Increasing body mass index (BMI), male sex, and certain comorbidities are factors associated with an elevated risk of opioid use in patients with migraine, according to results from the CaMEO* study presented at the recent American Headache Society conference (AHS 2019).
A history of migraine does not appear to affect the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in postmenopausal women, a large observational study presented at the American Headache Society conference (AHS 2019) showed.
Atogepant, a novel oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist, has shown potential in prevention of migraine at a range of doses, according to a presentation at the recent American Headache Society conference (AHS 2019).
Treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA significantly improves headache-related outcomes in patients with chronic migraine (CM) regardless of their response status, according to a study presented at AHS 2019.
Patients receiving topiramate to prevent chronic migraines could potentially switch to onabotulinumtoxinA injections to reduce the frequency of their headaches, according to results of the FORWARD* study presented at the recent American Headache Society conference (AHS 2019).
Fremanezumab, a fully humanized monoclonal antibody that selectively targets calcitonin gene-related peptide, significantly reduces the number of migraine days in patients with chronic migraine (CM) or episodic migraine (EM), according to the FOCUS* study presented at AHS 2019.
Incorporating yoga as a complementary therapy to standard pharmacological treatment of migraine helps reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine and its impact on the lives of people with such condition, according to the CONTAIN* study presented at the 2019 AHS Meeting.
The novel small-molecule CGRP* receptor inhibitor ubrogepant was effective in relieving migraine pain and resolving the most bothersome migraine-associated symptom (MBS) regardless of prior triptan treatment, including in patients in whom triptans were ineffective, according to a pooled analysis of ACHIEVE I and II studies presented at AHS 2019.
The small-molecule CGRP* receptor inhibitor rimegepant in orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) formulation provides rapid and sustained relief from an acute migraine attack with no safety concerns compared with placebo, according to a study presented at the recent AHS 2019 Meeting.
Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) appear to confer more clinical benefits to elderly patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) than vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants (VKAs), suggests a study, adding that this is primarily driven by the lower rates of major bleeding.
Multiple intralesional injections with purified protein derivative (PPD) leads to faster clearance of common warts compared with a single injection, although the latter is better tolerated, as shown in the results of an open‐label, superiority trial.
Use of direct acting antivirals (DAAs) to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is feasible during pregnancy, as these drugs are highly effective and treatment duration is relatively short, according to a study. In addition, DAA treatment helps improve maternal health and prevent vertical transmission.