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Author Loder, Elizabeth, author

Title Common pitfalls in the evaluation and management of headache : case-based learning / Elizabeth W. Loder, Rebecca C. Burch, Paul B. Rizzoli
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (x, 192 pages)
Series Cambridge Medicine
Cambridge medicine (Series)
Contents Confusing one benign headache with another -- Mistaking primary headache for another condition -- Missing dangerous causes of headache -- Pitfalls in diagnostic testing : imaging and lumbar puncture -- Pitfalls in diagnostic testing : blood, urine, and other tests -- When historical or examination findings are missed or misinterpreted -- Errors in management of acute headache -- Pitfalls in drug therapy to prevent headaches -- Pitfalls in nonpharmacologic treatment of headache -- Challenges and special situations in headache management -- Medicolegal pitfalls in headache management
Summary Although headache is one of the most common complaints that patients bring to their clinicians, few physicians feel confident about its clinical evaluation and management. Is it a problem in its own right, or the presenting symptom of a serious medical condition? Loder, Rizzoli and Burch bring a practical case-based approach to this complex ailment, highlighting specific areas of diagnostic uncertainty in headache evaluation and treatment. Each case is taken from real-world clinical practice and reviews the diagnostic and treatment process in a systematic manner, identifying common challenges and pitfalls and describing newly issued treatment guidelines. Written in a question and answer format, this concise and useful guide in the Common Pitfalls series provides a step-by-step guide for everyday clinical practice, invaluable to anyone dealing with headache on a front-line basis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Headache -- Diagnosis -- Case studies.
Headache -- Treatment -- Case studies.
Headache -- diagnosis.
Headache -- therapy.
Genre/Form Case Reports.
Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Burch, Rebecca C., author
Rizzoli, Paul, author
ISBN 1139519336 (electronic bk.)
9781139519335 (electronic bk.)