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   The Journal of Head and Face Pain

Copyright © 2016

Official publication of the American Headache Society

  • Edited by: Thomas N. Ward, MD 
  • 2015 Impact Factor: 2.961
    ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking 2015: 63/192 (Clinical Neurology)

Current Issue Highlights

Highlights from the January 2017 issue:

Headache Disorders May Be a Risk Factor for the Development of New Onset Hypothyroidism
Martin AT, Pinney SM, Xie C, et. al.
In this longitudinal, retrospective, population-based cohort study, 26% of 8,412 participants had headaches. After adjusting for covariates, people with headaches were more likely to develop hypothyroidism than those without headaches (8.2% vs. 6.2%, HR 1.21 [95% CI 1.001 – 1.462]).

Predictors of 12-Months Relapse After Withdrawal Treatment in Hospitalized Patients with Chronic Migraine Associated with Medication Overuse: a Longitudinal Observational Study
Raggi A, Giovannetti AM, Leonardi M, et. al.
Within 1 year, 33.9% of 177 patients who had chronic migraine (CM) with medication overuse and had undergone withdrawal treatment relapsed into CM and 21.5% required another withdrawal treatment. Predictors for these undesirable outcomes included: 1) history of prior withdrawal treatments; 2) post-withdrawal ER admissions; 3) high depression scores. Also, high baseline headache frequency was associated with the need for another withdrawal treatment.


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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