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Chapter 35. Headache

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Which of the following triptans would be appropriate for prevention of menstrual migraines?

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A. Sumatriptan

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B. Almotriptan

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C. Frovatriptan

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D. Elmotriptan

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Why should NSAIDs be avoided for headache in the third trimester of pregnancy?

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A. Potential for teratogenicity

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B. Premature closure of the ductus arteriosus

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C. Induction of labor

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D. All of the above

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Which of the following herbal medications might be effective at decreasing incidence of migraines?

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A. Ginkgo biloba

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B. Ginseng

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C. Butterbur

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D. Chromium

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Which of the following would be associated with an increased prevalence of migraine headache?

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A. Low income

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B. Female sex

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C. Age > 30

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D. All of the above

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Which of the following types of headache is least common?

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A. Migraine

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B. Tension

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C. Cluster

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D. Medication overuse headache

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Which of the following triptans should be recommended for patients who have nausea/vomiting associated with migraine headaches?

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A. Zolmitriptan

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B. Eletriptan

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C. Almotriptan

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D. Naratriptan

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How many headache days in a 1-month period must occur in order for a patient to be classified as having a chronic tension-type headache (TTH)?

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A. 15

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B. 4

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C. 10

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D. 7

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The pathogenesis of TTH is related to which of the following presumed mechanisms?

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A. Muscle contraction

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B. Hypoxemia

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C. Hereditary factors

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