Rodney D. Bell, MD
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Bell RD. Mechanism and Management of Headache. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:703-704. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-130-8-199904200-00024
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;130(8):703-704.
6th edition. Lance JW, Goadsby PJ; eds. 317 pages. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1998. $95.00. ISBN 0750637285. Order phone 800-366-2665.
Field of medicine: Neurology, internal medicine, and primary care.
Audience: Neurologists, general internists, and primary care providers.
Purpose: To present the newest thinking on the pathophysiology of headache and to review an integrated approach to pharmacologic treatment.
Content: The initial chapter on the history of headache places in perspective how long this problem has been with us. Another early chapter outlines the International Headache Society's classification for headache disorders, cranial neuralgias, and facial pain. The remainder of the book covers the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment of head pain. This includes tension headache, cluster headache, various neuralgias, post-traumatic headache, intracranial and extracranial disorders, and defined clinical syndromes without obvious structural abnormalities.
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