Practical Management of Pain - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323711012

Practical Management of Pain

6th Edition

Authors: Honorio Benzon James Rathmell Christopher L. Wu Dennis C. Turk Charles Argoff Robert Hurley
Editor: Andrea Nicol
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323711012
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 13th May 2022
Page Count: 1276

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For more than 30 years, Practical Management of Pain has offered expert guidance to both clinicians and trainees, covering every aspect of acute and chronic pain medicine for adult and pediatric patients. The fully revised 6th Edition brings you fully up to date with new developments in patient evaluation, diagnosis of pain syndromes, rationales for management, treatment modalities, and much more. Edited by a team of renowned pain clinicians led by Dr. Honorio Benzon, this authoritative reference is a comprehensive, practical resource for pain diagnosis and treatment using a variety of pharmacologic and physical modalities.

Table of Contents

1 The History of Pain Medicine
2 Classification of Acute Pain and Chronic Pain Syndromes
3 Organizing an Inpatient Acute Pain Service
4 Interdisciplinary Outpatient Pain Care
5 Healthcare Policy, Access, Resource Availability, Billing Reimbursement, and Legal Issues in Pain Management
6 Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Pain Management
7 Education and Training in Pain and Certification in Pain Medicine
8 Neurophysiology of Pain: Peripheral, Spinal, Ascending, and Descending Pathways
9 A Review of Pain-Processing Pharmacology
10 Neuroimaging Techniques
11 Individual Differences in the Experience and Treatment of Pain: Race, Ethnicity, Sex, and Gender
13 Genetics in Pain and Pain Management
14 Psychosocial and Psychiatric Aspects of Chronic Pain
15 Comprehensive Approach to the Assessment of Patients Experiencing Pain and Its Impact
16 Mechanism-Based Treatment and Precision Medicine
17 Placebo and Nocebo Effects in Clinical Trials and Clinical Practice
18 History and Physical Examination of the Patient with Pain
19 Electrodiagnostic Techniques in Pain Medicine
20 Radiologic Assessment of the Patient with Pain
21 Biomarkers of Pain: Quantitative Sensory Testing, Conditioned Pain Modulation, Punch Skin Biopsy
22 Psychological and Behavioral Assessment
23 Disability Assessment
24 Preemptive Analgesia and Prevention of Chronic Pain Syndromes after Surgery
24 Postoperative Pain
25 Evaluation and Pharmacologic Treatment of Postoperative Pain
26 Regional and Multimodal Treatments of Perioperative Pain
27 Evaluation and Treatment of Postoperative Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorders
28 Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Pain in Children
29 Low Back Pain Disorders
30 Buttock and Sciatica Pain
31 Facet Pain: Pathogenesis, Facet Joint Injections, Medical Branch Blocks, Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
32 Neurosurgical Management of Pain
33 Evaluation and Treatment of Cancer-Related Pain
34 Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
35 Evaluation and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
36 Evaluation and Treatment of Pain in Selected Neurological Disorders
37 Central Post-Stroke Pain
37 Phantom Pain
37 Spinal Cord Injury Pain
37 Chronic Widespread Pain
38 Headache: Migraine, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Tension-type, and Other Chronic Headaches
39 Cervicogenic Headache, Postdural Puncture Headache, and Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
40 Orofacial Pain
41 Visceral Pain
42 Pelvic Pain
43 Pediatric Chronic Pain Management
44 Geriatric Pain Management
45 Pain Management During Pregnancy and Lactation
46 Rheumatologic Disorders
47 Pain in Patients with Medical Comorbidities
48 Major Opioids and Chronic Opioid Therapy
49 Minor Analgesics
50 The U.S. Opioid Crisis and the Legal and Legislative Implications
51 Evaluation for Opioid Management: Opioid Misuse Assessment Tools and Drug Testing in Pain Management
52 Comorbid Pain and Addiction Disorders: Mechanisms and Treatment
53 Antidepressants
54 Adjunct Medications for Pain Management
54 Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents/COX-2 Inhibitors
55 Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
56 Cannabinoids for Pain Management
57 Topical Analgesics
57 Neuraxial Agents for Intraspinal Drug Delivery
57 Pharmacology for the Interventional Physician
58 Psychological Approaches in Pain Management
59 Physical Medicine Modalities in Pain Management
60 Physical Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Pain
61 Complementary Approaches to Pain Management
62 Patient Education and Self-Management
63 Neurolytic Agents, Neuraxial Neurolysis, and Neurolysis of Sympathetic Axis for Cancer Pain
64 Head and Neck Blocks
65 Interlaminar and Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
66 Radiofrequency Treatment
67 Hip and Knee Pain: Intraarticular Injections and Radiofrequency Treatment
67 Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Lateral Branch Blocks, and Radiofrequency Treatment
68 Neurolysis of Sympathetic Axis for Cancer Pain
68 Muscle Injections: Trigger Point, Piriformis, IIipsoas/Quadratus Lumborum, and Scalene Muscle Injections
69 Minimally Invasive Procedures for Vertebral Compression Fractures
71 Spinal Cord, DRG, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
72 Intrathecal Pumps
73 Upper Extremity Blocks
73 Lower Extremity Blocks
73 Radiation Safety and Radiographic Contrast Agents
74 Anticoagulation and Infection Considerations in Pain Procedures
74 Truncal Blocks
75 Pain Management in Primary Care
75 Discography
76 Intradiscal Procedures: Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET), Nucleoplasty, Decompressor
76 Pain Management in the Emergency Room
77 Joint injections
77 Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease
78 Burn Pain
79 Pain Evaluation and Management in Patients with Limited Ability to Communicate Due to Dementia
80 Disparities in Pain Management
81 Pain Management in the Critically III Patient
81 The Health Implications of Disparities in Cancer and Pain Care: Unequal Burdens and Unheard Voices
82 Pain Management at the End of Life and Home Care for the Terminally Ill Patient
83 Home Care
83 Clinical Trial Methodology for Acute Pain Research
84 Clinical Trial Methodology for Chronic Pain Outcome Studies
85 Ethics of Research in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Pain
86 Directions and Areas in Need of Investigation
87 Test


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About the Authors

Honorio Benzon

Professor of Anesthesiology

Senior Associate Chair for Academic Affairs

Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Promotions, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

James Rathmell

Affiliations and Expertise

Leroy D. Vandam Professor of Anaesthesia, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital,Boston, Massachussetts

Christopher L. Wu

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Dennis C. Turk

Affiliations and Expertise

John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director, Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, And Effectiveness (C-PRIME), Seattle, Washington

Charles Argoff

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Neurology, Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Center, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

Robert Hurley

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina

About the Editor

Andrea Nicol

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas