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Headache and migraine: clinical review

Headache and migraine: clinical review

Headache and migraine: clinical review

Dr Giles Elrington and Dr David Kernick
Dr Giles Elrington and Dr David Kernick
on behalf of MIMS Learning (Haymarket Media Group)

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Launch date: 15 May 2018
Expiry Date: 31 Oct 2019

Last updated: 22 Aug 2018

Reference: 189099

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Description

This article, updated in 2016 by Dr David Kernick, considers how to differentiate between different types of headache and migraine, and the various management options. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include the required components of a brief examination, understanding when a brain scan is required and available treatments.

Objectives

Identify the likely diagnosis for a headache from its features in the history
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to identify the likely diagnosis for a headache from its features in the history
Use vocabulary that helps to detect symptoms of migraine
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to use vocabulary that helps to detect symptoms of migraine
Know the minimum required components of a brief examination of a patient with headache
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to know the minimum required components of a brief examination of a patient with headache
Decide when a brain scan is indicated (or not)
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to decide when a brain scan is indicated (or not)
Discuss with patients the various acute and prophylactic treatment options, including the pros and cons of each
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to discuss with patients the various acute and prophylactic treatment options, including the pros and cons of each
Inform patients of the likely prognosis and natural history of migraine
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to inform patients of the likely prognosis and natural history of migraine
Dr Giles Elrington and Dr David Kernick

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Dr Giles Elrington and Dr David Kernick
on behalf of MIMS Learning (Haymarket Media Group)

Original article written by:
Dr Giles Elrington
Medical director
National Migraine Centre and consultant neurologist
Barts and The Royal London hospitals
UK

Article updated in 2016 by:
Dr David Kernick
GPSI in headache
Exeter
UK

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  • MIMS Learning
  • 1.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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