What do you know about migraine Rx and Tx in the ED?
According to the American Headache Society (AHS) there are more than 20 different parenteral medications used in US emergency departments to treat acute migraine headache in adults. Until recently, however, there was no evidence-based recommendation (grounded in efficacy and safety) on which of those should be considered first-line therapy.
The AHS performed a comprehensive review of the literature, looking at randomized controlled trials of 25 medications, and published an assessment of the results in 2016 in the journal Headache.
The short Q&A slide show above tests what you migh/might not know and highlighths the AHS findings, too.
1. Friedman BW, West J, Vinson DR, et al. Current management of migraine in US emergency departments: An analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Cephalalgia. 2015;35:301-309.
2. Orr SL, Friedman BW, Christie S, et al. Management of adults with acute migraine in the emergency department: The American Headache Society evidence assessment of parenteral pharmacoptherapies. Headache. 2016;56:911-940.