Cluster Headaches

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busdriverre
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1322
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Cluster Headaches
Updated:
2009-11-21 15:56:31
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different types, therapy
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  1. Cluster Headaches
    • most common shourt duration headache lasting <4 hrs
    • related to overactive hypothalamus
  2. Assessment of cluster headaches
    • one sided pain:
    • - excruciating
    • - boring
    • - non throbbing
    • pain around eye
    • occurs w/tearing, runny nose, ptosis, miosis
  3. Cluster headaches Interventions
    • Triptans
    • Ergotamines
    • Antiepileptics
    • Calcium Channel Blockers: verapimil, lithium
    • sunglasses during attack, avoid light
    • oxygen: 7-10 L/min
    • deep brain stimulation

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