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Functional imaging in chronic migraine.
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PMID:  23536155     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Chronic migraine is a relatively common disorder in neurological terms that causes very significant disability at a high cost. The precise mechanisms behind the progression of episodic migraine to chronic migraine are not well understood. Functional neuro-imaging works on the basis that neuronal activations are associated with changes in regional cerebral blood flow, and it can help us answer some of these questions. In this review, we discuss important recent studies in chronic migraine or studies relating to increasing frequency of migraine attacks. The findings show that increasing frequency of migraine attacks is associated with changes in key brainstem areas, basal ganglia and various cortical areas involved in pain.
Authors:
Farooq H Maniyar; Peter J Goadsby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current pain and headache reports     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1534-3081     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Publication Date:  2013 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970666     Medline TA:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Headache Group - Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, 1701 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA, 94115, USA, farooq_maniyar@hotmail.com.
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