Double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of early-intervention with sumatriptan 85/naproxen sodium 500 in (truly) episodic migraine: what's neck pain got to do with it?

@article{Calhoun2014DoubleblindPC,
  title={Double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study of early-intervention with sumatriptan 85/naproxen sodium 500 in (truly) episodic migraine: what's neck pain got to do with it?},
  author={Anne H. Calhoun and Sutapa Ford},
  journal={Postgraduate medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={126 2},
  pages={
          86-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Published studies of triptans in acute migraine have shown relatively disappointing 2-hour pain-free rates, ranging from 18% to 58%, with 2- to 24-hour sustained pain-free rates from 17% to 25%. A major flaw in the design of previous studies may have contributed to disappointing results: many subjects are not truly episodic in the nature of their headaches-they discount days with mild headache and ignore days with migraine-related neck pain. Believing that neck pain is integrally… CONTINUE READING