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Headache

Approach to +


Migraine and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Discussing the best evidenced-based management of migraine headache including the use of dexamethasone, dopamine antagonists, the problems with narcotics and the efficacy of ‘triptans’.

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Cerebral Vein Thrombosis and  Cervical Artery Dissection

Reviewing the presentation, work-up and management of some of the less common but very serious causes of headache.

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Ottawa SAH Rule

Journal club discussion of the JAMA article “Clinical decision rules to rule out subarachnoid hemorrhage for acute headache” by Perry et al. 

SAH

Intracranial Hemorrhage

Discussing the clinical presentations, differential diagnosis, appropriate investigations and management of intracranial hemorrhage.

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Thunderclap Headache

Discussing the classification of a thunderclap headache, a detailed overview of the possible etiologies, and a recommended approach to investigations.

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Headache Summary

A podcast overview on headaches – focusing on common and life-threatening diagnoses, red flags on history, indications for imaging, and findings of increased ICP – based off Rosen’s Chapter 20, with written summary.

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A podcast review of headaches – focusing on an approach to headaches, including the red flags and key history questions to clinch the diagnosis – based off Rosen’s Chapter 103 with written summary

headache disorders

 

Management of Elevated ICP

A podcast discussion on the recognition and initial management of increased ICP including BP management, osmotic agents, and intubation considerations

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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

A podcast review of the presentation, differential diagnosis, investigations (including US), and the appropriate management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and Central Venous Sinus Thrombosis.

IIH

 

 

Beyond the Basics +


Reducing Post-Lumbar Puncture Headache

Discussing post lumbar puncture headache and tips to reduce its incidence.

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