Kuan-Po Peng

Kuan-Po Peng
University Medical Center Hamburg - Eppendorf · Department of Systems Neuroscience

MD

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
August 2008 - July 2013
Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Position
  • Medical Doctor
November 2007 - July 2008
Academia Sinica
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2000 - June 2007
National Taiwan University
Field of study
  • Medicine

Publications

Publications (39)
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Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) is effective in several types of headache disorders. We sought to unravel the mechanism of how nVNS exhibits this efficacy. This study used a randomized, single-blind, sham-controlled, crossover-design, and comprised three projects with three independent cohorts of healthy participants. Project I (n=15) w...
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Galcanezumab, a monoclonal antibody against calcitonin gene-related peptide, is an emerging migraine preventative. We hypothesized that the preventive effects are conveyed via modulation of somatosensory processing and that certain sensory profiles may hence be associated with different clinical responses. We recruited migraine patients (n=26), who...
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Background: Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against calcitonin gene-related peptides (CGRP) are novel treatments for migraine prevention. Based on a previous functional imaging study which investigated the CGRP receptor mAb (erenumab), we hypothesized that (i) the CGRP ligand mAb galcanezumab would alter central trigeminal pain processing; (ii) respo...
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Orofacial pain (OFP) has recently been classified and subdivided into a number of groups, similar to headache disorders in the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD). A novel group of OFP has been established whose major feature is that they resemble primary headache disorders occurring in the V2 or V3 dermatomes. These follow th...
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Purpose of review: Research on migraine usually focuses on the headache; however, accumulating evidence suggests that migraine not only changes the somatosensory system for nociception (pain), but also the other modalities of perception, such as visual, auditory or tactile sense. More importantly, the multisensory changes exist beyond the headache...
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Cluster headache and migraine are regarded as distinct primary headaches. While cluster headache and migraine differ in multiple aspects such as gender-related and headache specific features (e.g., attack duration and frequency), both show clinical similarities in trigger factors (e.g., alcohol) and treatment response (e.g., triptans). Here, we rev...
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Background: The exact mechanism and site of action of triptans in aborting migraine attacks remain under debate. We hypothesized that the clinical efficacy of triptans lies in aborting central sensitization and focused on the question of why triptans are headache-specific, i.e. highly effective in migraine and cluster headache and ineffective in e...
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Background: The vasodilatory calcitonin-gene related peptide (CGRP) is understood as pivotal mediator in migraine pathophysiology. Blocking CGRP with small molecules or monoclonal antibodies (CGRP-mAb) reduces migraine frequency. However, prescription of CGRP-mAbs is still regulated and possible predictive measures of therapeutic success would be...
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The interest in exploring trigeminal pain processing has grown in recent years, mainly due to various pathologies (such as migraine) related to this system. However, research efforts have mainly focused on understanding molecular mechanisms or studying pathological states. On the contrary, non-invasive imaging studies are limited by either spatial...
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Background Non-dental orofacial pain disorders are not uncommon, but idiopathic or primary facial pain syndromes are rare. Inadequate recognition of these disorders usually leads to unsatisfactory and unmet treatment needs. Methods We conducted a narrative review with a literature search in PubMed until December 2021, focusing on current guideline...
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Purpose of Review The diagnostic criteria of new daily persistent headache (NDPH) have been revised since 2013. The current review focused on the progress of NDPH research over the last few years. Recent Findings Various new triggers and different NDPH mimics have been reported. The association with both cephalic and extracephalic pathologies sugg...
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Objective The presence of aura is rare in cluster headache, and even rarer in other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. We hypothesized that the presence of aura in patients with trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias is frequently an epiphenomenon and mediated by comorbid migraine with aura. Methods The study retrospectively reviewed 480 patients with...
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ZUSAMMENFASSUNG Die Gruppe der trigemino-autonome Kopfschmerzen (TAK) beschreibt verschiedene primäre Kopfschmerzsyndrome, die durch ihr streng einseitiges Auftreten, die hohe Intensität der Schmerzattacken sowie den namensgebenden autonomen Begleitsymptomen wie Ptosis, Lakrimation und/oder Rhinorrhoe gekennzeichnet sind. Die Internationale Kopfsch...
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Purpose: The current review provides a recapitulation of recent advances in pharmacological neuroimaging in headache, a promising tool to understanding of how a drug works in the brain and how it may lead to new insights of disease mechanisms of headache. Results: Pharmacological positron emission tomography with radioligand-labeled medication may...
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Objective Headache disorders like migraine show geographic and ethnic differences between Asian and European/North American countries. In cluster headache, these differences are rarely mentioned and discussed. This article aimed to review the characteristics of cluster headache in Asian countries and compare the clinical features to those in Europe...
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New daily persistent headache (NDPH) is a rare headache syndrome affecting both paediatric and adult populations. In the latest revision of International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition (ICHD-3 beta), it is defined by the onset of daily and unremitting headaches within 24 hours lasting for more than 3 months. Common triggers inclu...
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Migraine is defined by attacks of headache with a specific length and associated symptoms such as photophobia, phonophobia and nausea. It is long recognized that migraine is more than just the attacks and that migraine should be understood as a cycling brain disorder with at least 4 phases: interictal, preictal, ictal and postictal. However, unlike...
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Aim To describe neuronal networks underlying commonly reported migraine premonitory symptoms and to discuss how these might precipitate migraine pain. Background Migraine headache is frequently preceded by a distinct and well characterized premonitory phase including symptoms like yawning, sleep disturbances, alterations in appetite and food intak...
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Background Migraine is associated with syncope. We investigated risk factors for syncope and burden of syncope in migraine patients. Methods Participants were recruited from a headache clinic. All participants provided information on lifestyle, co-morbidity, syncope, headache and suicide, and completed the MIDAS and HADS questionnaires. Genetic da...
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Migraine encompasses a broader spectrum of sensory symptoms than just headache. These "other" symptoms, eg, sensory phobias, cognitive and mood changes, allodynia, and many others indicate an altered sensitivity to sensory input which can be measured, in principle, by quantifying sensory threshold changes longitudinally over time. Photophobia, for...
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Background Hormonal changes in natural menstrual cycles are known to modulate and even worsen headache symptoms in migraineurs; however, the impact of oral contraceptive pills (OCP), including combined oral contraceptive (COC) and progestogen-only pills on migraine symptomatology, is little investigated. Method In this retrospective cohort study o...
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Galectin-3, a chimeric type β-galactoside-binding protein, is known to modulate viral infection ; however, its role in enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection has not been investigated. We generated galectin-3 null rhabdomyosarcoma (RD) cells and evaluated whether EV71 infection would be affected. In galectin-3 null cells, the released and intracellular EV...
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Background: -The link between arterial thromboembolism and migraine is well-documented; however, few studies investigated the link between venous thromboembolism (VTE) and migraine. We aimed to evaluate the association between migraine and VTE and to examine whether demographics or comorbid risk factors modulate VTE development. Methods: -We con...
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Background: The association between migraine and the incidence of ischemic stroke varies in different subgroups of patients. We aimed to clarify this association using a population-based database. Method: A nationwide cohort study was conducted using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Two cohorts were extracted: a...
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To evaluate the association between migraine and Bell palsy and to examine the effects of age, sex, migraine subtype, and comorbid risk factors for Bell palsy. This nationwide cohort study was conducted using data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. Subjects aged 18 years or older with neurologist-diagnosed migraine from 20...
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Objective: Whether migraine is associated with urinary calculi is an unresolved issue, although topiramate, a migraine-preventive agent, is known to contribute to this complication. This study investigates the association between migraine and the risk of urinary calculi. Methods: We identified a total of 147,399 patients aged ≥18 years with migr...
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Headache disorder is a major public health issue and is a great burden for the person, the health care system, and society. This article reviews epidemiological surveys of primary headache disorders including migraine and tension-type headache (TTH) among adults in the Asia-Pacific region using the International Classification of Headache Disorders...
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Background: The International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS) showed chronic migraine (CM) was associated with a higher disease burden than episodic migraine (EM). However, in this study Asians with CM were underrepresented. Objectives We investigated if CM and EM differed in headache-related disability, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and...
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Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is a rare disorder that typically affects obese women of childbearing age, but can also occur in paediatric populations. Patients usually present with diffuse, daily headache and visual disturbances, but either symptom can occur in isolation. Patients with IIH often have papilloedema; however, IIH without...
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Migraine is a common and disabling disorder with a 1-year prevalence of 4.5-6% in men and 14.5-18% in women. The diagnosis of migraine is usually made according to the second edition of the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-2) criteria; however, not all physicians are familiar with the diagnostic criteria. Underdiagnosis rema...
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International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-2) criteria for new daily persistent headache (NDPH) require tension-type headache features. Many patients with 'new-onset persistent' headache fail to fulfil such criteria due to prominent migrainous features. We reviewed all NDPH patients in our headache clinic, using the definition of pers...
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Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) functions in cell migration and signaling through activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling cascade. Neuronal function of FAK has been suggested to control axonal branching; however, the underlying mechanism in this process is not clear. We have generated mutants for the Drosophila FAK gene, Fak...

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