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Migraine and headache

The Bandolier migraine site contains stories from Bandolier , plus abstracts of systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or other studies about migraine. We are able to do this because of generous sponsorship from the Gwen Bush Foundation, and from an unconditional educational grant from Merck, Sharp and Dohme Ltd . Bandolier is also establishing LINKSto Internet sites on migraine that people are likely to find useful. There are also the 10 steps to control your headachefrom the USA, with links to many US sites.


Download an essay about migraine trials - Migraine: special issue


The nature of evidence

Evidence, trials, and migraine

Diagnosing migraine and headaches

Diagnosing migraine IHS diagnostic criteria Outcomes of migraine trials

Migraine: who has it, the costs, and what patients think

Prevalence of migraine A list of some health economics material concerned with migraine Impact of migraine on work loss Work loss and triptans Triptans reduce time lost from a migraine attack Migraine: costs and consequences What patients think about migraine, treatments, and doctors

Prophylactic interventions to prevent migraine

Angiotensin antagonists and headache prevention Anticonvulsants for migraine prophylaxis Antidepressants for chronic headache and cluster headache Coenzyme Q10 for migraine Drug treatment for migraine Headache and antihypertensives Propranolol Propranolol for migraine prophylaxis update
SSRI for migraine prophylaxis Topiramate for migraine prevention Valproate for migraine prophylaxis

Complementary therapies for preventing migraine

Acupuncture for idiopathic headache Chiropractic for migraine Biofeedback and relaxation Feverfew may be helpful in preventing migraine Feverfew for Migraine Prophylaxis Homeopathic prophylaxis for migraine is ineffective Migraine Prophylaxis with homeopathy Recurrent Headache and acupuncture Spinal manipulation for headache disorders

Treating acute migraine attacks

Trial of strategies to treat acute migraine Migraine League Table (headache response at two hours) Migraine League Table (pain free at two hours) Migraine League Table (sustained response over 24 hours) Migraine league table from a systematic review

Oral treatments

Almotriptan for acute migraine Almotriptan for acute migraine (update) Aspirin for acute migraine (new systematic review) Aspirin plus metoclopramide for acute migraine (new systematic review) Butorphanol for acute migraine (new systematic review) Cafergot for acute migraine (new systematic review) Dextropropoxyphene for acute migraine (new systematic review) Drug treatment for migraine Diclofenac for acute migraine (new systematic review) Eletriptan for acute migraine (Cochrane review) Ergotamine and dihydroergotamine Frovatriptan for acute migraine Ibuprofen for acute migraine (new systematic review) Ibuprofen for acute migraine (new large RCT) Isometheptene for acute migraine (new systematic review) Ketoprofen for acute migraine (new systematic review) Lignocaine for acute migraine Naproxen for acute migraine (new systematic review) Naratriptan for acute migraine (2 hour outcomes) Naratriptan for acute migraine (4 hour outcomes) Paracetamol for acute migraine (new systematic review) Paracetamol for acute migraine (new randomised trial) Paracetamol, aspirin, caffeine combination Pirprofen for acute migraine (new systematic review) Review of migraine treatments Rizatriptan for acute migraine (Cochrane review) Rizatriptan for acute migraine (Individual patient review) Sumatriptan oral for acute migraine (new systematic review) Sumatriptan Tolfenamic acid for acute migraine (new systematic review) Zolmitriptan for acute migraine (new systematic review)

Intranasal treatments

Butorphanol for acute migraine (new systematic review) Dihydroergotamine intranasal for acute migraine (new systematic review) Sumatriptan intranasal for acute migraine (new systematic review) Sumatriptan Lignocaine for acute migraine

Subcutaneous and parenteral treatments

Parenteral dihydroergotamine for acute migraine Sumatriptan Subcutaneous sumatriptan (new systematic review)

Treating tension headaches

Paracetamol, aspirin and caffeine combinations Physiotherapy and manipulation for tension headache

Miscellaneous

Aspartame and headache Complementary therapies for headache Patent foramen ovale and migraine Migraine: costs, depression and suicide Migraine and Ménière's disease Treatment of Medication-Induced Headache