Hemicrania Continua: Beneficial Effect of Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation in a Patient With a Contraindication for Indomethacin.

Eren, Ozan; Straube, Andreas; Schöberl, Florian; Schankin, Christoph (2017). Hemicrania Continua: Beneficial Effect of Non-Invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation in a Patient With a Contraindication for Indomethacin. Headache, 57(2), pp. 298-301. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/head.12977

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Hemicrania continua (HC) is a primary chronic headache disorder, characterized by a continuous and strictly unilateral headache, with possible cranial autonomic symptoms during episodes of pain exacerbation. The unilateral headache generally responds well to indomethacin; however, continuous indomethacin intake is often not tolerated due to severe adverse effects, like hypertension, gastrointestinal discomfort (especially if combined with aspirin), slightly increased risk of vascular events, and bronchial spasms. Therefore, alternative treatment options are desperately needed. Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) has been shown to be effective in patients with cluster headache, another trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia (TAC), with cranial parasympathetic autonomic activation during the attacks.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology

UniBE Contributor:

Schankin, Christoph

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0017-8748

Publisher:

Wiley-Blackwell

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefanie Hetzenecker

Date Deposited:

03 May 2017 13:20

Last Modified:

03 May 2017 13:43

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/head.12977

PubMed ID:

27861830

Uncontrolled Keywords:

gammaCore; hemicrania continua; indomethacin contraindication; neuromodulation; non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation; treatment

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.94527

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/94527

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