Post-test on What’s New in Migraine Therapy: An Update for Primary Care

September 27, 2017

This month’s Special Report post-test allows you to gauge how much you have learned about current approaches to treating migraine headache.

This month’s Special Report offered 2 overviews of current approaches to treating migraine headache – in children/adolescents and in women with menstrual migraine-and a preview of a new generation monoclonal antibodies created to prevent migraine, the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibitors. The authors, all directors of headache clinics, covered topics including:

Migraine prophylaxis in pediatric patients
Appropriate use and dosing of OTC analgesics in adolescents
How to differentiate menstrual migraine from perimenstrual headaches
Risks and benefits associated with current preventive treatments for migraine
The science of and promise in the CGRP inhibitor class of preventive migraine drugs

The pretest linked to the Special Report introduction offered a chance to see what you already knew about the treatment of this challenging neurologic disease.

Click on the link below for the post-test which presents the same questions so you can gauge how much you have learned. Links to all sections of the Special Report are offered at the end of the posttest. Good luck!

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Question 1:

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The correct answer is E. All of the above

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is E. All of the above are true

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is D. Beta-blockers

 

Question 4.

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The correct answer is G. All of the above dosages are correct

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is C. An opioid such as hydrocodone

 

Question 6.

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The correct answer is C. It is characterized by bilateral piercing pain around both eyes (False)

 

Question 7.

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The correct answer is B. False (CGRP inhibitors are for migraine prophylaxis)

 

All articles in the Special Report: 

Monoclonals and Migraine: What the Primary Care Physician Needs to Know

Hormones and Migraine: A Case Study

Pediatric and Adolescent Migraine: Update on Treatment Options

Introduction and Pre-test