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1

What is the preferred imaging modality to rule out hemorrhage?

CT, then maybe a lumbar puncture

2

If you want to image the posterior fossa what imaging do you need?

MRI

3

Primary headaches effect what age group?

20-50

4

Onset of a headache after 70 is a red flag for what?

Temporal arteritis

5

What orthos do you use to look for meningitis ?

Kernigs, brudzinskis

6

One of the most common headache presentations is associated with what?

Whiplash

7

What is the most typical type of headache?

Chronic noprogressive

8

Most patients with a headache will come into the office with either which 2 kinds?

Tension or migraine

9

If someone comes in with nausea, photophobia, and exacerbation by physical activity and aura what are you thinking they have?

Migraine

10

If you think they have a hypertensive headache what number does it have to be?

Greater than 150 mm Mg diastolic

11

If a CT is Biconcave you know it’s what?

Epidural hematoma

12

If on a CT you see a crescent shape in the head you know its?

Subdrual hematoma

13

A epidural hematoma is between what two things?

Skull and dura

14

A Subaru hematoma is between what 2 things?

Dura and arachnoid

15

What kind of blood involvement is a epidural hematoma?

Arterial

16

What type of blood involvement is a subdural hematoma?

Venous

17

Migraine with aura is more common in who?

Females

18

Are migraines with aura bilateral or unilateral?

UNILATERAL

19

WHAT IS A a Scotoma??

Blind spot

20

How long do migraines with aura last>

30 min

21

What do patients with a migraine with aura skeek?

Dark quiet place

22

What is the most common headache?

Migraine without aura

23

Are migraines with out aura unilateral or bilateral ?

Unilateral

24

Which is more severe and last longer mirage without or with aura?

Without aura is less severe and will last longer

25

When do tension headaches get worse?

Afternoon or early evening

26

Are tension headaches bilateral or unilateral ?

Bilateral

27

What type of headache is described as band around the head?

Tension

28

How long do tension headaches last?

Days or weeks

29

Do tension headaches have nausea and vomiting ?

No

30

Can tension headaches have photophobia and phonophobia?

Not both, one or the other