Latin American consensus on guidelines for chronic migraine treatment
Giacomozzi, Alex Rodrigo Espinoza; Vindas, Alexander Parajeles; da Silva, Ariovaldo Alberto; Bordini, Carlos Alberto; Buonanotte, Carlos Federico; Roesler, Célia Aparecida de Paula; Brito, Cláudio Manoel; Perez, Cristina; Carvalho, Deusvenir de Souza; de Macedo, Djacir Dantas Pereira; Piovesan, Elcio Juliato; Sarmento, Elder Machado; Melhado, Eliana Meire; Éckeli, Fabíola Dach; Kowacs, Fernando; Sobrino, Fidel; Rabello, Getúlio Daré; Rada, Grisel; de Souza, Jano Alves; Casanovas, Juana Rosa; Durán, Juan Carlos; Calia, Leandro Cotoni; Medina, Luis Roberto Partida; de Queiroz, Luiz Paulo; Ciciarelli, Marcelo Cedrinho; Valença, Marcelo Moraes; Cusicanqui, Maria; Jimenez, Maria Karina Velez; Goycochea, Maria Tereza; Peres, Mário Fernando Prieto; Sandoval, Mario Victor Fuentealba; Vincent, Maurice Borges; Gomes, Michel Volcy; Diez, Mónica; Aranaga, Nayeska; Barrientos, Nelson; Kowacs, Pedro André; Filho, Pedro Ferreira Moreira
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Original versionArquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria. 2013, 71 (7), 478-486. 10.1590/0004-282X20130066
Chronic migraine is a condition with significant prevalence all around the world and high socioeconomic impact, and its handling has been challenging neurologists. Developments for understanding its mechanisms and associated conditions, as well as that of new therapies, have been quick and important, a fact which has motivated the Latin American and Brazilian Headache Societies to prepare the present consensus. The treatment of chronic migraine should always be preceded by a careful diagnosis review; the detection of possible worsening factors and associated conditions; the stratification of seriousness/impossibility to treat; and monitoring establishment, with a pain diary. The present consensus deals with pharmacological and nonpharmacological forms of treatment to be used in chronic migraine.