Intranasal ketamine for acute cluster headache attacks—Results from a proof-of-concept open-label trial

ObjectiveTo investigate the safety and efficacy of intranasal ketamine for the treatment of a single cluster headache (CH) attack. BackgroundAcute treatment options for patients with CH who have an insufficient response to oxygen and triptans are limited. Intranasal ketamine has anecdotally been successful in treating a CH attack. MethodsWe conducted an open-label pilot study enrolling …

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Post-reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome #headache

Chronic headache may persist after the remission of reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) in some patients. We aimed to investigate the prevalence, characteristics, risk factors, and the impact of post-RCVS headache. Methods We prospectively recruited patients with RCVS and collected their baseline demographics, including psychological distress measured by Hospital Anxiety and Depression scale. We evaluated …

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Evaluation of #green light exposure on #headache frequency and quality of life in #migraine patients: A preliminary one-way cross-over clinical trial

..We recruited (29 total) patients, of whom seven had episodic migraine and 22 had chronic migraine. We used a one-way cross-over design consisting of exposure for 1–2 hours daily to white light emitting diodes for 10 weeks, followed by a 2-week washout period followed by exposure for 1–2 hours daily to green light emitting diodes …

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Smartphone use and primary #headache A cross-sectional hospital-based study

In a cross-sectional study between June 2017 and December 2018, patients with primary headache were divided into 2 groups: smartphone users (SUs) and non-smartphone users (NSUs). A questionnaire was administered for headache characteristics and treatment taken. The primary objective was to determine the association of smartphone use with new-onset headache or increase severity. The secondary …

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The association between headache and low back pain: a systematic review

..We included 14 studies. The sizes of the studies ranged from 88 participants to a large international study with 404, 206 participants. Odds ratios for the association were between 1.55 (95% confidence interval (CI) 1.13–2.11) and 8.00 (95% CI 5.3–12.1). Study heterogeneity meant statistical pooling was not possible. Only two studies presented data investigating persistent …

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