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Diagnosis and therapies of refractory migraine.
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PMID:  22277399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
It is well known that some migraine patients recognize the change of their migraine characteristics over time. These patients often complain chronic daily headaches instead of episodic attacks of migraine. Such chronic headaches are resistant to medication, and called refractory or intractable migraine. Refractory migraine is a term, which has been used for many years, but until recently, there has been little attention paid to its definition. The criteria used for diagnosis of refractory migraine have varied considerably. In most circumstances, however, the definition has included a poor response to "standard" preventive medications. This review article introduces the proposed criteria for definition of refractory migraine and the therapeutic strategies against refractory migraine.
Toshihiko Shimizu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rinshō shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0009-918X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rinsho Shinkeigaku     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417466     Medline TA:  Rinsho Shinkeigaku     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  877-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Keio University.
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