Acute treatment of migraine in children and adolescents

Termine, Cristiano and Ferri, Matteo and Balottin, Umberto (2008) Acute treatment of migraine in children and adolescents. Functional Neurology, 23 (1). pp. 63-69. ISSN 1971-3274

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The management of headaches with juvenile onset presents several problems, related not only to appropriate drug selection but also to the specific features distinguishing headache disorders in children and adolescents: a child is not a “little adult”. Many age-related factors influence the clinical expression of headache and these should be taken into account not only in the treatment, but also in the diagnosis, of juvenile headache. Few randomised placebo-controlled clinical trials of acute or preventive drugs have been conducted in paediatric headache patients, and those that have show a high placebo response rate in children (e.g. up to 55% for prophylactic drugs and up to 69% for symptomatic ones). The available data on symptomatic drugs are presented and discussed, focusing, in particular, on mechanisms of action, evidence of efficacy, and tolerability.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute treatment, adolescence, childhood, migraine, review
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.8 Malattie del sistema nervoso e disturbi mentali (Classificare qui la Neuropsichiatria, la Neurologia)
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 14:18
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 17:28

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