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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

February 2019 Headache Current Issue Highlights:

When Mom Has Migraine: An Observational Study of the Impact of Parental Migraine on Adolescent Children
Seng EK, Mauser ED, Marzouk M, Patel ZS, Rosen N, Buse DC

In addition to the negative impact that migraine has on individuals with migraine, migraine also negatively impacts family members. This study demonstrates that the global well being of the adolescent child and the parent/child relationship are negatively influenced by the presence of migraine in a parent.

Effectiveness of Oxygen and Other Acute Treatments for Cluster Headache: Results from the Cluster Headache Questionnaire, an International Study
Pearson SM, Burish MJ, Shapiro RE, Yan Y, Schor LI

This internet-based survey of 2193 individuals with cluster headache found that oxygen and triptans were the acute treatments most commonly reported to provide complete or very effective treatment outcomes. Oxygen was very well tolerated with few patients reporting treatment-related complications.



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.




Neuromodulation in the Management of Headache Disorders
Guest Editor: Rashmi Halker, MD, FAHS

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