Members' Choice Award for the Best Headache Article

Each year, the Headache Journal Editorial Board invites the members of the American Headache Society to vote for one standout piece published in the journal from the previous year. The nominated articles are selected by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Thomas Ward, MD, FAHS, and represent the most impactful work published over the previous 12 months. Learn more about this process by reading Dr. Ward’s editorial in the March issue of Headache. 

Voting is open during the month of March, and all selected papers will be made freely available during the voting period.

The selected paper will be announced in the June issue of Headache and at the 60th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, CA. The winner will also be invited to contribute an editorial that discusses their work for Headache to publish in the June issue.

To help inform your selection, we recommend that you review the manuscripts for each nominated paper before submitting your final vote. For your convenience, the titles of each nominated paper are linked below.

The nominees for the Members’ Choice Award for the best Headache article are:

Visual Auras in Epilepsy and Migraine – An Analysis of Clinical Characteristics by Elisabeth Hartl, Jose Angel, Jan Rémi, Christoph J. Schankin and Soheyl Noachtar evaluated the characteristics of visual aura (VA) in patients with epilepsy and patients with migraine by performing a systematic analysis of their respective VA characteristics.

Forecasting Individual Headache Attacks Using Perceived Stress: Development of a Multivariable Prediction Model for Persons With Episodic Migraine by Timothy T. Houle. Dana P. Turner, Adrienne N. Golding, John A.H. Porter, Vincent T. Martin, Donald B. Penzien and Charles H. Tegeler investigates stress and its role as a precipitating factor for migraine, suggesting a possible causative connection between the two.

Headache in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Findings From the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial by Deborah I. Friedman, Peter A. Quiros, Prem S. Subramanian, Luis J. Mejico, Shan Gao, Michael McDermott, Michael Wall and the NORDIC IIHTT Study Group further assessed the characteristics of patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension who frequently experience headache as symptom of the disease.

Prescribing Oxygen for Cluster Headache: A Guide for the Provider by Stewart J. Tepper, Jessica Duplin, Barbara Nye and Deborah E. Tepper, who established guidelines on successfully prescribing oxygen for the treatment of cluster headache in the United States.

Past winners of the Members’ Choice Award include:

2017 – Functional Neuroimaging in Migraine: Chances and Challenges (Laura H. Schulte and Arne May)

The Role of Melatonin in the Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders (Amy Gelfand and Peter J. Goadsby)

2016 – Adding Additional Acute Medications to a Triptan Regiment for Migraine and Observed Changes in Headache-Related Disability: Results From the American Migraine Prevalence and Prevention (AMPP) Study (Dawn Buse, Daniel Serrano, Michael Reed, Shashi h. Kori, Cedric M Cunanan, Aubrey Manack Adams and Richard B. Lipton)

2015 – Trigger Point Injections for Headache Disorders: Expert Consensus Methodology and Narrative Review (Matthew S. Robbins, Deena Kuruvilla, Andrew Blumenfeld, Larry Charleston IV, Michael Sorrell, Carrie E. Robertson, Brian M. Grosberg, Steven D. Bender, Uri Napchan and Avi Ashkenazi)

Cast your vote by March 31st. Remember, only AHS members in good standing are allowed to participate.