Pediatric Headache

By Jack Gladstein, MD, Christina L. Szperka, MD, MSCE, FAHS and Amy A. Gelfand, MD
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  • Concise guide on diagnosis and treatment of pediatric headache
  • Includes information from both a primary care and specialist point of view
  • Discusses traditional treatment options such as medication, devices and behavioral interventions as well as sleep, diet and exercise recommendations
Covering the topic of headache in children from the viewpoint of both primary care and neurology, Pediatric Headache provides concise, authoritative guidance on all aspects of this multifaceted subject. Drs. Jack Gladstein, Christina Szperka, and Amy Gelfand, each an expert in pediatric headache, contribute their considerable knowledge and expertise to assist neurologists, pediatricians, and primary care providers in providing optimal care to young patients. 

Key Features
  • Offers concise guidance on diagnosis and treatment of pediatric headache from both a primary care and neurologist's point of view. 

  • Covers traditional treatment options such as medication, devices, and behavioral interventions as well as sleep, diet, exercise, and stress management recommendations. 

  • Discusses the important issue of patient advocacy for providers and families. 

  • Provides support for school-age patients with samples of school letters and other patient material resources for providers to share with families.  

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

ISBN 9780323830058
Product Format Book
Publication Date 2021
Author Information By Jack Gladstein, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States ; Christina L. Szperka, MD, MSCE, FAHS, Assistant Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director, Pediatric Headache Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States and Amy A. Gelfand, MD, Director of Pediatric Headache, Associate Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, UCSF Ron Conway Family, San Francisco, CA, United States
Published Reviews

"This book is very useful as the pediatric population is an undeserved group in headache medicine. The book does a great job of providing information and data on managing headaches in children."

©Doody's Review Service, 2022, Fred Cohen, MD (Thomas Jefferson University)

Table of Content          Preface
         About the Editors
1       My headache appointment: A guide for parents, primary care and specialists
2       You're not the only one (epidemiology)
3       Pathophysiology of migraine
4       Genetics of migraine
5       The "Episodic Syndromes”: i.e. what migraine looks like before it "looks like” migraine
5       How did it get so bad?
6       Effect of hormones
7       Chronic migraine and other types of chronic daily headache
8       Comorbidities in children and adolescents
9       NDPH: What a primary care provider/ headache specialist needs to know
10     Post-Traumatic Headaches in Youth
11     POTS and dysautonomia
12     Meds
12     How can I get better?
13     Acute Behavioral Headache Management
14     What should I expect when home therapy does not work
15     Preventive treatments: Oral
16     Preventive Injections
17     Behavioral interventions to improve frequency
18     Devices
19     CGRP
20     Non-medication treatments including acupuncture
20     Behavioral interventions to improve frequency
20     Non-medication preventive intervention, including preventive supplements
20     Things I can do for myself/my child
21     Sleep and Headache in Children and Adolescents
22     Meals/Food/Diet/Caffeine/Hydration
23     Managing Migraines at School including Migraine Action Plan and 504 Plan
23     Activity/Exercise including Yoga 
23     Stress management
24     How you can get more involved
24     Managing Migraine at School
25     How you can get more involved: a guide for families and clinicians
26     Spanish Translation of some of these school
26     Growing up: Transitioning to adult care
27     How to set up a headache clinic
28     Where can I learn more? A listing of resources
29     School-age support
30     Lifestyle/enviromental suggestions
34     Advocacy
Publication Date 14-10-2021
Pages 346
Trim 235 x 191 (7 1/2 x 9 1/4)
Stock Status In Stock
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