FP Essentials™


Edition #473 | October 2018

Cover: FP Essentials #473 | Headache

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In This Edition

  • Diagnose patients with migraine and migraine with aura.
  • Recommend abortive treatment and prophylaxis for migraine, including trigger avoidance, pharmacotherapy, and integrative medicine therapies.
  • Identify risk factors for tension-type headache and medication overuse headache.
  • Recommend abortive treatment and prophylaxis for tension-type headache, including integrative medicine therapies.
  • Evaluate patients with severe acute headaches in the ambulatory setting.
  • Describe the conditions that cause headache emergencies.
  • Identify risk factors for posttraumatic headache (PTHA) and diagnose patients with PTHA.
  • Diagnose patients with acute, subacute, and persistent PTHA and approve return of athletes to play when appropriate.
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#473: Headache
October 2018


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