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Is gabapentin an effective treatment choice for hemicrania continua?

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Headache & Pain, May 2009
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Title
Is gabapentin an effective treatment choice for hemicrania continua?
Published in
Journal of Headache & Pain, May 2009
DOI 10.1007/s10194-009-0126-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Roderick C. Spears

Abstract

The objective of this study is to examine the efficacy of gabapentin for the treatment of hemicrania continua (HC) in cases where patients had difficulty tolerating indomethacin due to adverse effects. A retrospective chart review of nine patients with HC between October 2006 and February 2008. Inclusion criteria included men and women age 18 or above presenting to the headache center with a headache that meets International Headache Society criteria for HC including a response to indomethacin, but were not able to continue on indomethacin secondary to adverse effects. Four patients report being pain free, three patients report a 50-80% reduction of pain, one patient reports a 10% reduction of pain, and one patient reports no change in pain. Seven out of nine patients demonstrated at least a 50% reduction of pain on gabapentin, four patients becoming completely pain free.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 8%
Unknown 12 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 3 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 15%
Researcher 2 15%
Student > Postgraduate 1 8%
Student > Master 1 8%
Other 2 15%
Unknown 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 38%
Neuroscience 2 15%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 13 September 2015.
All research outputs
#2,785,989
of 6,324,827 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Headache & Pain
#252
of 446 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#96,199
of 245,541 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Headache & Pain
#5
of 11 outputs
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