Pediatric Headache - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323830058

Pediatric Headache

1st Edition

Authors: Jack Gladstein Christina L. Szperka Amy A. Gelfand
Paperback ISBN: 9780323830058
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 14th October 2021
Page Count: 378

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Covering the topic of headache in children from the viewpoint of both primary care and neurology, Pediatric Headache provides concise, authoritative guidance on all aspects of this multifaceted subject. Drs. Jack Gladstein, Christina Szperka, and Amy Gelfand, each an expert in pediatric headache, contribute their considerable knowledge and expertise to assist neurologists, pediatricians, and primary care providers in providing optimal care to young patients.

Key Features

  • Concise guide on diagnosis and treatment of pediatric headache
  • Includes information from both a primary care and specialist point of view
  • Discusses traditional treatment options such as medication, devices and behavioral interventions as well as sleep, diet and exercise recommendations

Table of Contents

Preface<BR> About the Editors<BR> Acknowledgments<BR>1 My headache appointment: A guide for parents, primary care and specialists<BR>2 You’re not the only one (epidemiology) <BR>3 Pathophysiology of migraine <BR>4 Genetics of migraine <BR>5 The “Episodic Syndromes”: i.e. what migraine looks like before it “looks like” migraine<BR>5 How did it get so bad?<BR>6 Effect of hormones <BR>7 Chronic migraine and other types of chronic daily headache <BR>8 Comorbidities in children and adolescents <BR>9 NDPH: What a primary care provider/ headache specialist needs to know<BR>10 Post-Traumatic Headaches in Youth <BR>11 POTS and dysautonomia <BR>12 Meds<BR>12 How can I get better?<BR>13 Acute Behavioral Headache Management<BR>14 What should I expect when home therapy does not work <BR>15 Preventive treatments: Oral<BR>16 Preventive Injections<BR>17 Behavioral interventions to improve frequency<BR>18 Devices<BR>19 CGRP<BR>20 Non-medication treatments including acupuncture<BR>20 Behavioral interventions to improve frequency <BR>20 Non-medication preventive intervention, including preventive supplements<BR>20 Things I can do for myself/my child<BR>21 Sleep and Headache in Children and Adolescents<BR>22 Meals/Food/Diet/Caffeine/Hydration<BR>23 Managing Migraines at School including Migraine Action Plan and 504 Plan<BR>23 Activity/Exercise including Yoga <BR>23 Stress management <BR>24 How you can get more involved <BR>24 Managing Migraine at School <BR>25 How you can get more involved: a guide for families and clinicians<BR>26 Spanish Translation of some of these school <BR>26 Growing up: Transitioning to adult care<BR>27 How to set up a headache clinic<BR>28 Where can I learn more? A listing of resources <BR>29 School-age support<BR>30 Lifestyle/enviromental suggestions<BR>34 Advocacy


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About the Authors

Jack Gladstein

Jack Gladstein is Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine. Jack graduated Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1983. He completed his Pediatric Residency and Chief residency at Einstein in 1987. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital in 1989. He has remained on faculty at the University ever since. He established the Pediatric Headache Clinic in 1989, which at that time was the second pediatric headache clinic in the US. Along with his busy pediatric headache practice, he is director of Inpatient Pediatrics at Maryland and served as Associate Dean for Student Affairs for many years. He was just appointed as Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs. He is a proud son, husband, father, and grandfather.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States

Christina L. Szperka

Christina Szperka, MD, MSCE, has been interested in the treatment of chronic pain since she was an undergraduate at Amherst College, Amherst, MA, and focused on pediatric pain while pursuing her medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Dr. Szperka completed residencies in pediatrics and child neurology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, and a fellowship in headache medicine at The Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is board certified in Headache Medicine. She divides her time between patient care and projects aimed at improving the treatment of children with headaches. In 2013, she was named director of the newly formed Pediatric Headache Program. She has received grants to improve clinical care of and treatment options for headache.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director, Pediatric Headache Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Amy A. Gelfand

Dr. Amy Gelfand is an Associate Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. She directs the Child & Adolescent Headache Program at the UCSF Benioff Childrens’ Hospitals. Her research interests include examining the role of melatonin in the treatment of pediatric migraine, and the relationship between childhood periodic syndromes (such as infant colic, cyclic vomiting syndrome, benign paroxysmal torticollis, etc.,) and migraine in children and adolescents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Pediatric Headache, Associate Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, UCSF Ron Conway Family, San Francisco, CA, United States