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Headache


Released Date:

7/1/2014

Revised:

9/1/2016

Title:

Primary Care Management of Headache in Adults, 2nd ed

Description:

This guideline is to help Alberta’s primary care providers make evidence-informed decisions about the prevention, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of headache for patients in primary care.

Target Population:

Adult Patients 18 years or older in primary care settings

Exclusions:

Some guidance on the use of parenteral medications for refractory migraine attacks is given, but this guideline does not provide comprehensive recommendations for the management of patients with headache in emergency departments or inpatient settings.
Although some advice is provided regarding the diagnosis and investigation of secondary headache disorders, and the management of cervicogenic headache and temporomandibular disorder is discussed briefly, the guideline does not provide advice on the management of other secondary headache disorders.
The guideline does not provide advice on the diagnosis and management of headache in children and adolescents.
  
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Primary Care Management of Headache in Adults, 2nd ed.
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