Wall & Melzack

Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain

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Apply the latest scientific and clinical advances with Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain, 6th Edition. Drs. Stephen McMahon, Martin Koltzenburg, Irene Tracey, and Dennis C. Turk, along with more than 125 other leading authorities, present all of the latest knowledge about the genetics, neurophysiology, psychology, and assessment of every type of pain syndrome. They also provide practical guidance on the full range of today's pharmacologic, interventional, electrostimulative, physiotherapeutic, and psychological management options.

Hardbound, 1184 Pages

Published: May 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4059-7

Contents

  • Section I: Neurobiology of Pain

    1 Peripheral Mechanisms of Cutaneous Nociception

    2 Molecular Biology of Sensory Transduction

    3 Inflammatory Mediators and Modulators of Pain

    4 Microglia: Critical Mediators of Pain Hypersensitivity after Peripheral Nerve Injury

    5 Neuroanatomical Substrates of Spinal Nociception

    6 Spinal Cord Plasticity and Pain

    7 Representation of Pain in the Brain

    8 Central Nervous System Mechanisms of Pain Modulation

    9 Development of Pain Pathways and Mechanisms

    10 Genetics of Pain

    11 Animal Models of Pain

    12 Ascending Projection Systems

    13 Autonomic, Endocrine, and Immune Interactions in Acute and Chronic Pain

    14 Itch

    Section II: Assessment and Psychology of Pain

    15 Gender Differences in Pain and Its Relief

    16 Epidemiology of Pain

    17 Emotion, Motivation, and Pain

    18 Cognitive and Learning Aspects

    19 Psychiatric Pain-Associated Co-morbidities

    20 Studies of Pain in Human Subjects

    21 Pain Measurement in Adult Patients

    22 Pain in Older Persons

    23 Measurement and Assessment in Pediatric Pain

    24 Assessment of Pain Beliefs, Coping and Function

    25 Hypnotic Analgesia

    26 Pain, Opiates, and Addiction

    27 Placebo Analgesia

    Section III: Pharmacology and Treatment of Pain

    28 Spinal Pharmacology of Nociceptive Transmission

    29 Methods of Therapeutic Trials

    30 Opioids: Basic Mechanisms

    31 Opioids: Clinical Use

    32 Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors: Basic Aspects

    33 Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors: Clinical Use

    34 Antidepressants Analgesics

    35 Mechanism of Action of Anticonvulsants as Analgesic Drugs

    36 Anticonvulsants: Clinical

    37 Local Anaesthetic Blocks and Epidurals

    38 Cannabinoids

    39 Analgesic Drugs in Development

    40 Neurosurgical Approaches to the Treatment of Pain

    41 Spinal Cord and Brain Stimulation

    42 The Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Pain Management

    43 A Critical Appraisal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

    Section IV: Clinical States: Deep Somatic Tissue

    44 Joint Pain: Basic Mechanisms

    45 Basic Mechanisms of Muscle Pain

    46 Postoperative Pain and Its Management

    47 Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

    48 Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Myofascial Pain Syndrome

    49 Low Back Pain

    50 Non-Specific Arm Pain

    Section V: Clinical States/Viscera

    51 Visceral Pain: Basic Mechanisms

    52 Thoracic Pain

    53 A Clinical Perspective on Abdominal Pain

    54 Genitourinary Pain

    55 Obstetric Pain

    Section VI: Clinical States/Headache and Facial Pain

    56 Trigeminal Mechanisms of Nociception

    57 Acute and Chronic Orofacial and Dental Pain

    58 Migraine and the Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias

    59 Tension-Type Headache

    60 Pain in and around the Eye

    Section VII: Clinical States/Neuropathic Pain

    61 Neuropathic Pain: Pathophysiological Response of Nerves to Injury

    62 Animal Models of Experimental Neuropathic Pain

    63 Central Consequences of Peripheral Nerve Damage

    64 Phantom Limb

    65 Painful Peripheral Neuropathies

    66 Trigeminal and Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

    67 Complex Regional Pain Syndromes

    68 Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury

    69 Central Pain

    70 Pharmacological Therapy of Neuropathic Pain

    71 Surgery for Back and Neck Pain (Including Radiculopathies)

    Section VIII: Clinical States/Cancer Pain

    72 Cancer Pain: Causes, Consequences, and Therapeutic Opportunities

    73 Cancer Pain Assessment and Syndromes

    74 Analgesic Therapy and Palliative Care in Children

    75 Cancer Pain: Treatment Overview

    76 Pain Control in the Care of the Dying

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