1. Introduction Serena L. Orr and David W. Dodick
2. Epidemiology of headache in the emergency department Serena L. Orr and David W. Dodick
3. Approach to history taking and the physical examination Suzanne Christie and Garth Dickinson
4. Approach to investigations Meir H. Scheinfeld and Benjamin W. Friedman
5. Thunderclap headache in the emergency department James Ducharme
6. Other secondary headaches in the emergency department Michael J. Marmura and Benjamin W. Friedman
7. The migraine patient in the emergency department Serena L. Orr and Brian H. Rowe
8. The patient with a trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia in the emergency department Anne Ducros
9. Other primary headache disorders that can present to the emergency department Yasmin Idu Jion and Brian M. Grosberg
10. Medication overuse headache in the emergency department Chia-Chun Chiang, Todd J. Schwedt, Shuu-Jiun Wang and David W. Dodick
11. Approach to the pediatric patient with headache in the emergency department Serena L. Orr and David Sheridan
12. Approach to pregnant or lactating patients with headache in the emergency department Sylvia Lucas and Esther Rawner
13. Approach to the elderly patient with headache in the emergency department Fabio Frediani and Gennaro Bussone
14. Preventing emergency department visits in primary headache patients and prevention of bounce-backs to the emergency department Wm. Jeptha Davenport.
Do you need current and pragmatic guidance in meeting the challenges of acute headache assessment under pressure? Authored by renowned experts in neurology and emergency medicine, this versatile handbook offers practitioners a broad perspective on common, less-common, and rare headache disorders to enable accurate patient diagnosis and effective treatment. Featuring a multidisciplinary team of authors, this textbook provides clinicians who work in acute care settings with the right tools to recognise and understand primary headache disorders and life threatening causes of headache. Covering the best available evidence and practice standards from the emergency department, this guide provides direct answers to challenging management problems. Invaluable and extensively researched, practitioners are able to confidently evaluate a spectrum of conditions, while balancing resource utilization and cost considerations in a time-constrained environment.
- Covering the best practice standards and front-line evidence from the emergency department, this guide is pragmatic and current
- Enables practitioners to confidently evaluate a spectrum of conditions in an emergency
- Written through a collaboration of award-winning neurologists and emergency physicians, and is backed by front-line experience and cutting-edge research
Serena L. Orr, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa
Serena L. Orr is a senior Pediatric Neurology resident at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Ontario. She is actively engaged in headache research; having led several award-winning research projects in the area.
Benjamin W. Friedman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Benjamin W. Friedman is an emergency physician and clinical researcher at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York. He is regarded as an international expert on the intersection of headache and emergency medicine.
David W. Dodick, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
David W. Dodick is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. He is President of the International Headache Society, Chair of the American Migraine Foundation and Former Editor-in-Chief of Cephalalgia, and Past-President of the American Headache Society.