Headaches

Ye Ran, Huanxian Liu, Meichen Zhang, Zhao Dong, Shengyuan Yu September 19, 2017

Background

Laughing is a rare precipitating factor for headaches, and the pathogenesis underlying laugh-induced headache (LH) remains unclear.

Methods

Two cases of headache triggered predominantly by laughing were presented in this article. We also reviewed the published English literature regarding LH, summarized the clinical characteristics of LH, and discussed the probable pathophysiological mechanisms.

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Siavash Bandarian-Balooch, Paul R. Martin, Brenton McNally, Arissa Brunelli, Sharon Mackenzie September 19, 2017

Objective

To evaluate an e-diary developed for measuring headaches, triggers, and medication consumption, in terms of reliability and validity, and variables such as ease of use and participant compliance.

Background

For many decades, behavioral treatment of headaches has been evaluated via participants completing paper diaries recording their headaches and associated phenomena.

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Lynn Ren, Michelle Jaehee Chang, Zhiyu Zhang, Ajay Dhaka, Zhaohua Guo, Yu-Qing Cao September 19, 2017

Objective

To quantify the abundance of dural afferent neurons expressing transient receptor potential channel melastatin 8 (TRPM8), vesicular glutamate transporter 3 (VGLUT3), and neurofilament 200 (NF200) in adult mice.

Background

With the increasing use of mice as a model system to study headache mechanisms, it is important to understand the composition of dural afferent neurons in mice.

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Elizabeth Leroux, Line Beaudet, Guy Boudreau, Marzieh Eghtesadi, Luc Marchand, Heather Pim, Miguel Chagnon September 15, 2017

Objectives

To compare the impact of a combined nursing and medical approach to a medical follow-up only on headache outcomes, quality of life, and self-efficacy in a cohort of migraineurs.

Background

Interdisciplinary approaches have been proposed for migraine management. A nursing intervention could improve patient outcomes.

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