Review of Headache Medicine
This book, with chapters
written by the board and members of the Headache Cooperative
of New England, can be ordered on Oxford
University Press's website, Neurology section.Two
reviews are excerpted below, followed by an outline
of the book's contents.
Excerpt from Book
Review in Archives of Neurology, May, 2009:
of Headache Medicine does a good job of providing
accurate discussion of headaches and their management.
Information regarding different aspects of this clinical
discipline has been collected, sifted, and presented
in a simple description divided into 5 major parts.
The book's contents are organized in accordance with
the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties curriculum.
The organization and multiple-choice questions at
the end of each chapter serve well anyone who is studying
for headache specialty board tests. This is also suitable
as a reference book for clinicians of other specialties
who treat headaches in their practices. The easy readability
of the book only enhances its appeal."
"Overall, this book
is highly recommended as an addition to the library
of anyone who researches or treats headache on a regular
basis. Its breadth of coverage will make it a useful
tool for general practitioners and headache specialists
alike." (Prose: 4/4 stars; Illustrations: 3/4 stars;
Science: 4/4 stars; Usefulness: 4/4 stars)
Excerpt from Book Review
in the New England Journal of Medicine, October, 2008:
"Headache, one of
the most common disorders, is a considerable burden
to the individual and to society. The book is easy
to read and covers all the main topics in headache
medicine....This book was initiated by the Headache
Cooperative of New England, originally as a study
resource for certification in the subspecialty of
headache medicine, but it deserves a wider circle
of readers. It compares favorably with most books
on headache that have become available in recent years."
The book is divided
into sections similar to those outlined by the UCNS
in their curriculum for Headache Medicine (HM) training
as well as the summary of topics covered in HM Board
examinations. Part I deals with the anatomy, physiology,
pathophysiology and epidemiology of the headache disorders.
Part 2 covers classification and diagnosis in the
primary headaches. Part 3 discusses diagnosis of non-primary
headaches. Part 4 deals with treatment of primary
headache types, and Part 5 contains information about
treating special populations and treatments that are
advanced or specialized. The HCNE Comprehensive Review
of Headache Medicine contains chapters written by
diplomates of the UCNS Headache Medicine Board, and
is ideal for any clinicians interested in furthering
their knowledge of Headache Medicine.
HCNE Newsletter, Winter-Spring 2012-2013
HCNE Newsletter, Spring 2012