Oxford Textbook of Headache Syndromes

ISBN : 9780198724322

Michel Ferrari; Andrew Charles; David Dodick; Fumihiko Sakai; Joost Haan
560 Pages
219 x 276 mm
Pub date
Apr 2020
Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology
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Headache syndromes rank amongst the most common presenting symptoms in general practice and neurology, affecting up to 15% of the adult population. Part of the Oxford Textbooks in Clinical Neurology series, the Oxford Textbook of Headache Syndromes provides clinicians with a definitive resource for diagnosing and managing patients with primary and secondary forms of headaches, either as isolated complaints or as part of a more complex syndrome.

Split into 7 key sections with 59 chapters, this comprehensive work discusses the scientific basis and practical management of headache syndromes in a logical format. Each chapter is written by international experts in neurology who share their research and extensive experience by providing a wealth of practical advice for use in clinical situations.

In addition, all content is up-to-date and chapters incorporate discussions on the latest International Classification of Headache Disorders 3rd edition when relevant.


1 Jes Olesen and Richard B. Lipton: Classification and diagnosis of headache disorders
2 James W. Lance and David W. Dodick: Taking a headache history: Tips and tricks
3 Mark C. Kruit and Arne May: Diagnostic neuroimaging in migraine
4 Andrew Charles: Headache mechanisms
5 M. J. Eadie: Headache in history
6 Richard Peatfield and Fumihiko Sakai: Migraine: Clinical features and diagnosis
7 Guus G. Schoonman, Henrik Winther Schytz, and Messoud Ashina: Migraine trigger factors: Facts and myths
8 Nadine Pelzer, Tobias Freilinger, and Gisela M. Terwindt: Hemiplegic migraine and other monogenic migraine subtypes and syndromes
9 Brian M. Grosberg and C. Mark Sollars: Retinal migraine
10 Simona Sacco and Antonio Carolei: Migraine, stroke, and the heart
11 M. A. Louter, A. Scher, and G. M. Terwindt: Non-vascular comorbidities and complications
12 Pasquale Parisi, Dorothee Kasteleijn Nolst Trenite, Johannes A. Carpay, Laura Papetti, and Maria Chiara Paolino: Migraine and epilepsy
13 Yoon-Hee Cha: Migraine and vertigo
14 Miguel J. A. Lainez and Vesselina Grozeva: Treatment and management of migraine: Acute
15 Andrew Charles and Stefan Evers: Treatment and management: Preventive
16 Delphine Magis: Treatment and management: Non-pharmacological, including neuromodulation
17 Classification, diagnostic criteria, and epidemiology
18 Cluster headache: Clinical features and management
19 Paroxysmal hemicrania: Clinical features and management
20 SUNCT/SUNA: Clinical features and management
21 Hemicrania continua
22 The cluster tic syndrome and other combinations of primary headaches with trigeminal neuralgia
24 Julio Pascual and Peter van den Berg: Cough headache
25 Shih-Pin Chen, Julio Pascual, and Shuu-Jiun Wang: Exertional and sex headache
26 Dagny Holle and David W. Dodick: Hypnic headache
27 Aydin Gozalov, Messoud Ashina, and Joanna M. Zakrzewska: Cranial neuralgias and persistent idiopathic facial pain
28 Randolph W. Evans: Some rare headache disorders, including Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, Blip Syndrome, Cardiac Cephalalgia, Epicrania Fugax, Exploding Head Syndrome, Harlequin Syndrome, Lacrimal Neuralgia, Neck-Tongue Syndrome and Red Ear Syndrome
29 Stefan Evers: Tension-type headache: Classification, clinical features and management
30 Kuan-Po Peng, Matthew S. Robbins, and Shuu-Jiun Wang: New daily persistent headache
31 David W. Dodick and Stephen D. Silberstein: Chronic migraine and medication overuse headache
32 Christina Sun-Edelstein and Alan M. Rapoport: Frequent headaches with and without acute medication overuse: Management and international differences
33 Juan A. Pareja and Carrie E. Robertson: Nummular headache
34 Agnes van Sonderen, Hille Koppen, and Sebastiaan F.T.M de Bruijn: Thunderclap headache
35 Sylvia Lucas: Headache associated with head trauma
36 Nikolai Bogduk: Cervicogenic Headache
37 Marieke J. H. Wermer, Hine J.A. van Os, and David W. Dodick: Headache and neurovascular disorders
38 F. Amoozegar, E. Dilli, Rashmi B. Halker, and A.J. Starling: Headache associated with low cerebrospinal fluid pressure
39 Ore-Ofe Adesina, Sudama Reddi, Deborah Friedman, and Kathleen Digre: Headache associated with high cerebrospinal fluid pressure
40 Ana Marissa Lagman-Bartolome and Jonathan P. Gladstone: Headache associated with systemic infection, intoxication or metabolic derangement
41 Matthijs C. Brouwer and Jonathan P. Gladstone: Headache associated with intracranial infection
42 Deborah I. Friedman: Remote causes of ocular and periorbital pain
43 Steven B. Graff-Radford and Alan C. Newman: Orofacial pain: Dental head pains, temporomandibular disorders, and headache
44 German Moris and Julio Pascual: HANDL syndrome
45 Vincent T. Martin and Maurice Vincent: Nasal and sinus headaches
46 Mamoru Shibata, Norihiro Suzuki, and Gene Hunder: Giant cell arteritis and primary central nervous system vasculitis as causes of headache
47 Elizabeth Leroux and Catherine Maurice: Headache related to an intracranial neoplasm
48 Dagny Holle and Julio Pascual: Headache and chiari malformation
49 Aneesh B. Singhal: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome
50 Vincenzo Guidetti, Benedetta Bellini, and Andrew D. Hershey: Headaches in the young
51 Jonathan H. Smith, Andreas Straube, and Jerry W. Swanson: Headaches in the elderly
52 Maurizio Pompili, Dorian A. Lamis, Frank Andrasik, and Paolo Martelletti: Headache and psychiatry
53 S. Labruijere, K. Ibrahimi, E. G.M. Couturier, and A.MaasenVanDenBrink: Headache and hormones, including pregnancy and breast feeding
54 Guus G. Schoonman, Jan Hoffmann, and Werner J. Becker: Headache and the weather
55 David P. Kernick and Peter J. Goadsby: Headache and sport
56 Federico Mainardi and Giorgio Zanchin: Headache attributed to airplane travel
57 Stefan Evers and Rigmor Jensen: Headache and sleep
58 Marina de Tommaso and Vittorio Sciruicchio: Headache and fibromyalgia
59 Gerrit L. J. Onderwater and Michel D. Ferrari: Visual snow

About the author: 

Michel D. Ferrari, MD, PhD, FANA, FRCP is Professor of Neurology, Chair of the Leiden Centre for Translational Neuroscience, and a member of the Permanent Science Committee at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC). He is the former President of the International Headache Society (IHS) and is currently President of the Dutch Headache Society. Professor Ferrari was awarded the quinquennial Winkler Medallion for Excellence in Research from the Dutch Neurological Association in 2005, the Vici Innovational Research Personal Incentive Schema Award from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research in 2004, and the Spinoza Life Time Achievement Premium in 2009. In 2017 he received the 10-year Gravity Award for his work for the Netherlands Organ-on-Chip Initiative. He is an Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and the American Neurological Association (FANA), and an Honorary Member of the Colombian Neurology Society and the International Headache Society.; Joost Han, MD, PhD, BA, is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Leiden University Medical Centre. He received his medical degree in 1982, his specialty certificate in Neurology in 1988, and his doctorate in clinical Neurophysiology in 1990. Between 2001 and 2007, Dr Haan was a member of the Council of Dutch Neurologists. Having co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications and several books on clinical genetics, Dr Haan serves on the scientific board of several Dutch scientific organisations and the editorial board of a number of journals. The main topics of his research are the genetics of headache (migraine, cluster headache), haemorrhagic stroke (cerebral amyloid angiopathy), and ischaemic stroke (CADASIL). ; Andrew Charles, MD, is Professor and Director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program in the Department of Neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In 2013 he was named the Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies at UCLA. As Director of the Headache Research and Treatment Program, Dr. Charles seeks to advance headache medicine through education, clinical research, and patient care. From 2011-2013 he was Co-Chair of the NINDS Common Data Elements Project Group for Headaches. He is an associate editor of the journal Cephalalgia, and serves on the board of directors of the American Headache Society and the board of trustees of the International Headache Society (IHS). ; David W. Dodick, MD, FRCO (C), FACP, is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Consultant in Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. Formerly President of the American Headache Society, President of the American Migraine Foundation, and President-elect of the International Headache Society (IHS), he is Program Director of the Mayo Clinic Neurology Residency Program and Medical Director of the Headache and Sport Neurology and Concussions programs. Mr. Dodick is Chairman and member of the Medical Advisory Board of eNeura Inc., a member of the Advisory Board at Alder Pharmaceuticals Inc., and co-director of the annual meeting of the American Headache Society. He is board certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Mr. Dodick has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored 8 books. He is Editor in Chief of Cephalalgia.; Fumihiko Sakai, MD, is Professor at Saitama Medical University. Professor Sakai obtained his medical degree from Keio University and served as a research fellow with the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine and a clinical fellow at Keio University Hospital. In 1978 and 1979, he received the 13th and 14th Harold G. Wolff awards from the American Headache Society. He has served as a board member and honorary member of the Societas Neurologica Japonica and as President and Honorary Life Member of the International Headache Society (IHS). Professor Sakai is currently a member of the board of the Japanese Headache Society, Director of Saitama International Headache Center, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Trigemima.

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