PACAP38 is a potent aggravator of migraine, a new study shows. This provides several new potential therapeutic targets -- most prominently a specific PACAP receptor PAC1.
Thomas P. Bravo, MD
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Highlights of the first large study to describe the characteristics of post-traumatic headache and treatment response in children are summarized here.
A novel drug-device may not only be a promising non-oral triptan acute migraine treatment, but may be more efficacious than its oral counterpart.
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Despite butterbur’s potential efficacy, doubts are increasing about its long-term safety given of the risk of liver damage and the lack of an actively regulated preparation.
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Here: highlights from a systematic review that these authors view as a substantial step forward in establishing an evidence-based approach to migraine treatment in the acute care setting.