Inhaled oxygen for cluster headache: Efficacy, mechanism of action, utilization, and economics

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Abstract

Inhaled normobaric oxygen is an essential abortive treatment of cluster headache. Recognition of its efficacy for cluster headache goes back a half a century, but very little has actually been written on the use of inhaled oxygen for cluster headache. This article examines various issues regarding inhaled oxygen and cluster headache, including efficacy, proposed mechanism of action, utilization, and the economics of oxygen usage for cluster headache patients. Much of the data analyzed comes from the recently published United States Cluster Headache Survey. This is the largest study of cluster headache patients ever published and is the first study to focus on inhaled oxygen and cluster headache in a large, non-clinic-based population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-179
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent pain and headache reports
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2012

Keywords

  • Cluster headache
  • Economics
  • High-flow oxygen
  • Inhaled oxygen
  • Oxygen
  • Trigeminal autonomic Cephalalgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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