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November 1994

Handbook of Headache Management: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment of Head, Neck, and Facial Pain

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Kansas City, Kan

Arch Neurol. 1994;51(11):1084. doi:10.1001/archneur.1994.00540230022004

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Abstract

This brief volume surveys in 17 chapters all the settings in which the clinician may encounter headache. The first five chapters cover current concepts as to classification of headache, theories as to origin of head pain, and general discussion of diagnostic evaluation and pharmacotherapy. Subsequent chapters deal with specific headache syndromes, and all topics are presented in outline form with brief expository comment and many extensive, detailed tables, eg, the four-page table giving details of dosage comments on selected drugs used in pharmacotherapy of head, neck, and face pain. The chapters on the differential diagnosis of headache and the diagnostic evaluation are particularly detailed and practical. Other virtues of the book are the specific advice given as to drug dosages, potential harmful drug interactions, appendices containing lists of common trade and generic names of drugs used in headache treatment, and the pharmacokinetics of these drugs.

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