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Dr. Kaniecki focuses his presentation on pre-migraine phase and breaks down some of the categories that migraine pain falls into.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve diagnostic skills by more rapidly recognizing migraine in the patient with closed head injury
  • Advance understanding of basic pathophysiologic elements of migraine prodrome, aura, and headache
  • Increase successful patient outcomes through early initiation of migraine prevention and acute headache treatments in the patient with head injury

Reading Resources:

  1. Symptomatic treatment of migraine: when to use NSAIDs, triptans, or opiates. Taylor FR1, Kaniecki RG. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2011 Feb;13(1):15-27. doi: 10.1007/s11940-010-0107-4.
  2. Consistency of response to sumatriptan/naproxen sodium in a placebo-controlled, crossover study. Lipton RB1, Dodick DW, Adelman JU, Kaniecki RG, Lener SE, White JD, Nelsen AC. Cephalalgia. 2009 Aug;29(8):826-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2982.2008.01806.x. Epub 2009 Feb 12.
  3. Migraine headaches: treatment limitations and opportunities. Kaniecki RG, Hutchinson S. Postgrad Med. 2006 Apr;Spec No:14-9.


Dr. Kaniecki has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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Release Date: 5/10/2016 | Last Modified On: 3/5/2020 | Expires: 5/10/2021 

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