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Headache : A Practical Manual - David Kernick


A Practical Manual

By: David Kernick (Editor), Peter J. Goadsby (Editor)


Published: 13th November 2009
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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 UK policy 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 involved in 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 Manual 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 both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.

1. Getting to grips with the basics
2. Investigating the headache
3. Severe headache of sudden onset
4. The migraine attack
5. Migraine treatment
6. Migraine in women
7. Tension-type headache
8. Cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias
9. Cervicogenic headache
10. Headache attributed to head or neck trauma
11. Headaches due to disorders of CSF pressure
12. Headache associated with exertion, cough and sex
13. Other secondary headaches
14. Medication overuse headache
15. Headache in children
16. Headache in the elderly
17. Facial pain
18. Alternative approaches where evidence is awaited or contested
19. The role of the specialist nurse in headache
20. The development of headache services

ISBN: 9780199232598
ISBN-10: 0199232598
Series: OXCM
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 13th November 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 10.1  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.288