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Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
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The use of focused ultrasound for the treatment of cutaneous allodynia associated with chronic migraine.

Brain Research 2018 November 16
Chronic migraines (CM) are the third most common disease and are refractory to medical treatment in 15% of patients. Currently, temporary relief is achieved with steroid blocks or pulsed radiofrequency ablation, which have short-term benefits. Our project aims to develop a non-invasive treatment for medically refractory chronic migraine, which does not require a permanent implant. This project investigates the safety and effectiveness of pulsed focused ultrasound (FUS) in a validated rodent headache model of cutaneous allodynia associated with chronic migraine (CM) as compared to sumatriptan and ablative lesioning. We demonstrate a significant reduction in mechanical thresholds as measured through Von Frey filaments in CM in the forepaw and periorbital region (p < 0.001). Sumatriptan and pulsed FUS both significantly improve thresholds at day 3 after treatment in the periorbital region. Ablative lesioning has no effect. This study provides initial evidence that FUS may provide an important therapeutic option for patients suffering from CM.

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