Diagnostic lessons from the spectrum study.

@article{Lipton2002DiagnosticLF,
  title={Diagnostic lessons from the spectrum study.},
  author={Richard B. Lipton and Roger K. Cady and Walter F. Stewart and Kerri Wilks and Christopher W. Hall},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={58 9 Suppl 6},
  pages={S27-31}
}
Article abstract Migraine is a heterogeneous condition that causes symptoms that vary both among individuals and within individuals from attack to attack. We examined and reviewed several important lessons on the diagnosis of migraine learned from the distribution of headache types and patterns of treatment response in the Spectrum Study, including recruitment and diagnostic issues. The accuracy of an initial diagnosis, assigned by a clinician in the context of a clinical trial, was compared… CONTINUE READING