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Papers: 27 Jan 2024 - 2 Feb 2024

2024 Jan 26

Curr Pain Headache Rep


Utility of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Chronic Daily Headache Prophylaxis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Stephens E, Dhanasekara CS, Montalvan V, Zhang B, Bassett A, Hall R, Rodaniche A, Robohm-Leavitt C, Shen CL, Kahatuduwa CN


Management of chronic daily headaches (CDH) remains challenging due to the limited efficacy of standard prophylactic pharmacological measures. Several studies have reported that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can effectively treat chronic headaches. The objective was to determine the utility of rTMS for immediate post-treatment and sustained CDH prophylaxis.