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Headache

Headache

This section is devided into sections for patients and healthcare professionals with additional useful links and information.

 

Patients

The following patient information leaflets may be helpful for patients with headache

 

Lifestyle advice for patients with headache

Migraine Diary

Medication Overuse Headache

Tension_Headache.doc

Migraine 

Cluster Headache advice for patients

Migraine Treatments

Prophylaxis_for_menstrual_migraine_April_2012.doc

Antiepileptics_and_Migraine_May_2012.doc

Migraine_Associated_Dizziness.pdf

 Information on Screening for aneurysm

Brain aneurysm screening 1541 Jan 2015[1].doc

 

Patient Organisations

The following links are for patient organisations and charity websites. These are useful sources of information. The Migraine Trust has an advocacy service for patients whose ability to work is affected by their migraine. Information is available from the website and a summary is in the letter below.

Migraine_Trust_Advocacy_Service.pdf

Cluster  http://www.ouchuk.org

Migraine http://www.migrainetrust.org/

             http://www.migraine.org.uk/

Pain       http://www.painconcern.org.uk

 

Health Care professionals

The following information is aimed at health care professionals who manage patients with headache

 Migraine Headache

  1. Abortive treatment for migraine
  2. Triptan choice in migraine
  3. Preventer therapy principles.doc
  4. Topiramate protocol
  5. Flunarazine information

Acute Headache pathway

management acute non traumatic headache

 

Cluster Headache

  1. Treatment of Cluster Headache.docx
  2. Verapamil_Regime_in_Cluster_Headache_-_GP_information_leaflet[1].doc
  3. Oxygen_protocol[1].doc

 Other Headache Medication

  1. SUNCT Lamotrigine titration schedule.doc
  2. Indometacin.doc

Headache Slide Sets for teaching

 

  1. Vestibular_migraine.ppt
  2. MAA_lifestyle_,_triggers,_complementary_therapies_2014.ppt
  3. Lifestyle_Migraine_Trust[1].ppt Migraine_and_Hormones_(Migraine_trust_public_meeting)_Sept_2011_v2[1].ppt
  4. managing headache in the GP surgery part 1.doc
  5. Managing headache in the GP surgery part 2.doc
  6. Managing headache in the GP surgery part 3.doc
  7. managing headache in the GP surgery part 4.doc

 

Guidelines and Standards

The following are links to guidelines and standards

1. SIGN Headache Guidelines  http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/107/index.html

2. British Association for the Study of Headache Guidelines http://217.174.249.183/upload/NS_BASH/2010_BASH_Guidelines.pdf 

3. Scottish Headache Pathways http://www.18weeks.scot.nhs.uk/patient-pathways/neurological-services/

4. NICE 2012 guidelines  http://www.nice.org.uk/CG150

NICE_Headache.pdf

NICE_Botox_in_CM[1].pdf

5. Scottish Neurological Standards http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/programmes/long_term_conditions/neurological_health_services/neurological_standards.aspx

6. Lifting the Burden of Headache Global Campaign  home page http://www.l-t-b.org/

7. The global burden of migraine: measuring disability in headache disorders with WHO’s

Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

 http://www.l-t-b.org/assets/2/AD2CE1AB-9ECE-28E6-113FA0F2B8C4D2AF_document/JHP_ICF_2005.pdf

8. International Headache Classification ICHD-3

International-Headache-Classification-III-ICHD-III-2013-Beta.pdf

 

IHS Newsletters

IHS_newsletter_Mar_2012[1].pdf

9. Issues for women

Migraine and Contraception

Topiramate

Valproate

Migraine and Pregnancy Guidance

 

10. European headache guidelines

migraine

https://www.efns.org/fileadmin/user_upload/guidline_papers/EFNS_guideline_2009_drug_treatment_of_migraine.pdf

cluster

http://www.efns.org/fileadmin/user_upload/guidline_papers/EFNS_guideline_2011_Cluster_headache_and_other_trigemino-autonomic_cephalgias.pdf

 

11. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage

SAH when to scan

 

12. Information on aneurysms

Aneurysm Information

How to manage family history of aneurysm

13. Suspected brain tumours, when to scan?

Scanning for suspected brain tumours

Incidental abnormalities on scanning

Incidental findings on scanning

Other Useful Links

British Associtaionfor the study of Headache

http://www.bash.org.uk/

Exeter headache clinic http://www.exeterheadacheclinic.org.uk/

Dizziness http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/

LINKS to Educational Videos

Cluster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnE0xjsNMDo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir2wro32sOs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFKMB8LNeMc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w8nRpnBAlE

 



 
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