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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 2017 issue:

Framingham Based Cardiovascular Risk Estimates among People with Episodic Migraine in the US Population: Results from the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study
Lipton R, Reed M, Kurth T, Fanning K, Buse D.
Approximately 900,000 people with episodic migraine in the US are at high risk of cardiovascular events within the next 10 years. Amongst these 900,000 high-risk individuals, 60% have not had a prior cardiovascular event. Implications of study findings on migraine treatment decisions are discussed.

A Real-World Analysis of Migraine: A Cross-Sectional Study of Disease Burden and Treatment Patterns
Ford J, Jackson J, Milligan G, Cotton S, Ahl J, Aurora S
Amongst 1350 patients with episodic migraine (EM) and 137 with chronic migraine (CM), 93% were prescribed acute migraine treatment and 56% were prescribed preventive therapy. At least moderate disability was present in 29% of EM and 73% of CM. Preventive treatment was switched or discontinued by 26% of EM and 53% of CM. This study demonstrates unmet treatment needs.



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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