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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 November/December 2014 issue:

Trigeminal neuralgia - a prospective systematic study of clinical characteristics in 158 patients
Maarbjerg, Stine (contact); Gozalov, Aydin; Olesen, Jes; Bendtsen, Lars
This is the first prospective study describing the clinical characteristics of classical trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in a large cohort of consecutive patients diagnosed according to the diagnostic criteria of the International Classification of Headache Disorders. This study demonstrates a high prevalence of sensory abnormalities at neurological examination as well as a high prevalence of sporadic autonomic symptoms and concomitant persistent pain.

Factors Associated with Emergency Department Visits for Migraine: An Observational Study
Minen, Mia (contact); Loder, Elizabeth; Friedman, Benjamin
While migraine accounts for over 800,000 emergency department (ED) visits annually, no prospectively gathered data characterizes patients’ reasons for presenting to an ED. We prospectively interviewed patients presenting to an urban ED for headache. We found that most migraineurs presenting to the ED have a primary care physician and healthcare insurance. ED visits result from an inability to access care elsewhere and because patients consider pain to be an emergent condition.


Prescription Headache Medication in OEF/OIF Veterans: Results from the Women Veterans Cohort Study





Dr. Elizabeth Seng of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System examines taking prescription headache medication among male and female Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans.

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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.

Orofacial Pain
Guest Editor: Steven D. Bender, DDS

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