Peer-reviewed medical journal articles on cluster headache and related conditions.
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- Greater occipital injection versus oral steroids for short term prophylaxis of cluster headache: a retrospective comparative study April 18, 2017Patients with CH often require a multimodal treatment approach during cluster periods using acute, transitional, and prophylactic therapy. Transitional therapies are useful in treating high frequency cluster headache attacks while prophylactic medication dosages are increased. However, there is limited data comparing the efficacy of oral versus injected transitional treatments.
- Posterior Hypothalamic Stimulation in Chronic Cluster Headache April 18, 2017Chronic Cluster Headache (CCH) is the most severe and disabling primary headache. Studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging showed the ipsilateral posterior hypothalamus activation during the cluster headache episodes. The Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) of the posterior hypothalamic area was introduced in 2000 in order to treat drug-resistant chronic cluster headache.
- Inhaled oxygen in cluster headache: Results of the Clusterbusters Medication Use Survey April 18, 2017The Clusterbusters Medication Use Survey characterized the use and efficacy of inhaled oxygen in cluster headache patients in order to identify the various factors that optimize therapy.
- Clinical Characteristics and Treatment Patterns among Patients with Diagnostic Codes for Cluster Headache in U.S. Healthcare Claims Data April 18, 2017This retrospective observational study analyzed claims data from the Truven Health Analytics MarketScan® Research Databases from 2009–2014. Two cohorts were compared: propensity-score (PS) matched CH and non-headache control patients. Eligible CH patients had ≥2 CH claims. All patients had continuous enrollment for ±12 months from date of first CH claim. Descriptive comparisons are presented.
- Natural Course of Cluster Headache: a retrospective cohort study with long-term follow-up April 14, 2017We screened patients with cluster headache who were diagnosed at Samsung Medical Center and lost to follow-up for ≥5 years. Eligible patients were interviewed by phone about the longitudinal changes in headache characteristics and disease course. Remission was defined as symptom-free 1) for longer than twice the longest between-bout period and 2) for ≥5 years.
- Long-term effectiveness of sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation for cluster headache April 1, 2017The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) plays a pivotal role in cluster headache (CH) pathophysiology as the major efferent parasympathetic relay. We evaluated the long-term effectiveness of SPG stimulation in medically refractory, chronic CH patients.
- Cluster Headache Associated with Secondary Unilateral Blepharospasm: A Case Report and Review of the Literature April 1, 2017Cluster headache is one of the most serious types of headache that is accompanied by autonomic parasympathetic symptoms. Its association with hemifacial spasm in the same side had been rarely reported. The aim of this report is describing a case with this association and treatment strategies.
- Definitions and participant characteristics of frequent recurrent headache types in clinical trials: A systematic review April 1, 2017Clear definitions of study populations in clinical trials may facilitate application of evidence to clinical populations. This review aimed to explore definitions of study populations in clinical trials on migraine, tension-type headache, cluster headache, and cervicogenic headache.
- Chronobiology differs between men and women with cluster headache, clinical phenotype does not March 14, 2017Patients from the Danish CH survey aged 18–65 years, diagnosed with CH according to International Classification of Headache Disorders, second edition, completed questionnaires and structured interviews.
- Treatment of intractable hemicrania continua by occipital nerve stimulation March 2, 2017Hemicrania continua (HC) is characterised by a strictly unilateral continuous headache with ipsilateral autonomic features and migrainous symptoms that is exquisitely sensitive to indomethacin.1 As more than 30% of patients report side effects with indomethacin, there is need for an effective and safe alternative. Although several drugs have been used in open-label studies, none offer the same ...