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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 May 2016:

Assessing Barriers to Chronic Migraine Consultation, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Results from the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes (CaMEO) Study
Dodick DW, Loder EW, Manack Adams A, Buse DC, Fanning KM, Reed ML, Lipton RB
Amongst 1,254 participants with chronic migraine, less than 5% traversed three barriers necessary to receive care: consultation with a healthcare provider, accurate diagnosis, and treatment. Public health efforts are needed to improve outcomes for people with chronic migraine.

A Retrospective Analysis of Triptan and DHE use for Basilar and Hemiplegic Migraine
Mathew PG, Krel R, Buddhdev B, Ansari H, Joshi SG, Spinner WD, Klein BC.
According to the FDA, triptans and DHE are contraindicated for patients who have basilar migraine and hemiplegic migraine. This retrospective analysis examined the safety of triptans and DHE in 80 patients with basilar migraine features or hemiplegic migraine.




Survey of Opioid and Barbiturate Prescriptions in Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Headache Center

Mia T. Minen, Kate Lindberg, Rebecca E. Wells, Joji Suzuki, Corita Grudzen, Laura Balcer and Elizabeth Loder

Dr. Mia Minen is Director of Headache Services at the NYU Langone Medical Center. She has a clinical practice, conducts research, and teaches the NYU medical students and residents. Prior to coming to NYU, she did her residency training at Columbia University's Neurological Institute and then her fellowship training in Neuropsychiatry-Behavioral Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and then her fellowship training in Headache Medicine at the Graham Headache Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She also holds a Master's of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She is interested in improving headache diagnosis and management across medical specialties, and she has authored over ten research articles. In addition, she has presented her research to audiences at annual meetings of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society.

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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.

Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions for Treatment of Headache
Guest Editor: Elizabeth K. Seng, PhD

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