cluster headache


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cluster headache

[′kləs·tər ‚hed‚āk]
(medicine)
A type of migraine that is characterized by severe unilateral pain in the eye or temple and tends to recur in a series of attacks.
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Cluster headache is a debilitating neurological condition characterized by severe unilateral temporal and orbital pain.
The company added that the efficacy of Emgality was evaluated for the treatment of episodic cluster headache in a randomized, eight week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Deborah, who rarely leaves the home in case she has an attack, had never heard of cluster headaches until coincidently catching a radio programme discussing the topic.
Limitations of the study include the survey's use of nonvalidated questions, the lack of a formal clinical diagnosis of cluster headache, and the grouping of all triptans, rather than assessing individual triptan medications, such as sumatriptan subcutaneous, alone.
Cluster headache: severity and temporal profiles of attacks and patient activity prior to and during attacks.
Patients not exposed to tobacco developed cluster headache at a younger age than exposed subjects, with a significantly higher percentage reporting onset in their 20s and 30s, while tobacco-exposed people were more likely to see onset at aged 40 years or older.
Ducros, "Cluster headache," Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, vol.
A cluster headache can be triggered by certain things, such as drinking alcohol, an increase in body temperature because of exercising or hot weather.
This new treatment has been welcomed by cluster sufferers and clinicians as there are limited therapeutic options for the acute treatment of cluster headache, which afflicts more than 300,000 people in the United States.
Lainez, professor of neurology at Catholic University of Valencia (Spain), presented 3-year follow-up data from Pathway CH-1, a randomized, sham-controlled trial of 43 patients with cluster headache. Of these, 33 completed the 3-year follow-up period.
We report the case of a man with a history of cluster headache. He experience a cluster headache bout following sildenafil treatment for ED.