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.

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 July-August issue of Headache and at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The authors of the winning paper will be notified ahead of time and asked to contribute an editorial discussing their work.

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:

Migraine Progression: A Systematic Review by Dawn C. Buse, Jacob D. Greisman, Khosrow Baigi and Richard B. Lipton reviewed studies that identify risk factors for the new onset of chronic migraine or related chronic headache diagnoses such as transformed migraine (TM) and chronic daily headache (CDH).

The Migraine Attack as a Homeostatic, Neuroprotective Response to Brain Oxidative Stress: Preliminary Evidence for a Theory by Jonathan M. Borkum investigates a number of migraine components, suggesting that migraines are an integrated defensive, neuroprotective response to brain oxidative stress.

Negative Online Patient Reviews in Headache Medicine by Randolph W. Evans evaluates online negative reviews about headache medicine physicians and discusses possible actions that headache medicine physicians should take in response.

Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension: 10 Myths and Misperceptions by Peter G. Kranz, Linda Gray, Timothy J. Amrhein, discusses common myths and misperceptions about spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) and reviews the contradicting and clarifying evidence associated with these myths.

Linking Cigarette Smoking/Tobacco Exposure and Cluster Headache: A Pathogenesis Theory by Todd D. Rozen, proposes a hypothesis theory to establish a linkage between cigarette smoking and cluster headache pathogenesis.

Past winners of the Members’ Choice Award include:

2018Headache in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: Findings From the Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension Treatment Trial (Deborah I Friedman, Peter A. Quiros, Prem S. Subramanian, Luis J. Mejico, Shan Gao, Michael McDermott, Michael Wall)

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.