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Sait Ashina, M.D.

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University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, DenmarkMD06/2002Medicine
Bispebjerg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark2005Internship
Hospital of Saint Raphael, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA2006Medicine Internship
Montefiore Headache Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA2007Headache Research and Clinical Fellowship
Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA2010Neurology Residency
Clinical Headache Fellowship Award, American Headache Society
Scholarship Award, 49th American Headache Society Annual Scientific Meeting
American Headache Society Scholarship Award, 14th International Headache Congress
American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting Resident Research Travel Scholarship Award
Enrico Greppi Award for excellence in headache research by European Headache Federation
Fellow of American Headache Society


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  1. Berk T, Ashina S, Martin V, Newman L, Vij B. Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Headache Disorders in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Dec; 66(12):2408-2416. PMID: 30251385.
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  2. Ashina S, Lipton RB, Bendtsen L, Hajiyeva N, Buse DC, Lyngberg AC, Jensen R. Increased pain sensitivity in migraine and tension-type headache coexistent with low back pain: A cross-sectional population study. Eur J Pain. 2018 05; 22(5):904-914. PMID: 29349847.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Ashina H, Newman L, Ashina S. Calcitonin gene-related peptide antagonism and cluster headache: an emerging new treatment. Neurol Sci. 2017 Dec; 38(12):2089-2093. PMID: 28856479.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  4. Shayestagul NA, Christensen CE, Amin FM, Ashina S, Ashina M. Measurement of Blood Flow Velocity in the Middle Cerebral Artery During Spontaneous Migraine Attacks: A Systematic Review. Headache. 2017 Jun; 57(6):852-861. PMID: 28470726.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Schou WS, Ashina S, Amin FM, Goadsby PJ, Ashina M. Calcitonin gene-related peptide and pain: a systematic review. J Headache Pain. 2017 Dec; 18(1):34. PMID: 28303458.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Ashina S, Bendtsen L, Buse DC, Lyngberg AC, Lipton RB, Jensen R. Neuroticism, depression and pain perception in migraine and tension-type headache. Acta Neurol Scand. 2017 Nov; 136(5):470-476. PMID: 28261782.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Ashina S, Olesen J, Lipton RB. How Well Does the ICHD 3 (Beta) Help in Real-Life Migraine Diagnosis and Management? Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2016 Dec; 20(12):66. PMID: 27873122.
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  8. Lauritsen C, Mazuera S, Lipton RB, Ashina S. Intravenous ketamine for subacute treatment of refractory chronic migraine: a case series. J Headache Pain. 2016 Dec; 17(1):106. PMID: 27878523.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Bendtsen L, Ashina S, Moore A, Steiner TJ. Muscles and their role in episodic tension-type headache: implications for treatment. Eur J Pain. 2016 Feb; 20(2):166-75. PMID: 26147739.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Ashina S, Lipton RB. Exploring the impact of comorbid primary headaches and neck pain. Scand J Pain. 2015 Jul 01; 8(1):23-24. PMID: 29911620.
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  11. Ashina S, Bendtsen L, Lyngberg AC, Lipton RB, Hajiyeva N, Jensen R. Prevalence of neck pain in migraine and tension-type headache: a population study. Cephalalgia. 2015 Mar; 35(3):211-9. PMID: 24853166.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  12. Bashir A, Lipton RB, Ashina S, Ashina M. Migraine and structural changes in the brain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neurology. 2013 Oct 01; 81(14):1260-8. PMID: 23986301.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Ashina S, Serrano D, Lipton RB, Maizels M, Manack AN, Turkel CC, Reed ML, Buse DC. Depression and risk of transformation of episodic to chronic migraine. J Headache Pain. 2012 Nov; 13(8):615-24. PMID: 23007859.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Sayanlar J, Guleyupoglu N, Portenoy R, Ashina S. Trigeminal postherpetic neuralgia responsive to treatment with capsaicin 8 % topical patch: a case report. J Headache Pain. 2012 Oct; 13(7):587-9. PMID: 22717586.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Ashina S, Bendtsen L, Ashina M. Pathophysiology of migraine and tension-type headache. Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management. 2012; 1(16):14-18. View Publication.
  16. Bezov D, Ashina S, Jensen R, Bendtsen L. Pain perception studies in tension-type headache. Headache. 2011 Feb; 51(2):262-71. PMID: 21029081.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Bezov D, Ashina S, Lipton R. Post-dural puncture headache: Part II--prevention, management, and prognosis. Headache. 2010 Oct; 50(9):1482-98. PMID: 20807248.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Bezov D, Lipton RB, Ashina S. Post-dural puncture headache: part I diagnosis, epidemiology, etiology, and pathophysiology. Headache. 2010 Jul; 50(7):1144-52. PMID: 20533959.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Bezov D, Lipton RB, Podoltsev N, Zhao CG, Ashina S. Headache in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura: two cases with pathophysiological considerations. Headache. 2010 Jun; 50(6):1060-4. PMID: 20487032.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Ashina S, Lyngberg A, Jensen R. Headache characteristics and chronification of migraine and tension-type headache: A population-based study. Cephalalgia. 2010 Aug; 30(8):943-52. PMID: 20656705.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Bevilaqua-Grossi D, Lipton RB, Napchan U, Grosberg B, Ashina S, Bigal ME. Temporomandibular disorders and cutaneous allodynia are associated in individuals with migraine. Cephalalgia. 2010 Apr; 30(4):425-32. PMID: 19614688.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  22. Zach V, Bezov D, Lipton RB, Ashina S. Headache associated with moyamoya disease: a case story and literature review. J Headache Pain. 2010 Feb; 11(1):79-82. PMID: 20012551.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Bigal ME, Ashina S, Burstein R, Reed ML, Buse D, Serrano D, Lipton RB. Prevalence and characteristics of allodynia in headache sufferers: a population study. Neurology. 2008 Apr 22; 70(17):1525-33. PMID: 18427069.
    Citations: 77     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Lipton RB, Bigal ME, Ashina S, Burstein R, Silberstein S, Reed ML, Serrano D, Stewart WF. Cutaneous allodynia in the migraine population. Ann Neurol. 2008 Feb; 63(2):148-58. PMID: 18059010.
    Citations: 85     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  25. Ashina S, Lipton RB, Bigal ME. Treatment of comorbidities of chronic daily headache. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2008 Jan; 10(1):36-43. PMID: 18325298.
    Citations: 4     
  26. Bendtsen L, Buchgreitz L, Ashina S, Jensen R. Combination of low-dose mirtazapine and ibuprofen for prophylaxis of chronic tension-type headache. Eur J Neurol. 2007 Feb; 14(2):187-93. PMID: 17250728.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Ashina S, Bendtsen L, Ashina M, Magerl W, Jensen R. Generalized hyperalgesia in patients with chronic tension-type headache. Cephalalgia. 2006 Aug; 26(8):940-8. PMID: 16886930.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Ashina S, Zeeberg P, Jensen RH, Ashina M. [Medication overuse headache]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2006 Mar 06; 168(10):1015-9. PMID: 16522292.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Ashina S, Bendtsen L, Ashina M. Pathophysiology of tension-type headache. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2005 Dec; 9(6):415-22. PMID: 16282042.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Ashina S, Hantho A, Olesen J, Ashina M. [Headache]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2005 Aug 22; 167(34):3192. PMID: 16117921.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Ashina S, Babenko L, Jensen R, Ashina M, Magerl W, Bendtsen L. Increased muscular and cutaneous pain sensitivity in cephalic region in patients with chronic tension-type headache. Eur J Neurol. 2005 Jul; 12(7):543-9. PMID: 15958095.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Ashina S, Ashina M. Headache in systemic mastocytosis: a case report with pathophysiological considerations. Cephalalgia. 2005 Apr; 25(4):314-6. PMID: 15773831.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Ashina S, Bendtsen L, Jensen R. Analgesic effect of amitriptyline in chronic tension-type headache is not directly related to serotonin reuptake inhibition. Pain. 2004 Mar; 108(1-2):108-14. PMID: 15109513.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  34. Ashina S, Ashina M. Current and potential future drug therapies for tension-type headache. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2003 Dec; 7(6):466-74. PMID: 14604506.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Ashina S, Jensen R, Bendtsen L. Pain sensitivity in pericranial and extracranial regions. Cephalalgia. 2003 Jul; 23(6):456-62. PMID: 12807525.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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