Neurology Article Digests
Welcome to the Article Digests section of Wiley-Blackwell Neurology. Here you will find a selection of key article summaries accessible to the general interested reader. These summaries provide an easily-understandable overview of the topic covered in each article. The full, original article is also available for reference, should you wish to explore the subject in more detail.
Cephalalgia Article Digests are produced by Wiley-Blackwell in collaboration with the European Headache Alliance, whose aim is to promote awareness and understanding of migraine and other headache disorders and Improve access to appropriate treatment and care.
Treat-early and treat-mild: role of fast vs. slow escalation of headaches
DS Ng-Mak, L Ma, XH Hu & Y-T Chen
Cephalalgia Volume 29 Issue 4
Anglo-American team finds that early treatment by migraine patients is associated with mild pain
Pharmaceutical researchers in New Jersey (USA) and North Wales (UK) have found that migraine patients who took early medication for headaches were more likely to report mild pain as those who treated late. The authors…Read the full article
Physical therapy and exercise in headache
Cephalalgia Volume 28 Suppl.1, Special Issue: Headache and the Neck
The effect of physical therapy and exercise on headache
Little is currently known about the effects of physical therapy and exercise on headaches. Conflicting results in existing studies may be due to the low number of clinical trials and indiscriminate application of different techniques. However, the author of this article, Dr C Fernández-de-las-Peñas from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, found strong evidence that...Read the full article
SMILE: first observational prospective cohort study of migraine in primary care in France. Description of methods and study population
G. Géraud, D. Valade, M. Lantéri-Minet, F. Radat, C. Lucas, E. Vives, J.M. Joubert & C. Mekies
Cephalalgia Volume 28 Issue 2
French researchers highlight serious migraine problems reported by primary care patients
Detailed research led by Professor Gilles Géraud from the Department of Neurology at Rangueil Hospital in Toulouse has highlighted the serious levels of migraine, anxiety and depression experienced by primary care patients...Read the full article
Association of the C677T polymorphism in the MTHFR gene with migraine: a meta-analysis
E. Rubino, M. Ferrero, I. Rainero, E. Binello, G. Vaula & L. Pinessi
Cephalalgia Early View
Meta-analysis concludes that the MTHFR gene is only associated with migraine with aura
A team of Italian researchers from the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Torino has carried out a meta-analysis to resolve the conflicting data concerning the association between migraine and the C677T polymorphism of the MTHFR gene...Read the full article
Mobile phone headache: a double blind, sham-controlled provocation study
G Oftedal, A Straume, A Johnsson & LJ Stovner
Cephalalgia Volume 27 Issue 5
Do mobile phone radio frequencies cause headaches?
A team of Norwegian researchers has been looking at whether exposure to the radio frequencies from mobile phones can cause head pain or discomfort...Read the full article
Outcome of headache frequency in adolescence
K Laimi, L Metsähonkala, P Anttila, M Aromaa, T Vahlberg, JJ Salminen & M Sillanpää
Cephalalgia Volume 26 Issue 5
How frequently do adolescents have headaches?
A team of researchers has been looking at how often school children living in the city of Turku, in south west Finland, suffer from headaches...Read the full article
Does earlier headache response equate to earlier return to functioning in patients suffering from migraine?
FG Pradel, P Subedi, AA Varghese, CD Mullins & KA Weis
Cephalalgia Volume 26 Issue 4
Do migraine sufferers who respond quickly to medication also regain their functions quicker?
A team of US researchers has been looking at whether there is a link between how quickly migraine sufferers respond to medication and the length of time it takes for them to regain normal function... Read the full article
Prevalence of fibromyalgia syndrome in migraine patients
G Ifergane, D Buskila, N Simiseshvely, K Zeev & H Cohen
Cephalalgia Volume 26 Issue 4
How common is it for migraine patients to experience chronic pain elsewhere in the body?
A team of Israeli researchers, including academics and clinicians, have been looking at migraine sufferers who also report Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) chronic pain that doesnt have a specific cause... Read the full article