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Nervous System | Nurse Practitioner (NP) School Study Aid

Headaches
6 Picmonics to Learn | 11 mins
Cluster Headache
Presentation
More Common in Men
Unilateral Periorbital Headache
Ipsilateral Tearing
Precipitated by Alcohol
Stabbing Pain
Duration
15 min - 3 Hours
Repetitive Attacks in Clusters
Treatment
High Flow 100% O2
Ergots
Sumatriptan
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2 mins
Tension Headache
Presentation
More Common in Women
Bilateral Band-like Pain
Occipital and Neck region
Exacerbated by Stress
Exacerbated by Fatigue
Duration
> 30 Minutes
Acute Treatment
Relaxation
Caffeine
NSAIDs
Acetaminophen
Preventative Treatment
Amitriptyline
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1 min
Migraine Headaches Signs and Symptoms
Signs and Symptoms
More Common in Women
Exacerbated by Activity
Unilateral Pulsating Pain
Aura
Photophobia and Phonophobia
Nausea/Vomiting
Duration
4 hours to 3 Days
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1 min
Migraine Headache Treatments
Acute Treatment
Avoid Triggers
Sumatriptan
NSAIDs
Preventative Treatment
Beta Blockers
Calcium Channel Blockers
Amitriptyline
Topiramate (Anticonvulsants)
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1 min
Pseudotumor Cerebri: Diagnosis and Management
Diagnosis
Lumbar Puncture with Increased Opening Pressure
Normal MRI or CT
Management
Weight Loss
Acetazolamide
Topiramate
Surgery
Avoid Triggers
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3 mins
Pseudotumor Cerebri: Risk Factors And Presentation
Increased Intracranial Pressure With Unknown Etiology
Risk Factors
Women of Childbearing Age
Obesity
Vitamin A Excess
Tetracyclines
Symptoms
Papilledema
Headache
Diplopia
Cranial Nerve VI (Abducens) Palsy
No Altered Mental Status
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2 mins

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