Podcast: dexamethasone for headache

Essential Evidence Plus, formerly InfoPOEMs is a service by John Wiley and Sons that aims to give physicians succinct medical evidence that will impact in their medical practice.

In this podcast Dr. Ebell and Dr. Wilkes (National Public Radio) discuss the POEM titled:

“Dexamethasone may prevent headache recurrence after treatment of acute migraine”

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The paper that is reviewed is:

Does the Addition of Dexamethasone to Standard Therapy for Acute Migraine Headache Decrease the Incidence of Recurrent Headache for Patients Treated in the Emergency Department? A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review of the Literature. Academic Emergency Medicine, October 2008

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