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#1 FiveNotions

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 09:00 AM

Posting these for our member, BelaLugosisDad, who suffers with these monsters ...

Neurostimulation at Pterygopalatine Fossa for Cluster Headaches and Cerebrovascular Disorders
http://link.springer...4-0432-5#page-1

Either full text or a sample seems to be available.
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Other articles I found....

Antipsychotics for migraines, cluster headaches, and nausea (full text)
Evidence of efficacy for these conditions is limited, and risk of side effects may inhibit use.
Current Psychiatry, 2013
http://www.chronicpa...ecb0d90b6f.html

Abnormal Brain Functional Connectivity of the Hypothalamus in Cluster Headaches (full text)
http://www.plosone.o...al.pone.0057896

Cluster Headaches Are Linked with Unusual Brain Connectivity
Deciphering Cluster Headaches
Science American, 8/8/2013
http://www.scientifi...n-connectivity/

Thomas Jefferson may have had cluster headaches
Jesuit Bark and Horseback Rides: Thomas Jefferson’s “Fits” as a Window into 18th Century Headache Care
http://www.neurology...nt/P1.292.short

Sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation for the treatment of cluster headache (full text)
http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC3994920/

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 11:11 AM

You beautiful thing. x


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 11:20 AM

BLD, I double-dare you to say "Sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation" five times fast :P


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 11:37 AM

I'll be practicing for when I speak to my neurologist in the morning. :)


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 11:44 AM

HAHAHHAHA ... gasp ... hahahaha ... giggle .. :D


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Posted 24 September 2014 - 08:43 AM

This includes cluster headaches, migraines, etc. Use the PDF search function to search for "cluster"....

Headache Journal (a/k/a Headache Currents) [full text, freely available]
March 2011
http://www.headachej...alternative.pdf

Alternative Headache Treatments: Nutraceuticals, Behavioral
and Physical Treatments
Headache Journal, March 2011
http://www.headachej...alternative.pdf

Contents:

Current Review: Clinical Science
Alternative Headache Treatments: Nutraceuticals, Behavioral and Physical Treatments

Current Review: Basic Science
Nutraceuticals and Headache: The Biological Basis

Current Literature: Clinical Science
The Use of m******** or Synthetic Cannabinoids for the Treatment of Headache

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:00 AM

I did a search of the entire journal for "cluster headaches" ... here's a link to the entire list of results (186 items), each of which is itself linked to the article abstracts ... with, I think, just a few full articles freely available....

Headache: the journal of head and face pain
Journal of the American Headache Society
http://www.headachej....html?q=cluster

If you find an article (or articles) that offer just abstracts but that you'd like to read in their entirety, I may be able to find the full text for you elsewhere, as would, I bet, FH. Just let us know.

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:10 AM

World Health Organization (WHO) -- International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP)
Clinical Trial Search Portal
http://apps.who.int/trialsearch/

List of clinical trials focusing on cluster headaches
http://apps.who.int/...ch/default.aspx

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:22 AM

New York Times: In-Depth Report on Cluster Headaches
Review Date: 12/24/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
http://www.nytimes.c...ches/print.html
Includes references to research articles/sources.

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:30 AM

awesome research resource ... seems to be the European equivalent of the US NIH PubMed databases.... check out the home page as well as the specific articles I've linked to ...

Europe PubMed Central
http://europepmc.org/

Link to results page of a search I did for "cluster headaches" ... sorted by "relevance," not date... includes a ton of freely-available articles
http://europepmc.org...ortby=Relevance

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 11:43 AM

one last item ... at least for now ... related to neuro-stimulation

Patient receives first implant in U.S. to prevent cluster headaches
Reuters, 8/21/2014
http://in.reuters.co...deoId=340565195

U.S. researchers implant a neurostimulator in a patient's cheek to provide relief from painful cluster headaches. This is the first time the device is being tested in the U.S, and hopes are high that the neurostimulator can short circuit the nerves that cause the debilitating headaches.
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Ohio State Surgeons First In United States To Use New Device To Treat Cluster Headaches
Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, 8/18/2014
http://medicalcenter...adachesTo-.aspx

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 10:14 AM

Sildenafil can induce the onset of a cluster headache bout (full text)
Canadian Urological Journal (2014)
Guan-Yu Lin, Jiunn-Tay Lee, Giia-Sheun Peng, Fu-Chi Yang
http://journals.sfu....ticle/view/1736

Abstract

About 25% of patients who are prescribed sildenafil, the phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitor, for erectile dysfunction (ED) experience headaches. These migraine effects are well-described, including cluster headaches. We report the case of a man who experienced a cluster headache attack following each of 2 sildenafil doses. His symptoms were resolved by adding naproxen to his treatment regimen and changing his ED treatment from 50 mg of sildenafil to 5 mg of vardenafil. To our knowledge, no study has reported cluster headaches triggered by the less commonly used PDE-5 inhibitors, namely vardenafil and tadalafil. Urologists should be cautious in prescribing sildenafil to patients with ED and with a history of cluster headaches. In these patients, they should consider prescribing low-dose vardenafil or tadalafil instead. Failure to recognize sildenafil risks could result in unnecessary headache bouts in patients with a history of cluster headaches.
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Diagnostic and therapeutic errors in cluster headache: a hospital-based study (full test)
Journal of Headache and Pain (2014)
http://download.spri...d1775d&ext=.pdf
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Propofol and Alfentanil in Treatment of a Patient With Episodic Cluster Headache (full text)
Anesth Pain Med. May 2014; 4(2)
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http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC4030261/

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 10:24 AM

EHMTI-0150. A controlled study of sleep in cluster headache patients
Journal of Headache Pain (2014)
http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC4182059/



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