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Introduction

Peter Croft, Fiona M. Blyth, and Danielle var der Windt

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents an overview of Chapter 12–16. The chapters in this section are designed to give empirical flesh to the concepts, ideas, and methods of the previous sections. They each convey ... More


Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Merton Sandler and Geralyn M. Collins (eds)

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Thirty per cent of all women and ten per cent of all men experience migraine. This crippling illness does not kill, but its high morbidity poses a massive economic problem and gives rise to ... More


Lighting

Arnold J. Wilkins

in Visual Stress

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521747
eISBN:
9780191706691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521747.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Most electric lighting pulsates in brightness twice with each cycle of the alternating electricity supply. Fluorescent lighting fluctuates to such an extent as to affect the firing of visual neurons. ... More


Headache

Peter J. Goadsby and Michel D. Ferrari

in The Neurobiology of Pain: (Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515616
eISBN:
9780191723650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515616.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

Headache is among the most fascinating and most common of medical problems. It can be a manifestation of a disease process in its own right, without a clearly defined other cause (primary headaches ... More


Migraine and Tension-Type Headache

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.13
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter provides information on the epidemiology of headache, with major sections devoted to migraine and tension-type headache. The clinical features of each headache type are discussed, and ... More


Psychedelic Frontiers in Medicine

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Research frontiers in the treatment of addictions, in the training of mental health professionals, in potential work with sociopathic personalities,treatment of anxiety and depression; Reflections on ... More


Sleep and neurological disorders

D.A. Cohen and A. Roy

in Sleep, Health and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199566594
eISBN:
9780191595066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566594.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

While sleep affects the functioning of multiple organ systems, it is fundamentally a neurological process. This chapter provides a conceptual framework for understanding the reciprocal interactions ... More


Headache

Helen Boardman

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Headache is not one condition but describes a wide range of head pains of various origins and impacts on the lives of sufferers. Headache is often considered to be a relatively minor event with ... More


Pain in children

Gareth T. Jones and Adriana Paola Botello

in Chronic Pain Epidemiology: From Aetiology to Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199235766
eISBN:
9780191594816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235766.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the epidemiology of pain in children. It summarizes key data in the field, focusing on three of the most common childhood pains: low back pain, abdominal pain, and headache. It ... More


The nature of migraine: do we need to invoke slow neurochemical processes?

J.N. Blau

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter asks: What is migraine? The word ‘migraine’ needs clarifying because it can be used in two senses: clinical attacks and the underlying migraine processes. This chapter describes the ... More


Genetic epidemiology of migraine

Kathleen R. Merikangas

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

The hereditary nature of migraine has been reported consistently since it was first noted by S. A. Tissot in the 18th century. Indeed, the association between migraine and family history was believed ... More


The superior pericarotid cavernous sinus plexus and cluster headaches

Michael A. Moskowitz and M. Gabriella Buzzi

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Little is known about the aetiology or pathology of cluster headaches, and even less is known about its possible anatomical origins. In the complete form of a cluster headache, patients experience ... More


5-HT in migraine: evidence from 5-HT1-like receptor agonists for a vascular aetiology

P.P.A. Humphrey, W. Feniuk, and M.J. Perren

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Regardless of the many considerations, GR43175 has been shown to be effective when administered subcutaneously and orally as well as when administered intravenously in the treatment of acute ... More


5-HT receptors and migraine

Pramod R. Saxena

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

Migraine is a vascular headache but its pathophysiology is complex and multifactorial. Of the many pathophysiological factors that are implicated in migraine, changes in the metabolism of ... More


Is there still a case for the shunt hypothesis in migraine?

Pramod R. Saxena

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

There can be no doubt that migraine is associated with changes in the cephalic (cerebral and non-cerebral) circulation; the doubts, however, concern the cause and nature of such changes. In a ... More


Pain, headache, and depression: a discussion

Richard C. Peatfield

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

While structural causes of head, face, and dental pain must always be considered, the vast majority of patients seeking medical advice with such pains (and, indeed, with back pain too) have no ... More


General discussion II

Merton Sandler and Geralyn M. Collins

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0026
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This article presents a general discussion focusing on the association between migraine and other symptoms such as tension headache and photophobia. There are now attempts to identify what is ... More


The role of 5-HT in migraine: disentangling the links with depression

Vivette Glover, Joan Jarman, and Merton Sandler

in 5-Hydroxytryptamine in Psychiatry: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192620118
eISBN:
9780191724725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192620118.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Some disturbance of the 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT, serotonin) system has been suggested to be present in a number of clinical conditions that often occur with differing degrees of overlap in affected ... More


Rarefactive and Constitutive Calibration

S. Scott Graham

in The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226264059
eISBN:
9780226264196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores scholarly and practical efforts to adjudicate among conflicting practices and ontologies regarding the contested diseases fibromyalgia and the sinus headache. In so doing, ... More


Networks of Calibration

S. Scott Graham

in The Politics of Pain Medicine: A Rhetorical-Ontological Inquiry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226264059
eISBN:
9780226264196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226264196.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter investigates the networks of calibration that surround the Food and Drug Administration as an institution of rarefaction. The chapter explores how different professional organizations, ... More


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