Headaches

Brian Mac Grory, Linh Vu, Shawna Cutting, Evadne Marcolini, Christopher Gottschalk, David Greer November 4, 2017

Introduction

Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a life-threatening emergency that is frequently missed due to its varied and often subtle presentation. The most common presentation of SAH is with a severe headache. The classical adjective used in SAH is “thunderclap”; however, this has not been well defined in the literature, rendering it a challenge to triage patients in clinical practice presenting with severe headache.

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Beatrice Osumili, Paul McCrone, Sian Cousins, Leone Ridsdale November 2, 2017

Objective

To conduct a cost of illness study to estimate the economic impact of referring people with headache to specialists.

Background

Headache is one of the commonest health conditions affecting individuals in society.

Methods

Participants formed a convenience sample and were recruited from specialist headache clinics across London.

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Mia T. Minen, Alexandra Boubour, Amanda Wahnich, Corita Grudzen, Benjamin W. Friedman November 2, 2017

Objective

Migraine causes more than 1.2 million visits to US emergency departments (EDs) annually. Many of these visits are revisits among patients who had already been treated in an ED for migraine. The goal of this analysis was to determine the frequency of headache revisits among patients who present to an ED for management of migraine and sociodemographic factors associated with the revisit.

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Dokyoung S. You, Rachel Haney, Sergiu Albu, Mary W. Meagher November 2, 2017

Objective

The current study examined pain and neurogenic inflammation responses to topical capsaicin during the interictal period (between headache) and their relationship with plasma oxytocin in individuals with migraine.

Background

Individuals with migraine can experience generalized (extracephalic) hyperalgesia, which can persist even between headache attacks.

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