* A new edition of this classic text * Revised to include the most recent research findings and treatment advances * Written by two world-renowned experts * Organized according to the International Headache Society Classification * A practical guide, supported by clinical evidence, for all those treating headache patients * Previous edition listed in the Core Collection of Medical Books and Journals 1997
Reviews from previous editions 1. "In an excellent and thoroughly revised text, Lance has arrayed the many headaches to conform with the International Headache Society classification. Thoroughness, practicality, and a widely based scholarly view of a hugh subject are the hallmarks of this splendid text and explain its continuing supremacy in a well stacked competitive market." Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 2. "The author is to be congratulated on his fine effort which will be appreciated by all who deal with patients with headache". World Federation of Neurology 3. "The book is easy to read, excellent value for money, and well worth buying..." Cephalalgia 4. "One can find nothing to criticize. The style is lucid and enjoyable to read... this book can be thoroughly recommended as the single most comprehensive and helpful volume currently available on headache." Practitioner. 5. "Thoroughness, practicality, and a widely based scholarly view of a huge subject are the hallmarks of this splendid text and explain its continuing supremacy in a well stacked competitive market." Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. 6. "If one is to choose a single volume from the many books on headache, this one, written by one of the leaders in the field, is it." Archives in Neurology 7. "...this is a well-written, coherent book, which was a pleasure to read. I trust that all physicians, regardless of their specialty or level of clinical experience will find this text indispensable, both in their day-to-day interactions with patients and as a reference book. I highly recommend this book and look forward to subsequent editions." Headache
For this sixth edition of Mechanism and Management of Headache, Professor Lance has been joined by Dr Peter Goadsby to present a practical account of the latest advances in research into the clinical aspects, pathophysiology and treatment of headache. The text has been completely revised, and provides an easily followed guide to the management of headache problems in practice as well as insights acquired from functional MRI, PET scanning and new work on the neurotransmitters involved in the production of headache.
This edition begins with information on history taking and diagnosis and physical examination, before going on to detailed descriptions of each type of headache organized according to the classification by the International Headache Society. Current views on pathophysiology have been summarized and new medication evaluated, with references provided for those who want to pursue a particular topic.
The book is intended for all medical practitioners dealing with headache patients and covers a spectrum of interest to general practitioners, specialist physicians and neurologists. Headache is one of the most common of symptoms and can interfere with many of life's pleasures as well as working ability. It deserves to be taken seriously.
Contents: The history of headache; Recording the patient's case history; Types of headache; Diagnosis based on the history; Physical examination; Migraine: varieties; Migraine: clinical aspects; Migraine: pathophysiology; Migraine: treatment; Tension-type headache; Cluster headache; Other headaches without any structural abnormality; Post-traumatic headache; Vascular disorders; Non-vascular intracranial disorders; Disorders of the neck, cranial and extracranial structures; Cranial neuralgias and pain of central origin; The investigation and general management of headache; Appendices: An explanation of hyperventilation: Relaxation exercises; Index.
Readership: Neurologists, General Practitioners, Pain Specialists.