Members' Choice Award for the Best Headache Article goes to NANOS team

Posted: 09/04/2018
Category: Members in the News

Congrats to Drs. Deborah I Friedman, Peter A Quiros, Luis J Mejico, Prem Subramanian, Michael Wall and the NORDIC IIHTT Study Group, whose article titled Headache in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Findings From the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial was selected for the Members’ Choice Award for the Best Headache Article.

Each year, the Headache Journal Editorial Board invites the members of the American Headache Society to vote for one standout piece published in the journal from the previous year. The nominated articles are selected by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Thomas Ward, MD, FAHS, and represent the most impactful work published over the previous 12 months. Learn more about this process by reading Dr. Ward’s editorial in the March issue of Headache. 

The NANOS team confirmed that headache of IIH is common, severe and disabling in patients with mild visual loss. Most importantly, the findings confirmed that there is no correlation between lumbar puncture opening pressure and headache presence or degree of headache-related disability and that lowering the spinal fluid pressure and improving vision using acetazolamide and dietary management does not guarantee a reduction in headache disability. Headaches continued to impact functioning in the IIHTT participants at the 6 month-outcome. The phenotype of headaches in the IIHTT cohort was usually migrainous or tension-type and 41% of participants had a previous history of migraine which is twice the population prevalence.

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