Pitfalls in the management of headache in the emergency department.

@article{Swadron2010PitfallsIT,
  title={Pitfalls in the management of headache in the emergency department.},
  author={Stuart P. Swadron},
  journal={Emergency medicine clinics of North America},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={
          127-47, viii-ix
        }
}
Headache is the fifth most common primary complaint of patients presenting to an emergency department (ED) in the United States. The emergency physician (EP) plays a unique role in the management of these patients, one that differs from that of the primary care physician, the neurologist, and other specialists. Diagnostic nomenclature used in the ED is necessarily less specific, as care is more appropriately focused on the relief of symptoms and the identification of life-threatening causes. By… CONTINUE READING

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