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Inpatient Treatment of Headache: An Evidence-Based Assessment

Authors

  • Frederick G. Freitag DO,

    1. From the Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago and Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago (Drs. Freitag and Diamond), Ill; Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Ill (Dr. Freitag); Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich (Dr. Lake); Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, NY (Dr. Lipton);  Headache Care Center, Springfield, Mo (Dr. Cady); and Thomas Jefferson University and Headache Center, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr. Silberstein).
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  • Al Lake III PhD,

    1. From the Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago and Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago (Drs. Freitag and Diamond), Ill; Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Ill (Dr. Freitag); Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich (Dr. Lake); Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, NY (Dr. Lipton);  Headache Care Center, Springfield, Mo (Dr. Cady); and Thomas Jefferson University and Headache Center, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr. Silberstein).
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  • Richard Lipton MD,

    1. From the Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago and Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago (Drs. Freitag and Diamond), Ill; Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Ill (Dr. Freitag); Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich (Dr. Lake); Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, NY (Dr. Lipton);  Headache Care Center, Springfield, Mo (Dr. Cady); and Thomas Jefferson University and Headache Center, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr. Silberstein).
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  • Roger Cady MD,

    1. From the Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago and Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago (Drs. Freitag and Diamond), Ill; Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Ill (Dr. Freitag); Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich (Dr. Lake); Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, NY (Dr. Lipton);  Headache Care Center, Springfield, Mo (Dr. Cady); and Thomas Jefferson University and Headache Center, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr. Silberstein).
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  • US Headache Guidelines Consortium, Section on Inpatient Treatment Chairpersons,

    1. From the Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago and Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago (Drs. Freitag and Diamond), Ill; Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Ill (Dr. Freitag); Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich (Dr. Lake); Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, NY (Dr. Lipton);  Headache Care Center, Springfield, Mo (Dr. Cady); and Thomas Jefferson University and Headache Center, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr. Silberstein).
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  • Seymour Diamond MD,

    1. From the Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago and Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago (Drs. Freitag and Diamond), Ill; Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Ill (Dr. Freitag); Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich (Dr. Lake); Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, NY (Dr. Lipton);  Headache Care Center, Springfield, Mo (Dr. Cady); and Thomas Jefferson University and Headache Center, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr. Silberstein).
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  • Stephen Silberstein MD

    1. From the Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago and Finch University of Health Sciences, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago (Drs. Freitag and Diamond), Ill; Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, Ill (Dr. Freitag); Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor, Mich (Dr. Lake); Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Bronx, New York, NY (Dr. Lipton);  Headache Care Center, Springfield, Mo (Dr. Cady); and Thomas Jefferson University and Headache Center, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr. Silberstein).
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  • A conflict of interest for hospitalization of patients with headache may exist for the following authors of this article: Frederick G. Freitag, DO; Al Lake, III, PhD; and Seymour Diamond, MD, since all currently are affiliated with a dedicated inpatient treatment program for headache. Dr. Stephen Silberstein has written several articles on inpatient treatment of headache and formerly ran an inpatient program. Of the participants in the conference leading to this article, the following attendees hospitalized patients, maintained an inpatient program at the time, or had been previously affiliated with an inpatient treatment program: R. Michael Gallagher, DO; Ninan Mathew, MD; Joel Saper, MD; and Alan Rapoport, MD.

  • A complete list of the members of the US Headache Guidelines Consortium, Section on Inpatient Treatment appears at the end of this article.

Address all correspondence to Dr. Frederick G. Freitag, Diamond Headache Clinic, Suite 500, 467 West Deming Place, Chicago, IL 60614.

Abstract

Objective.—To evaluate inpatient treatment of headache in the United States.

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