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EFNS guidelines on the treatment of cluster headache and other trigeminal‐autonomic cephalalgias
Large series suggest that lamotrigine is the most effective preventive agent, with topiramate and gabapentin also being useful in treatment of SUNCT syndrome, and surgical procedures, although in part promising, require further scientific evaluation.
Stereotactic stimulation of posterior hypothalamic gray matter in a patient with intractable cluster headache.
- M. Leone, A. Franzini, G. Bussone
- Medicine, PsychologyThe New England journal of medicine
- 8 November 2001
To the Editor: Cluster headache is the most severe form of primary headache.1 Positron-emission tomography has shown activation of the homolateral posterior inferior hypothalamic gray matter during...
Verapamil in the prophylaxis of episodic cluster headache: A double-blind study versus placebo
A significant reduction in attack frequency and abortive agents consumption in the verapamil group and objective evidence for the effectiveness of verAPamil in episodic cluster headache prophylaxis is provided.
A Review of Hormonal Findings in Cluster Headache. Evidence for Hypothalamic Involvement
The hormonal abnormalities in cluster headache support disorders of hypothalamic function, which are known to cause cluster headache and to support the role of the hypothalamus in this illness.
Increased familial risk of cluster headache
The authors study the occurrence of cluster headache in the families of 220 Italian patients with cluster headache to support the hypothesis that cluster headache has a genetic component in some families.
The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) Questionnaire: Translation and Reliability of the Italian Version
- D. D’Amico, P. Mosconi, G. Bussone
- Psychology, MedicineCephalalgia : an international journal of…
- 1 December 2001
An Italian version of the Migraine Disability Assessment questionnaire, an established instrument for assessing headache-related disability, has been developed and tested and supports the use of the MIDAS questionnaire as a clinical and research tool with Italian patients.
Biofeedback-Assisted Relaxation Training for Young Adolescents with Tension-Type Headache: A Controlled Study
- G. Bussone, L. Grazzi, D. D’Amico, M. Leone, F. Andrasik
- PsychologyCephalalgia : an international journal of…
- 1 September 1998
Over time, children receiving biofeedback-assisted relaxation continued to improve and were superior to the control condition at a 6- and 12-month follow-up and merits further exploration.
Spontaneous low cerebrospinal pressure: a mini review
Treatment of SIH headache should start with conservative, non-invasive therapies while epidural blood patch has emerged as the treatment of choice for those symptomatic patients who have failed medical noninvasive approaches.
Double Blind Comparison of Lithium and Verapamil in Cluster Headache Prophylaxis
Application of IHS Criteria to Headache Attributed to Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension in a Large Population
- E. Mea, L. Chiapparini, M. Leone
- Medicine, PsychologyCephalalgia : an international journal of…
- 1 April 2009
The findings indicate that the current IHS criteria for headache related to spontaneous intracranial hypotension do not capture most patients with SIH-associated headache and that excluding the requirement for response to epidural blood patch and considering headaches appearing within 2 h of sitting or standing up would capture more patients.