Jefferson Headache Manual

Jefferson Headache Manual

By: Michael J. Marmura (author), William B. Young (author), Stephanie J. Nahas (author), Stephen D. Silberstein (author)Paperback

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According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring Headaches (28 million from migraine alone). Headache is the most common complaint for which people see Neurologists. Headache can impede job functioning and undermine a person's quality of life if not managed effectively. Despite this, research that would help in the care and management of Headache patients is sadly lacking. The Jefferson Headache Manual is a practical guide for the Practitioner seeking assistance in diagnosing and treating Headache patients. Written by the experts at one of the foremost Headache centres in the United States, the manual provides a systematic approach to identifying and managing all types of Headaches. Migraine, chronic daily and tension Headache, cluster Headache, post-lumbar puncture and high and low pressure Headaches, medication overuse and unusual primary Headaches are all covered. In addition, this handy reference includes chapters on post-traumatic Headache, associated comorbid disorders, Headache in the emergency department and regional considerations in the neck, nose and sinuses and contains up-to-date information on the latest prescription drug treatments, infusion and inpatient therapies, botulinum toxin and behavioral management. Based upon the Jefferson philosophy and unique experience of the authors, this comprehensive yet concise manual will appeal to anyone who strives to practise state of the art Headache medicine. Features of the Jefferson Headache Manual include:* Practical, problem-oriented approach to diagnosis and management* Expert advice and recommendations* Packed with useful graphics, tables, and illustrations* Differential diagnoses lists, clinical criteria boxes, and "Red Flags" help Practitioners make informed decisions quickly* Covers pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments

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is Associate Professor of Neurology, Director, Inpatient Program, Jefferson Headache Center, Department of Neurology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital||Stephen D. Silberstein, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University. He is an active member of the American Academy of Neurology and is Co-Director of the national and international Headache Guideline Project in cooperation with the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Dr Silberstein is presently the senior editor of the 7th edition of Wolff's Headache and Other Head Pain. He has over 250 publications to his credit and lectures extensively on the pathogenesis, neurobiology, diagnosis, and treatment of headache. |is Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital|is Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Jefferson Headache Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospita


1. Classification of Headache: How and Why; Primary versus Secondary Headache;2. Epidemiology of Migraine; 3. Diagnosis and Testing of Primary and Secondary Headache; 4. Pathophysiology of Migraine and How to Explain it to your Patients; 5. Migraine: Treating the Attack; 6. Migraine: Preventing Attacks; 7. Hormones and Headaches; 8. Chronic Daily Headache: Chronic Migraine and Others: Diagnosis and Treatment; 9. Medication Overuse: Diagnosis and Treatment; 10. Comorbid Disorders Associated with Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache; 11. Behavioral Treatment of Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache; 12. Headache in the Emergency Department; 13. Infusion and Inpatient Treatment; 14. Cluster Headache; 15. Unusual Primary Headaches; Posttraumatic Headache; 17. Postlumbar Puncture Headaches, High and Low Pressure Headaches;18. Headaches and the Neck; 19. Headaches and the Nose and Sinuses: A practical Approach

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781933864709
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781933864709
  • weight: 259
  • ISBN10: 1933864702

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