Primary Headache - Reference

…a secondary cause for the headache and, therefore, further investigation is warranted. These are: Headache in someone >50 years Thunderclap headache (headache reaching maximum intensity within 60 seconds of onset) Headaches increasing in severity and frequency Headache with fever, neck stiffness, or reduced level of consciousness Focal neurological symptoms or…

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PEM Headaches - Blog

…the headache should prompt consideration for further investigation too, as should an abnormal neurological exam. If the headache is associated with confusion or reduced consciousness it is much less likely to be a benign primary headache. Occipital headaches are also uncommon in children so should prompt suspicion as should persistent…

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Headache – Induction module - Induction

…to. While the CT may have become the ankle x-ray of headaches it actually isn’t much use in making a diagnosis for the vast majority of ambulatory headache patients. So this is where we’re at. This is why the headache intimidates some of the new (and occasionally old) folk in the ED….

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Primary Headache - Learning Session

…the primary headache syndromes. After completing this session you will be able to: Describe a pragmatic, focussed method of eliciting the relevant history of an acute headache List an appropriate differential diagnosis for acute headaches Explain a logical method to rule in, or rule out, the principle causes of acute…

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A Hypertensive Headache - Blog

…with headaches. She had an argument at home, and felt a really strong headache afterwards so checked her BP at home and it was 180 / 100. She re-checked it and it went to 200/140. In ED I would recheck the BP and explore the headache and the argument situation….

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Secondary Headache - Learning Session

…to present to an emergency department. After completing this session you will be able to: Describe a pragmatic, focussed method of eliciting the relevant history of acute secondary headache List an appropriate differential diagnosis for acute secondary headache Explain a logical method to rule in, or rule out, the principle…

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Non-traumatic Subarachnoid Haemorrhage - Learning Session

…subarachnoid hemorrhage for acute headache. JAMA 2013 Sep 25;310(12):1248-1255. Locker TE, Thompson C, Rylance J, Mason SM. The utility of clinical features in patients presenting with nontraumatic headache: an investigation of adult patients attending an emergency department. Headache 2006 Jun;46(6):954-961. Davenport R. Acute headache in the emergency department. Journal of…

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What a headache?! - SAQ

Author: Martin Dore / Editor: Yasmin Sultan / Codes: CAP17, CAP37, CAP8, HAP17, HAP27, HAP33, NeuC2, NeuP2, SLO1, SLO2 / Published: 04/06/2020 A 38-year-old fit and well female who is 29 weeks pregnant attends with a sudden onset of worsening, retro-orbital headache. She complains of visual disturbance and has vomited 3 times since the headache onset. The SH

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You think I am faking my headache? - Clinical Case

Authors: Erik Rakhimov / Editor: Steve Corry-Bass / Codes: CAP17, CAP36, HAP17, GP9, NeuP2, SLO1, SuP7 / Published: 21/12/2018 A 27-year-old woman presents with a 3 month history of headache that is worse early in the morning and when straining. Coughing and blowing her nose makes her headache worse. Today she…

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Blinding Headache - Clinical Case

…the Emergency Department with the advice to see his GP for further investigation of his headaches and also to monitor his BP regularly. He represents within a few hours of discharge with a relapse of headache and left sided visual loss and subjective numbness in the left side of the…

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