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Headache

Gender and Migraine

Editors: Maassen van den Brink, Antoinette, MacGregor, E. Anne (Eds.)

  • The first book to investigate the relationship between migraine, sex and gender – and to explore its highly unequal gender division
  • Provides new insights into basic science mechanisms as well as their clinical relevance
  • Covers the topic comprehensively – including the epidemiology, effects of contraception and pregnancy, treating transgender patients, etc.
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eBook 71,39 €
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  • Atteso per: 9 febbraio 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02988-3
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • Atteso per: 9 febbraio 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02987-6
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About this book

This book focuses on the influence of sex and gender in migraine, presenting new insights in basic science as well as their clinical relevance.  As migraine is roughly three times more common in women than in men, and also highly depends on hormonal milestones – such as menarche, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause – particular attention is devoted to the role of female sex hormones in this disease. 

The first chapters present general data on gender-related differences in migraine such as epidemiology, comorbidities and related risks. Furthermore, while several chapters focus on the role of female sex hormones in migraine-triggering mechanisms at a basic scientific level (e.g. cranial circulation), ample attention is also paid to the clinical relevance of such mechanisms and to the best clinical treatment for migraine patients.

As the first book entirely devoted to this topic, it will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in the fields of neurology, internal medicine, endocrinology, physiology and pharmacology.

About the authors

Antoinette Maassen van den Brink is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Department of Internal Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.  She is interested in the neurovascular aspects of migraine, with a special interest in the role of female sex hormones on the disease’s neurovascular pharmacology. She is a board member of the Dutch Society for Gender & Health, Dutch Pharmacological Society, the Federation of European Pharmacological Societies, the Dutch Headache Society, and the European Headache Federation.

E. Anne MacGregor is an Associate Specialist in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare at Barts Health NHS Trust, and an Honorary Professor at the Centre for Neuroscience and Trauma at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, England. Although she has conducted research on all aspects of primary headaches, her chief interest is in the effects of sex hormones on headache. In addition to her work on headache, she holds a Masters in Medical Education and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare of the RCOG.

Buy this book

eBook 71,39 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • Atteso per: 9 febbraio 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02988-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 88,39 €
price for Italia (gross)
  • Atteso per: 9 febbraio 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02987-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Migraine
Editors
  • Antoinette Maassen van den Brink
  • E. Anne MacGregor
Series Title
Headache
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02988-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02988-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02987-6
Series ISSN
2197-652X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 128
Number of Illustrations
12 illustrations in colour
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