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Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management

Handbook and iPod

Never before has essential guidance been so quick and convenient to access on the go! "Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management: Handbook and iPod" truly puts the answers you need at your fingertips. Under the superb leadership of Series Editor Lee A. Fleisher, MD, experts from the University of Pennsylvania present practical coverage of regional anesthesia and pain management in a concise, at-a-glance manner. A consistent, bulleted format and concise images make it remarkably easy to review and learn even the most difficult procedures and quickly resolve thorny clinical questions. Whether you consult the pocket-sized handbook, or download the content onto your standard click-wheel iPod, you'll be amazed how easy it is to look up vital information quickly.


Paperback, 432 Pages

Published: March 2009

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3344-8



    1. Equipment and Patient Monitoring
    2. Peripheral Nerve Stimulators
    3. Clinical Pharmacology of Local Anesthetics
    4. Neurologic Complications of Centroneuraxial Blocks
    5. Cervical Plexus Block
    6. Genitofemoral Nerve Block
    7. Ilioinguinal-Iliohypogastric Nerve Block
    8. Intercostal Nerve Block
    9. Femoral Nerve Block
    10. Sciatic Nerve Block
    11. Obturator Nerve Block
    12. Popliteal Fossa Block
    13. Sural Nerve Block at the Ankle
    14. Superficial Peroneal Block at the Ankle
    15. Saphenous Nerve Block
    16. Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block
    17. Tibial and Deep Peroneal Block
    18. Popliteal Nerve Block
    19. Bier Block


    20. Rib Fractures
    21. Peripheral Nerve Injury
    22. Amputation Pain
    23. Extremity Injury
    24. Soft Tissue Injury
    25. Whiplash
    26. Principles of Pharmacologic Therapy of Perioperative Pain
    27. Preemptive Analgesia
    28. Patient-Controlled Analgesia: Intravenous
    29. Patient-Controlled Analgesia: Epidural
    30. Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Postoperative Pain
    31. Pain Assessment, Analgesia, and Sedation in the ICU


    Section I. Overview and Clinical Assessment

    32. Neurophysiology of Pain
    33. Taxonomy of Pain
    34. History and Physical Examination
    35. Pain Questionnaires and Assessment Tools
    36. Psychological Assessment of Pain
    37. Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies
    38. Imaging of the Spine

    Section II. Pharmacotherapy

    39. Opioids
    40. Nonopioid Analgesics
    41. Antidepressants
    42. Anticonvulsants
    43. Anxiolytics
    44. Muscle Relaxants
    45. Oral and Topical Anesthetics and Analgesics
    46. Botulinum Toxin
    47. Stimulants

    Section III. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interventions for Chronic Pain

    48. Chemical Neurolysis
    49. Cryoablation
    50. Radiofrequency Lesioning
    51. Occipital Nerve Block
    52. Stellate Ganglion Block
    53. Gasserian Ganglion Block
    54. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block
    55. Celiac Plexus Block
    56. Lumbar Facet Block
    57. Lumbar Median Branch Block
    58. Lumbar Sympathetic Block
    59. Selective Lumbar Nerve Root Block
    60. Selective S1 Nerve Root Block
    61. Sacroiliac Joint Block
    62. Thoracic Paravertebral Block
    63. Psoas Compartment Block
    64. Caudal Epidural Approach
    65. Cervical Epidural Approach
    66. Thoracic Epidural Approach
    67. Lumbar Epidural Approach
    68. Discography
    69. Electrostimulation
    70. Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty
    71. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
    72. Nucleoplasty
    73. Implantable Drug Delivery Systems
    74. Deep Brain Stimulation
    75. Trigger Point Injections
    76. Acupuncture
    77. Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
    78. Therapeutic Heat
    79. Therapeutic Cold
    80. Passive Physical Therapeutic Modalities

    Section IV. Educational and Psychological Management

    81. Patient Education
    82. Behavioral Modification
    83. Group Therapies
    84. Family Management
    85. Aggression
    86. Suicide
    87. Depression
    88. Anxiety
    89. Addiction
    90. Drug Misuse, Aberrant Behavior and Pseudoaddiction
    91. Detoxification

    Section V. Clinical Pain Syndromes

    92. Tension Headache
    93. Cervicogenic Headache
    94. Migraine Headache
    95. Cluster Headache
    96. Post-Dural Puncture Headache
    97. Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
    98. Trigeminal Neuralgia
    99. Temporomandibular Disorders
    100. Atypical Facial Pain
    101. Herpes Zoster
    102. Musculoskeletal Chest Pain
    103. Chronic Abdominal Pain
    104. Pelvic Pain
    105. Degenerative Disc Disease
    106. Spinal Stenosis
    107. Herniated Nucleus Pulposus
    108. Facet Hypertrophy
    109. Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
    110. Ischemic Limb Pain
    111. Neuropathic Limb Pain
    112. Phantom Limb Pain
    113. Hip and Limb Pain
    114. Central Pain Syndrome
    115. Brachial Plexopathy
    116. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    117. Neuroma
    118. Postherpetic Neuralgia
    119. Entrapment Neuropathy
    120. Radiation- and Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy
    121. Fibromyalgia
    122. Muscle Pain Secondary to Spasm and Trigger Points
    123. AIDS
    124. Osteoarthritis
    125. Sickle Cell Disease
    126. Multiple Sclerosis
    127. Parkinsonism
    128. Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
    129. Cancer Pain
    130. End-of-Life Issues and Treatment of Symptoms Other Than Pain
    131. Pediatric Pain: Myth vs. Reality
    132. Pediatric Analgesic Pharmacology
    133. Epidemiology of Geriatric Pain
    134. Pathophysiology of Aging
    135. Treatment Options for Geriatric Pain
    136. Analgesics for Geriatric Pain
    137. Pain of Pregnancy
    138. Medication Use During Pregnancy
    139. Medication Use During Lactation
    140. Diagnostic imaging During Pregnancy
    141. Medicolegal Concerns in Pain Medicine


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