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141. The effect of an anterior cervical operation for cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy on associated headaches

The effect of an anterior cervical operation for cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy on associated headaches 19651950 2009 08 04 2009 08 12 2016 05 12 1535-1386 91 8 2009 Aug The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume J Bone Joint Surg Am The effect of an anterior cervical operation for cervical radiculopathy or myelopathy on associated headaches. 1919-23 10.2106/JBJS.H.00500 Headaches related to the cervical spine have been reported by various authors, and modalities of treatment (...) are as varied as their speculated causes. The purpose of this study was to determine if anterior cervical reconstructive surgery (cervical arthrodesis and disc arthroplasty) for the treatment of radiculopathy or myelopathy also helps to alleviate associated headaches. We conducted a post hoc analysis of study cohorts combined from prospective studies comparing the results of Prestige and Bryan cervical arthroplasty devices and those of anterior cervical arthrodesis with allograft and anterior

EvidenceUpdates2009

142. Migraine headache in middle age and late-life brain infarcts.

Migraine headache in middle age and late-life brain infarcts. CONTEXT: Migraine is considered to be an episodic condition with no long-term consequences. However, recent studies suggest that migraine attacks may be associated with pathologic changes in the brain, particularly in the cerebellum. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether individuals not reporting headache compared with individuals reporting migraine symptoms, particularly aura, in midlife are at increased risk of late-life infarct-like (...) lesions found on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without consideration of clinical symptoms. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A population-based study of men and women in Reykjavik, Iceland (cohort born 1907-1935; n = 4689; 57% women) were followed up since 1967, examined, and interviewed about migraine symptoms in midlife (mean age, 51 years; range, 33-65 years). Between 2002 and 2006, more than 26 years later, brain MRIs were performed. Participants reporting headaches once or more per month were

JAMA2009 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

143. Management of medication overuse headache: 1-year randomized multicentre open-label trial

Management of medication overuse headache: 1-year randomized multicentre open-label trial 18823363 2009 01 15 2009 02 26 2009 01 15 1468-2982 29 2 2009 Feb Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache Cephalalgia Management of medication overuse headache: 1-year randomized multicentre open-label trial. 221-32 10.1111/j.1468-2982.2008.01711.x It is a general belief that patients with medication overuse headache (MOH) need withdrawal of acute headache medication before they respond (...) to prophylactic medication. In this 1-year open-labelled, multicentre study intention-to-treat analyses were performed on 56 patients with MOH. These were randomly assigned to receive prophylactic treatment from the start without detoxification, undergo a standard out-patient detoxification programme without prophylactic treatment from the start, or no specific treatment (5-month follow-up). The primary outcome measure, change in headache days per month, did not differ significantly between groups. However

EvidenceUpdates2009

144. Does exercise therapy improve headache? A systematic review with meta-analysis

Does exercise therapy improve headache? A systematic review with meta-analysis Does exercise therapy improve headache? A systematic review with meta-analysis Does exercise therapy improve headache? A systematic review with meta-analysis Fricton J, Velly A, Ouyang W, Look JO CRD summary The review concluded that overall the results suggested that exercise (particularly stretching and postural relaxation) had therapeutic value for tension type headache and temporomandibular disorder muscle pain (...) and should be included in the treatment regimen for these conditions. The authors' conclusions reflected the evidence presented, but given the limitations of the included studies should be viewed with caution. Authors' objectives To assess the effectiveness of therapeutic exercise for headache and temporomandibular disorder muscle pain. Searching MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched for published studies between 1966 and February 2008

DARE.2009

145. Efficacy of botulinum toxin type A for the prophylaxis of episodic migraine headaches: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials

Efficacy of botulinum toxin type A for the prophylaxis of episodic migraine headaches: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials Efficacy of botulinum toxin type A for the prophylaxis of episodic migraine headaches: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials Efficacy of botulinum toxin type A for the prophylaxis of episodic migraine headaches: a meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials Shuhendler AJ, Lee S, Siu (...) M, Ondovcik S, Lam K, Alabdullatif A, Zhang X, Machado M, Einarson TR CRD summary The review found that there was no statistically significant difference between botulinum toxin type A and placebo in the prophylaxis of episodic migraine. Despite the some minor flaws in the conduct and reporting of the review, the authors’ conclusion appears to be reliable. Authors' objectives To evaluate the efficacy of botulinum toxin type A for the prophylaxis of episodic migraine headaches. Searching PubMed

DARE.2009

146. Behavioral treatments of chronic tension-type headache in adults: are they beneficial?

Behavioral treatments of chronic tension-type headache in adults: are they beneficial? Behavioral treatments of chronic tension-type headache in adults: are they beneficial? Behavioral treatments of chronic tension-type headache in adults: are they beneficial? Verhagen AP, Damen L, Berger MY, Passchier J, Koes BW CRD summary The authors concluded that there were no indications that relaxation, electromyographic biofeedback or cognitive behavioural therapy were better than attentional or waiting (...) list control in improving headaches in patients with tension-type headaches. This was a generally well-conducted review and, given the poor quality of the available trials, the authors' cautious conclusions are justified. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of behavioural interventions in the treatment of chronic tension-type headache in adults. Searching MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and CINAHL were searched from inception to October 2007

DARE.2009

147. Acupuncture for treatment of headache

Acupuncture for treatment of headache Acupuncture for treatment of headache Acupuncture for treatment of headache Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Report may be purchased from . Citation Acupuncture for treatment of headache . Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. 2009 Authors' objectives Acupuncture is a complementary and alternative medicine treatment method (...) that is used to treat a variety of conditions, including tension-type and migraine headaches. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Acupuncture; Acupuncture Therapy; Headaches Language Published English Country of organisation United States Address for correspondence 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218 Email: mwinkler@hayesinc.com AccessionNumber 32010000848 Date abstract record published 25/08/2010 Health Technology

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.2009

148. Head (trauma, headaches, etc., not including stress & mental disorders).

Head (trauma, headaches, etc., not including stress & mental disorders). Head (trauma, headaches, etc., not including stress & mental disorders). | National Guideline Clearinghouse Search Sign In Username or Email * Password * Remember Me Don't have an account? Guideline Summary NGC:006558 This guideline summary has been replaced by an updated version. Please update your bookmarks. View the updated summary: NGC:008514 View all updated summaries in the . About NGC Guideline Summaries NGC's

Work Loss Data Institute2009

149. Acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches

Acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches Acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches | Evidence-Based Nursing This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Log in via your Society Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? Search (...) for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in via your Society Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches Article Text Treatment Acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches Statistics from Altmetric.com No Altmetric data available

Evidence-Based Nursing (Requires free registration)2009

150. High-flow oxygen for treatment of cluster headache: a randomized trial.

High-flow oxygen for treatment of cluster headache: a randomized trial. 19996400 2009 12 09 2010 01 05 2016 10 17 1538-3598 302 22 2009 Dec 09 JAMA JAMA High-flow oxygen for treatment of cluster headache: a randomized trial. 2451-7 10.1001/jama.2009.1855 Cluster headache is an excruciatingly painful primary headache syndrome, with attacks of unilateral pain and cranial autonomic symptoms. The current licensed treatment for acute attacks is subcutaneous sumatriptan. To ascertain whether high (...) -flow inhaled oxygen was superior to placebo in the acute treatment of cluster headache. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial of 109 adults (aged 18-70 years) with cluster headache as defined by the International Headache Society. Patients treated 4 headache episodes with high-flow inhaled oxygen or placebo, alternately. Patients were randomized to the order in which they received the active treatment or placebo. Patients were recruited and followed up between 2002 and 2007

JAMA2009

151. Detecting implausible social network effects in acne, height, and headaches: longitudinal analysis.

Detecting implausible social network effects in acne, height, and headaches: longitudinal analysis. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether "network effects" can be detected for health outcomes that are unlikely to be subject to network phenomena. DESIGN: Statistical analysis common in network studies, such as logistic regression analysis, controlled for own and friend's lagged health status. Analyses controlled for environmental confounders. SETTING: Subsamples of the National Longitudinal Study (...) of Adolescent Health (Add Health). PARTICIPANTS: 4300 to 5400 male and female adolescents who nominated a friend in the dataset and who were both longitudinally surveyed. Measurements Health outcomes, including headache severity, acne severity, and height self reported by respondents in 1994-5, 1995-6, and 2000-1. RESULTS: Significant network effects were observed in the acquisition of acne, headaches, and height. A friend's acne problems increased an individual's odds of acne problems (odds ratio 1.62, 95

BMJ2008 Full Text: Link to full Text with Trip Pro

153. Olanzapine versus Droperidol for the Treatment of Primary Headache in the Emergency Department

Olanzapine versus Droperidol for the Treatment of Primary Headache in the Emergency Department

EvidenceUpdates2008

154. Normobaric and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for migraine and cluster headache.

Normobaric and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for migraine and cluster headache. BACKGROUND: Migraine and cluster headaches are severe and disabling. Migraine affects up to 18% of women, while cluster headaches are much less common (0.2% of the population). A number of acute and prophylactic therapies are available. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is the therapeutic administration of 100% oxygen at environmental pressures greater than one atmosphere, while normobaric oxygen therapy (NBOT) is oxygen (...) administered at one atmosphere. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and effectiveness of HBOT and NBOT for treating and preventing migraine and cluster headaches. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched the following in May 2008: CENTRAL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, DORCTIHM and reference lists from relevant articles. Relevant journals were hand searched and researchers contacted. SELECTION CRITERIA: Randomised trials comparing HBOT or NBOT with one another, other active therapies, placebo (sham) interventions

Cochrane2008

155. Diagnosis and management of headache.

Diagnosis and management of headache. Diagnosis and management of headache. | National Guideline Clearinghouse Search Sign In Username or Email * Password * Remember Me Don't have an account? Guideline Summary NGC:006048 This guideline summary has been withdrawn from NGC. Please update your bookmarks. View all withdrawn summaries in the . About NGC Guideline Summaries NGC's guidelines summaries contain information systematically derived from original guidelines. New on NGC Guideline Summaries

Singapore Ministry of Health2008

156. Randomized controlled trial of intravenous dexamethasone to prevent relapse in acute migraine headache

Randomized controlled trial of intravenous dexamethasone to prevent relapse in acute migraine headache 18047499 2008 02 27 2008 05 20 2013 11 21 0017-8748 48 3 2008 Mar Headache Headache Randomized controlled trial of intravenous dexamethasone to prevent relapse in acute migraine headache. 333-40 Migraine headache is a common presentation in the emergency department (ED). Inflammation is thought to play a role in the pathophysiology of migraine and there is conflicting evidence regarding (...) the effect of corticosteroids on reducing early recurrences. We conducted a randomized clinical trial to test the hypothesis that dexamethasone (DEX) reduced headaches after discharge and examine the factors associated with relapse. Consenting adults (18 and older) presenting with acute migraine at 4 EDs were enrolled. In addition to standard intravenous (IV) abortive therapy, using concealed allocation patients were randomized to receive IV DEX (15 mg) or placebo (PLA) in a double-blind fashion. Relapse

EvidenceUpdates2008

157. Review: history and physical examination can accurately identify migraine and the need for neuroimaging in patients with headache

Review: history and physical examination can accurately identify migraine and the need for neuroimaging in patients with headache Review: history and physical examination can accurately identify migraine and the need for neuroimaging in patients with headache | Evidence-Based Medicine This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username (...) * Password * your user name or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Review: history and physical examination can accurately identify migraine and the need for neuroimaging in patients with headache Article Text Diagnosis Review: history and physical examination can accurately identify migraine and the need

Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)2008

158. Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache

Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache | Evidence-Based Medicine This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name (...) or password? Search for this keyword Search for this keyword Main menu Log in using your username and password For personal accounts OR managers of institutional accounts Username * Password * your user name or password? You are here Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache Article Text Therapeutics Physiotherapy plus a craniocervical training programme was better than physiotherapy alone in tension type headache Statistics from

Evidence-Based Medicine (Requires free registration)2008

159. Parenteral dexamethasone for acute severe migraine headache: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials for preventing recurrence

Parenteral dexamethasone for acute severe migraine headache: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials for preventing recurrence Parenteral dexamethasone for acute severe migraine headache: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials for preventing recurrence Parenteral dexamethasone for acute severe migraine headache: meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials for preventing recurrence Colman I, Friedman B W, Brown M D, Innes G D, Grafstein E, Roberts T E, Rowe B H CRD summary (...) This review evaluated the effectiveness of parenteral corticosteroids for acute migraine headache in adults. The authors concluded that single-dose parenteral dexamethasone, when added to standard abortive treatment for migraine, is associated with a 26% relative reduction in headache recurrence within 72 hours, though not associated with initial headache pain reduction. These conclusions follow from the evidence presented in a well-conducted review. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness

DARE.2008

160. A new GP with special interest headache service: observational study

A new GP with special interest headache service: observational study A new GP with special interest headache service: observational study A new GP with special interest headache service: observational study Ridsdale L, Doherty J, McCrone P, Seed P, Clarke L, Das R, Dowson A, Ferguson J, Marsh B, Hunt S, Steiner T Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results (...) and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. CRD summary This study compared headache management provided by trained general practitioners with a special interest with that provided by hospital neurologists. The authors concluded that headache management in the primary care setting resulted in greater patients’ satisfaction and was less costly than in the secondary care setting. Non-randomised clinical data and the lack of detail

NHS Economic Evaluation Database.2008