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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 May 2017 issue:

Which matters more? A retrospective cohort study of headache characteristics and diagnosis type in soldiers with mTBI/concussion
Finkel AG, Ivins BJ, Yerry JA, Klaric JS, Scher A, Choi YS
In this retrospective analysis of 95 patients with persistent post-traumatic headache attributed to mild traumatic brain injury, 75% reported continuous headaches. Regardless of the primary headache type that the post-traumatic headache most resembled (e.g. migraine), continuous headache was strongly associated with negative occupational outcomes.

Does IIH alter brain microstructures? – a DTI-based approach
Schmidt C, Wiener E, Lüdemann L, Kunte H, Kreutz KM, Becker N, Harms L, Klingebiel R, Hoffmann J.
Abnormal microstructure of the optic nerves, determined using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), was identified in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. However, whole brain and optic radiation DTI analyses revealed no differences between patients with IIH and healthy controls.


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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