Category Archive: Neurology

Sep 05

Does caffeine help with migraines?

Derry et al. Cochrane Database of Syst Rev 2012, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD009281
Oral caffeine as a single dose may have a modest effect on acute pain when used as an adjuvant to oral analgesia.

Apr 13

Proton pump inhibitors with clopidogrel

van Boxel OS, et al. Cardiovascular and gastrointestinal outcomes in clopidogrel users on proton pump inhibitors: results of a large Dutch cohort study. Am J Gastroenterol 2010; 105: 2430–6
Concurrent proton pump inhibitors may increase the risk of cardiovascular outcomes in patients taking clopidogrel.

Apr 06

Deaths after chiropractic upper cervical spine manipulation

Ernst E. Deaths after chiropractic: a review of published cases. Int J Clin Pract, July 2010; 64(8): 1162-5
Chiropractic, specifically, high-velocity, short-lever thrusts of the upper spine with rotation is associated with numerous deaths.

Feb 28

B-vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids on vascular disease

Galan P, et al. Effects of B vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids on cardiovascular diseases: a RCT. BMJ 2010; 341:c6273
B-vitamin and low dose omega-3 fatty acid supplements are not associated with better vascular outcomes in people with ischaemic heart disease and stroke.

Jan 10

Tricyclic antidepressants and headaches

Jackson JL, et al. Tricyclic antidepressants and headaches: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2010;341:c5222
Tricyclic antidepressants are possibly/probably effective in reducing the frequency and intensity of migraine and tension-type headaches.