculoskeletal mimics of cervical radiculopathy will be explored in this AANEM monograph. A review of the literature and textbooks was conducted. Musculoskeletal cervical radiculopathy mimics include: (1) head/neck pain, such as neck tension, cervicogenic headache, and temporomandibular disorder; (2) referred pain from shoulder pathology, such as rotator cuff tears/impingement; (3) elbow region abnormalities, including medial/lateral epicondylitis; (4) wrist/hand conditions, such as DeQuervain's tenosynovitis and intersection syndrome; (5) muscle connective tissue disorders, including myofascial trigger points; (6) conditions that have decreased range of motion, including frozen shoulder and rounded shoulders with tight pectoral/scalene muscles; (7) conditions with joint hyperlaxity and instability, as seen in post-stroke shoulder subluxation; (8) vascular conditions, such as thoracic outlet syndrome; and (9) autonomic controlled soft tissue changes associated with complex regional pain syndrome. Read More

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Pituitary apoplexy following adenoviral vector-based COVID-19 vaccination.

Brain Hemorrhages 2022 Apr 19. Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Department of Surgery, Medicine, Dentistry and Morphological Sciences with Interest in Transplantation, Oncology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy.

Pituitary apoplexy (PA) may complicate the course of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), posing a potential threat to life. Among vaccines designed to prevent COVID-19, there are those adenoviral vector-based, such as Vaxzevria® (formerly COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca). The product insert states that it can cause very rare coagulation disorders, in particular thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome in some cases accompanied by bleeding, cerebrovascular venous or sinus thrombosis, and thrombocytopenia, including immune thrombocytopenia, also associated with bleeding. Read More

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Multimodal Care for Headaches, Lumbopelvic Pain, and Dysmenorrhea in a Woman With Endometriosis: A Case Report.

Brett R Martin

J Chiropr Med 2021 Sep 31;20(3):148-157. Epub 2022 Jan 31.

National University of Health Sciences Basic Science Department, Pinellas Park, Florida.

Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe the conservative management of a patient with headaches, lumbopelvic pain, and dysmenorrhea.

Clinical Features: A 36-year-old woman presented with intense pelvic and daily lumbar pain. She had difficulty sleeping and focusing and had 3 to 4 headaches per week. Read More

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September 2021

Localization of the Center of the Intramuscular Nerve Dense Region of the Suboccipital Muscles: An Anatomical Study.

Front Neurol 2022 6;13:863446. Epub 2022 Apr 6.

Department of Anatomy, Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, China.

Purpose: This study aimed to determine the body surface puncture position and depth of the center of the intramuscular nerve dense region in the suboccipital muscle to provide morphological guidance for accurate botulinum toxin A injection to treat headaches caused by increased suboccipital muscle tension.

Methods: Twenty-four cadavers aged 66.5 ± 5. Read More

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