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Clinician's Manual - Treatment of Pediatric Migraine
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Main description:

Migraine is a debilitating disorder, it is essential that it is diagnosed accurately and swiftly in patients. This book covers, in-depth, the key diagnostic criteria and treatments that pediatricians and other primary care providers must be aware of in order to treat pediatric migraine effectively.

• Written by an expert on the subject of pediatric migraine/headache
• A refresher for GPs and hospital doctors with practical diagnostic and treatment advice
• Reviews clinical developments and guidelines, and places them into everyday clinical practice
• Stresses the importance of early intervention, therapies and patient education
• Concise but comprehensive


Evaluation of the child with headache.- Pediatric migraine.- Management options for pediatric migraine.- Status migraine: The emergency department management of status migraine.- Chronic migraine (aka chronic daily headache).- Prognosis of childhood migraine.


ISBN-13: 9781908517203
Publisher: Springer (Springer Healthcare Ltd.)
Publication date: November, 2011
Pages: 72

Subcategories: Anaesthetics and Pain, General Practice, Neurology, Paediatrics and Neonatal, Plastic/Reconstructive & Aesthetic


Dr Lewis, MD, FAAP, FAAN, is a pediatric neurologist at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia where he currently serves as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics. He has participated in the design and implementation of over 20 clinical trials for migraine in children and authored the American of Academy of Neurology Practice Parameters for the evaluation of the child with recurrent headache and for the pharmacological management of migraine in children and adolescents. He is active in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), serving on the Section of Neurology Board and relishes the opportunity speaking annually at the AAP National Conference Exhibition on the topic of  headache. He is fundamentally a clinician-educator and is happiest in the clinic with a medical student on one hip and a resident on the other. His interest in headache began about 25 years ago and has been supported and encouraged by the incomparable, and ever young, Dr David Rothner from the Cleveland Clinic.