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Cognitive-behavioral therapy: How medical providers can increase patient and family openness and access to evidence-based multimodal therapy for pediatric migraine

Health and Human Services

Overview

While evidence supports the recommendation for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for pediatric migraine, few children actually receive this evidence-based intervention.

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Migraine Care Challenges and Strategies in US Uninsured and Underinsured Adults

American Headache Society, Parts #1 and #2

Overview
A review of the scope of the problem facing individuals with migraines who are underinsured or uninsured. In this first of a 2-part narrative review, we will explore migraine epidemiology and the challenges that face this vulnerable population.

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Optimal Management of Headaches in Children and Adolescents

Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders

Overview

The recognition of the diagnosis of migraine in children is increasing. Early and aggressive treatment of migraine in this population with the use of over-the-counter medications has proven effective.
 

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Predictors of short-term prognosis while in pediatric headache care: an observational study

Health and Human Services

Overview

To characterize the short-term prognosis of a clinical population of pediatric and young adult patients with migraine, and explore predictors of clinical worsening while in care.

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Quantitative neuromagnetic signatures of aberrant cortical excitability in pediatric chronic migraine

The Journal of Headache and Pain

Overview

Reports have suggested that abnormal cortical excitability may be associated with acute migraines. The present study quantitatively assesses the degree of cortical excitability in chronic migraine as compared to acute migraine and healthy controls within the pediatric population.

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Spatial Heterogeneity of Cortical Excitability in Migraine Revealed by Multi-Frequency Neuromagnetic Signals

Health and Human Services

Overview

To investigate the spatial heterogeneity of cortical excitability in adolescents with migraine, magnetoencephalography (MEG) recordings at a sampling rate of 6000 Hz were obtained from 35 adolescents with an acute migraine and 35 age- and gender-matched healthy controls during an auditory-motor task.

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Trajectory of Improvement in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Migraine: Results from the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Amitriptyline Trial

Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders

Overview

An examination of the treatment adherence among children and adolescents with chronic migraine who volunteered to be in a clinical trial using three measures: 1) treatment session attendance, 2) therapy homework completion, and 3) preventive medication use via a daily diary.

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Treatment Adherence in Child and Adolescent Chronic Migraine Patients

Health and Human Services 

Overview

An examination of the treatment adherence among children and adolescents with chronic migraine who volunteered to be in a clinical trial using three measures: 1) treatment session attendance, 2) therapy homework completion, and 3) preventive medication use via a daily diary.

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