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Multidisciplinary Translational Approach to Investigate Mechanisms Predictors & Prevention of Persistent PTH

Study Description: Brief Summary: This is a United States Department of Defense funded Focused Program study that aims to identify mechanisms and predictors for persistent of post-traumatic headache attributed to mild traumatic brain injury, and identify methods of preventing post-traumatic headache persistence. The objective of the clinical trial component of the Focused Program is to determine whether intervention with erenumab is an effective treatment for PTH attributed to mTBI.

Headache in Petrous Apicitis: A Case Report of Chronic Migraine-like Headache Due to Peripheral Pathology

 AbstractObjective: To report a case of petrous apicitis that manifested as chronic migraine without aura and to discuss the pathophysiological mechanisms behind this presentation. Background:Petrous apicitis is a rare complication of acute otitis media with varied clinical presentations that stem from the close proximity of the petrous apex to numerous neurovascular structures. Headache is among the common symptoms of petrous apicitis.

June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month

Bring awareness and recognition of headache disorder as a legitimate neurobiological disease and help make individuals with headache disorder know that there are new treatments available. Read about the AAPM Foundation’s Migraine Consensus Guideline project and join AAPM’s Headache and Orofacial Pain Medicine Shared Interest Group.

In honor of National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month, the following related on-demand educational sessions, which were originally presented in conjunction with the AAPM 2018 and 2019 Annual Meeting, can be viewed for free in the AAPM Education Center during the month of June:

  • ​It Takes a Villiage to Raze a Headache: Interdisciplinary Management of Primary Headaches
  • Headache for the Pain Practitioner
  • Practical Manual Medicine Techniques to Use in the Office for Cervicogenic Headache and Sacroiliac Pain
  • Headache Evaluation & Management: Medical and Interventional Approaches
  • Not All Headaches Are Migraines! A Practical Approach to Cranial Neuralgias, Unilateral and Medication-Overuse Headaches

Multiple Cranial Nerve Blocks for the Transitional Treatment of Chronic Headaches

Multiple cranial nerve blocks of the greater and lesser occipital, supraorbital, supratrochlear and auriculotemporal nerves are widely used in the treatment of primary headaches. We present efficacy and safety data for these procedures. In an uncontrolled open-label prospective study, 119 patients with chronic cluster headache, chronic migraine, short lasting unilateral neuralgiform attack disorders, new daily persistent headaches, hemicrania continua and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania were examined.

AHRQ Seeks Input on Headaches in Pregnancy and Acute Pain

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has posted key questions for the systematic review on Management of Primary Headaches in Pregnancy for comment through April 11, as well as a draft technical brief on the Treatment for Acute Pain for feedback through April 25. AAPM’s Headache and Orofacial Pain Medicine SIG and Acute Pain Medicine SIG are discussing possible Academy comments. AAPM members are encouraged to consider commenting as individuals.

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