Erenumab Reduces Migraine Drug Utilization but Adherence Challenges Remain for Migraine Prophylaxis

April 5th 2021, 4:15pm


Results of a retrospective cohort study show that utilization of erenumab was associated with a decreased use of acute and preventive prescription migraine medications. Although adherence to erenumab was higher than other traditional oral prophylactic migraine therapies, adherence rates can be improved.

Real-World Data Highlight Trends in Erenumab Prescribing, Patient Characteristics

April 1st 2021, 5:38pm


Researchers used deidentified real-world data to assess characteristics of patients who have received erenumab since its approval.

Examining the Link Between Dietary Intake of Calcium, Magnesium With Migraine

March 30th 2021, 6:51pm


A cross-sectional study explores the relationship between magnesium, calcium dietary intake, and migraine among men and women.

Is High-Flow Dry Gas Therapy Effective in Reducing Acute Migraine Pain?

March 23rd 2021, 4:41pm


Randomized clinical trial results published in Cephalalgia show that trans-nasal high-flow dry gas therapy may play a role in reducing migraine-associated pain.

Study Finds Monthly Migraine Days Associated With Disturbed Structural Network Integrity

March 22nd 2021, 5:15pm


Compared with healthy controls, patients with episodic migraine and patients with chronic migraine exhibited differing structural brain network characteristics, potentially indicating maladaptive reorganizations of headache-related brain circuits which could lead to migraine attacks or secondary alterations to pain.

Review Analyzes Estrogen’s Role in Migraine Pathogenesis

March 17th 2021, 4:30pm


Results of a scoping review of 19 studies indicate estrogen likely plays a key role in migraine pathogenesis but affects patients in different ways depending on past medical history, age, and use of hormonal therapy.

Understanding the Relationship Between Dry Eye and Migraine

March 15th 2021, 8:13pm


In a review published in Eye and Brain, researchers outlined the link between dry eye and migraine, their possible shared pathophysiology, and therapies targeting similar pathophysiological mechanisms.

Evaluating Psychiatric Disorders Among Adolescents With Chronic Migraine

March 11th 2021, 6:15pm


More treatment methods focused on reducing functionality loss and adopting multidisciplinary and prospective approaches via psychiatric screening should be developed for adolescents with chronic migraine (CM), researchers writing in BMC Neurology concluded.

Assessing Posttraumatic Headache With Migraine Phenotype Among Concussed Youth

March 9th 2021, 4:30pm


Posttraumatic headache (PTH) with a migraine phenotype is associated with persistent symptoms following concussion, compared with nonmigraine PTH or no PTH, according to study results published in JAMA Network Open.

Researchers Investigate Whether SREP Can Determine Central Sensitization Among Patients With EM

March 3rd 2021, 5:25pm


Findings suggest that including slowly repeated evoked pain (SREP) in quantitative sensory testing protocols may enhance assessments of altered pain modulation in different pain conditions.