This book assists appropriate headache assessment and decision-making in pediatrics. It covers many aspects and causes of headache disorders in children and adolescents using case studies to illustrate important points in history, examination, diagnosis, choice of management approach, therapy selection, and communication of the most helpful advice to the child and parents.
Case studies have been taken from real clinical practice and presented in a consistent style. They are discussed by the authors to highlight important points in history, important positive and negative points in examination, the diagnosis, and full analysis and justification of treatment options.
Headache in Children and Adolescents: A Case-Based Approach is an ideal reference for primary care physicians, paediatricians, neurologists and paediatric neurologists in their daily practice, in their consulting rooms and wards.
Ishaq Abu-Arafeh MBBS, MD, MRCP, FRCPCH is Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric Neurology at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, UK. He has a major research interest in headache in children and adolescents. He is the chairman, Child and Adolescent Standing Committee, International Headache Society, President of the Scottish Paediatric Society, Co-Chair, Scottish Paediatric Surveillance Unit and Past Chairman, Paediatric committee, British Association for the Study of Headache. He is a member of the working group – International Classification of Headache Disorders, Medical Advisor, Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome Association UK, a member of the development group and later the steering group of the British Paediatric Neurology Association's Children Headache Teaching Course and Editor, “Childhood Headache”; First (2002) and second edition (2013). He is the author and co-author of over 40 peer reviewed scholarly articles and over 10 book chapters.
Aynur Özge is Professor of Neurology, Algology and Clinical Neurophysiology, at the, Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, Mersin, Turkey. She is the chief of the headache outpatient department both for adults and children and adolescents, in the same department. She is the founder and coordinator of the Turkish Headache Database Project. She is a member of the Special Interest Group of Childhood and Adolescent Headache of the International Headache Society. She is also an active member of the Turkish Headache Society and Algology Society.