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''Evidence-based Neurological Management'' presents an evidence-based method of the administration of all of the significant neurological stipulations. This medical textbook includes in-depth systematic reports of the simplest facts within the box and contours major neurologists from the Cochrane Collaboration as its editors. This crucial textual content can be to be had in an digital model, and is saved updated through its website.

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During attacks, activity is limited. Less commonly, attacks are preceded by a neurological aura, typically visual, lasting 5–60 min preceding and resolving before the onset of headache. Epidemiological studies confirm the clinical impression that migraine is a predominantly female disorder. Although migraine is equally common in both sexes before puberty, there is increased female prevalence following menarche [10]. This difference between the sexes becomes greater with increasing age, peaking during the early 40s and declining thereafter [11,12].

In systematic reviews, the way in which estimates of diagnostic accuracy obtained from the individual studies are summarized is variable. Also the choice of outcome measure may differ from review to review. Based on their familiarity to 25 clinicians, sensitivity and specificity are often reported as main outcomes. In addition, the advantage of these measures is that most diagnostic studies report these outcomes and alternative measures like likelihood ratios and diagnostic odds ratios can be derived from them [25].

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