Migraine and Headache

Paperback | December 26, 2012

byAlexander Mauskop

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Headache pain is widespread: 70% of Americans report suffering from headaches; 12% of those experience migraine pain. Aiming to supply clinicians with the information they need to care for headache patients, this second edition covers the most current information on headache classification,diagnostic procedures, and the treatment and management of chronic headache pain, including botulinum toxin for headache and zolmitriptan. The author discusses all common headache conditions: migraine, chronic migraine, status migraine, cluster and related headaches, tension headaches, sinusheadaches, cervicogenic headaches, secondary headaches, and neuralgias. Part of the Oxford American Pain Library, this concise handbook aims to provide clinicians with practical information about the diagnosis and management of headache patients. Treating migraine and headache care holistically, the author includes a thorough review of both pharmacological medicines,such as anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and triptans as well as non-pharmacological alternatives, such as botanical remedies, acupuncture, and behavioral therapy. The book concludes with a collection of representative cases to help the physician integrate factual knowledge with evidence fromreal-life clinical situations. Compact and affordable, this volume is accessible, fact-filled, readable, and clinically pertinent.

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Headache pain is widespread: 70% of Americans report suffering from headaches; 12% of those experience migraine pain. Aiming to supply clinicians with the information they need to care for headache patients, this second edition covers the most current information on headache classification,diagnostic procedures, and the treatment and ...

Alexander Mauskop is Director at the New York Headache Center, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 26, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199862044

ISBN - 13:9780199862047

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Table of Contents

1. Classification and diagnosis of primary headaches2. Pathophysiology of migraine and other headaches3. Diagnostic procedures4. Nonpharmacological/alternative approachesCognitive techniquesPhysical MethodsAcupunctureMagnesium?-Lipoic acidCoenzyme Q10RiboflavinHerbal remedies5. Pharmacological TherapiesGeneral guidelines for the use of abortive agentsNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugsTriptansAntiemeticsCorticosteroidsErgotsOpioid analgesicsCombinations and miscellaneous drugsParenteral agentsProphylactic agentsAntihypertensive drugsAntiepileptic drugsAntidepressantsMiscellaneous agents6. Interventional therapiesBotulinum toxinNerve blocks and trigger point injections7. Management of common conditionsMigraineEliminating triggersNondrug approachesMedicationsChronic migraine and medication-overuse headachesStatus migraine and other severe attacksCluster and related headachesTension-type headachesRhinogenic headachesCervicogenic headachesBenign exertional headacheSecondary headachesNeuralgias8. Special PopulationsHeadaches in pregnancy and menstrual migrainesHeadaches in childrenHeadaches in the elderlyHeadaches in patients with comorbid conditions9. Typical CasesA "plain" migraine"Complicated" migraineToo old for migrainesA man who banged his head against the wallPregnant with headache"Sinus" headacheA headache that would not go away"Hormonal" headache"Nothing ever worked for me""Numb" headache