William Young, MD
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Young W.; Headache and Facial Pain. Ann Intern Med. 2000;132:96. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-132-1-200001040-00026
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;132(1):96.
Mongini F. 284 pages. New York: Thieme; 1999. $99.00. ISBN 0865778523. Order phone 800-782-3488.
Field of medicine: Neurology, internal medicine, and pain management.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Neurologists, headache and pain specialists, and primary care physicians.
Purpose: To assist practitioners in the treatment of patients with complex headache and facial pain disorders.
Content: The first part compares classification schemes and discusses pathophysiology not by disorder (such as migraine or trigeminal neuralgia) but by mechanism (for example, muscle dysfunction, posture, or cortical disturbances) across disorders. The second part discusses general clinical aspects of evaluation and treatment, including patient history, physical examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment. The third part covers diagnosis and therapy of the primary headache disorders, using case studies. The final section takes a similar approach to facial pain.
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