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Clinical experience with transcutaneous supraorbital nerve stimulation in patients with refractory migraine or with migraine and intolerance to topiramate: a prospective exploratory clinical study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Neurology, May 2017
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Title
Clinical experience with transcutaneous supraorbital nerve stimulation in patients with refractory migraine or with migraine and intolerance to topiramate: a prospective exploratory clinical study
Published in
BMC Neurology, May 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12883-017-0869-3
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Authors

Michail Vikelis, Emmanouil V. Dermitzakis, Konstantinos C. Spingos, Georgios G. Vasiliadis, George S. Vlachos, Evaggelia Kararizou

Abstract

Migraine is included in the top-ten disabling diseases and conditions among the Western populations. Non-invasive neurostimulation, including the Cefaly® device, for the treatment of various types of pain is a relatively new field of interest. The aim of the present study was to explore the clinical experience with Cefaly® in a cohort of migraine patients previously refractory or intolerant to topiramate prophylaxis. A prospective, multi-center clinical study was performed in patients diagnosed with episodic or chronic migraine with a previous failure to topiramate treatment requiring prevention with Cefaly® according to the treating physician's suggestion. A 1-month period of baseline observation was followed by a 3-month period of observation during the use of transcutaneous supraorbital nerve stimulation (t-SNS) with Cefaly® as the only preventive treatment. A small but statistically significant decline was shown over time in the number of days with headache (HA), the number of days with HA with intensity ≥5/10, and the number of days with use of acute medication after 3 months (p < 0.001 for all of the three changes). Twenty-three patients (65.7%) expressed their satisfaction and intent to continue treatment with Cefaly®. Compliance was higher among satisfied subjects compared to non-satisfied subjects. None of the explored factors were significantly associated with the reason for the failure of topiramate. Three-months of preventive treatment for episodic or chronic migraine with t-SNS proved to be an effective, safe and well tolerated option for the treatment of patients with migraine who were intolerant or did not respond to topiramate. ClinicalTrials NCT03125525 . Registered 21 April 2017.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 67 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 9 13%
Other 8 12%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 6%
Other 12 18%
Unknown 25 37%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 26%
Neuroscience 6 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 9%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Unspecified 1 1%
Other 7 10%
Unknown 28 41%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 433. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 January 2018.
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