Neurology Of Headache

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Neurology Quizzes & Trivia

This lecture is given by Dr. Dubiski. It is on the neurology of headache


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    These headache have no identified organic cause. Just a reflection of intrinsic disturbance of the brain
    • A. 

      Primary headache

    • B. 

      Secondary headache

  • 2. 
    A patient who gets headaches from an underlying disorder has what kind of headaches
    • A. 

      Primary headache

    • B. 

      Secondary headache

  • 3. 
    If a patient comes in with a headache what test should you first consider doing?
    • A. 

      CT

    • B. 

      MRI

    • C. 

      SPECT

    • D. 

      PET

  • 4. 
    At what age do people generally incur their first migraine?
    • A. 

      10-30

    • B. 

      20-40

    • C. 

      30-50

    • D. 

      Over 40

  • 5. 
    Most migraine sufferers are
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women

  • 6. 
    For women most experience their migraines
    • A. 

      During periods of high anxiety

    • B. 

      Premenstrually

    • C. 

      Postmenstrally

    • D. 

      During their menstral cycle

  • 7. 
    These migraines are associated with an aura
    • A. 

      Common

    • B. 

      Classic

  • 8. 
    Migraine without aura (85%) are referred to as
    • A. 

      Classic

    • B. 

      Common

  • 9. 
    What are the abortive therapies used for the treatment of migraines?
    • A. 

      Antiemetics

    • B. 

      Ergotamine

    • C. 

      Triptans

    • D. 

      NSAIDS

  • 10. 
    Antiemetics and Analgesics (rescue therapy) are part of what treatment?
    • A. 

      Abortive

    • B. 

      Symptomatic

    • C. 

      Preventive

  • 11. 
    Beta blockers, Tricyclic antidepressant, Anticonvulsants and Ca channel blockers are part of what type of therapy
    • A. 

      Preventive

    • B. 

      Abortive

    • C. 

      Symptomatic

  • 12. 
    Chronic daily headaches are usually a result of what?
    • A. 

      Job stress

    • B. 

      Allergic reactions

    • C. 

      Overuse of pain meds

    • D. 

      Hormones

  • 13. 
    Chronic Daily headaches can be characterizes as
    • A. 

      Sharp and localized

    • B. 

      Sharp and less localized

    • C. 

      Dull and localized

    • D. 

      Dull and less localized

  • 14. 
    Cluster headaches are usually seen in
    • A. 

      Men

    • B. 

      Women

  • 15. 
    Pt says headache is localized to the eye,temple, forehead or cheek. Usually accompanied by autonomic feature (tearing, nasal stuffiness, conjunctival injection,ptosis)
    • A. 

      Classic

    • B. 

      Chronic daily

    • C. 

      Cluster

    • D. 

      Common

  • 16. 
    Abortive therapy for cluster headaches include
    • A. 

      Steroids

    • B. 

      Oxygen

    • C. 

      NSAIDS

    • D. 

      Triptans

    • E. 

      Analgesics

  • 17. 
    Do we use preventive medicine for cluster headaches?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 18. 
    This a usually squeezing, band-like headache
    • A. 

      Cluster

    • B. 

      Tension-type

    • C. 

      Classic

    • D. 

      Common

  • 19. 
    Pt over the age of 50 presents with headache pain that came on suddenly along with other symptoms such as weight loss, vision loss, jaw claudication,myalgias. You think...
    • A. 

      Cluster headaches

    • B. 

      Temporal Arteritis

    • C. 

      Classic migraine

    • D. 

      Tension headache

  • 20. 
    Benign Intracranial Hypertension is seen in whom?
    • A. 

      Men past puberty

    • B. 

      Obese women of child bearing age

    • C. 

      Obese men

    • D. 

      Children

  • 21. 
    Pt presents with chronic headache (better when laying down), visual disturbances, nausea,vomiting,diplopia,tinnitis,dizziness
    • A. 

      Cluster headaches

    • B. 

      Temporal Arteritis

    • C. 

      Benign Intracranial Hypertension

    • D. 

      Common migraine

  • 22. 
    If there is no evidence of a mass on the MRI for suspected Benign Intracranial Hypertension what should you do next?
    • A. 

      Culture & Sensitivity

    • B. 

      CBC

    • C. 

      Spinal tap

    • D. 

      CT

  • 23. 
    Acetazolamide (Diamox), diurectics and weight loss are treatments for what condition?
    • A. 

      Temporal Arteritis

    • B. 

      Benign Intracranial hypertension

    • C. 

      Cluster headaches

    • D. 

      Classic migraines