Recommendations for the management of headaches during the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors

  • Yara Dadalti Fragoso Universidade Metropolitana de Santos
  • Marcelo Calderaro Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo
  • Marcio Nattan Portes Souza Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo
  • Patrick Emanuell Mesquita Sousa Santos Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba
  • Eduardo Nogueira Universidade Metropolitana de Santos
  • Shuu-Jiun Wang Taipei Veterans General Hospital
  • Messoud Ashina Copenhagen University
  • Stephen D Silberstein Thomas Jefferson University
  • Mario F P Peres Universidade de São Paulo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.48208/HeadacheMed.2020.14

Keywords:

Headache management, COVID-19, Emergency department

Abstract

Background
During the novel coronavirus - COVID-19 pandemic, health care systems are facing one of its greatest challenges.
Results
Secondary headaches may need urgent care at an emergency department. Primary headaches exacerbations may require intravenous infusion. Treatment optimization is key for a better outpatient management.
Conclusion
We give recommendations on when a headache patient should go to the hospital despite the current limited resources, and primary headache management aspects during the outbreak.

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Author Biographies

Yara Dadalti Fragoso, Universidade Metropolitana de Santos

Universidade Metropolitana de Santos

Marcelo Calderaro, Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo

Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo

Marcio Nattan Portes Souza, Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo

Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo

Patrick Emanuell Mesquita Sousa Santos, Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba

Universidade Federal do Delta do Parnaíba

Eduardo Nogueira, Universidade Metropolitana de Santos

Universidade Metropolitana de Santos

Shuu-Jiun Wang, Taipei Veterans General Hospital

Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Brain Research Center, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Messoud Ashina, Copenhagen University

Department of Neurology, Copenhagen University, Copenhagen, Denmark

Stephen D Silberstein, Thomas Jefferson University

Jefferson Headache Center, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA

Mario F P Peres, Universidade de São Paulo

Instituto de Psiquiatria, Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

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Published

30/06/2020

How to Cite

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Fragoso YD, Calderaro M, Souza MNP, Santos PEMS, Nogueira E, Wang S-J, Ashina M, Silberstein SD, Peres MFP. Recommendations for the management of headaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. HM [Internet]. 2020 Jun. 30 [cited 2021 Dec. 2];11(2):48-50. Available from: https://headachemedicine.com.br/index.php/hm/article/view/3

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