Headache and Facial Pain

Paperback | December 24, 2008

byLawrence C Newman, Morris Levin

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Patients with headache pose many clinical challenges. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes blocked. In short, we all find ourselves from time to time in an exam room or at the bedside, askingourselves, "What do I do now?" Standard textbooks are often not helpful enough, and tracking down a consultant can be difficult. This book serves the need for a quick reference tool for these difficult headache clinical questions. In this book, nationally known headache specialists Drs Lawrence Newman and Morris Levin have simulated the "curbside consultation" in a representative set of 33 "mini-cases" of headache and facial pain. The key questions in each are addressed, much as a consultant would do over the phone or in thehallway. This volume is divided into three sections that cover the typical ground for head/face pain consultation: (1) Diagnostic Questions, (2) Treatment Considerations, and (3) Prognostic, Social and Legal Issues. Recommendations are based on the most current evidence available. Diagnosticthinking is presented along the lines of the International Classification of Headache Disorders, second edition (ICHD-II). A list of key clinical points appears at the end of each case discussion, followed by a list of suggested articles or chapters for those interested in doing further reading onthe subject. Tables are provided for quick reference in most chapters. This book is designed as a very practical resource for clinicians at all levels of training in all fields of medicine who treat patients with headache and facial pain syndromes. WDIDN-Headache and Facial Pain focuses on the major motivating force driving most clinicians -- the intellectual challengeof sorting through complex important clinical problems.

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Patients with headache pose many clinical challenges. Even experienced clinicians occasionally arrive at the point where diagnostic, work-up, treatment, or prognostic thinking becomes blocked. In short, we all find ourselves from time to time in an exam room or at the bedside, askingourselves, "What do I do now?" Standard textbooks ...

Lawrence C. Newman, MD, is an Attending in the Department of Neurology, St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. Morris Levin, MD is in the Department of Neurology at Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 24, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195373871

ISBN - 13:9780195373875

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Table of Contents

Section I Diagnostic Questions1. Orgasmic Headaches2. Sinus Headache3. White Matter Abnormalities on Magnetic Resonance Imaging4. Childhood Migraine5. Giant Cell Arteritis6. Carotid Dissection7. Chiari Malformation and Migraine8. New Daily Persistent Headache9. Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension10. Vasculitis Headache11. Migraine with Persistent Aura12. Migrainous Vertigo13. Cough Headache14. Nummular HeadacheSection II Treatment Considerations15. Menstrual Headaches16. Analgesic Overuse17. Headaches in Pregnancy18. Hemicrania Continua19. Trigeminal Neuralgia20. Emergency Department and Inpatient Management21. Occipital Neuralgia22. Headache Recurrence23. Headache and Allergy24. Headache Treatment in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (HIV) and Drug Addiction25. PseudotumorSection III Prognostic, Social, and Legal Issues26. Migraine Treatment and the Serotonin Syndrome27. School Issues28. Posttraumatic Headaches29. Transient Global Amnesia and Migraine30. Migraines and Arteriovenous Malformations31. Migraine and Patent Foramen Ovale32. Postconcussive Headache33. Use of Triptans in Elderly Patients