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Ice Pick Headache

Overview of attention for article published in Current Pain and Headache Reports, April 2016
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Title
Ice Pick Headache
Published in
Current Pain and Headache Reports, April 2016
DOI 10.1007/s11916-016-0559-7
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Authors

Abigail L. Chua, Stephanie Nahas

Abstract

Ice pick headache, also called idiopathic or primary stabbing headache, is a unique headache type associated with ultra-brief stabs of pain, most commonly in the frontal or temporal area. It occurs predominantly in women and is estimated to affect 2-35 % of the population. Unlike other headache types of short duration, such as short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT), ice pick headache is not associated with any cranial autonomic symptoms but has been known to occur with nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and dizziness. It exists in two forms: primary and secondary, with examples of secondary causes being herpes zoster meningoencephalitis, meningiomas, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. Ice pick headache is one of the "indomethacin responsive headaches," but up to 35 % of patients fail to show significant benefit with that treatment. Other treatment options include gabapentin, cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, melatonin, and external hand warming.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 3%
Colombia 1 3%
Unknown 27 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 7 24%
Student > Master 5 17%
Researcher 3 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 10%
Other 3 10%
Other 8 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 52%
Unspecified 9 31%
Psychology 2 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Neuroscience 1 3%
Other 1 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 July 2016.
All research outputs
#7,002,216
of 13,029,986 outputs
Outputs from Current Pain and Headache Reports
#301
of 546 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#107,800
of 264,635 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Pain and Headache Reports
#10
of 20 outputs
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