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Pain

This section focuses on neuropathic pain. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, migraine, cluster headaches, analgesia, headache genetics and pain management.

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  1. Medically-refractory trigeminal neuralgia (TN) can be treated successfully with operative intervention, but a significant proportion of patients are non-responders despite undergoing technically successful sur...

    Authors: Hayden Danyluk, Jennifer Andrews, Rohit Kesarwani, Peter Seres, Robert Broad, B. Matt Wheatley and Tejas Sankar

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:290

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is defined by an increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure in the absence of inflammation, structural obstructions, or mass lesions. Although the underlying pathogenesis...

    Authors: Felix Fischbach, Anne Deborah Scholz-Hehn, Christian Gerloff and Monika Pötter-Nerger

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:278

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Erenumab, a monoclonal antibody against the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor, is registered for migraine prevention. Compared to other conventional migraine prevention medicines (i.e. topiramate...

    Authors: C. K. Cullum, M. K. Olsen, H. B. Kocadag, M. Ashina and F. M. Amin

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:257

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Non-pharmacological approaches for the management of migraine exhibit low to moderate effectiveness due to a lack of high-quality randomized clinical trials. In fact, previous studies applied isolated techniqu...

    Authors: Gabriella de Almeida Tolentino, Lidiane Lima Florencio, Carina Ferreira Pinheiro, Fabíola Dach, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas and Débora Bevilaqua-Grossi

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:249

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  5. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe pain condition and the most common facial neuralgia. While microvascular decompression (MVD) presents an excellent treatment in neurovascular compression cases, percutaneo...

    Authors: Naureen Keric, Darius Kalasauskas, Sophia L. Kreth, Martin B. Glaser, Harald Krenzlin, Sven R. Kantelhardt and Florian Ringel

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:182

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Until recently, it is generally considered safe to perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with an intrathecal drug administration system (ITDAS) device. In this study, we presented a case of morp...

    Authors: Seoyeon Kim and Min Kyoung Kang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:147

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Migraine Disability Assessment Scale (MIDAS) is a useful tool to measure headache-related disability. Modified MIDAS with 4-week recall period reduces recall bias and improves accuracy of the results. This stu...

    Authors: Pedro L. Ferreira, Isabel Luzeiro, Margarida Lopes, André Jorge, Bruno Silva and Lara Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:58

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  8. Although the pathology of sciatica has been studied extensively, the transcriptional changes in the peripheral blood caused by sciatica have not been characterized. This study aimed to characterize the periphe...

    Authors: Yi Wang, Guogang Dai, Ling Jiang, Shichuan Liao and Jiao Xia

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:50

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  9. Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is caused by a reactivation of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, and it is characterized by the symptoms of facial paralysis, otalgia, auricular rash, and/or an oral lesion. El...

    Authors: Yuan-Mei Liao, Hai-Feng Lu, Peng Xie, Ying Zhao, Qiu Han, Qian-Xi Zhang, Xiao-Hua Zuo, Yan-Na Si and Hong-Guang Bao

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:39

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Migraine is a prevalent and disabling headache disorder that affects more than 1.04 billion individuals world-wide. It can result in reduction in quality of life, increased disability, and high socio-economic ...

    Authors: Philippe Ryvlin, Kirill Skorobogatykh, Andrea Negro, Rainel Sanchez-De La Rosa, Heike Israel-Willner, Christina Sundal, E. Anne MacGregor and Angel L. Guerrero

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2021 21:1

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  11. Persistent first intersegmental artery (PFIA) is a rare anatomical variation of vertebral arteries and is an asymptomatic finding in most cases. Here we report a rare case of cervical myelopathy caused by spin...

    Authors: Takuro Endo, Taku Sugawara and Naoki Higashiyama

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:402

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Acute neck pain (ANP) has recently been demonstrated to be a predictor of persistent posttraumatic complaints after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The aim of this study was to determine specific character...

    Authors: Sophie M. Coffeng, Bram Jacobs, Myrthe E. de Koning, Gerard Hageman, Gerwin Roks and Joukje van der Naalt

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:315

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Prefrontal repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is an established add-on treatment for major depressive disorder and is increasingly feasible with protocols of short duration, such as intermittent thet...

    Authors: Erika Malm, Wiebke Struckmann, Jonas Persson and Robert Bodén

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:311

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  14. Central sensitization is thought to be an important contributing factor in many chronic pain disorders. The Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) is a patient-reported measure frequently used to assess symptom...

    Authors: Saurab Sharma, Jyoti Jha, Anupa Pathak and Randy Neblett

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:286

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  15. Balanced Steady State Free Precession (b-SSFP) sequences and the newly developed Fast-Spin-Echo (FSE)-sequences enable an optimized visualization of neurovascular compression (NVC) in patients with trigeminal ...

    Authors: Sebastian Müller, Eya Khadhraoui, Ali Khanafer, Marios Psychogios, Veit Rohde and Levent Tanrikulu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:279

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Real-world data on sufficient/insufficient response, and predictors of insufficient response, to acute treatments for migraine are limited in Japan. This study aimed to identify factors associated with insuffi...

    Authors: Koichi Hirata, Kaname Ueda, Wenyu Ye, Yongin Kim, Mika Komori, James Jackson, Sarah Cotton, Narayan Rajan and Tamas Treuer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:274

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  17. Although the criteria for acute migraine treatment and prevention have been well described, there are still unmet needs, general underuse and low benefits of preventive drugs.

    Authors: Marianna Delussi, Eleonora Vecchio, Giuseppe Libro, Silvia Quitadamo and Marina de Tommaso

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:256

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  18. Injection-site reactions have been reported with biologicals. In this post hoc analysis of Phase 3 studies in participants with migraine, we provide a comprehensive overview and detailed summary of injection-s...

    Authors: Virginia L. Stauffer, Shufang Wang, Jo Bonner, ByungKun Kim, Rohit Bhandari, Kathleen A. Day and Angelo Camporeale

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:194

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  19. To describe the clinical phenotype of paroxysmal extreme pain disorder, an autosomal dominant condition in four members in one family with the mutation NM_002977.3:c.3892G > T (p.Val1298Phe) in the SCN9A gene. Cl...

    Authors: Adam Stępień, Daria Sałacińska, Jacek Staszewski, Marta Durka-Kęsy and Jan Dobrogowski

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:182

    Content type: Case report

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  20. We propose two new concepts, the Filum Disease (FD) and the Neuro-cranio-vertebral syndrome (NCVS), that group together conditions thus far considered idiopathic, such as Arnold-Chiari Syndrome Type I (ACSI), ...

    Authors: Miguel B. Royo-Salvador, Marco V. Fiallos-Rivera, Horia C. Salca and Gabriel Ollé-Fortuny

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:175

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  21. Spinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak can lead to intracranial hypotension and is an important differential diagnosis to consider in patients with sudden-onset chronic daily headaches. Pars interarticularis (P...

    Authors: Tommy Lik Hang Chan, Robert Cowan, Nada Hindiyeh, Syed Hashmi, Bryan Lanzman and Ian Carroll

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:162

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  22. The Migraine Disability Assessment (MIDAS) questionnaire is widely used to determine the degree of migraine-related disability of subjects. So far, and to the best of our knowledge, no Spanish version of this ...

    Authors: Daniel Rodríguez-Almagro, Alexander Achalandabaso, Alma Rus, Esteban Obrero-Gaitán, Noelia Zagalaz-Anula and Rafael Lomas-Vega

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:67

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  23. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) presents as chronic, continuous pain and sensory, autonomic, and motor abnormalities affecting one or more extremities. People with CRPS can also show changes in their per...

    Authors: Monika Halicka, Axel D. Vittersø, Michael J. Proulx and Janet H. Bultitude

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:62

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  24. Migraine is one of the most common neurological disorders that leads to disabilities. However, the conventional drug therapy for migraine might be unsatisfactory at times. Therefore, this meta-analysis aimed t...

    Authors: Hong Deng, Gai-gai Li, Hao Nie, Yang-yang Feng, Guang-yu Guo, Wen-liang Guo and Zhou-ping Tang

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:57

    Content type: Review

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  25. Pharmacological treatment of patients with tension-type headache (TTH) includes symptomatic (acute) and prophylactic (preventive) medication. No previous study has investigated variables associated to symptoma...

    Authors: César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Maria Palacios-Ceña, Matteo Castaldo, Kelun Wang, Ángel Guerrero-Peral, Antonella Catena and Lars Arendt-Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:43

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  26. Galcanezumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody that selectively binds to calcitonin gene-related peptide, has demonstrated a significant reduction in monthly migraine headache days in phase 2 and 3 trials. In t...

    Authors: Mark E. Bangs, David Kudrow, Shufang Wang, Tina M. Oakes, Gisela M. Terwindt, Delphine Magis, Laura Yunes-Medina and Virginia L. Stauffer

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2020 20:25

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Neurology 2020 20:90

  27. In recent years, the role of neuroinflammation and oxidative stress in migraine pathogenesis has achieved considerable interest; however, to date findings are equivocal. Thus, the objective of this study was t...

    Authors: Mansoureh Togha, Soodeh Razeghi Jahromi, Zeinab Ghorbani, Amir Ghaemi and Pegah Rafiee

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:323

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  28. Authors: Priscila Mara Lorencini Selingardi, Antonia Lilian de Lima Rodrigues, Valquíria Aparecida da Silva, Diego Toledo Reis Mendes Fernandes, Jefferson Rosí Jr, Marco Antônio Marcolin, Lin T. Yeng, André R. Brunoni, Manoel J. Teixeira, Ricardo Galhardoni and Daniel Ciampi de Andrade

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:319

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  29. Migraine is a primary headache disorder, which cause significant disability in adolescence. This double blind, randomized clinical trial assessed the immediate effects of suction of paranasal sinus air during ...

    Authors: S. M. R. Bandara, S. Samita, A. M. Kiridana, D. M. P. U. K. Ralapanawa and H. M. M. T. B. Herath

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:248

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  30. Medication Overuse Headache (MOH) is a prevalent and disabling disorder resulting from the overuse of analgesic drugs, triptans or other acute headache medications. In previous proteomic studies, several prote...

    Authors: Lanfranco Pellesi, Elisa Bellei, Simona Guerzoni, Maria Michela Cainazzo, Carlo Baraldi, Emanuela Monari and Luigi Alberto Pini

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:239

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  31. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is a key structure of the pain processing network. Several structural and functional alterations of this brain area have been found in migraine. In addition, altered seroton...

    Authors: Andrea Edit Edes, Shane McKie, Edina Szabo, Gyongyi Kokonyei, Dorottya Pap, Terezia Zsombok, Mate Magyar, Eva Csepany, Gabor Hullam, Adam Gyorgy Szabo, Lajos Rudolf Kozak, Gyorgy Bagdy and Gabriella Juhasz

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:237

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  32. Increased high sensitivity C- reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels have been found in many earlier studies on migraine, and recently also in persons with migraine and insomnia. The aim of this study was to see whe...

    Authors: Knut Hagen, Lars Jacob Stovner, Kristian Bernhard Nilsen, Espen Saxhaug Kristoffersen and Bendik Slagsvold Winsvold

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:229

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  33. Amongst the most challenging diagnostic dilemmas managing patients with vestibular symptoms (i.e. vertigo, nausea, imbalance) is differentiating dangerous central vestibular disorders from benign causes. Migra...

    Authors: Tzu-Pu Chang, Ariel A. Winnick, Yung-Chu Hsu, Pi-Yu Sung and Michael C. Schubert

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:219

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  34. Microvascular decompression (MVD) is a type of neurosurgery used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN) caused by the vertebrobasilar contact/compression. The surgery is not risk-free, however; it may cause recurr...

    Authors: Xuhui Wang, Hong Wang, Sha Chen, Hong Liang, Hao Wang, Minhui Xu and Lunshan Xu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:217

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  35. Sciatica is a condition that is characterised by radicular pain in the leg and primarily caused by a herniated lumbar intervertebral disk. In addition to leg pain, patients can experience back pain, leg numbne...

    Authors: Eduard Verheijen, Alexander G. Munts, Oscar van Haagen, Dirk de Vries, Olaf Dekkers, Wilbert van den Hout and Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:216

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  36. Cytokines in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (CFS/ME/SEID) patients compared with healthy controls have been extensively studied. However, the evidence ...

    Authors: Matthew Corbitt, Natalie Eaton-Fitch, Donald Staines, Hélène Cabanas and Sonya Marshall-Gradisnik

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:207

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  37. We studied the efficacy and safety of a second dose of lasmiditan for acute treatment of migraine.

    Authors: Li Shen Loo, Brian M. Plato, Ira M. Turner, Michael G. Case, Joel Raskin, Sherie A. Dowsett and John H. Krege

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:191

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  38. Vestibular migraine (VM) has been recognized as a diagnostic entity over the past three decades. It affects up to 1% of the general population and 7% of patients seen in dizziness clinics. It is still underdia...

    Authors: Alice A. Takeuti, Mariana L. Fávero, Erica Helena Zaia and Fernando F. Ganança

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:144

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  39. Visual disorders are common in Parkinson’s disease (PD) but their exact frequency and severity are unknown. Good visual functioning is crucial for patients with PD, because of their need to compensate for loss...

    Authors: Carlijn D. J. M. Borm, Mario Werkmann, Femke Visser, Marina Peball, Diana Putz, Klaus Seppi, Werner Poewe, Irene C. Notting, Annemarie Vlaar, Thomas Theelen, Carel Hoyng, Bastiaan R. Bloem and Nienke M. de Vries

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:141

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  40. A short ketogenic diet (KD) treatment can prevent migraine attacks and correct excessive cortical response. Here, we aim to prove if the KD-related changes of cortical excitability are primarily due to cerebra...

    Authors: Cherubino Di Lorenzo, Gianluca Coppola, Martina Bracaglia, Davide Di Lenola, Giulio Sirianni, Paolo Rossi, Giorgio Di Lorenzo, Vincenzo Parisi, Mariano Serrao, Mackenzie C. Cervenka and Francesco Pierelli

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:136

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  41. Several studies have suggested that migraineurs suffer from neurocognitive abnormalities, but this phenomenon and exact mechanisms remain controversial. In this study, we aimed to reevaluate visual spatial att...

    Authors: Yunliang Guo, Qiang Tian, Song Xu, Mimi Han, Yue Sun, Yan Hong, Xunyao Hou and Xueping Liu

    Citation: BMC Neurology 2019 19:73

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