Established worldwide as the one definitive, encyclopedic reference on headache, The Headaches is now in its thoroughly revised, updated Third Edition. The foremost international authorities examine the mechanisms of over 100 types of headache and provide evidence-based treatment recommendations, including extensive tables of controlled clinical trials. This edition presents the revised International Headache Society classification of headaches and explains how to use this new classification for accurate diagnosis. Many headache entities are discussed for the first time, such as chronic migraines; primary headache attributed to sexual activity; primary stabbing, cough, exertional, and thunderclap headaches; hypnic headaches; and new daily persistent headaches. A new section focuses on childhood headaches. Chapters that focus on headaches in elderly patients and patients with psychiatric or medical diseases are also included.
Headache is among the most common complaints encountered in primary care practice. A lengthy list of disorders, many of them serious, can be associated with headache. Consequently, the first concern of most physicians and patients is to assess the likelihood of a dangerous underlying condition. Upon evaluation, however, most patients are diagnosed with one of the commonly encountered primary headaches. These are conditions of long duration and require ongoing management and treatment reassessment, most often by a primary care provider. Until now, most books on headache were written as texts for subspecialists. Sorely lacking was a basic reference for the primary care practitioner. The College has closed that gap with the release of the newest volume in the ACP Key Diseases series, Headache, by Elizabeth W. Loder and Vincent T. Martin. Headache's major emphasis falls naturally on the "Big Three" headache disorders: migraine, tension-type, and cluster headaches. Each disorder is defined and distinguished, and recommended treatment strategies are summarized with concise, evidence-based algorithms. Another major focus of Headache is management of the patient with daily or frequent headaches, one of the most challenging clinical situations for primary care physicians. Other topics include medication overuse and misuse, complementary and alternative treatments, headache in special populations such as children and adolescents, and the "difficult" headache patient. Patients with headache have much to gain from timely therapy: by incorporating the treatment strategies outlined in this book, practitioners will be able to provide that therapy and improve their patients' outcomes. Reasonably priced, clear, and to the point, Headache will be one of the most vital reference books on your shelf.
Case-based compendium of advice for physicians with some background of headache. Headaches are addressed as case studies, with each chapter written by different authors. Halftone illustrations. Includes selected readings and editorial comments. CD-ROM includes the Seminars in Headache Management and Conquering Headache.
Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this handbook is a practical, easily accessible guide to the diagnosis and management of headache patients. Geared to both primary care physicians and neurologists, the book presents a systematic approach to diagnosis and offers expert recommendations for treating all types of headaches, including migraine, chronic daily headache, tension and cluster headaches, post-traumatic headaches, headache during pregnancy, headache in children, headaches with onset after age 50, and headaches caused by HEENT disorders. This edition includes new drug treatments such as topiramate, almotriptan, frovatriptan, eletriptan, botulinum toxin, and tizanidine. Also included are 42 case studies, patient education materials, alternative treatments, and a medicolegal section.
The Headache Handbook: Diagnosis and Treatment helps both generalist and specialist clinicians, including family practitioners, chiropractors, and neurologists, to understand headache, possibly the most ubiquitous symptom in medicine. This comprehensive work covers the myriad of differences among headache patients and the need for accurate fact gathering and physical and neurological examinations. Topics include anatomy and physiology of headache; evaluation and treatment of various headache types; interventional procedures; and manual medicine consultations.
The frequent headache syndromes are among the most challenging disorders that confront clinicians on a routine basis. The purpose of Chronic Daily Headache for Clinicians is to provide a practical guide for clinicians to both understand and manage patients with frequent headache. The foremost clinicians in each area will review in a very focused ......
There are two crucial issues in the treatment and management of headache patients: More than 50% of individuals experiencing headache have only been treated symptomatically, with no appropriate diagnosis established; and history and neurologic examination are essential to establishing a diagnosis, and thus selecting appropriate therapy. Headache and Migraine Biology and Management is a practical text that addresses these issues, featuring contributions from expert clinical authors. The book covers in detail topics including chronic and episodic migraine, post-traumatic headache, sinus headache, cluster headache, tension headache, and others. Chapters are also dedicated to treatment subjects, including psychiatric and psychological approaches, medication overuse, inpatient treatment, and pediatric issues. This book is an ideal resource for researchers and clinicians, uniting practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughs. This resource is useful to those who want to understand headache biology, treat and manage symptoms, and for those performing research in the headache field. A practical discussion of headache biology, current ideas on etiology, future research, and genetic significance and breakthroughs Features chapters from leading physicians and researchers in headache medicine Full-color text that includes both an overview of multiple disciplines and discusses the measures that can be used to treat headaches
Critical Decisions in Headache Management explains the clinical process of assessing and treating the headache patient in the office and hospital settings. Covering adults and children, acute and chronic sufferers, and routine and challenging patients this extensive, work features easy-to-follow decision trees that aid accurate diagnosis graphically, demonstrating critical decision points clearly and effectively. Comments are keyed to designated decision nodes to thoroughly explain a principle or give background support, and selected references provide additional sources for information.
This is a clinically useful book for pediatricians and other primary care providers who take care of children to guide them in the best ways to take care of children and teenagers who have headaches. It provides a blend of the best available evidence based data with a ton of 'experience-based' information from a team of authors who take care of kids with headache all the time. The book includes a CD-Rom showing case studies and references. The video demonstrations show not only a broad spectrum of cases and types of headache, but show an efficient manner for extracting the necessary information. This is an exciting area with new indications for adolescents of drugs heretofore approved only for adults.