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Focus On:  Migraine in Women

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The Migraine Research Foundation reports that, in the United States, 18% of women experience migraines, most commonly between the ages of 18 and 44 years. As clinicians, we must be prepared to ask the right questions when taking a history so we can identify certain red flag signs and symptoms, help women recognize potential triggers, and educate women about available treatment options - both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic. We are pleased to present this compilation of resources from Wolters Kluwer and HealthyWomen.org to help you provide the best care to women with migraines.

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Migraine management—Standard therapies and new strategies
Topics in Pain Management, April 2019

Migraine in adults: A head start
Nursing2019, May 2019

The treatment of migraine headache in the presence of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use: Pharmacokinetic considerations
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, August 2015




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Emergency Department Use of Intravenous Prochlorperazine for Acute Migraine
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

Migraine Management—Standard Therapies and New Strategies
Topics in Pain Management

Diagnosis and treatment of migraine in the patient with depression
Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Family History of Migraine Associated With Posttraumatic Migraine Symptoms Following Sport-Related Concussion
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

Pharmacologic Management of Acute Migraines in the Emergency Department
Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal

Migraine in adults: A head start
Nursing2019

A qualitative, systems thinking approach to study self-management in women with migraine
Nursing Research

Diagnosis and treatment for chronic migraine
The Nurse Practitioner

Evaluation and management of migraine in midlife women
Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society

Headaches through a woman's life
Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey


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Fast Facts on Migraines

Healing Environments Need to Recognize Migraine Triggers

My Migraines Made Me Miss Work, Until I Took Charge of My Triggers