Pharmacotherapy for Persistent Posttraumatic Headaches in Children and Adolescents: A Brief Review of the Literature

Pharmacotherapy for Persistent Posttraumatic Headaches in Children and Adolescents: A Brief... Pediatr Drugs https://doi.org/10.1007/s40272-018-0299-8 LEAD I NG AR TICLE Pharmacotherapy for Persistent Posttraumatic Headaches in Children and Adolescents: A Brief Review of the Literature 1,2 Joanne Kacperski Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Concussion, now most often referred to as mild traumatic brain injury in recent literature, is common in Key Points pediatrics, and headache is often the most common com- plaint post-injury. Although most children and adolescents Although headache is the most common complaint recover within 1–2 weeks, some develop frequent and following concussion, no guidelines exist to aid the debilitating headaches that can last for months or longer. clinician in pharmacological treatment. There are no Most clinicians would agree on the importance of manag- placebo-controlled trials, and most evidence is ing both acute and persistent posttraumatic headaches extrapolated from few uncontrolled trials and the appropriately to speed recovery, minimize disability, adult population. maximize function, and improve quality of life, but there Despite this, there is some evidence to suggest that are no well-established guidelines to instruct physicians in posttraumatic headaches can often be classified as doing so. As this continues to be a developing field, there is the primary headache disorder they most resemble http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pediatric Drugs Springer Journals

Pharmacotherapy for Persistent Posttraumatic Headaches in Children and Adolescents: A Brief Review of the Literature

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Springer International Publishing
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Pediatrics; Pharmacotherapy; Internal Medicine
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1174-5878
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1179-2019
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10.1007/s40272-018-0299-8
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Pediatr Drugs https://doi.org/10.1007/s40272-018-0299-8 LEAD I NG AR TICLE Pharmacotherapy for Persistent Posttraumatic Headaches in Children and Adolescents: A Brief Review of the Literature 1,2 Joanne Kacperski Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Concussion, now most often referred to as mild traumatic brain injury in recent literature, is common in Key Points pediatrics, and headache is often the most common com- plaint post-injury. Although most children and adolescents Although headache is the most common complaint recover within 1–2 weeks, some develop frequent and following concussion, no guidelines exist to aid the debilitating headaches that can last for months or longer. clinician in pharmacological treatment. There are no Most clinicians would agree on the importance of manag- placebo-controlled trials, and most evidence is ing both acute and persistent posttraumatic headaches extrapolated from few uncontrolled trials and the appropriately to speed recovery, minimize disability, adult population. maximize function, and improve quality of life, but there Despite this, there is some evidence to suggest that are no well-established guidelines to instruct physicians in posttraumatic headaches can often be classified as doing so. As this continues to be a developing field, there is the primary headache disorder they most resemble

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Pediatric DrugsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 7, 2018

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