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Table 2 Therapeutic procedures

From: Headaches in the emergency department –a survey of patients’ characteristics, facts and needs

  Acute therapy in the ED Therapeutic recommendations at discharge
  All
n = 408 (%)
Linz, Austria
n = 227 (%)
Milan, Italy
n = 181 (%)
All
n = 401 (%)
Linz, Austria
n = 231 (%)
Milan, Italy
n = 170 (%)
NSAIDs 237 (58.0) 142 (62.5) 95 (52.5) 164 (40.9) 102 (44.1) 62 (36,5)
Steroids 2 (0.5) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Triptans 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 9 (2.2) 3 (1.3) 6 (3.5)
Acetaminophen 58 (14.2) 18 (7.9) 40 (22.1) 50 (12.5) 28 (12.1) 22 (12.9)
Others 94 (23.0) 53 (23.3) 41 (22.7) 155 (38.7) 75 (32.5) 80 (4.7)
missing data 17 (4.1) 17 (7.4) 0 (0) 23 (5.7) 0 (0) 23 (13.5)
  1. ED Emergency department, NSAIDs Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, N/A Non applicable
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