Diagnosis and management of the primary headache disorders in the emergency department setting.

  title={Diagnosis and management of the primary headache disorders in the emergency department setting.},
  author={Benjamin W Friedman and Brian Mitchell Grosberg},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={71-87, viii}
Headache continues to be a frequent cause of emergency department (ED) use, accounting for 2% of all visits. Most of these headaches prove to be benign but painful exacerbations of chronic headache disorders, such as migraine, tension-type, and cluster. The goal of ED management is to provide rapid and quick relief of benign headache, without causing undue side effects, and to recognize headaches with malignant course. Although these headaches have distinct epidemiologies and clinical… CONTINUE READING
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