Journal article

An Evaluation of Medication Prescribing Patterns for Acute Migraine in the Emergency Department: A Scoping Review

Jun Hua Lim, Leila Karimi, Tissa Wijeratne

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Migraine is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and patients with acute migraine frequently present to emergency departments (ED). The current literature suggests that ED treatment of migraine headache varies across institutions. Considering this, we conducted a scoping review to summarize trends in medication prescribing patterns for acute migraine treatment in the ED setting. Trends were evaluated for factors influencing treatment choices, with particular attention placed on opioids and migraine specific therapy. This scoping review was based on the Arksey and O'Malley methodological framework and included studies published between 1 January 2000 and 31 May 2020. 14 publicati..

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