Special Issue "Migraine and Headache: Clinical Presentation, Treatment, and Management"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Neurology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2023 | Viewed by 973

Special Issue Editors

Section of Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry, Department of Human Neuroscience, Sapienza—University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: headache; pain; psychopathology; comorbidity
Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin 33343, Turkey
Interests: headache; pain; neurophysiology

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

This Special Issue will focus on non-headache presentations of migraine. Rather than headache characteristics, we wish to focus on premonitory phases, different presentations of aura, triggers, comorbidities, and differential diagnostic gaps in clinical practice. We will propose the importance of holistic approaches and low-budget solutions, taking into account realities from all over the world. Additionally, we will discuss the roles of new realistic techniques of lifestyle regulation and non-pharmacological therapies. Finally, we wish to open some windows about management gaps in perspective and age–gender–cultural differentiation.

We also wish to discuss the importance of refractory cases that require additional interventional therapies, as well as providing some brief reports on them.

We are inviting you to share your evidence-based data with us in order to improve our overall daily headache practice. It would be appreciated if we received original studies together with a limited number of informative cases. The planned deadline for submissions is 15 October 2023 Please do not hesitate to contact us at any step.

With our best regards,

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Guidetti‬
Prof. Dr. Aynur ÖZGE
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • migraine
  • headache
  • presentation
  • new realistic techniques
  • interventional therapies

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Interrelationships of Sleep Quality, Obesity Severity, and Clinical Headache Features among Women with Comorbid Migraine and Obesity
J. Clin. Med. 2023, 12(5), 1742; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm12051742 - 22 Feb 2023
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Obesity and migraine are often comorbid. Poor sleep quality is also common among individuals with migraine and may be influenced by comorbidities such as obesity. However, understanding of migraine’s relationship with sleep and the potential exacerbating effect of obesity remains limited. This study [...] Read more.
Obesity and migraine are often comorbid. Poor sleep quality is also common among individuals with migraine and may be influenced by comorbidities such as obesity. However, understanding of migraine’s relationship with sleep and the potential exacerbating effect of obesity remains limited. This study evaluated the associations of migraine characteristics and clinical features with sleep quality among women with comorbid migraine and overweight/obesity and assessed the interplay between obesity severity and migraine characteristics/clinical features in relation to sleep quality. Women seeking treatment for migraine and obesity (n = 127; NCT01197196) completed a validated questionnaire assessing sleep quality (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index-PSQI). Migraine headache characteristics and clinical features were assessed using smartphone-based daily diaries. Weight was measured in-clinic, and several potential confounders were assessed using rigorous methods. Nearly 70% of participants endorsed poor sleep quality. Greater monthly migraine days and the presence of phonophobia related to poorer sleep quality, and specifically poorer sleep efficiency, controlling for confounders. Obesity severity was neither independently associated nor interacted with migraine characteristics/features to predict sleep quality. Poor sleep quality is common among women with comorbid migraine and overweight/obesity, although obesity severity does not appear to uniquely relate to or exacerbate the association between migraine and sleep in this population. Results can guide research on mechanisms of the migraine–sleep link and inform clinical care. Full article
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