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Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma Face Increased risk of Migraine Headaches and Worse Headache Care

book_2 Source: AHSAM 2020 - Oral session Published on October 2, 2020 | NEW
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This is a highlights summary of an oral session given at the AHSAM 2020 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting and presented by:

John P. Ney, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Specialty and Acute Care
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center
Bedford, Massachusetts

The content is produced by Infomedica, the official reporting partner of ASHAM 2020 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting. The summary text was drafted by Goldcrest Medical Writing, reviewed by Marco Vercellino, MD, an independent external expert, and approved by Jessica Ailani, MD, FAHS and Mark J. Burish, MD, PhD, the scientific editors of the program.

The presenting authors of the original session had no part in the creation of this conference highlights summary.

In addition, an expert commentary on the topic has been provided by:

Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

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Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.

Dr. Gretchen Tietjen is a Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Neurology at the University of Toledo, where she specializes in headache medicine and vascular neurology. Her research focuses on the migraine-stroke association, and the relationship of early life stress and migraine, including the effects on vascular and brain biology.  Dr. Tietjen has over 150 papers, chapters, and reviews, and has been the recipient of the Stroke Innovation Award from the journal Stroke, and the Seymour Solomon Award, the Harold G. Wolff Award,  John Graham Award, and the Women's Health Research Award from the American Headache Society.

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1. Wilson, L. C. The Prevalence of Military Sexual Trauma: A Meta-Analysis. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 2018;19:584–597.

2. Cichowski SB, Rogers RG, Clark EA, et al. Military Sexual Trauma in Female Veterans is Associated With Chronic Pain Conditions. Military Medicine 2017;182:e1895–e1899.

3. Seng EK, Driscoll MA, Brandt CA, et al. Prescription headache medication in OEF/OIF veterans: results from the Women Veterans Cohort Study. Headache 2013;53:1312-1322.