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Persistent posttraumatic headache risk factors confirmed

Key clinical point: The findings could inform patient management to reduce progression to persistent headache.

Major finding: Heightened risk was associated with migraine history (relative risk, 2.4), previous head injury (odds ratio, 5.8), medication overuse (RR, 2.6) and psychological history (OR, 5).

Study details: A retrospective analysis of 300 patients.

Disclosures: The study did not receive any funding. Dr. Chan had no relevant financial disclosures. Dr. Charles consults for consults for Amgen, BioHaven, Eli Lilly, Novartis, and Lundbeck.


Chan T et al. AHS 2020.