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Recurring Headaches Common In Women With Traumatic Brain Injury

by VR Sreeraman on  August 20, 2011 at 7:35 AM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Women more likely to report recurring headaches in the year following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), regardless of the severity of the TBI, according to an article in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
 Recurring Headaches Common In Women With Traumatic Brain Injury
Recurring Headaches Common In Women With Traumatic Brain Injury
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More than 70% of patients who had suffered a TBI reported having headaches during the first year after their injury. This finding is a result of a multi-center study described by Jeanne Hoffman, PhD, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, and a group of colleagues from University of Washington, Craig Hospital (Denver, CO), Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School (Dallas), Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond), and Moss Rehab (Philadelphia, PA). The study results are reported in the article entitled, "Natural History of Headache Following Traumatic Brain Injury."

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Females and persons with a pre-injury history of headache were significantly more likely to report headache, but there was no statistical link between incidence of post-injury headache and the severity of the TBI.

Source: Eurekalert
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