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Title Gender and migraine / Antoinette Maassen van den Brink, E. Anne MacGregor, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2019


Description 1 online resource (ix, 127 pages) : color illustrations
Series Headache, 2197-652X
Headache (Springer (Firm)), 2197-652X
Contents Intro; Foreword; Preface; Contents; Chapter 1: Epidemiology of Migraine in Men and Women; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Prevalence of Migraine; 1.2.1 Subtypes of Migraine; 1.2.2 Incidence and Age at Onset; 1.3 Natural History/Prognosis; 1.4 Phenotype; 1.5 The Impact of Migraine; 1.5.1 Individual Burden; 1.5.2 Societal Burden; References; Chapter 2: Cardiovascular Risk of Migraine in Men and Women; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Epidemiological Outcomes of Cardiovascular Risks in Migraineurs; 2.3 Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Migraine and Cardiovascular Disease; 2.3.1 Endothelial Dysfunction
2.3.2 Platelet Abnormalities2.3.3 Microemboli; 2.3.4 Shared Genetic Markers; 2.4 Gender Differences in Migraine and Cardiovascular Risk; 2.4.1 The Role of Hormones; 2.5 Biomarkers and Markers of Subclinical Vascular Disease; 2.6 Consequences for the Clinical Practice and for Healthcare Professionals; 2.7 Gaps and Future Research; 2.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 3: Sex- and Gender-Specific Aspects of Migraine Treatment; 3.1 Gender Differences in Migraine Prevalence; 3.2 Female-Specific Migraine Subtypes; 3.2.1 Migraine During Perimenopause and Postmenopause
3.3 Hormonal Fluctuations Throughout the Menstrual Cycle3.3.1 Role for Hormonal Fluctuations in Migraine; 3.3.2 Current Knowledge on Sex Hormone Levels in Women with Migraine; 3.4 Female-Specific Migraine Treatments; 3.4.1 Acute Migraine Treatment Options in PMM and MRM; Acute Non-migraine-Specific Treatments; Acute Migraine-Specific Treatments; 3.4.2 Short-Term Prophylactic Treatment Options in PMM and MRM; Short-Term Non-migraine-Specific Treatments; Short-Term Migraine-Specific Treatments; 3.4.3 Female-Specific Prophylactic Treatment Options Oral Contraceptives3.4.3.2 Other Female-Specific Prophylactic Migraine Treatments; 3.4.4 Migraine Treatment in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women; 3.5 Summary and Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Headache and Pregnancy; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Clinical Headache Phenotypes and Observational Studies in Pregnancy; 4.2.1 Primary Headaches; Migraine; Tension-Type Headache; Cluster Headache; 4.2.2 Secondary Headaches; Preeclampsia and Eclampsia; Cerebral Venous Thrombosis; Ischemic Stroke; Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Arterial Dissection4.2.2.6 Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome; Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome; Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension; Pituitary Apoplexy; 4.3 Treatment of Headaches in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Women; 4.3.1 Non-pharmacological Treatment; 4.3.2 Symptomatic Treatment; Paracetamol/Acetaminophen; Aspirin; Caffeine; Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs; Triptans; Oxygen; Lidocaine; Corticosteroids; Opioids; Ergots and Ergots Alkaloids
Summary This book focuses on the influence of sex and gender in migraine, presenting new insights in basic science as well as their clinical relevance. As migraine is roughly three times more common in women than in men, and also highly depends on hormonal milestones - such as menarche, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause - particular attention is devoted to the role of female sex hormones in this disease. The first chapters present general data on gender-related differences in migraine such as epidemiology, comorbidities and related risks. Furthermore, while several chapters focus on the role of female sex hormones in migraine-triggering mechanisms at a basic scientific level (e.g. cranial circulation), ample attention is also paid to the clinical relevance of such mechanisms and to the best clinical treatment for migraine patients. As the first book entirely devoted to this topic, it will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of neurology, internal medicine, endocrinology, physiology and pharmacology
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 21, 2019)
Subject Migraine -- Sex factors
Form Electronic book
Author Maassen van den Brink, Antoinette, editor
MacGregor, Anne, 1960- editor.
ISBN 9783030029883