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Clinical assessment of posttraumatic headaches.
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PMID:  9949244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The evaluation of the person with posttraumatic headache remains a difficult clinical task. The rehabilitation clinician seeing the person with posttraumatic headache may encounter a large spectrum of potential etiologies for cephalgia. We believe an ordered approach to the history, physical, and laboratory examination may lead to a more accurate and focused diagnosis in some cases. In an attempt to provide a directed approach to posttraumatic headaches, this discussion is divided into extracranial and intracranial sources. A brief table guide to the etiology of pain by site is presented, and the key eight steps of examination are reviewed.
R D Zafonte; L J Horn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0885-9701     ISO Abbreviation:  J Head Trauma Rehabil     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-03     Completed Date:  1999-03-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8702552     Medline TA:  J Head Trauma Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wayne State University, Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit 48201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
Headache / etiology*
Physical Examination
Vascular Headaches / etiology

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