Review: History and physical examination can accurately identify migraine and the need for neuroimaging in patients with headache
- Does This Patient With Headache Have a Migraine or Need Neuroimaging? Detsky, Michael E.; McDonald, Devon R.; Baerlocher, Mark O.; Tomlinson, George A.; McCrory, Douglas C.; Booth, Christopher M. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/13/2006, Vol. 296 Issue 10, p1274
The authors report that migraine can accurately be diagnosed with the presence of four of five features which can be obtained from the history and physical examination of patients. The predictors are summarized by the mnemonic POUNDing (Pulsating, duration of 4 to 72 hOurs, Unilateral, Nausea...
- Role of clinical parameters and early noncontrast magnetic resonance imaging scan of brain in prediction of final neurologic outcome of hanging victims. Mazumdar, Srijan; Mukherjee, Priyam; Goswami, Soumik; Mukhopadhyay, Jotideb // Journal of Emergencies, Trauma & Shock;Jul2010, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p371
The article presents a study which examines the role of clinical parameters and noncontrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of brain to predict neurologic deficits in patient presenting post hanging. The study includes 19 cases of hanging victims in which clinical parameters were collected...
- When you have to think small for a neurological exam. Moore, Pamela C. // RN;Jun88, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p38
Focuses on how to conduct a neurological examination. Areas that baseline neurological examination assesses; Assessment of the level of consciousness; Information on how to evaluate pupillary response; Signs of decorticate posturing and decerebrate posturing. INSET: Adapting your exam to your...
- The Future of Migraine: Beyond Just Another Pill. Cady, Roger K. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2009, Vol. 84 Issue 5, p397
The article discusses various reports published within the issue including one on the concept of migraine, one on understanding chronic nature of migraine and one on the diagnosis of migraine.
- Burden of migraine: international perspectives. Leonardi, M.; Raggi, A. // Neurological Sciences;May2013 Supplement, Vol. 34, p117
The newly released version of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD 2010) ranks migraine between the most disabling diseases, the first among neurological ones, with a two-fold increase with respect to the previous GBD 2000 version. Almost 3 % of worldwide disability attributable to a specific...
- Migraines and other headaches: An approach to diagnosis and classification. Dubose, C. David; Cutlip, Anne C. // American Family Physician;5/1/1995, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p1498
Describes a systematic approach to the diagnosis of migraine and gives an overview of the International Headache Society (IHS) headache classification system. Headache classification; Presentation; Types of headaches; Characterization of migraine and other types of headaches; Evaluation;...
- EEG evaluation in children and adolescents with chronic headaches. De Carlo, L.; Cavaliere, B.; Arnaldi, C.; Faggioli, R.; Soriani, S.; Scarpa, P. // European Journal of Pediatrics;1999, Vol. 158 Issue 3, p247
Abstract In order to establish the usefulness of EEGs for the diagnosis of headache in children and adolescents, we retrospectively reviewed the records of 425 patients referred to our Paediatric Neurology Service because of recurrent headache. EEG was recorded ictally in 40 patients and...
- Children's drawings of headache pain were accurate for diagnosing migraine. Chessman, Alexander // ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 137 Issue 3, p113
Discusses research being done on the use of children's drawings of headache pain in diagnosing migraine. Reference to study by C.E. Stafstrom and colleagues, published in the March 2002 issue of the journal 'Pediatrics'; Information on the study population; Results and discussion.
- The borderline between cluster headache and migraine: does cluster-migraine exist? Lisotto, C; Mainardi, F; Maggioni, F; Zanchin, G // Journal of Headache & Pain;Feb2013 Supplement, Vol. 14, p1
An abstract of the article "The borderline among cluster headache and migraine: does cluster-migraine exist?" by C. Lisotto, F. Mainardi, F. Maggioni, and G. Zanchin is presented.