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2010-09-02 12:17:40

Psychological migraine treatment gives sufferers a confidence boost in their ability to self-manage their symptoms For severe migraine sufferers, psychological treatments build on the benefits of drug therapy, according to a new study1 by Elizabeth Seng and Dr. Kenneth Holroyd from Ohio University in the US. Their comparison of the effects of various treatment combinations for severe migraine "“ drug therapy with or without behavioral management "“ shows that those patients...

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2010-02-16 08:14:18

A preliminary study suggests the same type of botulinum injection used for cosmetic purposes may be associated with reduced frequency of migraine headaches that are described as crushing, vicelike or eye-popping (ocular), but not pain that is experienced as a buildup of pressure inside the head, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Migraine headaches affect approximately 28 million Americans, causing pain that is often...

2009-10-29 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) today announced that it has completed a planned interim safety review of the open-label, long-term safety extension of the company's Phase 3 FREEDOM 301 clinical trial with its LEVADEX(TM) orally inhaled migraine therapy. To date, more than 400 patients have completed at least six months of treatment and over 7,800 headaches have been treated in the safety extension. No drug-related serious...

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2009-10-25 07:25:00

The disability from migraine headaches is an enormous health burden affecting over 30 million Americans. In newly released research, 79 migraine sufferers were followed for at least five years after having undergone detection of migraine "trigger sites" and surgery. The new data finds promising outcomes for treating trigger sites surgically for migraine headaches resulting in elimination of pain for those afflicted with the condition. Since the surgery, 10 of the 79 patients required...

2009-07-31 08:03:14

Migraine headaches are a drain "” not only on the estimated 30 million Americans who suffer from them, but on the economy, too. Because pain and other symptoms caused by migraine headaches can be quite severe, it is projected that nearly $13 billion is spent every year in headache treatment and loss of time from work, which no one can afford these days. But according to a new study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American...

2009-05-12 04:21:00

JENA, Germany, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Occlutech, the leading European developer of septum occluders, today announced that it has obtained CE mark approval for its new generation ASD and PFO occluders, the Figulla Flex. The Figulla Flex ASD and PFO occluders encompass a new innovative delivery system, making the use of a threaded hub unnecessary. The implantation of the occluder is facilitated by the ability of the delivery system to allow a 45 degree angle before release. The...

2009-02-23 10:39:06

A simple procedure may be the key to relief for some who suffer from frequent and severe migraine headaches. In a new study, researchers found significant improvement of migraines following catheter-based closure of the patent foramen ovale (PFO) -- a slight opening in the wall between the heart's right and left atria. Each of us has a PFO in the womb to divert blood away from the lungs, but it closes for three out of four people after birth, researchers said. Previous studies have already...

2009-02-17 10:45:12

Reducing the frequency and severity of disabling migraines is crucial for quality of life. A new study, published in the February 2009 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, finds significant improvement of migraine following catheter-based closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO)"”a slight opening in the wall between the right and left atria.These findings confirm those of previous observational studies, which consistently show that when a PFO is closed"”whether it's following...

2008-11-04 06:00:10

By Anne Godlasky Headaches distract. Migraines can debilitate. Nearly 30million Americans suffer from the throbbing pain, costing employers about $13 billion a year from missed workdays and impaired work function, according to research reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine. "You can be out for three days -- lie there and not move, feel nauseous but not throw up -- it's incapacitating," says Jeanne Safer, 61, of New York, a psychotherapist who has had regular migraines for about a...

2008-10-10 09:00:52

NMT Medical, a medical technology company, has completed patient enrollment in its pivotal patent foramen ovale/stroke clinical trial, Closure I. NMT believes that it is the first company to complete enrollment of a prospective, multi-center, randomized, controlled study that examines the potential relationship between patent foramen ovale (PFO) and stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA). The company also believes it will be first to submit a pre-market approval application to the FDA...


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