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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 November/December 2016 issue:

Predicting inadequate response to acute migraine medication: results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study
RB Lipton, S Munjal, DC Buse, KM Fanning, A Bennett, ML Reed
Inadequate 2-hour pain freedom and inadequate 24-hour pain relief were each reported by just over one-half of respondents with episodic migraine who used acute therapy. Predictors of inadequate treatment outcomes included demographic variables (e.g. male), headache features (e.g. more frequent headaches), comorbidity (e.g. depression), and pharmacologic treatment factors (e.g. medication overuse).

Patterns of use of peripheral nerve blocks and trigger point injections for pediatric headache: results of a survey of the American Headache Society Pediatric and Adolescent Section
CL Szperka, AA Gelfand, AD Hershey
Eighty percent of survey respondents either performed peripheral nerve blocks or referred patients for nerve blocks. The greater occipital, lesser occipital and supraorbital nerves were the most commonly blocked nerves. About half of respondents used corticosteroids in addition to local anesthetic while the other half used local anesthetic only.



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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