Headache: A Practical Manual

Paperback | December 6, 2008

byDavid Kernick, Peter Goadsby

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Headache is a global problem and the needs of sufferers go largely unmet. The World Health Organisation puts migraine in the top twenty diseases in terms of disability adjusted life years. Headache causes considerable economic and social impact to both sufferers and families. Current UKpolicy offers opportunities for the development of headache services focussed in primary care. The book offers a concise overview of the diagnosis and treatment of headache conditions and is relevant for the practitioner at any level from neurologists to general practitioner. It will also be relevant for a wide range of other practitioners such as nurses and physiotherapists who are involvedin the management of headache. It is written by members of the British Association for the Study of Headache (BASH) and jointly edited by a general practitioner and a consultant neurologist who has a specific interest in headache.Headache: A Practical Manuual provides easily accessible evidence-based information in handbook format. It has been developed with specific links to BASH guidelines and policies for patient management, and chapters have been co-authored by BASH experts. It includes evidence-based treatments bothpharmacological and non-pharmacological.

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Headache is a global problem and the needs of sufferers go largely unmet. The World Health Organisation puts migraine in the top twenty diseases in terms of disability adjusted life years. Headache causes considerable economic and social impact to both sufferers and families. Current UKpolicy offers opportunities for the development ...

David Kernick is a general practitioner in Exeter. He leads an NHS Research and Development practice. He is Chair of the British Association for the Study of Headache and runs an intermediate care headache clinic. He has a number of research interests in the area. Peter Goadsby is a member of the Headache Group, Institute of Neurol...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.56 inPublished:December 6, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199232598

ISBN - 13:9780199232598

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Table of Contents

1. Getting to grips with the basics2. Investigating the headache3. Severe headache of sudden onset4. Migraine5. Migraine treatment6. Migraine in women7. Tension type headache8. Cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalagias9. Cervicogenic headache10. Post traumatic headache11. Headaches due to disorders of CSF pressure12. Headache associated with exertion13. Other secondary headaches14. Medication overuse headache15. Headache in children16. Headache in the elderly17. Facial pain18. Alternative approaches19. Headache nurse20. Development of headache servicesAppendices