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Migraine prevalence, disease burden, and the need for preventive therapy
The epidemiologic profile of migraine has remained stable in the United States during the past 15 years and more than one in four migraineurs are candidates for preventive therapy, and a substantial proportion of those who might benefit from prevention do not receive it. Expand
Lost productive time and cost due to common pain conditions in the US workforce.
Pain is an inordinately common and disabling condition in the US workforce and most of the pain-related lost productive time occurs while employees are at work and is in the form of reduced performance. Expand
Migraine--current understanding and treatment.
The epidemiology, pathophysiology, and preventive and symptomatic treatment of migraine is described, with special attention to drug therapy with the triptans. Expand
Leisure activities and the risk of dementia in the elderly.
Among leisure activities, reading, playing board games, playing musical instruments, and dancing were associated with a reduced risk of dementia, and increased participation in cognitive activities at base line was associated with reduced rates of decline in memory. Expand
Prevalence and Burden of Migraine in the United States: Data From the American Migraine Study II
The prevalence, sociodemographic profile, and the burden of migraine in the United States in 1999 and to compare results with the original American Migraine Study, a 1989 population‐based study employing identical methods are described. Expand
Oral triptans (serotonin 5-HT1B/1D agonists) in acute migraine treatment: a meta-analysis of 53 trials
BACKGROUND The triptans, selective serotonin 5-HT(1B/1D) agonists, are very effective acute migraine drugs with a well- developed scientific rationale. Seven different triptans will soon beExpand
An international study to assess reliability of the Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) score
The reliability and internal consistency of the Migraine Disability Assessment score are similar to that of a previous questionnaire (Headache Impact Questionnaire), however, the MIDAS score requires fewer questions, is easier to score, and provides intuitively meaningful information on lost days of activity in three domains. Expand
Quantitative gait dysfunction and risk of cognitive decline and dementia
The findings indicate that quantitative gait measures predict future risk of cognitive decline and dementia in initially non-demented older adults. Expand
Quantitative gait markers and incident fall risk in older adults.
Quantitative gait markers are independent predictors of falls in older adults and should be further studied to improve current fall risk assessments and to develop new interventions. Expand
Migraine and cardiovascular disease: systematic review and meta-analysis
Migraine is associated with a twofold increased risk of ischaemic stroke, which is only apparent among people who have migraine with aura, and the results suggest a higher risk among women and risk was further magnified for people with migraine who were aged less than 45, smokers, and women who used oral contraceptives. Expand