Headache Examined in Latest Continuum

August 6, 2012

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The August issue of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology® focuses on headache and offers the opportunity to earn up to 12 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. The issue also is available to subscribers on the new Continuum® app for the iPad®.

“This issue includes topics not previously covered in Continuum, including headaches in children, complementary therapies, and facial pain,” said Guest Editor Mark W. Green, MD, FAAN, Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine, and Director of Headache and Pain Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. “The issue also provides updates on important topics such as acute and preventive therapies, secondary headache syndromes, and the pathophysiology of migraine.”

The new issue includes articles on migraine diagnosis and pathophysiology; acute and preventive treatment of migraine; secondary headaches; nonmedication, alternative, and complementary treatments for migraine; medication–overuse headache; tension–type headache; migraine in women; headaches in children; facial pain, cervical pain, and headache; and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. An ethics case on conflicts of interest in coding, a practice article on migraine and disability rights, and an article on coding in headache are also included.

Upon completion of the issue, readers will be able to:

  • Explain the current concepts of the pathophysiology and diagnostic features of migraine and tension–type headache
  • Discuss the scientific rationale for acute and preventive migraine treatments
  • Identify the features of secondary headaches
  • Describe the unique features of and therapies for headaches in children
  • Recognize the pitfalls and predisposing features of medication overuse
  • Explain the scientific basis for the alternative and complementary migraine treatments

Continuum‘s dynamic app utilizes the best in digital technology to offer a print–like reading experience plus article sharing, links, and more. Learn more.

Continuum is the AAN’s highly regarded and convenient CME journal. With a total of 72 CME credits available annually, Continuum is published six times per year and includes a multiple–choice self–assessment examination and a patient management problem. Subscribers can access CME online by visiting www.aan.com/continuum/cme, where they may complete the CME activities and receive CME credits within two business days. Subscribe to Continuum today by contacting Lippincott Williams & Wilkins at (800) 361–0633, (301) 223–2300 (international), or www.lww.com/aancontinuumsub. Residents and fellows who are transitioning to Active or Associate membership are eligible to receive a 50 percent discount on Continuum subscriptions.