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Soma Sahai-Srivastava, MD

Title(s)Clinical Professor of Neurology (Clinician Educator)
AddressHCC 3000
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9281
Phone+1 323 442 5710
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    After completing her residency at USC, she joined as faculty in the department of neurology in 2001. Dr Sahai is a board certified, headache specialist (UCNS) and advocates an integrated approach to management of headache disorders. Dr Sahai has established a multidisciplinary headache and atypical facial pain program at USC that specializes in dealing with complicated and challenging cases. She has a UCNS certified fellowship program in Headache medicine. Her clinical research focuses on migraine, headache disorders and neuromuscular disorders. Dr Sahai has participated in many clinical trials as principal or co-investigator relating to her areas of specialization. She has published numerous articles in scientific journals on topics relating to Headache, Neuropathic pain and neuromuscular diseases and is a regular contributor to the web-based peer-reviewed portal WebMD.com.

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    1. Safety and efficacy of sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation for chronic cluster headache: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2019 12; 18(12):1081-1090. Goadsby PJ, Sahai-Srivastava S, Kezirian EJ, Calhoun AH, Matthews DC, McAllister PJ, Costantino PD, Friedman DI, Zuniga JR, Mechtler LL, Popat SR, Rezai AR, Dodick DW. PMID: 31701891.
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    2. Greater Occipital Nerve Block for the Treatment of Chronic Migraine Headaches: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 10; 144(4):943-952. Shauly O, Gould DJ, Sahai-Srivastava S, Patel KM. PMID: 31568309.
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    3. Experiences of an outpatient infusion center with intravenous magnesium therapy for status migrainosus. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2019 03; 178:31-35. Xu F, Arakelyan A, Spitzberg A, Green L, Cesar PH, Csere A, Nworie O, Sahai-Srivastava S. PMID: 30685601.
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    4. Dextromethorphan/Quinidine in Migraine Prophylaxis: An Open-label Observational Clinical Study. Clin Neuropharmacol. 2018 Mar/Apr; 41(2):64-69. Berkovich RR, Sokolov AY, Togasaki DM, Yakupova AA, Cesar PH, Sahai-Srivastava S. PMID: 29474194.
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    5. Multidisciplinary Team Treatment Approaches to Chronic Daily Headaches. Headache. 2017 Oct; 57(9):1482-1491. Sahai-Srivastava S, Sigman E, Uyeshiro Simon A, Cleary L, Ginoza L. PMID: 28742242.
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    6. Headaches in multiple sclerosis: Cross-sectional study of a multiethnic population. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2016; 143:71-75. Soma Sahai-Srivastava, Shirley Wang, Ceren Ugurlu, Lillyana Amezcua.View Publication.
    7. Headaches in multiple sclerosis: Cross-sectional study of a multiethnic population. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Apr; 143:71-5. Sahai-Srivastava S, Wang SL, Ugurlu C, Amezcua L. PMID: 26896785.
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    8. Pelvic osteomyelitis presenting as groin and medial thigh pain: a resident's case problem. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Apr; 45(4):306-15. Hawkins AP, Sum JC, Kirages D, Sigman E, Sahai-Srivastava S. PMID: 25579689.
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    9. "Skeletal muscle relaxants and antispasticity drugs for orofacial pain disorders." Orofacial Pain: a guide to medications and management. 2012; 115-118. Clark, Glenn T., and Soma Sahai-Srivastava..
    10. Orofacial Pain: A Guide to Medications and Management. "Headaches with a focus on chronic daily headache medications. 2012; 248. Sahai-Srivastava, Soma, and Glenn T. Clark.
    11. Undiagnosed depression and its correlates in a predominantly immigrant Hispanic neurology clinic. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2011 Oct; 113(8):623-5. Sahai-Srivastava S, Zheng L. PMID: 21680085.
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    12. Occipital neuralgia with and without migraine: difference in pain characteristics and risk factors. Headache. 2011 Jan; 51(1):124-8. Sahai-Srivastava S, Zheng L. PMID: 21198572.
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    13. Adverse effect profile of lidocaine injections for occipital nerve block in occipital neuralgia. J Headache Pain. 2010 Dec; 11(6):519-23. Sahai-Srivastava S, Subhani D. PMID: 20665065.
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    14. Analysis of headache management in a busy emergency room in the United States. Headache. 2008 Jun; 48(6):931-8. Sahai-Srivastava S, Desai P, Zheng L. PMID: 18549371.
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    15. Cryptogenic stroke in the setting of intravaginal prostaglandin therapy for elective abortion. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 May; 110(5):529-31. Patel N, Shatzmiller R, Sanossian N, Sahai-Srivastava S. PMID: 18378387.
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    16. Brainstem tuberculoma in the immunocompetent: case report and literature review. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 Mar; 110(3):302-4. Sahaiu-Srivastava S, Jones B. PMID: 18160211.
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    17. Generalized myasthenia gravis triggered by cataract surgery. J Neuroophthalmol. 2007 Dec; 27(4):311-2. Sahai-Srivastava S, Lin TC. PMID: 18090570.
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    18. Compressive neuropathies complicating normal childbirth: case report and literature review. Birth. 2007 Jun; 34(2):173-5. Sahai-Srivastava S, Amezcua L. PMID: 17542822.
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