Previous Grants

The following grants were approved prior to July 2016

Summer Studentship

$4,000

Niamh Hammond University of Otago, Wellington 2015 December

Recent onset transient or episodic headaches with concerning features: risk prediction, pre-test probability, and imaging selection

Differentiating patients with headache to identify serious and life-threatening brain bleeds 

Episodic headaches are a widely experienced complaint. While the majority are due to benign processes, some headaches can herald serious and life‐threatening diseases. One such cause is a type of brain bleed known as a subarachnoid haemorrhage that can present initially as a ‘sentinel bleed’. This research aims to investigate the proportion of patients presenting with transient headache and concerning features that are later confirmed to have these serious brain bleeds. This information will help to identify these patients so that they receive the appropriate scans and treatment in a timely fashion that reduces potential serious illness.

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