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Case-Based Diagnosis and Management of Headache Disorders by Aksel Siva, Christian Lampl

By Aksel Siva, Christian Lampl

This e-book presents the practising surgeon with a realistic method of the prognosis, evaluate and administration of headache issues in accordance with classes realized from real-life headache sufferers. across the world recognized headache specialists current instances from their very own perform and talk about the evaluate and administration of every case step-by-step. The sincerely established chapters hide preliminary evaluate and diagnostic work-up, imaging, differential analysis, interpretation of findings of additional work-up, treatments and reaction and key issues. a large spectrum of headache varieties is roofed, together with either fundamental and secondary headache issues. The reader will tips on how to diagnose and deal with diversified headache issues without delay from the scientific event of specialists. Case-Based prognosis and administration of Headache Disorders may be of worth for neurologists and a variety of physicians – from these in different specialties to fundamental care givers.

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Silberstein SD, Stark SR, Lucas SM et al (2005) Botulinum toxin type A for the prophylactic treatment of chronic daily headache: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Mayo Clin Proc 80:1126–1137 30. Smuts JA, Schultz D, Barnard A (2004) Mechanism of action of botulinum toxin type A in migraine prevention: a pilot study. Headache 44:801–805 31. Turton K, Chaddock JA, Acharya KR (2002) Botulinum and tetanus neurotoxins: structure, function and therapeutic utility. Trends Biochem Sci 27:552–558 32.

Ashkenazi A (2010) Botulinum toxin type A for chronic migraine. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 10:140–146 3. Aurora SK, Dodick DW, Turkel CC et al (2010) OnabotulinumtoxinA for treatment of chronic migraine: results from the double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled phase of the PREEMPT 1 trial. Cephalalgia 30:793–803 4. Aurora SK, Gawel M, Brandes JL et al (2007) Botulinum toxin type a prophylactic treatment of episodic migraine: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory study. Headache 47:486–499 42 R.

She tried numerous migraine prophylactic substances such as propranolol, verapamil, and amitriptyline. Propranolol was used also for a chronic essential tachycardia around 110 bpm at untreated resting condition. With the combination of the above medications, the patient was able to maintain her part-time job. However, she used most of her leisure time to suffer or recover from her numerous migraine attacks and headache days. About 10–15 applications of sumatriptan were needed per month. In 2003, the use of Botox was finally approved by her health insurance and 100 units were applied for the first time in 2004.

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