Noninvasive sphenopalatine ganglion block for acute headache in the emergency department: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.

@article{Schaffer2015NoninvasiveSG,
  title={Noninvasive sphenopalatine ganglion block for acute headache in the emergency department: a randomized placebo-controlled trial.},
  author={Jason Schaffer and Benton R Hunter and Kevin M Ball and Christopher S. Weaver},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={503-10}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE We seek to test the efficacy of noninvasive sphenopalatine ganglion block for the treatment of acute anterior headache in the emergency department (ED) using a novel noninvasive delivery device. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial evaluating bupivacaine anesthesia of the sphenopalatine ganglion for acute anterior or global-based headache. This study was completed in 2 large academic EDs. Bupivacaine or normal saline solution was delivered… CONTINUE READING
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