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Imploding or Exploding: Headache Direction May Help Select Treatment
Knowing the direction of the headache's origin, while clinically difficult to ascertain on a consistent basis, has shown some predictive value for migraines.
Migraine: 5 New Things To Know
Five recent studies offer new insights on migraine headaches-- its pathophysiologic underpinnings and various modes of therapy.
Migraine Rx in the ED: A Systematic Review
Here: highlights from a systematic review that these authors view as a substantial step forward in establishing an evidence-based approach to migraine treatment in the acute care setting.
What’s New with Headaches?
So many good headache studies . . . so little time! Here's a little help.
Preparing for Your Recertication Exams? 9 Helpful Hints for Busy Physicians
When is a headache more than just a headache? How best to treat a corneal ulcer? When can a patient with asthma safely undergo elective surgery? Here: tips to help you prepare for your recertification exam—and to help you in your daily practice.
Respiratory Diagnoses Missed, Alzheimer Biomarkers, and More
In the news: respiratory disease underdiagnosed, Alzheimer biomarkers, Crohn disease microbiome, migraine device, sleep apnea and diabetes.
Stroke Prevention, Heart Disease and Women, and More
In the news: stroke prevention, heart disease and women, migraine and depression, cholinesterase inhibitors and dementia, multivitamins and cataract risk.
Who Needs Beta-Blockers? Analysis Raises Questions
A new analysis of data from a large international registry finds that use of beta-blockers in patients with and without a history of coronary artery disease does not reduce cardiovascular events.
Podcast: Migraine—6 Steps to Counter Refractory Headaches
In many patients, episodic migraines increase in frequency and transform into a refractory pattern.
Podcast: Migraine—When the Headaches Keep on Coming
What are the factors that underlie the transformation of episodic migraine to refractory migraine? Dr Susan Hutchinson explains.
When Is a "Sick" Headache a Migraine?
A bad ("sick" or killer) headache is usually a migraine if underlying organic causes of pain are ruled out.
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