Use of narcotic analgesics in the emergency department treatment of migraine headache.

@article{Colman2004UseON,
  title={Use of narcotic analgesics in the emergency department treatment of migraine headache.},
  author={Ian Colman and Adrienne Rothney and Susan C D Wright and B Zilkalns and Brian H. Rowe},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={62 10},
  pages={1695-700}
}
OBJECTIVE Treatment of acute migraine headache with narcotics is potentially ineffective and may lead to abuse. The authors examined the treatment practice variation across five linked EDs in one Canadian center, focusing on the use of narcotic analgesics and factors associated with their use. METHODS Five hundred acute migraine headache patient charts were randomly selected from five Canadian EDs. Charts underwent a structured review to determine medication use. Data were analyzed, comparing… CONTINUE READING
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