When Stars Collide: Diagnosis and Pathophysiology
This course will cover the pathophysiology and the diagnosis of minor traumatic brain injury, including the major factors which, together, make the diagnosis and treatment difficult and time dependent. We will also look at the concept of posttraumatic headache. After describing the phenotypic posttraumatic headache types, including the most common 3 headache types or phenotypes, we will explore treatments not including pain medication. Also to be discussed: the similarities and differences between posttraumatic headache in the US population vs that in our veteran population (where and how a headache exists), and who may have posttraumatic headache secondary to an explosive blast.
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