Intravenous Sodium Valproate for Acute Pediatric Headache

David Sheridan, Benjamin Sun, Patricia O'Brien, Matthew Hansen

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Abstract

Background Headaches are common in the pediatric population, and increase in prevalence with age. The abortive medications currently used have a number of potential side effects. Sodium valproate (VPA) has been shown to be effective for acute treatment in the adult population, but no data exist in the pediatric population. Objective The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of VPA for acute pediatric headache in the emergency department. Methods This was a retrospective case series of all patients

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-545
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

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Valproic Acid
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Keywords

  • emergency
  • headache
  • migraine
  • pediatric
  • valproate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Intravenous Sodium Valproate for Acute Pediatric Headache. / Sheridan, David; Sun, Benjamin; O'Brien, Patricia; Hansen, Matthew.

In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 49, No. 4, 01.10.2015, p. 541-545.

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Sheridan, David ; Sun, Benjamin ; O'Brien, Patricia ; Hansen, Matthew. / Intravenous Sodium Valproate for Acute Pediatric Headache. In: Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 49, No. 4. pp. 541-545.
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