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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 March 2017 issue:

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for the management of pediatric migraine
Qin Xiang Ng, Nandini Venkatanarayanan, Lakshmi Kumar There is strong evidence that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for pediatric migraine, providing higher response rates than wait-list control, placebo, and medication. Furthermore, clinical improvements from CBT appear stable, persisting at one-year in some studies.

Diet-induced obesity enhances TRPV1-mediated neurovascular reactions in the dura mater
Balázs Marics, Barna Peitl, Kitti Pázmándi, Attila Bácsi, József Németh, Orsolya Oszlács, Gábor Jancsó, Mária Dux Compared to control animals, rats with diet-induced obesity had augmented capsaicin-induced vasodilation and vasoconstriction of meningeal vessels and enhanced basal and capsaicin-induced CGRP release from meningeal nociceptive afferents. Results suggest that obesity leads to sensitization of the trigeminal system.


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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