Tension Headache

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Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy

Generally a pediatric diagnosis, Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) may be diagnosed both by inclusion and by exclusion. Table 57 identifies the specific criteria to be followed. Unfortunately, Neuropathological Subtypes in Frontotemporal Dementia 1. When the predominant neuropathological abnormalities are tau-positive inclusions (with associated neuron loss and gliosis), and insoluble tau has a predominance of tau with three microtubule-binding repeats, the most likely diagnoses are as...

Medicationoveruse Headache

Whereas a cause and effect has not been firmly established, overuse of symptomatic migraine drugs, opioid or butalbital compounds, or analgesics is implicated in the development of chronic daily headaches with either a migraine-like or a mixed migraine-like and tension-type-like presentation. Whereas overuse is defined in terms of treatment days (not doses) per month, the stipulation on a regular basis is significant i.e., 2 to 3 days per week on an ongoing basis. Taking symptomatic medications...

External Compression Headache

International Headache Society Diagnostic Criteria for External Compression Headache A. Results from the application of external pressure in the forehead or the scalp. B. Is felt in the area subjected to pressure. D. Is prevented by avoiding the precipitating cause. E. Is not associated with organic cranial or intracranial disease. Adapted with permission from Headache Classification Subcommittee of the International Headache Society. The International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd...

Modified Dandy Criteria for Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure headaches, nausea, vomiting, transient visual obscurations, papilledema . 2. No localizing neurologic signs, with the exception of unilateral or bilateral cranial nerve VI paresis. 3. Cerebrospinal fluid can show increased pressure, but otherwise without cytological or chemical abnormalities. 4. Normal to small symmetric ventricles must be demonstrated by neuroimaging. Note the typical patient profile typical patient see Table 13 of a...

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Headache Related To Intrathecal Injections

In the International Headache Society IHS classification category, headache related to intrathecal injections is a direct effect of the agent with the following diagnostic criteria Table 6 if the headache is because of presumed chemical meningitis, the IHS criteria specify the criteria listed in Table 7. From a clinical standpoint, there may be diagnostic confusion of headache because of a low cerebrospinal fluid CSF pressure or post-lumbar puncture LP headache, as opposed to a pure headache...

Development Of A Diagnostic Measurement Instrument

Eddy and Clanton 26 have identified six steps expert clinicians take in making a diagnosis 1 aggregation of groups of findings into patterns, 2 selection of a pivot or key finding, 3 generation of a potential cause list, 4 pruning of the cause list, 5 selection of a diagnosis, and 6 validation of the diagnosis. The process of aggregation may allow a number of smaller individual findings to be subsumed under one construct. For example, in carpal tunnel syndrome the symptoms of numbness in the...