A preliminary study has revealed that a monoclonal antibody could prevent difficult-to-treat migraines in patients who have tried unsuccessfully to prevent them using other treatments.
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The latest study assessing the drug erenumab has demonstrated promising results for migraine sufferers who failed to respond to prior treatments.
A study at University Hospital Mannheim and Heidelberg University has indicated that migraine sufferers have significantly higher concentrations of sodium present in their cerebrospinal fluid than non-sufferers.
Data from a head-to-head, open-label study were presented at the 18th Congress of the International Headache Society in Vancouver (Canada, 7–10 September 2017).
Participants receiving the antibody treatment were also able to take less additional migraine medication compared with those in the placebo group.
Research presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology 2017 confirms that cannabinoids are as suitable for preventing migraine attacks as other pharmaceutical treatments.
Eric Wasserman discusses tells us more about his work, uses for noninvasive brain stimulation, and the potential for neuromodulation in the treatment of neurological disorders.
A new study has indicated that a wireless patch on the arm that provides electrical stimulation could be as effective in reducing migraine pain as conventional drugs.