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09-2016
Eight of every ten patients with migraine do not use a correct medication.
According to Dr. Patricia Pozo Rosich, coordinator of the study group of headaches of the SEN, “almost all cases are susceptible to improve if handled in an appropriate manner”, so consult your neurologist.
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06-2016 Large-scale genetic study provides new insight into the causes of migraine
VHIR researchers have participated in an international research consortium that has identified almost 30 new genetic risk factors for common migraine.
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10-2015 The Spanish Society of Neurology awards VHIR’s researcher with a grant on headache
The study group on headaches of the Spanish Society of Neurology has given the research grant 2015 to Dr. Marta Torres, researcher of the Headache and Neurological Pain group, led by Dr. Patricia Pozo at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital (VHIR).
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07-2015 The use of mobile phones, for mental hygiene, must be restricted
La Contra – La Vanguardia.
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09-2014 The campaign ‘Migraine, get it out of the closet’ aims to give visibility to those who suffer this disease
Coinciding with the “Migraine awareness week”, the Vall d’Hebron Institut de Recerca (VHIR) promotes the campaign “Migraine, get it out of the closet” with the aim of identifying who suffers this disease to help building awareness to society about its importance.
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08-2014 Dr. Patricia Pozo launches ‘midolordecabeza.org’ to deal with headache
Dr. Patricia Pozo, head of the Headache & Neurological Pain at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research (VHIR), launched ‘www.midolordecabeza.org’.
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10-2012 Dr. Patricia Pozo debates about migraine at TVE
Many people coexist with a very intense type of headache called migraine.
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07-2012 Prize of the Contest Spread Research of La Marató of TV3 for Dr. Pozo’s projectTV show about the Project of La Marató of TV3 “Neuroimage with SPECT in migraine for abuse of medicines”, coordinated by Dr. Patricia Pozo, head of the migraine and neurological pain group at VHIR, and Dr. Joan Castell, Chief of Service of Nuclear Medicine at HUVH, has won a Prize of the Contest Spread Research of La Marató of TV3 2012. The project, presented in 2005, values neuroimage with SPECT patients that suffer from migraine for abuse of drugs (analgesic) in comparison with patients who have chronic and episodic migraine.
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06-2012 Identified for the first time four genes that predispose to suffer migraine without aura.Researchers from the migraine and neurological pain group and the Paediatric Neurology group at Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) and from the Genetics Department at the Universitat of Barcelona (UB) and CIBER-ER have taken part, inside the International Consortium of Genetics of the Migraines, in the first complete study of the genome (GWAS) made in migraine without aura, identifying four genes related to the predisposition to present the most frequent type of migraine: MEF2D, TGFBR2, PHACTR1 and ASTN2. This work, published in Nature Genetics, confirms that the predisposition to the migraine has a genetic character, though the environmental factors causes crisis and determine the frequency.
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09-2011 Dr. Pozo explains the latest advances in headache
Coinciding with the World Headache Day, Dr. Patricia Pozo Rosich, leaders of research group in headache and neurological pain at Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR ) explains the latest research on this subject in the news on TVE.
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