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Cluster Headache and other rare headaches

This Thematic Series aims to revitalize scientific attention towards Cluster Headache and Other Rare Headaches from the same TACs group, such as paroxysmal hemicrania, SUNCT, SUNA, hemicrania continua, probable TAC, attempting to create an additional body of robust epidemiological, pathophysiological and therapeutic evidences in order to include TACs in the evaluation of disability of the next Global Burden of Diseases survey.

Edited by: Dimos Mitsikostas

  1. Research article

    The development and validation of the Cluster Headache Quality of life scale (CHQ)

    Cluster headache (CH) is a rare, excruciating and highly disabling primary headache disorder. Using non cluster headache specific measures, previous studies have shown that CH has a significant negative impact...

    Norazah Abu Bakar, Mariam Torkamani, Surat Tanprawate, Giorgio Lambru, Manjit Matharu and Marjan Jahanshahi

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 2016 17:79

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  2. Research article

    Cluster headache attack remission with sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation: experiences in chronic cluster headache patients through 24 months

    Cluster headache (CH) is a debilitating headache disorder with severe consequences for patient quality of life. On-demand neuromodulation targeting the sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) is effective in treating th...

    Mads C. J. Barloese, Tim P. Jürgens, Arne May, Jose Miguel Lainez, Jean Schoenen, Charly Gaul, Amy M. Goodman, Anthony Caparso and Rigmor Højland Jensen

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 2016 17:67

    Published on: 26 July 2016

  3. Research article

    Age of onset of episodic and chronic cluster headache – a review of a large case series from a single headache centre

    In the largest case series of cluster headache (CH) published in the literature, age of onset varies between 29.6 and 31.6 years. Differences in onset age based on gender and subtype diagnosis are reported, wh...

    Gian Camillo Manzoni, Arens Taga, Marco Russo and Paola Torelli

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 2016 17:44

    Published on: 22 April 2016

  4. Research article

    Altered serum levels of kynurenine metabolites in patients affected by cluster headache

    The reported efficacy of memantine in the treatment of patients with cluster headache (CH) suggests that NMDA receptors are involved in mechanisms of nociceptive sensitization within the trigeminal system asso...

    Martina Curto, Luana Lionetto, Andrea Negro, Matilde Capi, Francesca Perugino, Francesco Fazio, Maria Adele Giamberardino, Maurizio Simmaco, Ferdinando Nicoletti and Paolo Martelletti

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 2016 17:27

    Published on: 22 March 2016

  5. Research article

    Personality traits in patients with cluster headache: a comparison with migraine patients

    Cluster headache (CH) has been associated with certain personality traits and lifestyle features, but there are few studies assessing personality profiles in CH. We aimed to analyze personality traits in patie...

    I. Muñoz, M. S. Hernández, S. Santos, C. Jurado, L. Ruiz, E. Toribio, E. M. Sotelo, A. L. Guerrero, V. Molina, F. Uribe and M. L. Cuadrado

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 2016 17:25

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  6. Case report

    Chronic cluster headache and the pituitary gland

    Cluster headache is classified as a primary headache by definition not caused by an underlying pathology. However, symptomatic cases of otherwise typical cluster headache have been reported.

    Annelien De Pue, Bart Lutin and Koen Paemeleire

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 2016 17:23

    Published on: 11 March 2016

  7. Research article

    Lack of association between cluster headache and PER3 clock gene polymorphism

    Cluster headache (CH) is regarded as a chronobiological disorder. The hypothalamic biological clock may thus be involved in the pathophysiology, but few studies have actually investigated this in CH patients. ...

    Hilde K. Ofte, Erling Tronvik and Karl B. Alstadhaug

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 2016 17:18

    Published on: 29 February 2016

  8. Short report

    High-flow oxygen therapy in cluster headache patients has no significant effect on nociception specific blink reflex parameters: a pilot study

    The exact pathophysiology of cluster headache is unclear. We examined the influence of interneurons on the trigemino-facial reflex arch and the effect of oxygen, by using the nociception specific blink reflex ...

    D. Y. P. Haane, A. Plaum, P. J. Koehler and M. P. W. A. Houben

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 2016 17:7

    Published on: 12 February 2016

  9. Review Article

    Neurobiology and sleep disorders in cluster headache

    Cluster headache is characterized by unilateral attacks of severe pain accompanied by cranial autonomic features. Apart from these there are also sleep-related complaints and strong chronobiological features. ...

    Mads Christian Johannes Barloese

    The Journal of Headache and Pain 2015 16:78

    Published on: 20 August 2015