Effective Migraine Treatment in Pregnant and Lactating Women: A Practical Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

More than 28 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, with migraine affecting nearly one in five women in their reproductive years. Effective Migraine Treatment in Pregnant and Lactating Women: A Practical Guide, provides a comprehensive resource to address diagnosis, testing, and treatment of headaches in reproductively fertile women. This important new book offers a wealth of practical, ready-to-use, clinically tested tips and recommendations to treat women with headaches during pregnancy and nursing. Although women may ideally prefer to restrict migraine treatments during pregnancy, up to one in three pregnant women self-medicate for symptoms, especially with analgesics. Fortunately, there are many effective treatment options that can be safely used when pregnant and breastfeeding. Available therapies include medication and nonmedication treatments, traditional and alternative therapies, and nutritional supplements. This book uniquely answers frequently asked questions by patients and offers healthcare providers easy-to-use office tools for patient education and charting documentation. Resources are provided within the text, with printable materials available on the enclosed CD for ready use in the clinic. The authors of this important new work have collaborated to provide a resource that will help clinicians provide women with the tools and knowledge to become empowered and to gain control over their migraines when trying to conceive, during pregnancy, and when nursing.

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Reviewer: Gilad A. Gross, MD (Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a unique book focused on one particular condition, migraine, in a fairly specific population, pregnant or lactating females.
Purpose: Recognizing the extremely high prevalence of headache, and in particular migraine headache, in reproductive-age women, this book seeks to aid practitioners in taking care of these patients. These are indeed worthy objectives as headaches of any shape or form can prove to be a diagnostic conundrum for any physician. When you throw in pregnancy and/or breast feeding to the mix, the treatment and management of patients can be quite challenging and frustrating. Because of its unique focus, this book can be a helpful resource for anyone caring for reproductive age women, including those pregnant or lactating.
Audience: There are two groups of providers that this book can greatly benefit — obstetric providers who do not shy away from treating headache in their patients, and internists/neurologists who specialize in headache/migraine management. The book is written at a level appropriate for any level of physician and/or nurse practitioner. Anyone looking to learn about migraines in this patient population can make good use of this book. The authors are credible and skilled writers.
Features: From pathophysiology to diagnosis to work-up to treatment, this book leaves no stone unturned when it comes to tackling its topic. It uses several means to drive home its information. Simulated patient dialogue is a unique technique, as are the numerous "practical pointers" and "practitioner pearls." The book provides numerous resources. Of particular help are the many online links that can further direct the physician. Another nice feature is the CD that contains numerous printable materials.
Assessment: This is a valuable book that can be of great benefit to practitioners who care for pregnant or lactating patients who suffer migraines. Headaches can be such a challenging condition to treat and the pregnant and/or breast feeding state can further complicate the task. This is a welcome addition to the field of reproductive health.
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Reviewer:Gilad A. Gross, MD(Washington University School of Medicine)
Description:This is a unique book focused on one particular condition, migraine, in a fairly specific population, pregnant or lactating females.
Purpose:Recognizing the extremely high prevalence of headache, and in particular migraine headache, in reproductive-age women, this book seeks to aid practitioners in taking care of these patients. These are indeed worthy objectives as headaches of any shape or form can prove to be a diagnostic conundrum for any physician. When you throw in pregnancy and/or breast feeding to the mix, the treatment and management of patients can be quite challenging and frustrating. Because of its unique focus, this book can be a helpful resource for anyone caring for reproductive age women, including those pregnant or lactating.
Audience:There are two groups of providers that this book can greatly benefit -- obstetric providers who do not shy away from treating headache in their patients, and internists/neurologists who specialize in headache/migraine management. The book is written at a level appropriate for any level of physician and/or nurse practitioner. Anyone looking to learn about migraines in this patient population can make good use of this book. The authors are credible and skilled writers.
Features:From pathophysiology to diagnosis to work-up to treatment, this book leaves no stone unturned when it comes to tackling its topic. It uses several means to drive home its information. Simulated patient dialogue is a unique technique, as are the numerous "practical pointers" and "practitioner pearls." The book provides numerous resources. Of particular help are the many online links that can further direct the physician. Another nice feature is the CD that contains numerous printable materials.
Assessment:This is a valuable book that can be of great benefit to practitioners who care for pregnant or lactating patients who suffer migraines. Headaches can be such a challenging condition to treat and the pregnant and/or breast feeding state can further complicate the task. This is a welcome addition to the field of reproductive health.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Gilad A. Gross, MD(Washington University School of Medicine)
Description: This is a unique book focused on one particular condition, migraine, in a fairly specific population, pregnant or lactating females.
Purpose: Recognizing the extremely high prevalence of headache, and in particular migraine headache, in reproductive-age women, this book seeks to aid practitioners in taking care of these patients. These are indeed worthy objectives as headaches of any shape or form can prove to be a diagnostic conundrum for any physician. When you throw in pregnancy and/or breast feeding to the mix, the treatment and management of patients can be quite challenging and frustrating. Because of its unique focus, this book can be a helpful resource for anyone caring for reproductive age women, including those pregnant or lactating.
Audience: There are two groups of providers that this book can greatly benefit — obstetric providers who do not shy away from treating headache in their patients, and internists/neurologists who specialize in headache/migraine management. The book is written at a level appropriate for any level of physician and/or nurse practitioner. Anyone looking to learn about migraines in this patient population can make good use of this book. The authors are credible and skilled writers.
Features: From pathophysiology to diagnosis to work-up to treatment, this book leaves no stone unturned when it comes to tackling its topic. It uses several means to drive home its information. Simulated patient dialogue is a unique technique, as are the numerous "practical pointers" and "practitioner pearls." The book provides numerous resources. Of particular help are the many online links that can further direct the physician. Another nice feature is the CD that contains numerous printable materials.
Assessment: This is a valuable book that can be of great benefit to practitioners who care for pregnant or lactating patients who suffer migraines. Headaches can be such a challenging condition to treat and the pregnant and/or breast feeding state can further complicate the task. This is a welcome addition to the field of reproductive health.
From The Critics
Reviewer:This is a valuable book that can be of great benefit to practitioners who care for pregnant or lactating patients who suffer migraines. Headaches can be such a challenging condition to treat and the pregnant and/or breast feeding state can further complicate the task. This is a welcome addition to the field of reproductive health.
Description:
Purpose:This is a unique book focused on one particular condition, migraine, in a fairly specific population, pregnant or lactating females.
Audience:Recognizing the extremely high prevalence of headache, and in particular migraine headache, in reproductive-age women, this book seeks to aid practitioners in taking care of these patients. These are indeed worthy objectives as headaches of any shape or form can prove to be a diagnostic conundrum for any physician. When you throw in pregnancy and/or breast feeding to the mix, the treatment and management of patients can be quite challenging and frustrating. Because of its unique focus, this book can be a helpful resource for anyone caring for reproductive age women, including those pregnant or lactating.
Features:There are two groups of providers that this book can greatly benefit — obstetric providers who do not shy away from treating headache in their patients, and internists/neurologists who specialize in headache/migraine management. The book is written at a level appropriate for any level of physician and/or nurse practitioner. Anyone looking to learn about migraines in this patient population can make good use of this book. The authors are credible and skilled writers.
Assessment:From pathophysiology to diagnosis to work-up to treatment, this book leaves no stone unturned when it comes to tackling its topic. It uses several means to drive home its information. Simulated patient dialogue is a unique technique, as are the numerous "practical pointers" and "practitioner pearls." The book provides numerous resources. Of particular help are the many online links that can further direct the physician. Another nice feature is the CD that contains numerous printable materials.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603274388
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/7/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapters

Understanding migraine and pregnancy

Safety rating systems for drugs used in pregnancy and lactation

Non-pharmacological headache treatments

Acute treatment options for the pregnant headache patient

Acute treatment options for the lactating headache patient

Preventive treatment options for the pregnant headache patient

Preventive treatment options for the lactating headache patient

Urgent care/emergency treatment of the acute, severe headache in pregnancy and lactating patients

Work-up for headache during pregnancy and lactation

Patient headache resources

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