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   The Journal of Head and Face Pain

Copyright © 2013

Official publication of the American Headache Society

  • Edited by: Thomas N. Ward, MD 
  • 2012 Impact Factor: 2.937
    ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking 2012: 61/191 (Clinical Neurology)

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Autonomic function in migraine patients: ictal and interictal pupillometry
Melissa Cambron, Heidi Maertens, Koen Paemeleire and Luc Crevits
In this infrared pupillometry study we measured pupillometric parameters in migraine patients both in the interictal and ictal phase of disease and compared it to controls. We could conclude that there is evidence for a subtle pupillary sympathetic hypofunction in migraine patients, observed as a prolonged latency to light reflex, which is revealed after the administration of apraclonidine.

Reduced threshold for inhibitory homeostatic responses in migraine motor cortex? A tDCS/TMS study
Giuseppe Cosentino, Filippo Brighina, Simona Talamanca, Piera Paladino, Simone Vigneri, Roberta Baschi, Serena Indovino, Simona Maccora, Enrico Alfonsi and Brigida Fierro
We combine two different brain stimulation techniques to non-invasively investigate, in migraine with and without aura, homeostatic plasticity in the primary motor-cortex. Our results support the hypothesis that in migraine, in the interictal period, the threshold for inducing inhibitory mechanisms of cortical excitability could be lower. According to the rules of cortical homeostatic plasticity, this could represent a protective mechanism activated in response to stressful stimuli in a condition of basal increased cortical responsivity.

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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.

Migraine Genetics
Guest Editor: Jonathan H. Smith, M.D.

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