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Unmask the clinical complexity behind one of the most common neurological symptoms

Headache is a common clinical complaint often overlooked by both sufferers and physicians that can be intimidating to approach and manage.  Hundreds of different etiologies, both benign and life-threatening, may primarily feature the symptom, and diagnosis can therefore be challenging.

is a practical guide to headache medicine designed for both neurologists and general practitioners. Its expert author team introduces the principles of classification and diagnosis, and focuses in detail on the main classes of headache – migraine, tension-type and trigeminal autonomic cephalgias, including cluster headache. They also cover unusual headache disorders such as hemicrania continua and new daily persistent headache, and address the management of headache in women, children and the elderly.

With a clinically focused practical approach, Headache draws on the experience of international specialists to help you diagnose and manage your patients more effectively.

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ISBN-13: 9781118678930
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/12/2013
Series: NIP- Neurology in Practice
Format: eBook
Pages: 336
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Matthew S. Robbins, M.D., earned his B.S from Yale University and his M.D. from SUNY-Downstate College of Medicine. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital and his neurology residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, where he was also a chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in Headache Medicine and Facial Pain at the Montefiore Headache Center, and is now an assistant professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society, and the International Headache Society. He won the American Headache Society travel award in 2008, and his headache fellowship was funded by a Kirschstein-NRSA T32 Award. Dr. Robbins' clinical responsibilities include running the neurology inpatient consult service at the Weiler/Einstein division of Montefiore, as well as being a staff neurologist at the Montefiore Headache Center. Dr. Robbins is committed to education in clinical neurology and headache medicine for medical students, residents, and fellows. His research interests include new daily-persistent headache, migraine and cardiovascular disease, secondary headache disorders, and mentoring case report/series-writing and projects for residents and fellows.

Brian M. Grosberg, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He is also the Director of the Inpatient Headache Program and Program Director of the Headache Fellowship at the Montefiore Headache Center. Dr. Grosberg earned his medical degree at the SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse. He completed a medical internship at Maimonides Medical Center in New York and his neurology residency and headache and facial pain fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is board certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and board certified in headache medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.
Dr. Grosberg is a member of the American Headache Society, the International Headache Society, the National Headache Foundation, the American Council of Headache Education and the American Academy of Neurology. He serves on the American Headache Society special interest sections for peripheral nerve blocks and other interventional procedures for headache and facial pain, academic affairs, headache classification, inpatient headache, refractory headache and women's issues. He is also an invited reviewer for the journals Cephalalgia and Headache.
Dr. Grosberg is actively involved in clinical research and serves as a research mentor. He has taken the lead on numerous clinical trials and initiated many clinic-based studies. Dr. Grosberg has authored over 20 publications, as well as 2 book chapters, and lectures extensively in his field. He has particular interests in the clinical aspects of headache including diagnosis, classification and definition of unusual headache syndromes, such as retinal migraine, new daily persistent headache and nummular headache. In addition, Dr. Grosberg has supported research by headache fellows, neurology residents and medical students. He has won several prestigious awards for his work, including the Clinical Headache Fellowship Award from the American Headache Society/ GlaxoSmithKline.

Richard B. Lipton, M.D., is Professor and Vice Chair of Neurology, and Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He is also the Lotti and Bernard Benson Faculty Scholar at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Principal Investigator of the Einstein Aging Study and Director of the Montefiore Headache Center. Dr. Lipton earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed a medical internship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and his neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in neuroepidemiology at Columbia University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Lipton holds leadership positions in several professional societies. He is a Past-President of the American Headache Society (AHS) and on the Executive Committee of the International Headache Society. He is an Associate Editor of both Cephalalgia and Headache and on the editorial boards of several journals, including Neurology. The Montefiore Headache Center has an interdisciplinary staff which includes 4 neurologist / headache specialists, a psychologist and the support of experts in neuroradiology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology and pediatrics. The Montefiore Headache Center is internationally recognized for its leadership in the diagnosis, classification and treatment of headache disorders.

Table of Contents

Contributor List vii

Series Foreword x

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xii


1 The Basics of Headache Classification and Diagnosis 3
Seymour Solomon and Richard B. Lipton

2 Approach to the Patient with Headache 16
Brian M. Grosberg, Benjamin W. Friedman, and Seymour Solomon

3 Secondary Headache Disorders Encountered in Clinical Practice 27
Deborah I. Friedman


4 Diagnosis and Subtypes of Migraine 57
Seymour Solomon and Brian M. Grosberg

5 Epidemiology, Progression, Prognosis, and Comorbidity of Migraine 64
Richard B. Lipton, C. Mark Sollars, and Dawn C. Buse

6 Pathophysiology and Genetics of Migraine 88
Peter J. Goadsby

7 Multidisciplinary Approach to Patients with Migraine 100
Lucille A. Rathier, Dawn C. Buse, Robert A. Nicholson, and Frank Andrasik

8 Acute Treatments for Migraine 113
Dagny Holle and Hans-Christoph Diener

9 Preventive Treatments for Migraine 125
William B. Young

10 Managing the Special Problem of Chronic Migraine 140
Marcelo E. Bigal


11 Diagnosis, Subtypes, Epidemiology, Progression, Prognosis, and Comorbidity of Tension-type Headache 155
Sara C. Crystal, Uri Napchan, and Matthew S. Robbins

12 Pathophysiology and Genetics of Tension-type Headache 164
Sait Ashina and Lars Bendtsen

13 Treatment of Tension-type Headache 172
Sara C. Crystal and Katherine A. Henry


14 Diagnosis and Subtypes of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias 183
Arne May

15 Epidemiology, Progression, Prognosis, and Comorbidity of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias 192
Matthew S. Robbins and Jessica Ailani

16 Pathophysiology and Genetics of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias 201
Peter J. Goadsby

17 Treatment of Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias Including Cluster Headache 214
Sarah Vollbracht and Brian M. Grosberg


18 New Daily Persistent Headache 229
Matthew S. Robbins

19 Hemicrania Continua 236
Uri Napchan

20 Unusual Short-duration Primary Headaches 245
Sarah Vollbracht and Brian M. Grosberg


21 Management of Headache in Women 259
Elizabeth W. Loder, Dawn C. Buse, Vince Martin, Luzma Cardona, and Dawn A. Marcus

22 Management of Headache in Children 269
Oranee Sanmaneechai and Karen Ballaban-Gil

23 Management of Headache in the Elderly 290
Matthew S. Robbins and Richard B. Lipton

Index 307

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