Pain Medicine

The Requisites


  • Stephen Abram, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

This new volume in the REQUISITES IN ANESTHESIA Series thoroughly but concisely covers the many diverse aspects of pain medicine. It explains all of the basic principles, clinical concepts, and management options involved in providing anesthesia for patients suffering from a range of pain inducing syndromes, including psychological testing. And, it discusses recent advances and changing trends in anesthetic care. A user-friendly format, with many at-a-glance tables and boxes, makes clinical information easy to access.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2006
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-02831-8

Table of Contents

1. Physiology of Pain Perception
2. Psychological Testing and Psychotherapy of Chronic Pain Patients
3. Rehabilitation of the Chronic Pain Patient
4. Pain-Focused Physical Examination
5. Pharmacology of Analgesic Medications
6. Chronic Spinal and Epidural Drug Administration
7. Local Anesthetic Pharmacology
8. Diagnostic and Prognostic Nerve Blocks
9. Treatment of Acute Postoperative Pain
10. Acute and Chronic Pain Management in Children
11. Treatment of Neuropathic Pain
12. Pathophysiology of Pain of Spinal Origin
13. Treatment of Cervical and Lower Back Pain
14. Pathophysiology and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
15. Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia
16. Visceral Pain
17. Central Pain
18. Management of Painful Medical Illnesses
19. Principles of Cancer Pain Management
20. Neurolytic Blocks for Cancer Pain
21. Diagnosis and Treatment of Headaches
22. Treatment of Facial Pain