Migraine: Manifestations, Pathogenesis, and Management

Migraine: Manifestations, Pathogenesis, and Management

by Robert A. Davidoff, Robert W. Reinhardt, Bernice M. Wissler, Gail Shapiro
     
 

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The present volume focuses on migraine's myraid variations, its patho-physiology, and its treatment. Contemporary Neurology Series

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The present volume focuses on migraine's myraid variations, its patho-physiology, and its treatment. Contemporary Neurology Series

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Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: James J. Foody, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a review of the current understanding of migraine divided into clinical aspects, pathophysiology, and treatment. This book is part of a contemporary neurology series.
Purpose: The book "focuses on migraine's myriad variations, its pathophysiology, and its treatment." The author intends to offer "insights into the complex biological subject of migraine." This is one of the more valuable of several recent books explaining the expanding knowledge about migraine and its treatment.
Audience: In the preface, the author addresses this book to physicians. The clinical practitioner will find it useful, as will sophisticated residents and medical students. Dr. Davidoff is professor of neurology, physiology, and biophysics and cellular pharmacology at the University of Miami and Chief, Neurology Service at Miami VA Medical Center.
Features: There is a sparse amount of line illustrations and a handful of tables and graphs. The 2,210 references are a mix of both recent and past publications. The table of contents is very detailed and the index is satisfactory. The preface is readable, but not attractive.
Assessment: This book is a comprehensive and balanced description of migraine. The major controversy in this subject is, where is the site of pain? Although the author places the greatest weight on one side of the controversy (the vascular as opposed to the CNS site of pain), he presents the differing views in a balanced manner. He successfully differentiates relatively certain knowledge from theory, permitting the reader to judge reasonably. This work is an excellent contribution in furthering understanding of migraine disorder.
3 Stars from Doody
James J. Foody
This is a review of the current understanding of migraine divided into clinical aspects, pathophysiology, and treatment. This book is part of a contemporary neurology series. The book ""focuses on migraine's myriad variations, its pathophysiology, and its treatment."" The author intends to offer ""insights into the complex biological subject of migraine."" This is one of the more valuable of several recent books explaining the expanding knowledge about migraine and its treatment. In the preface, the author addresses this book to physicians. The clinical practitioner will find it useful, as will sophisticated residents and medical students. Dr. Davidoff is professor of neurology, physiology, and biophysics and cellular pharmacology at the University of Miami and Chief, Neurology Service at Miami VA Medical Center. There is a sparse amount of line illustrations and a handful of tables and graphs. The 2,210 references are a mix of both recent and past publications. The table of contents is very detailed and the index is satisfactory. The preface is readable, but not attractive. This book is a comprehensive and balanced description of migraine. The major controversy in this subject is, where is the site of pain? Although the author places the greatest weight on one side of the controversy (the vascular as opposed to the CNS site of pain), he presents the differing views in a balanced manner. He successfully differentiates relatively certain knowledge from theory, permitting the reader to judge reasonably. This work is an excellent contribution in furthering understanding of migraine disorder.
Booknews
Focuses on migraine's myriad variations, its pathophysiology, and its treatment from the point of view that the clinical significance of migraine and its treatment are intelligible only if the physician understands the anatomic, physiologic, pharmacologic, and psychological factors underlying both head pain and other manifestations of migraine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
Review of previous edition: "...an excellent source of reference..."—Neurology

"The author has poured his 30 years of clinical and investigational expertise into this book...a must read for those who want to understand migraine and its impact on those afflicted by a life altering condition. Highly readable, complete, and concise, this book has no peer. 5 stars!"—Doody's

"a welcome addition...There is much to commend in it. It is laid out in a logical, lucid manner, with very full discussions of the scientific and clinical aspects of this condition. It deals more than adequately with the various theories concerning the pathophysiology of migraine, and renders the various concepts accessible to both the general neurologist and those with a more specialist interest in the field."—BRAIN, 2003, 126, 1504-1506

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803623606
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Series:
Contemporary Neurology Series , #42
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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