Headache: A Practical Manual

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OUP Oxford, Nov 6, 2008 - Medical - 320 pages
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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 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 both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.
 

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Contents

2 Investigating the headache
21
3 Severe headache of sudden onset
51
4 The migraine attack
61
5 Migraine treatment
91
6 Migraine in women
115
7 Tensiontype headache
135
8 Cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias
143
9 Cervicogenic headache
167
14 Medication overuse headache
215
15 Headache in children
221
16 Headache in the elderly
231
17 Facial pain
239
18 Alternative approaches where evidence is awaited or contested
247
19 The role of the specialist nurse in headache
269
20 The development of headache services
275
Appendices
279

10 Headache attributed to head or neck trauma
173
11 Headache due to disorders of CSF pressure
181
12 Headache associated with exertion cough and sex
195
13 Other secondary headaches
201
Further reading
307
Index
309
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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 Neurology, London. He is one of the world's leading researchers in the field.

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