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   The Journal of Head and Face Pain

Copyright © 2014

Official publication of the American Headache Society

  • Edited by: Thomas N. Ward, MD 
  • 2013 Impact Factor: 3.189
    ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking 2013: 52/194 (Clinical Neurology)

Current Issue Highlights

Highlights from the September 2016:

Association between Migraine and Risk of Venous Thromboembolism: A Nationwide Cohort Study
Kuan-Po Peng, Yung-Tai Chen, Jong-Ling Fuh, Chao-Hsiun T, Shuu-Jiun Wang
Using a nationwide claims-based database, the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) was compared between approximately 100,000 migraine patients and non-headache patients. Although the risk of VTE was not different when comparing all migraine patients to non-headache patients, migraine with aura was associated with a 2.4 times increased risk.

Stromal Cell-Derived Factor-1 Alpha Is Decreased in Women With Migraine With Aura
Thomas Liman, Lars Neeb, Jana Rosinski, Uwe Reuter, Matthias Endres
Stromal cell-derived factor-1 alpha (SDF-1α) supports maintenance of endothelial integrity. In this analysis, migraine with aura (MA) was associated with lower levels of SDF-1α compared to healthy controls and SDF-1α levels were negatively correlated with markers of endothelial dysfunction. Low SDF-1α might contribute to the pathophysiology of MA and the increased vascular risks associated with MA.



The Role of Melatonin in the Treatment of Headache Disorders

Dr. Amy Gelfand is a child neurologist, a UCNS certified pediatric headache specialist, and a member of the American Headache Society. She directs the Pediatric Headache Program at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research is on the ttreatment of pediatric headache disorders and she is currently researching whether melatonin is effective for migraine prevention in adolescents.

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Virtual Issues

Virtual issues are collections of articles on a particular subject, published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. They are selected by a guest editor to provide a rapid overview of the activity in a particular aspect of headache medicine.

Obesity and Headache
Guest Editor: Lee Peterlin, DO

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