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Monday, November 30, 2020

Renal Colic & Migraines

REBEL EM - By Salim Rezaie - November 30, 2020
"Background: Renal colic and migraine headaches are common emergency department presentations. There are a wide range of medications available to treat pain from these disorders including opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Opioids have two major issues: dependency and side effects (i.e., apnea, vomiting, etc.). Having multiple medication options is essential in our efforts to reduce the use of opioids as first line therapy for pain control.
  • Paper: Sadrabad AZ et al. Intravenous Magnesium Sulfate vs. Morphine sulfate in Relieving Renal Colic: A Randomized Clinical Trial. AJEM 2020. PMID: 33071088
  • Paper: Meek R et al. Comparing Propofol with Placebo for Early Resolution of Acute Migraine in Adult Emergency Department Patients: A Double-Blind Randomised Controlled Trial. EMA 2020. PMID: 33070469