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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 April 2015 issue:

Pregnancy Outcome Following Prenatal Exposure to Triptan Medications: A Meta-Analysis
Marchenko A, Etwel F, Olutunfese O, et. al.
The results of this meta-analysis suggest that the use of triptans during pregnancy does not increase rates for major congenital malformations or prematurity. However, compared to healthy controls, migraineurs who used triptans during pregnancy had higher rates of spontaneous abortions.

Dietary intake patterns and diet quality in a nationally representative sample of women with and without severe headache or migraine
Evans EW, Lipton RB, Peterlin BL, et. al.
According to this study of women who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, dietary intake patterns do not differ between women with migraine or severe headaches compared to those without. However, women with migraine or severe headache have poorer diet quality.




The 2012 AHS/AAN Guidelines for Prevention of Episodic Migraine: A Summary and Comparison with Other Recent Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dr. Elizabeth Loder is the Chief of the Division of Headache and Pain in the Department of Neurology at the Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Loder is also President of the American Headache Society from 2012 - 2014.

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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.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, and Post-traumatic Headache
Guest Editor: Bert Vargas, MD, FAHS

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