Headache Clinics: Organisation, Patients and Treatment

Hardcover | April 4, 2007

EditorRigmor Jensen, Hans-Christoph Diener, Jes Olesen

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Headache is a huge public health problem and migraine alone cost 27 billion Euros per year in Europe. It is therefore important how the health care service for headache patients is organised throughout the world. Patients seen at headache clinics are more severely affected than those seen ingeneral practice, and headache clinics need to be familiar with a long list of relatively rare headache disorders. Part of the "Frontiers in Headache Research" series, this volume is the first book to focus specifically on headache clinics, their classification and organization, their methods of diagnosis, and their approaches to multi-disciplinary management. The clinical features of patients seen in headacheclinics are thoroughly discussed. The value of a number of diagnostic laboratory techniques including when and how to use neuro-imaging is discussed. Also a number of more specialised methods employed only in referral headache centres are covered, such as nitro-glycerine challenge, indomethacintest, and oxygen breathing. The treatment options for severely affected patients are discussed including the possibilities of combining two or more prophylactic medications, the use of epidural blood patch and the different methods for discontinuation of medication overuse. This volume will be an invaluable resource for neurologists, physicians in headache/pain clinics and interested general practitioners.

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Headache is a huge public health problem and migraine alone cost 27 billion Euros per year in Europe. It is therefore important how the health care service for headache patients is organised throughout the world. Patients seen at headache clinics are more severely affected than those seen ingeneral practice, and headache clinics need t...

Rigmor Jensen is President of the Danish Headache Society and Research Professor in the Department of Neurology, Glostrup Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Hans-Christophe Diener is Chairman and Professor of the Department of Neurology, University of Essen, Germany. Jes Olesen, is Director of the Danish Headache Centre and ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.79 inPublished:April 4, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Classification and organization of headache clinics1. Lars Jacob Stovner: The epidemiology and cost of severe headache disorders2. Anne Ducros: Should an acute headache service be part of a headache clinic?3. Stephen D. Silberstein, Cheryl Gebeline-Myers, Kathleen C. Bradley, William B. Young, Avi Ashkenazi, Noah Rosen, Mary Hopkins, Patrice Guild: A multidisciplinary academic headache centre in the United States4. Rigmor Jensen: Organization of a multidisciplinary headache centre in Europe5. K Ravishankar: Approach to headache management - USA, UK and India compared6. K Ravishankar: Organization of a headache centre - an Indian perspective7. Michael Bjorn Russell, Kjersti Aaseth, Ragnhild Berling Grande, Pal Gulbrandsen and Christofer Lundqvist: Establishment and organization of a research headache clinic: advantages and disadvantages8. Gregorio Zlotnik: Favourable results in a migraine clinic: objectives and background9. Gerard Mick, Sabine Renaud, Jean-Pierre Ramponneau, Jean-Francois Reynes, Claudy Bodin, Karine Perronnier-Gros, Yolande Traversa, Philippe Bocquet, Laurent Tollet, Xavier Baron and Xavier Buffet Croix-Blanche: A local network as a 'headache clinic' in the French Alpes10. Stefan Evers: Discussion Summary: Classification and organization of headache clinicsPatient characteristics in headache clinics11. Hartmut Gobel, Axel Heinze, Katja Heinze-Kuhn, Andrea Roth, Hans-Heinrich Ruschmann: Characteristics of patients in headache centres12. Frederick G. Freitag: Hospitalization of headache patients: why, when and how?13. Stefan Evers, Katrin Biehl, Achim Frese, Ingo-W. Husstedt: Cormorbidity of migraine in a specialized headache clinic14. C Lucas, M Lanteri-Minet, H Massiou, F Radat, A Pradalier, F Nachit-Ouinekh, A El Hasnaoui: Medical and psychological characteristics of patients with chronic daily headache with migrainous features: compared to migraineurs in the French general population. GRIM 3 survery15. AR Gantenbein, S Kozak, R Agosti, H Isler: Similarities and differences in tension-type headache and migraine patients of primary care providers and a tertiary care headache centre in Switzerland16. AR Gantenbein, S Kozak, P Agarwalla, K Merikangas, R Agosti and H Isler: Demographic, nosological, and therapeutic characteristics in a headache outpatient clinic17. Christofer Lundqvist, Ragnhild Berling Grande, Kjersti Aaseth, Pal Gulbrandsen, Michael Bjorn Russell: Headache management in a neurological university clinic without a specialized headache centre18. E Amy Janke and Kenneth A Holroyd: Pericranial muscle tenderness is associated with widespread pain sensitivity, psychiatric cormorbidity and dysfunctional psychological responses to pain in healthy young adult females19. Carl Dahlof: Discussion Summary: Patient characteristics in headache clinicsDiagnostic methods20. F Michael Cutrer: Electronic charts and diaries in a headache clinic21. Lars Bendtsen: Evaluation and quantification of tenderness and sensitization22. Peter J Goadsby: Provocation and treatment as diagnostic procedures23. Stefan Evers: Imaging and other tests in headache diagnosis24. Giuseppe Nappi, Rigmor Jensen, Rossella Nappi, Grazia Sances, Paola Torelli and Jes Olesen: Diaries and calenders for migraines. A review.25. G Sances, C tassorelli, N Ghiotto, M Loi, E Guaschino, M Pagani, L Corti and G Nappi: The development of an electronic web diary for the monitoring of primary headaches26. Rune Bang Leistad, Trond Sand, Rolf H Westgaard, Kristian Bernhard Nilsen and Lars Jacob Stovner: Stress-induced pain and muscle activity in patients with migraine and tension-type headache27. Kathleen M Romanek, Katey E Foster, Kara Carson and Kenneth A. Holroyd: Frequent tension-type headache sufferers exhibit widespread pain sensitivity across pressure and thermal pain modalities28. Jes Olesen: Discussion Summary: Diagnostic methodsMultidisciplinary management29. Ninan T Mathew: The team approach (overall concept and use of other specialities)30. Rigmor Jensen, Lene Moller Hansen and Helle Soberg Rechter: Headache clinics: physical therapy31. Kenneth A Holroyd: Psychological therapy32. Ria Bhola: The role of the clinical nurse specialist in headache33. Hans- Christoph Diener and Zaza Katsarava: Therapy of medication overuse headache34. Carl Dahlof, Susanne Casserstedt and Tina Motallebzadeh: Migraine management in a 10-year perspective: an interim analysis35. Nabih Ramadan: Social care: litigation, compensation, disability claims36. Miguel JA Lainez, Lauren Fratalia, Julio Pascual, Valentin Mateos and Rogelio Leira: Efficacy of therapeutic intervention in headache units in patients with frequent headaches. EFUNCE study37. Stefan Evers, Birgit Suhr, Ingrid Gralow, Ingo-W. Husstedt and Achim Frese: Medication overuse headache: long-term results of stationary versus ambulatory withdrawal therapy38. Rigmor Jensen: Discussion Summary: Multidisciplinary management39. Peter Goadsby: Discussion Summary: Multidisciplinary management - medication overuseThe future of headache clinics40. Peter Zeeberg: Cost-effectiveness of headache clinics41. TJ Steiner: National healthcare plans for headache?42. Lise Lykke Thomsen: Headache clinics for children43. Hans-Christoph Diener: Discussion Summary: The future of headache clinics