Migraine

A 3-month course of clopidogrel after transcatheter atrial septal defect closure was sufficient to prevent new-onset migraine attacks in most patients for 1 year.
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Eptinezumab infusion within 1 to 6 hours of migraine onset was associated with significantly faster relief of headache pain and symptoms compared with placebo.
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Prolonged infusion of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide was shown to induce migraine accompanied by dilation of the superficial temporal artery.
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Rimegepant, a medication indicated for acute migraine relief, also may be efficacious as a preventive therapy by reducing the number of days per month that patients experience migraine.
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A recent open-label study found that improvements in migraine frequency and severity with erenumab for episodic migraines were durable and not associated with any new safety concerns.
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In a follow-up study to an intervention trial that was stopped for futility, children and adolescents with migraines showed long-lasting improvements in headache frequency regardless of their initial treatment.
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Migraines may be classified into 3 subtypes based on headache intensity, frequency, and the presence of photophobia and phonophobia, according to a new analysis.
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Results of a recent study have shown that simvastatin (Zocor) plus vitamin D is effective for the prevention of headache in adults with episodic migraine.
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Here is a brief overview of this class of drugs and how they are being used to treat patients with episodic and chronic migraines.
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When it comes to migraine, the initial choice of therapy could mean the difference between episodic and chronic disease, according to a secondary analysis of the longitudinal migraine study American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP), presented at the 2016 American Academy of Neurology annual meeting.

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