Handbook of Pain Management

1st Edition

A Clinical Companion to Textbook of Pain

Authors: Ronald Melzack Patrick Wall
Paperback ISBN: 9780443072017
eBook ISBN: 9780702036422
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 4th August 2003
Page Count: 744

Description

An Essentials version of the Textbook of Pain, 4/e, this book is intended to provide the pain medicine specialist and trainee with an easy-to-access overview on the management complexities, assessment tools and multiple treatment modalities that are currently available to the physician dealing with the full spectrum of pain syndromes. The emphasis throughout is on the clinical aspects of pain medicine. It will contain the core information that the practitioner and trainee needs. Each chapter is brief and succinctly written and the text is well broken up with headings, tables and summary charts. The book is divided into 2 main sections; clinical states (acute, chronic and cancer pain) and therapeutic aspects ( pharmacological, surgical, physiotherapy, psychotherapy ) and it presents a rational, multidisciplinary approach to the management of pain.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 - CLINICAL PAIN STATES
Soft tissue, joints and bones


Acute and postoperative pain
Michael Cousins, Ian Power
Osteoarthritis
Paul Creamer
Rheumatoid arthritis
Malcolm I V Jayson
Muscles, tendons and ligaments
Dianne J Newham, Kerry R Mills
Chronic back pain
Donlin M Long
Upper extremity pain
Anders E Sola
Fibromyalgia
Robert M Bennett

Deep and visceral pain

Abdominal pain
Laurence M Blendis
Heart, vascular and haemopathic pain
Paolo Procacci, Massimo Zoggi, Marco Maresca
Chronic pelvic pain
Andrea J Rapkin
Obstetric pain
John S McDonald
Genitourinary pain
Ursula Wesselmann, Arthur L Burnett

Head

Orofacial pain
Yair Sharav
Trigeminal, eye and ear pain
Joanna M Zakrozwska
Headache
Jean Schoenen, Peter S Sándor

Nerve and root damage

Phantom pain and other phenomena after amputation
Troels Scaehelin Jensen, Lone Nikolajsen
Peripheral neuropathies
J W Scadding
Complex regional pain syndrome
J W Scadding
Nerve root disorders and arachnoiditis
David Dubuisson

Central nervous system

Central pain
Jörgen Boivie
Spinal cord injury
Aleksander Beric
Pain and psychological medicine
Harold Merskey

SECTION 2 - THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES
Pharmacology


Antipyretic (non-narcotic) analgesics
Kay Brune, Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer
Psychotropic drugs
Richard Monks, Harold Merskey
Opioids
Robert G Twycross
Local anaesthetics and epidurals
H J McQuay, RA Moore
Atypical analgesic drugs and sympathetic blockers<b

Details

No. of pages:
744
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2003
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702036422
Paperback ISBN:
9780443072017

About the Author

Ronald Melzack

Affiliations and Expertise

E. P. Taylor Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Patrick Wall

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus of Physiology, St Thomas’s Hospital, London, UK