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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)

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Highlights from the October 2016:

No change in interictal PACAP levels in the peripheral blood in women with chronic migraine
Eva Cernuda-Morollon, Nuria Riesco, Pablo Martinez-Camblor, Esther Serrano-Pertierra, Carmen Garcia-Cabo, Julio Pascual
The release of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is likely involved in generating migraine headaches and associated cranial parasympathetic symptoms. Frequent migraine attacks could be associated with altered levels of PACAP during the interictal phase. However, in this study there were no differences in interictal blood PACAP levels amongst people with chronic migraine vs. episodic migraine vs. healthy controls.

TRPM8 and migraine
Greg Dussor, Yu-Qing Cao
The transient receptor potential cation channel M8 (TRPM8), a channel involved in thermosensation, has been implicated in the pathophysiology of chronic pain and migraine. This review discusses mechanisms by which TRPM8 might contribute to migraine and proposes TRPM8 as a new migraine therapeutic target.


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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