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2022 Sep 01

Neurocrit Care

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Does Not Reduce Headaches Following Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Propensity Score-Matched Study.



A significant number of patients admitted for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) are active smokers and are at risk of developing nicotine withdrawal symptoms (e.g., cravings, irritability, insomnia, headaches, etc.). This study aimed to evaluate the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) regarding headache severity and analgesics consumption.