Journal Articles

Peer-reviewed medical journal articles on cluster headache and related conditions.

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Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Patterns Among Patients Diagnosed Wi...

/ Demographics
The burden of cluster headache is associated with significant co-morbidity, including substance use disorders and suicidal ideation, and treatment patterns indicating low use of recognized cluster headache treatments ... more

Ketamine Infusion Combined With Magnesium as a Therapy for Intractable Chro...

/ Ketamine
Chronic cluster headache (CH) is a rare, highly disabling primary headache condition. As NMDA receptors are possibly overactive in CH, NMDA receptor antagonists, such as ketamine, could be of interest in patients with intractable CH ... more

Cerebral hemodynamics in the different phases of migraine and cluster heada...

/ Pathophysiology
Headache is one of the most common ailments; migraine is one of the most prevalent and disabling neurological disorders and cluster headache presents as one of the most excruciating pain disorders. Both are complex disorder ... more

Prescribing Oxygen for Cluster Headache: A Guide for the Provider

/ Oxygen
Oxygen is the standard of care for acute treatment of cluster headache. CMS, the US Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, has made the indefensible decision to not cover oxygen for cluster headache for patients ... more

Calcitonin gene-related peptide antagonism and cluster headache: an emergin...

Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a key signaling molecule involved in migraine pathophysiology. Efficacy of CGRP monoclonal antibodies and antagonists in migraine treatment has fueled an increasing interest in the prospect of treating cluster headache ... more

Economics of Inhaled Oxygen Use as an Acute Therapy for Cluster Headache in...

/ Oxygen
The objectives of the study, which covered each of the US states, were to map the current market landscape of medical grade oxygen for use in CH and to develop a cost simulator based on ... more

Carotid dissection presenting as a prolonged cluster-like headache in a pat...

/ Comorbidities
We present a patient with known episodic cluster headache, who presented with cluster-like headache in the course of internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) and discuss possible pathophysiological links between the two diseases. It is well ... more

The comorbidity burden of patients with cluster headache: a population-base...

/ Comorbidities, Demographics
Evidence is limited regarding the comorbidity burden of patients with cluster headache (CH). We aimed to characterize comorbid conditions in a cohort of CH patients diagnosed by headache experts, using electronic health record information from ... more

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