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Pain Syndromes in Neurology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407011243, 9781483163246

Pain Syndromes in Neurology

1st Edition

Butterworths International Medical Reviews

Editor: Howard L. Fields
Paperback ISBN: 9781483130828
Hardcover ISBN: 9780407011243
eBook ISBN: 9781483163246
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 29th January 1990
Page Count: 298
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Pain Syndromes in Neurology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions associated with dysfunction of the peripheral or central nervous system. It discusses advances in three areas: first, the normal anatomy and physiology of pain; second, the pathophysiology of damaged sensory neurons; and third, the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neuropathic pain. The book begins with a discussion of neural mechanisms relevant to pain perception along with a brief review of neuropathic pain. This is followed by separate chapters on hyperalgesia following cutaneous injury; the importance of peripheral processes in the etiology of neuropathic and radiculopathic pain; and mechanisms by which sympathetic efferent fibers contribute to the occurrence of pain. Subsequent chapters cover the diagnosis and treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy; pain in generalized neuropathies; surgical treatment of pain; clinical features and management of postherpetic neuralgia; diagnosis of cancer pain syndromes; and drugs in the management of chronic pain.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Hyperalgesia and Sensitization of Primary Afferent Fibers

3 Pain and the Pathophysiology of Damaged Nerve

4 Sympathetic Nervous System Influence on Acute and Chronic Pain

5 Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome: Diagnosis and Treatment

6 Pain in Generalized Neuropathies

7 Management of Nociceptive, Deafferentation and Central Pain by Surgical Intervention

8 Deafferentation Syndromes and Dorsal Root Entry Zone Lesions

9 Postherpetic Neuralgia: Clinical Features and Treatment

10 Diagnosis of Cancer Pain Syndromes

11 Pharmacologic Management of Chronic Pain



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