It's important to consider the entire migraine complex, to treat pain and associated symptoms using the stratified care approach, and to specifically ask patients about disability, said Dr.
Newman, who explained that stratified care based on disability has been shown to be superior to step care (JAMA 2000;284:2599-605).
The MIDAS score, together with clinical judgment, ties in with a stratified care
approach to migraine management.
Lipton and his colleagues at Einstein and Innovative Medical Research, which compared stratified care
with step care strategies for migraines.
In stratified care
, the physician first assesses how disabling the patient's condition is, then prescribes treatment based on the patient's need.
CANCUN, MEXICO -- Stratified care is the best treatment strategy for acute migraine, Dr.
In stratified care, the physician first makes an assessment of how disabling the patient's condition is, then prescribes treatment based on the patient's need.
A study published in the November 22 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that stratified care which included ZOMIG(R) (zolmitripan) Tablets, a product of AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN), is a more effective migraine treatment strategy than step care approaches.
A stratified care approach to treatment matches treatment to illness severity or other factors.
The study suggests that AAC may have an important role in the treatment of the earliest signs of migraine and may help swing the pendulum away from stratified care
and toward stepped care for migraine, Dr.
is based on the premise that delaying treatment with a triptan for 2 hours is not always a good idea.
With stratified care
, patients with a history of responding only to triptans are allowed to use the drug immediately upon headache.