Magnesium and headache after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.

  title={Magnesium and headache after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.},
  author={Sanne M. Dorhout Mees and Daniela Bertens and H. Bart van der Worp and Gabri{\"e}l J E Rinkel and Walter Marcel van den Bergh},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={81 5},
BACKGROUND In patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), headache typically is severe and often requires treatment with opioids. Magnesium has analgesic effects in several conditions, but whether it reduces headache after SAH is unknown. METHODS In a cohort of 108 SAH patients included in the randomised controlled trial Magnesium in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage-II (MASH-II), severity of headache was regularly assessed on an 11-point scale until day 10 after SAH. Headache… CONTINUE READING