The diagnostic value of historical features in primary headache syndromes: a comprehensive review.

@article{Smetana2000TheDV,
  title={The diagnostic value of historical features in primary headache syndromes: a comprehensive review.},
  author={Gerald William Smetana},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={160 18},
  pages={2729-37}
}
BACKGROUND Existing criteria for the diagnosis of headache do not indicate which clinical features are most important to establish or exclude primary headache diagnoses. OBJECTIVE To determine the value of history taking in the evaluation of patients with primary headache syndromes. METHODS A MEDLINE search of English-language studies published since 1966 and a hand search of bibliographies from retrieved articles. Included studies cited the sensitivity of clinical and historical features… CONTINUE READING
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