Handbook Of Headache

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-12-29
  • Publisher: LWW
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Now thoroughly updated and revised, the Second Edition of the Handbook of Headache gives comprehensive, yet concise insight into one of the most common--and confounding--of patient maladies. This is a practical, easily readable guide to the diagnosis and management of headache patients, written with both primary care physicians and neurologists in mind. The text presents a systematic approach to diagnosis, and is rich with expert recommendations for treating all types of headaches including: migraine, chronic daily, tension and cluster, first and worst, post-traumatic, pediatric headaches, headaches during pregnancy, geriatric headaches, and numerous other secondary headaches. Features of this new edition include: / New drug treatments such as topiramate, almotriptan, frovatriptan, eletriptan, botulinum toxin, and tizanidine / 42 illuminating case studies that highlight diagnostic and treatment approaches in real-world scenarios / A full chapter devoted to patient education materials and alternative treatments / An informative and helpful section on medicolegal issues / "The Headache Quiz" offering a question and answer review / And much more. Make sure this latest resource is part of your personal medical library.

Table of Contents

Diagnosis of headaches and medico-legal aspectsp. 1
Migrainep. 28
Treatment of acute attacks of migrainep. 60
Preventive treatment of migrainep. 88
Chronic daily headachep. 113
Tension-type headache and miscellaneous primary headache disordersp. 139
Cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgiasp. 145
First or worst headachesp. 172
Posttraumatic headachesp. 185
Headaches during childhood and adolescencep. 209
Headaches in womenp. 230
Headaches over the age of 50p. 242
Vascular disorders and headachesp. 253
Headaches and neoplasms, high and low pressure, and HEENT disordersp. 269
Other secondary headaches and associated disordersp. 306
What's my headache?p. 333
The headache quizp. 364
Patient resources, educational materials, and alternative treatmentsp. 374
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