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Editors: Amadeo O. Fernandez
Book Description:
Migraine is a painful neurological condition, of which the most common symptom is an intense and disabling episodic headache. Migraine headaches are usually characterized by severe pain on one or both sides of the head. Absent serious head injuries, stroke, and tumors, the recurring severity of the pain indicates a vascular headache rather than a tension headache. Migraines are often accompanied by photophobia (hypersensitivity to light), phonophobia (hypersensitivity to sound) and nausea.Migraine is three times more common in women than in men. Some individuals can predict the onset of a migraine because it is preceded by an "aura," visual disturbances that appear as flashing lights, zig-zag lines or a temporary loss of vision. People with migraine tend to have recurring attacks triggered by a lack of food or sleep, exposure to light, or hormonal irregularities (only in women). Anxiety, stress, or relaxation after stress can also be triggers. For many years, scientists believed that migraines were linked to the dilation and constriction of blood vessels in the head. Investigators now believe that migraine is caused by inherited abnormalities in genes that control the activities of certain cell populations in the brain.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - Recurrent Headaches in Childhood and Adolescence: A Critical Study of the Diagnostic Criteria for Migraine, pp.1-14;
(T. Dura Trave, M. E. Yoldi Petri, and F. Gallinas Victoriano, Pediatric Neurology Unit, Children's Hosp. "Virgen del Camino", Pamplona, Spain)

Chapter 2 - The study of auditory event-related evoked potentials in primary headaches in school children and adolescents. Clinical, Neurophysiological and Neuropsychological Studies, pp.15-30;
(Malgorzata Zgorzalewicz-Stachowiak, Lab. of Med. Electrodiagnostics, Dept. of Health Prophylaxis, Med. Univ. Poznan, Poland, and Ewa Mojs, Dept. of Health Sciences, Med. Univ. Poznan, Poland)

Chapter 3 - Clinical and Research Applications of Transcranial Magnetic and Direct Current Stimulation in Migraine, pp.31-44
(Andrea Antal , Nicolas Lang, Walter Paulus, Dept. of Clin. Neurophysiology, Georg-August Univ., Gottingen, Germany)

Chapter 4 - Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound and Migraine: Advances in Patophysiology and Diagnosis, pp.45-61;
(Antonio Arjona, Jose Rubi-Callejon, and Gemma Alonso-Verdegay, Seccion de Neurologia, Hosp. Torrecardenas, Almeria, Spain)

Chapter 5 - Cardiac and Pulmonary Right-to-Left Shunts and Migraine, pp.63-91;
(Martijn C. Post, Dept. of Cardiology, Werner IHL. Budts, Dept. of Cardiology, Univ. Hosp. Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium, and Cornelis J.J. Westermann, Pulmonology, St. Antonius Hosp., Nieuwegein, The Netherlands)

Chapter 6 - Contact Points and Migraine Headaches, pp.93-107
(Fereidoon Behin, Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Richard B. Lipton, and Marcelo Bigal)

Chapter 7 - Adaptive Mechanisms in Migraine: A Critical Conceptual Hiatus, pp.109-169;
(Vinod Kumar Gupta, Dubai Police Med. Services, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Chapter 8 - Treatment of Migraine based in Acupuncture Techniques, pp.171-192
(Bhertha Miyuki Tamura, Beatriz Emi Tamura, Paulo Takayuki Tamura et al, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil)


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   ISBN: 1-60021-907-1
   Status: AV
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