worst headache of my life

A statement made as a patient’s chief complaint which may result in a million-dollar work-up, including physical exam, lab work, IV fluids, CT scan, lumbar puncture, neurology

worst headache of my life

Medtalk A statement made during the chief complaint of a Pt that may result in a million-dollar work-up, including physical exam, lab work, IV fluids, CT scan, lumbar puncture, neurology
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It was the worst headache of my life and apparently I said to one of the doctors 'just drill a hole in my head, just relieve the pressure in my head'.
Red flags in the history taking of headache include comments such as "I've never had a headache before; I just had a sudden onset of the worst headache of my life.
Red flags in the history taking of headache include comments such as "I've never had a headache before," or "I just had a sudden onset of the worst headache of my life.
5) Similar to DST, cervicocephalic arterial dissection is a cause of worst headache of my life that is often clinically unsuspected, which causes delay in performance of the appropriate imaging study.
Also, a sudden, single, very severe headache, sometimes called "The Worst Headache of My Life," should prompt consideration of a brain scan (however, recurrent "Worst Headaches" that go away and come back later and not of as much concern--those are very likely migraines.
Patients with spontaneous SAH present with a sudden onset of severe headache (97%), classically described as "the worst headache of my life.
By the time the CHP and emergency crews arrived, Debra was able to tell her rescuers that she was suffering from ``the worst headache of my life.
It was the worst headache of my life and apparently I said to one of the doctors at the time 'just drill a hole in my head, just relieve the pressure in my head'.
For a patient presenting with "the worst headache of my life," in the first 24 hours, CT is the study of choice, Dr.
I woke up with the worst headache of my life and said I would never touch the stuff again.