Botox könnte bei Migränepatienten mit chronischen täglichen Kopfschmerzen hilfreich sein [Allgemein]
17 Apr 05
BOTOX, a toxin used by plastic surgeons to get rid of wrinkles, may significantly reduce frequency of chronic daily headaches (CHD) in migraine patients, according to a study.
BOTOX (botulinun toxin type A) is a medical product that contains tiny amounts of highly purified botulinum toxin protein and is administered in small doses by injection directly into the affected area and works by blocking the nerve.
The clinical trial, sponsored by Allergan Inc, a health care company, was published in the April 2005 issue of the Journal of Headache.
Between 12 and 15 million Americans currently suffer from CHD, a highly disabling headache disorder characterised by 16 or more days of headache per month.
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