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Practical Management of Pain

Obtain all the core knowledge in pain management you need from one of the most trusted resources in the field. The new edition of Practical Management of Pain gives you completely updated, multidisciplinary overview of every aspect of pain medicine, including evaluation, diagnosis of pain syndromes, rationales for management, treatment modalities, and much more. In print and online, it is all the expert guidance necessary to offer your patients the best possible relief.

Pain Specialists and Anesthesiologists.

Hardbound, 1144 Pages

Published: September 2013

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-08340-9


  • Part I: General Considerations

    1. The History of Pain Medicine

    2. Taxonomy and Classification of Chronic Pain Syndromes

    3. Organizing an Inpatient Acute Pain Service

    4. Measurement-Based Stepped Care Approach to Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Management

    5. The Health Care Policy of Pain Management

    6. Quality Assessment and Improvement and Patient Safety in the Pain Clinic

    7. Education, Training, and Certification in Pain Medicine

    Part II. Basic Considerations

    8. Pain Pathways: Peripheral, Spinal, Ascending, and Descending Pathways

    9. A Review of Pain-Processing Pharmacology

    10. Pain and Brain Changes

    11. An Introduction to Pharmacogenetics in Pain Management: Knowledge of How Pharmacogenomics May Affect Clinical Care

    12. Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Pain

    Part III. Evaluation and Assessment

    13. History and Physical Examination of the Pain Patient

    14. Electromyography and Evoked Potentials

    15. Radiologic Assessment of the Patient with Spine Pain

    16. Psychological and Behavioral Assessment

    17. Disability Assessment

    Part IV. Clinical Conditions

    18. Postoperative Pain and Other Acute Pain Syndromes

    19. The Prediction and Prevention of Persistent Post-Surgical Pain

    20. Pediatric Acute Pain Management

    21. Low Back Pain

    22. Neurosurgical Approaches to Pain Management

    23. Cancer Pain

    24. Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

    25. Pain in Selected Neurologic Disorders

    26. Phantom Limb Pain

    27. Central Post-stroke Pain Syndrome

    28. Spinal Cord Injury Pain

    29. Chronic Widespread Pain

    30. Headache Management

    31. Dental and Facial Pain

    32. Visceral Pain

    33. Pediatric Chronic Pain Management

    34. Management of Pain in Older Adults

    35. Managing Pain during Pregnancy and Lactation

    Part V. Pharmacologic, Psychological, and Physical Medicine Treatments

    36. Major Opioids and Chronic Opioid Therapy

    37. Minor and Short-Acting Analgesics, Including Opioid Combination Products

    38. Antidepressants as Analgesics

    39. Membrane Stabilizers for the Treatment of Pain

    40. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Acetaminophen, and COX-2 Inhibitors

    41. Skeletal Muscle Relaxants

    42. Topical Analgesics

    43. Neuraxial Agents

    44. Pharmacology for the Interventional Pain Physician

    45. Psychological Interventions

    46. Physical Medicine Techniques in Pain Management

    47. Physical Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Pain

    48. Acupuncture

    49. Integrative Approaches to Pain Management

    50. Pain and Addictive Disorders: Challenge and Opportunity

    51. Issues Associated with Opioid Use

    Part VI. Nerve Block Techniques

    52. Nerve Blocks of the Head and Neck

    53. Upper Extremity Blocks

    54. Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks

    55. Truncal Blocks

    56. Peripheral and Visceral Sympathetic Blocks

    57. Intraarticular Analgesia

    58. Chemical Neurolytic Blocks

    59. Neurolysis of Sympathetic Axis for Cancer Pain Management

    Part VII. Interventional Techniques

    60. Interlaminar and Transforaminal Therapeutic Epidural Injections

    61. Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Zygapophysial (Facet) Joint Pain

    62. Radiofrequency Treatment

    63. Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome: Sacroiliac Joint Injections and Block/Radiofrequency

    of the Lateral Branchs

    64. Myofascial Injections: Trigger Point, Piriformis, Iliopsoas, and Scalene Injections

    65. Lumbar Discogenic Pain and Diskography

    66. Intradiscal Procedures for the Treatment of Discogenic Lower Back and Leg Pain

    67. Minimally Invasive Procedures for Vertebral Compression Fractures

    68. Biopsychosocial Prescreening for Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation


    69. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

    70. Intrathecal Drug Delivery: Patient Selection, Trialing, and Implantation

    71. Joint Injections

    72. Radiation Safety and Radiographic Contrast Agents in Pain Medicine

    Part VIII. Pain Management in Special Situations and Special Topics

    73. The Management of Pain from Sickle Cell Disease

    74. Burn Pain

    75. Pain Management in the Emergency Department

    76. Pain Management in the Critically Ill Patient

    77. Pain Management at the End of Life

    78. Pain Management in the Home: Using Cancer Patients as a Model

    79. The Health Implications of Disparities in Cancer and Pain Care: Unequal Burdens and Unheard Voices

    Part IX: Research, Ethics, and Reimbursement in Pain

    80. Clinical Trial Design Methodology for Pain Outcome Studies

    81. Ethics of Research in Patients with Pain

    82. Postoperative Pain Management: Trends and Future Directions and Areas in Need

    of Investigation

    83. Future Directions and Trends in Pain Management


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