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  1. There was a study recently completed in Trondheim, Norway: "Endoscopic Block of the Sphenopalatine Ganglion With Botulinum Toxin in Intractable Cluster Headache" https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02019017 ... but no results published yet.
  2. Some new research results: Cortical plasticity in episodic and chronic cluster headache Free full text here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213158214001570
  3. Cephalalgia issues from 2011 until today, free full text on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cephalalgia/id649850074?mt=8 There is one version for the iPad and another version for the iPod and iPhone on iTunes. With the search function you can find articles about e.g. "cluster headache". Enjoy reading! ;-)
  4. There is a Spanish CH message board here: http://www.cefaleaenracimos.com/foro/ Neurólogo especialista en CR en madrid: http://www.cefaleaenracimos.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=1138
  5. - A letter from 1997: http://www.ccjm.org/cgi/content/long/64/1/53 See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bupivacaine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articaine
  6. Perhaps these research results are one of the reasons for the new study:
  7. A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Parallel-Group, Phase 2 Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of R-Verapamil in the Prophylaxis of Episodic Cluster Headache. - Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of R-Verapamil in the Prevention of Episodic Cluster Headache. For more please see: https://www.clinicaltrialsregister.eu/ctr-search/trial/2012-003729-62/GB Does anybody know more about this new study and about R-Verapamil?
  8. American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16-23, 2013. - Meeting abstracts: http://www.neurology.org/search?submit=yes&fulltext=cluster+headache&sendit=Enter&volume=80&issue=Meeting+Abstracts+1&journalcode=neurology European Headache & Migraine Trust International Congress (EHMTIC) 2012. – Congress abstracts: http://www.thejournalofheadacheandpain.com/search/results?page=1&terms=%22cluster+headache%22&itemsPerPage=100 My favorite: ;-(( http://www.thejournalofheadacheandpain.com/content/1/S1/P55
  9. The Eurolight Survey will be closing soon. If you live in Europe and havenÂ’t done your mouse clicks yet please register and enter your response right now: https://www.eurolight-cluster.eu/index.php?sid=64327〈=en
  10. The survey questionnaires are still available. If you are a European with cluster headache and you havenÂ’t participated yet, please do so! https://www.eurolight-cluster.eu/index.php?sid=64327〈=en
  11. After a little break for server maintenance the Eurolight survey is back. If you live in Europe, suffer from cluster headache and if you havenÂ’t participated yet, please register here to take the survey: https://www.eurolight-cluster.eu/index.php?sid=64327〈=en The explanations and the questionnaires are available in twelve languages. Please share this information with any European cluster headache patient you know.
  12. Crowdfunding - perhaps an opportunity for cluster headache research? Please see http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2012/04/president-obama-signs-jobs-act-into.html http://www.petridish.org/ http://scifundchallenge.org/scifund-projects/neuroscience-and-psychology-projects/
  13. Free full text here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3349082/
  14. What is the purpose of the study? Your participation in this Cluster Headache survey is for the benefit of yourself and other cluster headache patients. The study aims to evaluate the physical, emotional, socio-economic impact of cluster headaches as well as the disease-management satisfaction. The results will help to have a better understanding of cluster headache as a serious health problem and to assess the burden of cluster headache. The obtained information will contribute to evaluating the needs for an optimal disease management and ultimately improving cluster headache services and quality of life. The data will be used for publications in lay and scientific literature as well as reports to the European Commission More: http://www.eurolight-online.eu/index.cfm/spKey/news.eurolight_news/spId/DE6F4535-9D37-08D4-293C5ED1751B9882.html
  15. Currently the questionnaire is available in the following languages:   English   Czech   Danish   Dutch   Finnish   French   German   Italian   Norwegian   Portuguese   Spanish   Swedish Does anybody have a contact to a Czech or Portuguese CH support group and/or medical centre for (cluster-) headaches, to let them know about this survey? All other European CH support groups have been informed, I think. If not: Please change that and let them know too! pf wishes Friedrich
  16. Eurolight: An European initiative to evaluate the impact of Cluster Headache. For more information please see: https://www.eurolight-cluster.eu/index.php?sid=64327〈=en More about Eurolight: http://www.eurolight-online.eu/ Eurolight publications, most of them are "open access" / free full text: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Eurolight
  17. The guy seems to have copied the entire text from: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cluster_headache/article_em.htm and from http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_24-1-2012-10-39-58 :-/
  18. In 2002 the Swedish headache expert Karl Ekbom reportet about his experience with 554 CH patients during the years 1963 – 1997. Source: Ekbom K, Svensson DA, Träff H, Waldenlind E.: Age at onset and sex ratio in cluster headache: observations over three decades. Cephalalgia. 2002 Mar; 22(2): 94-100. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11972575 The same year he wrote in another paper: „… In our experience few patients continue to get cluster headache beyond the age of 65 to 70, and the remission periods tend to become longer during the last decade. Chronic cluster headache may become episodic before ending.” Source: Ekbom K, Hardebo JE.: Cluster headache: aetiology, diagnosis and management. Drugs. 2002; 62(1): 61-9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11790156 - (Quoted from the full text of this paper.) Best wishes for an earlier permanent remission!
  19. There is no abstract for this article, but the title says it all: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16412170 - Don't worry, be happy!Â
  20. For some of us they go away. While we are waiting for the cluster headaches to go away, we get older. This is the reason, why they go away with age... Some data: Cluster headache--course over ten years in 189 patients http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1742772 Â Â
  21. Have you seen this page yet? http://www.ck-wissen.de/ckwiki/index.php?title=Aktuelles_zum_Cluster-Kopfschmerz The full papers of most journal articles are available online, most of them for about $ 30.- each, some are free. Perhaps you may be able to access articles for free or at least for less through your local (university) library?
  22. Quote: "In order to optimize the therapeutic effect without risking dangerous side effects (of warfarin), such as bleeding, close monitoring of the degree of anticoagulation is required by blood testing (INR). During the initial stage of treatment, checking may be required daily; intervals between tests can be lengthened if the patient manages stable therapeutic INR levels on an unchanged warfarin dose." From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warfarin For an explanation of "INR" = "International Normalized Ratio" please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prothrombin_time In Sameh M. Hakim's pilot study the target INR was between 1.5 - 1.9 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21395575 Quote from a case report: "With the start of oral anticoagulant, there was a reduction in the frequency of cluster headache crises. They were no longer daily, but the complete remission was not achieved. On July 11, as the INR was still of 1.8, warfarin was increased to 10 mg/day, obtaining a INR > 2.5. From then on, the patient did not present headache. Prednisone and divalproate sodium were gradually reduced and, finally, discontinuated, and verapamil (480 mg/day) was maintained with no recurrence of the crises." Source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590%2FS0004-282X2004000600029 More case reports about warfarin + CH: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16362716?dopt=Abstract
  23. 15th Congress of the International Headache Society 23-26 June 2011, Berlin, Germany, Program Abstracts, Free full text:Â http://cep.sagepub.com/content/31/1_suppl.toc Search the key word index PDF file for "cluster", if you're looking for CH related research. The abstract about BOL is on PDF page 155: PS2-76 J. Halpern1,2, M. Karst3, T. Passie2,4: Cluster headache attack cessation and remission extension of months or longer in six treatment-refractory patients administered only 3 doses of bol-148
  24. The IHS-IHC-2011 Berlin Poster-Presentation - John H. Halpern, Torsten Passie and Matthias Karst: Cluster headache attack cessation and remission extension of months or longer in six treatment-refractory patients administered only 3 doses of BOL-148: http://www.ck-wissen.de/ckwiki/images/a/a8/BOL_poster_IHS_IHC_Berlin_2011.jpg (JPG) Copyright: The authors with kind permission.
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