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1

if unintentional wl w. ha, do ??? to check for ???

imaging
malignancy

2

need to know ??? esp. to monitor ???

severity
tx efficacy

3

fam ca hx more important if pt is ??

older, i.e. 42 vs 21

4

think about sick contacts, esp ??

meningitis

5

what causing OMM findings

esophagitis: reproducible sub sternal CP
-cardiac with not be reproducible ??

6

chronic ha less likely

intracranial

7

ha triggers

emotional, physical, sleep habits, diet, medications (oral contraceptives)
*tx: avoid triggers

8

tension ha

*most common
Non-throbbing
More frequent, at times daily in nature
Exacerbated by stress, noise, fatigue

9

tension ha tx

relaxation > meds

10

cluster ha

lasts for wks in middle aged men
assoc. w. eyes and nose symptoms

11

cluster ha tx

more aggressive
O2 tx
triptans
ergots
verapamil (if v. debilitating)
topiramate "

12

overuse of ??? leads to turbinates becoming inflamed, sev. ha, rhinitis medicamentosa

Afrin
"bounce-back" affect
tolerance

13

common ha cause missed

med overuse
-w.draw nonessential/nonappropriate agents

14

visual floaters/change in vision implies..

migraine

15

migraine tx

earlier-->avoids worse effects: visual disturbances,
suppress w. NSAIDs, triptans