14th International headache congress: Basic science highlights

Todd J. Schwedt, Peter J. Goadsby

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Abstract

During the 14th International Headache Congress the results of several innovative studies that contribute to our understanding of headache pathophysiology and treatment were presented. Here we summarize work expected to contribute substantially to understanding headache mechanisms, while an accompanying manuscript summarizes presentations regarding the treatment of headache. This manuscript highlights research on mechanisms of photophobia and phonophobia, pharmacologic inhibition of cortical spreading depression, a proposed mechanism by which oxygen effectively treats cluster headache, identification of functional and structural aberrations in people with hypnic headache, and research on functional imaging markers of a migraine attack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)520-526
Number of pages7
JournalHeadache
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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