cluster headache

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cluster headache

A recurring headache similar to migraine and characterized by severe pain in the eye or temple on one side of the head, watering of the eye, and a runny nose.

clus′ter head`ache

a type of recurrent headache characterized by sudden attacks of intense pain on one side of the head.
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Noun1.cluster headache - a painful recurring headache associated with the release of histamine from cells
cephalalgia, head ache, headache - pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs

clus·ter head·ache

, Horton syndrome
n. cefalalgia de Horton, dolor de cabeza producido por histaminas.
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2 The PREVA randomised trial which is the largest trial ever carried out into cluster headache was conducted at ten sites across Europe with 97 patients enrolled.
There are two types of prophylaxis for cluster headache: transitional treatments, which are intended to prevent cluster headaches from occurring for a short period of time (typically 7-14 days), and maintenance preventive treatments, which are designed to keep a patient cluster free while in a cluster cycle.
While uncommon (the prevalence is about 10 per 100,000 in male patients, about 19 to 25 times less than the prevalence of migraine in men), cluster headache is a neurological disorder with excruciating pain that sometimes leads to suicidal thinking.
Lainez, professor of neurology at Catholic University of Valencia (Spain), presented 3-year follow-up data from Pathway CH1, a randomized, sham-controlled trial of 43 patients with cluster headache.
Pulsante microstimulator is the first electroceutical device that has documented efficacy in a long term RCT for the treatment of cluster headache.
More likely, they represent migraine headache or, less likely, tension headache or cluster headache.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Did you know that while most people celebrate the start of Summer on June 21, nearly 1 million Americans are facing the debilitating pain of cluster headaches due to Earth's shift towards the sun?
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Zogenix's first commercial product, SUMAVEL DosePro (sumatriptan injection) Needle-free Delivery System, was launched in January 2010 for the acute treatment of migraine and cluster headache.
In such cases, irritation of cranial nerves V and VII and the sympathetic postganglionic fibers of the superior cervical ganglion might have caused the symptoms associated with cluster headache.
Cluster headache is of particular interest to ophthalmologists and optometrists because of their frequent localisation around the eyes.