Over the years doctors at the Centre have published a large number of books, articles and papers. They also lecture regularly to doctors in family and hospital practice as well as give talks to the general public.

Further down the page you can find a selection of recent publications.  A great number of these publications listed are based on research conducted at the Centre.

Coping with Headaches and Migraine

by Alison Frith

On the 20th August 2009 Coping with Headaches and Migraine was published by Sheldon Press.

Headaches and migraines affect up to 10 million people in the UK and are labelled by the World Health Organisation as being among the most disabling disorders. Women are also disproportionately hit, making up two thirds of those affected.

This book outlines and explains different kinds of headaches, as well as different treatment options. It includes chapters on lifestyle factors, such as diet and exercise, that affect headaches. How headaches affect women at different stages of their lives is also discussed.

Alison Frith is a past Clinical Research Sister for the Centre and was awarded the accolade of ‘Best Healthcare Professional 2008’ at the Migraine Heroes Healthcare Awards. She has previously co-edited a volume called ABC of Headaches with our past Clinical Director Dr E A MacGregor.

Coping with Headaches and Migraine is available to purchase from the clinic by emailing us on info@nationalmigrainecentre.org.uk.

The book is on offer at the moment for £7.00 and P&P is £1.50.

Books for the medical profession and the public

MacGregor EA, Frith A (Eds). ABC of Headache. Wiley Blackwell 2009 ISBN:  9781405170666

MacGregor EA, Jensen R (Eds). Migraine and Other Primary Headaches (Oxford Pain Management Library). OUP 2008 ISBN-10: 0199545146

MacGregor Dr Anne. Understanding Migraine and Other Headaches. Family Doctor Publications (BMA) Updated 2006 ISBN: 1 903474 49 3

MacGregor Dr. Anne. Understanding the menopause and HRT. Family Doctor Publications (BMA). Updated 2006 ISBN: 1 903474 24 8

Peccarisi C, MacGregor A. Mal di testa, addio! Sperling & Kupfer 2006 ISBN: 88-6061-004-4

MacGregor Dr. Anne. Is HRT right for you? Sheldon Press 3rd Edition 2003

MacGregor Dr Anne. Migraine in Women. Martin Dunitz Revised Edition 2003 ISBN: 1-85317-744-X

Peer Reviewed Journals

MacGregor EA. Headache and Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Postmenopausal Woman. Current Treatment Options in Neurology 2009; 11:10–17

MacGregor EA. Perimenstrual headaches: unmet needs. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2008 Dec;12(6):468-74.

MacGregor A. Oral contraception: types, suitability and considerations. Prescriber 2008; 19 (15/16): 17-34.

MacGregor EA. Estrogen and Migraine: Correlations and Prevention. Headache 2008; 48: S99-S107.

MacGregor A. Prescribing oral contraception. Prescriber 2008;19(7):44,46.

MacGregor EA. Menstrual Migraine. Current Opinion in Neurology 2008; 21(3): 309-15

Elkind AH, MacGregor EA. Frovatriptan for the acute treatment of migraine and prevention of predictable menstrual migraine. Expert Rev. Neurotherapeutics 2008: 8(4): 553–566

MacGregor EA. Migraine, the menopause and hormone replacement therapy: a clinical review. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2007; 33(4): 245–249

MacGregor EA. Migraine and use of combined hormonal contraceptives: a clinical review. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2007; 33(3): 159-169

MacGregor EA. Migraine in pregnancy and lactation: a clinical review. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2007; 33(2): 83–93

MacGregor EA. Menstrual Migraine: a clinical review. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2007; 33(1): 36–47

MacGregor EA. NICE guidance on LARC. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2006;32(1):52.

MacGregor EA, Frith A, Ellis J, Aspinall L, Hackshaw A. Incidence of migraine relative to menstrual cycle phases of rising and falling estrogen. Neurology 2006;67(12):2154-8.

MacGregor EA, Frith A, Ellis J, Aspinall L, Hackshaw A. Prevention of menstrual attacks of migraine: a double-blind placebo-controlled crossover study. Neurology 2006;67(12):2159-63.

MacGregor EA. Migraine and the Menopause. J Brit Menopause Soc 2006;12(3):104-8

Thorne SA, MacGregor EA, Nelson-Piercy C, Risks of contraception & pregnancy in heart disease. Heart 2006;92: 1520-1525

MacGregor A. Combined and progestogen-only contraception. Prescriber 2006;17:52-61

Thorne S, Nelson-Piercy C, MacGregor A, Gibbs S, Crowhurst J, Panay N, Rosenthal E, Walker F, Williams D, de Swiet M, Guillebaud J. Pregnancy and contraception in heart disease and pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2006; 32(2): 75–81

Blau JN. Feeling and seeing headaches. J Headache & Pain 2005; 6: 10-19.

Blau JN. Medical acronyms (Letter) J R Soc Med 2005;98: 45.

Blau JN. Water deprivation: a new migraine precipitant. Headache 2005; 45: 757-759.

MacGregor EA. Clinical aspects of premenstrual headache. Current Headache Reports 2005; 4(6):191-195

MacGregor EA. Female hormones and migraine. Rev Neurol (Paris) 2005;161:1-2.

MacGregor EA, Frith A, Ellis J, Apsinall L. Predicting menstrual migraine with a home-use fertility monitor. Neurology 2005;64:561-3.

MacGregor EA, Mishell Jr DR. Relation of Headache to Method of Contraception. Dialogues in Contraception 2005;9(3):5-7

MacGregor A. Diagnosing Migraine Aura. The Female Patient 2005;30: 45-50 (AMA/CME Test: pp51-52)

MacGregor EA, Clark B. Combined oral contraceptives and migraine: is there an increased risk of ischemic stroke? The Female Patient 2005;30(4):50-56.

Blau JN, Kell CA, Sperling JM. Water deprivation headache: A new headache with 2 variants. Headache 2004;44:79-83.

Blau JN. Harold G Wolff: The man and his migraine. Cephalalgia 2004;24:215-222.

Blau JN, Engel HO. Individualizing treatment with Verapamil for cluster headache patients. Headache 2004;44:1013-1018.

Blau JN. Migraine auras: facts and questions. Headache & pain 2004;15:59-64.

Blau JN. Pony-tail headache: A pure extracranial headache. Headache 2004;44:411-413.

MacGregor EA. A practical guide to menstrual migraine. Headache in Practice 2004; 1(2):8-10

MacGregor EA. How to manage migraine during pregnancy. Headache in Practice 2004; 1(3):1-4

MacGregor EA. Sumatriptan taken during the mild pain phase was more effective than Placebo for relief of menstrual migraine. Evidence-based Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;6(3):139-140.

MacGregor EA. Oestrogen and attacks of migraine with and without aura. Lancet Neurol 2004;3:354-61.

MacGregor EA, Brandes J, Gendolla A, Giammarco R. Migraine treatment strategies: the global Migraine And Zolmitriptan Evaluation (MAZE) survey – Phase IV. Curr Med Res Opin 2004;20(11):1777-83.

MacGregor EA, Hackshaw A. Prevalence of migraine on each day of the natural menstrual cycle. Neurology 2004;63:351-3.

MacGregor EA, Brandes J, Eikermann A, Giammarco R. Impact of migraine and patients and their families: the Migraine And Zolmitriptan Evaluation (MAZE) survey – Phase III. Curr Med Res Opin 2004;20(7):1143-50.

Cohen SI, Blau JN. Lifelong migraine aura without headache: change of pattern with upper respiratory infection. J R Soc Med 2003; 96: 504-505.

MacGregor EA. Q&A on oral contraceptives. Recent Advances in Reproductive Medicine 2003;16:7.

MacGregor EA. Is there any good evidence to support limiting the duration of the prescribing of Dianette? Pulse 2003;

MacGregor EA. Oral contraception: the benefits and risks. Prescriber 2003;14:59-68

Steiner TJ, Diener H-C, MacGregor EA, Schoenen J, Muirhead N, Sikes CR. Comparative efficacy of eletriptan and zolmitriptan in the acute treatment of migraine. Cephalalgia 2003;23:942-952.

Garcia-Ramos G, MacGregor EA, Hilliard B, Bordini CA, Leston J, Hettiarachchi J. Comparative efficacy of eletriptan vs. naratriptan in the acute treatment of migraine. Cephalalgia 2003;23:869-876.

Boardman HF, Thomas E, Millson DS, MacGregor EA, Laughey WF, Croft PR. North Staffordshire Headache Survey: development, reliability and validity of a questionnaire for use in a general population survey. Cephalalgia 2003;23:325-331.

MacGregor EA, Brandes J, Eikermann A. Migraine prevalence and treatment patterns: results of the global migraine and zolmitriptan evaluations (MAZE) survey. Headache 2003;23.

Chapters in Books / Other Publications

MacGregor EA. Migraine in women. In: Kernick D, Goadsby P. Headache: A Practical Care Manual. Oxford, Oxford University Press 2008

MacGregor EA. Pharmacotherapy. In: Hutchinson S, Peterlin BL. Menstrual Migraine. Oxford American Pain Library. Oxford, Oxford University Press 2008: 45-49

MacGregor EA. Acute Migraine Attacks. In: Candelise L, Hughes R, Liberati A, Uitdehaag B, Warlow C. Management of Neurological Disorders: an evidence-based approach. Oxford, Blackwell Publishing, 2007: 29-39

Steiner T.J. MacGregor E.A., Davies P. Guidelines for All Healthcare Professionals in the Diagnosis and Management of Migraine and Tension-Type, Cluster and Medication-Overuse Headache. British Association for the Study of Headache 2007. www.bash.org.uk

Blau JN. How do so many different triggers provoke similar migraine attacks? In Headache and Migraine 9.Sorbi MJ, Couturier EGM, & Mérelle SYM (Eds.) Utrecht: Anglo Dutch Migraine Association, 2006. 185-196

JN Blau In: Development of Physics Applied to Medicine in the UK 1945-1990 The transcript of a Witness Seminar held by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London, on 5 July 2005 Eds DA Christie, Tansey EM Volume 28 2006: 72-73

Massiou H, MacGregor EA. Influence of female hormones on migraine. In: Olesen J, Tfelt-Hansen P, Welch KMA.The Headaches (Third Edition) Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006: 331-342

MacGregor EA. Menstrual Migraine. In: Rees M, Ravnikar V, Hope S (eds). The abnormal menstrual cycle. Taylor & Francis, 2005:197-218.

MacGregor EA. The woman with monthly headaches. In: Purdy RA, Rapoport AM, Sheftell FD, Tepper SJ (eds). Advanced Therapy of Headache (Second Edition). Hamilton, BC Decker Inc, 2005; 31-37

MacGregor EA. Menstrual Migraine. In: Rees M, Ravnikar V, Hope S (eds). The abnormal menstrual cycle. Taylor & Francis 2005:197-218.

MacGregor EA. The woman with monthly headaches. In: Purdy RA, Rapoport AM, Sheftell FD, Tepper SJ (eds). Advanced Therapy of Headache (Second Edition). Hamilton, BC Decker Inc, 2005; 31-37

Blau JN. Possible benefits of migraine aura: A discussion paper. In: Headache and migraine. Couturier EGM, Sorbi MJ, Verspin ECB. Utrecht, Anglo-Dutch Migraine Association 2004:55-59.

Blau JN. Tension-type headache – nature and characteristics. A personal view. In: Proceedings 7th Congress of European Society Clinical Neuropharmacology. Battisini L (ed). Bologna, Medimond 2004: 155-162. Paper given in Trieste, Italy, May 5-9, 2004.

Loder EW, MacGregor EA. Menstrual Migraine. In: Loder EW, Marcus D. Migraine in Women. Hamilton, BC Decker Inc 2004;102-111

Blau JN, Merskey H. Cervicogenic headache: a critical view. In Cervicogenic Headache. Basic Concepts. Sjaastad O, Fredriksen TA, Bono G, Nappi G eds. London, Smith-Gordon 2003: 125-129.

Blau JN. Merskey H. Cervicogenic headache: A critical view. In: Cervicogenic headache. Basicconcepts. Sjaastad O, Fredriksen TA, Bono G, Nappi G, eds. London, Smith-Gordon 2003; 125-129.

Chauvet S, MacGregor EA. MIDAS as a tool for monitoring the benefits of treatment strategies over time. In: Olesen J, Steiner TJ, Liptons RB (eds) Frontiers in Headache Research Vol 11. Reducing the Burden of Headache. Oxford University Press 2003: 67-71.