Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Migraine Research

Theodoros Mavridis

Eginition Hospital

A neurologist/neuroscientist with a great interest in headache science, neuroimmunology, and vascular neurology/stroke. Holder of MSc in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Ph.D. in spinal cord injury and neurogenesis, with numerous publications and teaching experience in both neurology and emergency medicine.


Georgios Vavougios

University of Cyprus

George D. Vavougios is visiting lecturer of Neurology at the University of Cyprus. His areas of expertise cover neuroimmunology, virology, epidemiology, and big data in neurology. He is actively involved in deciphering the role of COVID-19 in the brain.

Dimos-Dimitrios Mitsikostas

Aeginition Hospital

Prof. Mitsikostas is a Professor of Neurology at Aeginition Hospital, Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece, heading the Headache Outpatient Clinic and the Ward A of Emergency Neurology and Stroke. He co-chairs the Management Group of the Headache Scientific Panel at the European Academy of Neurology, and he serves as President of the Hellenic Headache Society. He is a Past President of the Executive Board of the European Headache Federation.


Incidence Risk Factors Episodic Migraine Chronic Migraine Persistent Aura Without Infarction Migraine Aura-Triggered Seizure Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs Antiemetics Antidepressants Antihypertensives Epidemiology Pathophysiology

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Migraine is a widespread brain disease that is classified as the second most disabling condition and has the third-highest prevalence of all medical conditions. In this book, all recent research advances regarding epidemiology and clinical features of both episodic and chronic migraine are reviewed. Correlations with risk factors, comorbidities, as well as hormonal status, and genes are meticulously investigated. Moreover, both migraine complications and episodic syndromes that may be associated with migraine are thoroughly described through the prism of pathophysiology-based studies. The last decade heralded a new era in migraine therapeutics, with the emergence of novel targeted therapies. Recent advances in the field of migraine research have resulted in newly available acute and preventive treatment options, including gepants (calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP)-receptor antagonists), anti-CGRP/R monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), and ditans (5-HT1F receptor agonists). Two special topics review therapeutic options for both the acute and prophylactic treatment of migraine. The last topic is dedicated to migraine in children, a special population that differs from adult patients not only in epidemiological and clinical features but also in diagnosis and treatment.

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Theodoros Mavridis

Eginition Hospital

Theodoros Mavridis, born on December 1st, 1987 in Paleo Faliro, graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2011 and studied neurology at the Eginition Hospital of the University of Athens (2015-2020). At the same time, he became actively involved with First Aid, receiving the title of provider, trainer, seminar manager as well as trainer of trainers in many First Aid seminars such as Basic Life Support / Automatic External Defibrillator (BLS / AED), Advanced Life Support (ALS), Immediate Life Support (ILS), European Trauma Course (ETC) and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) as a member of the Hellenic Society of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HSCPR), the European Council for Resuscitation (ERC) and the National Association of Emergency Medicine Technicians (NAEMT) of the United States. He received his Master's degree in "Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation" with honors (Grade: 9.57 / 10), with a diploma thesis on: "Spinal Cord Injury and Neurogenesis". During his specialty, he got academically involved in many scientific fields of Neurology and especially in Headache Science, Stroke/Cerebrovascular Diseases, Emergency Neurology and Neuroimmunology. Since 2020, he has been a Scientific Research Associate (SRA) for the Department of Stroke and Emergency Neurology at the Eginition Hospital, where he receives training in cerebrovascular ultrasound. Meanwhile, he works as an Associate Neurologist at the Athens Euroclinic S.A. He has published more than 15 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals on PubMed / MEDLINE and is a reviewer of scientific manuscripts in more than 5 international peer-reviewed journals. He has taken part in 2 clinical trials on Stroke and Migraine. Under the auspices of the Alzheimer's Organization CNS SARS-CoV-2 Consortium, he participates as a primary investigator in a prospective study to record clinical, translational, and phenotypic data of patients after SARS-CoV-2 infection in Greece. He has participated in Greek, European, and international Neurological conferences, with over 85 posters/oral presentations, several of which a keynote speakers, while 4 of them received the best presentation award. He contributed as a member of the organizing committee in 2 Panhellenic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation conferences. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate under full scholarship at the Medical School of Athens with a thesis on therapeutic interventions in an experimental model of spinal cord injury, while at the same time teaches as a guest speaker for undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the Medical School of Athens in fields such as Neurology, Neurosurgery, First Aid and Pharmacology. He is a chapter author in two scientific books on Migraine ("Migraine" by IntechOpen) and First Aid ("First Aid" by Broken Hill and BC Paschalidis), as well as an academic editor in a book on Headache Science. He is a member and actively participates in many scientific panels of greek, European, and international Neurological societies (EAN, AHS, EHF, HIS, ESNCH) with main interests in Headache Science, Stroke, Cerebrovascular Ultrasound, and Neuroimmunology.

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