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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 February 2017 issue:

Cortical Alterations in Medication-Overuse Headache
Riederer F, Schaer M, Gantenbein AR, et. al.
In this MRI study, participants with medication-overuse headache had less cortical thickness in prefrontal cortex and greater gyrification in fusiform cortex and occipital pole compared to healthy controls. The extent of occipital pole gyrification predicted headache improvement after discontinuation of the overused medication(s).

Ketamine Infusions for Treatment Refractory Headache
Pomeroy JL, Marmura MJ, Nahas SJ, Viscusi ER
In this chart review of 77 patients with treatment refractory chronic migraine or new daily persistent headache, 71% of patients acutely responded to intravenous ketamine. There was a significant reduction in average headache intensity after ketamine treatment (7.1/10 to 3.8/10, p<.0001). Although most patients tolerated the treatment, a number of adverse events occurred.



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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