Getting Ahead of Pediatric Headaches: A comprehensive guide for Nurse Practitioners to manage headaches in children and adolescents So it has been 2 years since I published my book, seems like forever ago! I am glad I was able to do it. I do think in hindsight, that my timing could have been better- though … Continue reading My book- it’s been 2 years!
In this post, I would like to share some information we are publishing soon, a case study related to headache, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and self injurious behavior. In this population, anything that can reduce this kind of behavior would be a welcome addition to the care of these often challenging patients. We know that … Continue reading Migraine/head pain and autism spectrum disorder
My last posts have focused on migraine abortives and analgesia for kids with migraine. Here I will continue to review medications and strategies for rescue, focusing on adjuvants and combination medications. These medications are the 3rd leg of the plan which are used to treat migraine. . There are several medications that are used either … Continue reading Revisiting migraines part 4: adjuvant medications and combination therapies
My last post focused on the migraine abortive medications for kids with migraine. Here I will continue to review medications and strategies for rescue, focusing on analgesia. There are 3 different types of medications that are important in migraine rescue therapy: migraine abortive, analgesia, and adjuncts. Analgesic medications are those used to reduce or eliminate … Continue reading Revisiting migraines part 3: analgesia
I realized today that it has been almost 4 years ago since I started writing regularly on this blog. Many things have changed, including medications, treatments and my knowledge about headaches. In the interim, I even managed to write a practical manual about caring for kids and teens with headaches. Much of the new information … Continue reading Revisiting pediatric migraine, part 1
The most recent volume (June 2021) of Pediatric Pain Letter (www.childpain.org/ppl) contains a review of my book, Getting Ahead of Pediatric Headaches. The review was done by Angelina Koehler, CPNP, a pediatric headache provider at Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Denver. Ms Koehler reviews the book thoroughly, covering the main areas of information presented. This … Continue reading My book is reviewed!
In my part of the country, there has been a gradual transition from remote learning to hybrid learning to full in-person learning, starting this spring. And as we all experience, there are significant stressors with all this change. Kids are happy to be back at school with their friends, teachers, feeling sort of ‘back to … Continue reading Back to school, bring on the stress; psychiatric comorbidities and headache
Ever notice that your patients with migraine and headache often have other medical issues? Well, there are a number of common coexisting medical conditions which are often associated with migraine and headache. Frequently these issues are associated with pain, and are referred to as overlapping pain conditions. Examples of these types of overlapping pain conditions … Continue reading Migraine and headache and pain conditions
Getting Ahead of Pediatric Headaches: A comprehensive guide for Nurse Practitioners to manage headaches in children and adolescents I started my blog as a way to communicate to pediatric providers about the care of pediatric patients with all kinds of headaches. Over time, I decided to turn it into a book. I felt that the … Continue reading My book is available!!!
The pandemic and its impact on life and work have consumed most of us during the past 6 months. So many choices and many not in our power to make. All vacations cancelled-no trip to Africa this June, no headache conference. Limited in-person interaction both at work and in life. Lack of control over most … Continue reading Managing headaches during the pandemic, part 2