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Migraine is a complex neurological disorder that is characterized by a complex neurobiology, clinical features that may overlap with over 300 causes of headache, and an association with major medical illnesses and comorbid diseases. This books draws upon the authors' vast clinical experience and exhaustive knowledge of the science of migraine and the practice of headache medicine and provides this knowledge in a comprehensive yet digestible format. While migraine is often a subject in other textbooks on headache, it is the sole focus of this volume. The authors provide an up-to-date overview of the evidence base and combine this with their experience and expertise to help practitioners make informed treatment decisions. This book also provides a glimpse into the future describing new treatment modalities, including neurostimulation technologies and biologics that are emerging as potentially valuable treatment options. The authors also deal extensively with the unique and complex management of migraine in women.
Oxford University Press Inc
April 12, 2016
About the author
David W. Dodick: Professor of Neurology Mayo Clinic in Phoenix Arizona, Director Headache Division, Director Sport Neurology Division, Director Neurology Residency Program, Director Headache Fellowship Program, President-Elect International Headache Society, Chair American Migraine Foundation, Past-President American Headache Society, Editor-in-Chief, Cephalalgia (official journal of the International Headache Society)Stephen Silberstein: Dr. Michael Silverstein is the Director of the Division of General Pediatrics and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at BUSM, as well as the Vice Chairman for Research for the Department of Pediatrics. He attended Harvard University and Harvard Medical School and completed his medical training at the University of Washington, where he also did his fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He joined the Boston University faculty in 2004.