Handbook of headache by Randolph W. Evans MD, Ninan T. Mathew MD FRCP(C)

By Randolph W. Evans MD, Ninan T. Mathew MD FRCP(C)

Now completely up to date and revised, the second one version of the Handbook of Headache supplies entire, but concise perception into essentially the most common—and confounding—of sufferer maladies. it is a functional, simply readable consultant to the prognosis and administration of headache sufferers, written with either fundamental care physicians and neurologists in mind.

The textual content provides a scientific method of prognosis, and is wealthy with professional ideas for treating every kind of complications together with: migraine, continual day-by-day, pressure and cluster, first and worst, post-traumatic, pediatric complications, complications while pregnant, geriatric complications, and various different secondary headaches.

Features of this new version include:

  • New medicines resembling topiramate, almotriptan, frovatriptan, eletriptan, botulinum toxin, and tizanidine
  • 42 illuminating case reviews that spotlight diagnostic and therapy methods in real-world scenarios
  • A complete bankruptcy dedicated to sufferer schooling fabrics and substitute treatments
  • An informative and priceless part on medicolegal issues
  • ''The Headache Quiz'' providing a query and solution review
  • And a lot more.

Make yes this most modern source is a part of your individual clinical library.

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Evans RW. The neurologic history and examination. , Saunders manual of neurologic practice. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2003:1–10. 7. American Academy of Neurology. The utility of neuroimaging in the evaluation of headache in patients with normal neurologic examinations. Neurology 1994;44:1353–1354. 8. Frishberg BM. Neuroimaging in presumed primary headache disorders. Semin Neurol 1997;17:373–382. 9. Evans RW. The evaluation of headaches. In: Evans RW, ed. Diagnostic testing in neurology. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1999:1–18.

1 chronic migraine. Migraine without aura is the disorder most prone to become chronic, and this chronicity is aided by excessive use of immediate-relief medications and comorbidities. 4674_LWW_Evans_Ch02pp028-059 32 11/11/04 11:30 AM Page 32 Handbook of Headache Table 2-1. IHS classification of migraine 1. 3 Probable chronic migraine Table 2-2. Diagnostic criteria for migraine without aura A. At least 5 attacks fulfilling criteria B–D B. Headache attacks lasting 4–74 hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated) (2–4) C.

4674_LWW_Evans_Ch02pp028-059 11/11/04 11:30 AM Page 37 2. Migraine 37 Although it is important to understand unilaterality and the ability of headache to switch sides to reach a proper diagnosis, a bilateral headache does not exclude the diagnosis of migraine. Approximately 40% to 45% of patients may have bilateral headaches. In some cases, it may start unilaterally and then become all over the head. A pulsating headache is very characteristic of migraine but not always diagnostic. For example, sometimes fever and associated vasodilatation may cause a pulsating headache as some patients with brain tumors may experience.

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