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Headache Simplified
     

Headache Simplified

by Dawn A. Marcus
 

This practical book provides a handy reference for the doctor confronted with patients complaining of headache. Headache is one of the most common complaints seen in the outpatient or ambulatory care setting, and may be caused by a wide variety of conditions. This book clearly explains up-to-date headache epidemiology, impact, and pathogenesis, and walks the reader

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This practical book provides a handy reference for the doctor confronted with patients complaining of headache. Headache is one of the most common complaints seen in the outpatient or ambulatory care setting, and may be caused by a wide variety of conditions. This book clearly explains up-to-date headache epidemiology, impact, and pathogenesis, and walks the reader through the steps to evaluating and treating the patient presenting with primary or secondary headache disorders. Also included are reviews of common headache comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease and stroke, epilepsy, fibromyalgia and mood disturbance. Copious use of easy-to-understand figures, tables, and algorithms make this book a useful and practical tool in the clinic. Guidance on selecting diagnostic tests and specific treatment protocols are provided. Treatment recommendations are evidence-based with full referencing and include emerging therapies. Sections on evaluating and treating headaches in children, women during pregnancy, and the elderly complete this comprehensive reference. The likely readership will include the following: neurologists, general physicians, doctors in training, hospital pharmacists, primary care physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners.

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a current state-of-the-art book on the diagnosis and management of headache.
Purpose: The purpose is to review the recent advances in managing headaches and present a better understanding of the disorder.
Audience: Any clinicians who have the opportunity to care for patients with headaches are the intended audience. The author is a well-known and respected expert in this field.
Features: The book begins with a most useful glossary of terms to avoid confusion in later sections. The next section discusses the epidemiology, which is followed by a compare and contrast strategy to distinguish primary from secondary forms of headache. After an extensive discussion of the various treatments, the book ends with uncommon headaches and headaches in the geriatric population.
Assessment: This is a tremendously helpful book, addressing both common and uncommon causes of headache and how to distinguish the difference. It is a highly worthwhile read for all primary care clinicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903378670
Publisher:
tfm Publishing Limited
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
224

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