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Remote electrical neuromodulation useful for adolescents with migraine

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Dr Andrew D. Hershey, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
MTIS 2020
  Current acute treatments for migraine in adolescents are mostly pharmacological but have limitations. Remote electrical neuromodulation provides clinically meaningful relief of migraine pain and associated symptoms, offering a safe and effective non-pharmacological alternative for acute treatment in adolescents [1]. Migraine is a common disabling neurologic disorder in adolescents. The efficacy of pharmacological treatment is limited, can cause side effects, and may lead to medication overuse. There is thus a great unmet need in this group for alternative acute treatments for migraine that are both effective and well tolerated. Remote electrical neuromodulation is a novel acute treatment of migraine controlled by the patient. It stimulates upper arm peripheral nerves to induce conditioned pain modulation, an endogenous analgesic mechanism in which subthreshold conditioning stimulation inhibits pain in remote body regions. The ...

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