Practical Management of Pain

5th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323083409
eBook ISBN: 9780323245326
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 12th September 2013
Page Count: 1144


Obtain all the core knowledge in pain management you need from one of the most trusted resources in the field. The new edition of  Practical Management of Pain gives you completely updated, multidisciplinary overview of every aspect of pain medicine, including evaluation, diagnosis of pain syndromes, rationales for management, treatment modalities, and much more. In print and online, it is all the expert guidance necessary to offer your patients the best possible relief.

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Key Features

  • Understand and apply the latest developments in pain medicine with brand-new chapters covering disability assessment, central post-stroke pain, chronic widespread pain, and burn pain.

  • Effectively ease your patients' pain with today's best management techniques, including joint injections, ultrasound-guided therapies, and new pharmacologic agents (such as topical analgesics).

  • Access up-to-the-minute knowledge on all aspects of pain management, from general principles to specific management techniques, with contributions from renowned experts in the field.

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Table of Contents

Part I: General Considerations

1. The History of Pain Medicine

2. Taxonomy and Classification of Chronic Pain Syndromes

3. Organizing an Inpatient Acute Pain Service

4. Measurement-Based Stepped Care Approach to Interdisciplinary Chronic Pain Management

5. The Health Care Policy of Pain Management

6. Quality Assessment and Improvement and Patient Safety in the Pain Clinic

7. Education, Training, and Certification in Pain Medicine

Part II. Basic Considerations

8. Pain Pathways: Peripheral, Spinal, Ascending, and Descending Pathways

9. A Review of Pain-Processing Pharmacology

10. Pain and Brain Changes

11. An Introduction to Pharmacogenetics in Pain Management: Knowledge of How Pharmacogenomics May Affect Clinical Care

12. Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Pain

Part III. Evaluation and Assessment

13. History and Physical Examination of the Pain Patient

14. Electromyography and Evoked Potentials

15. Radiologic Assessment of the Patient with Spine Pain

16. Psychological and Behavioral Assessment

17. Disability Assessment

Part IV. Clinical Conditions

18. Postoperative Pain and Other Acute Pain Syndromes

19. The Prediction and Prevention of Persistent Post-Surgical Pain

20. Pediatric Acute Pain Management

21. Low Back Pain

22. Neurosurgical Approaches to Pain Management

23. Cancer Pain

24. Neuropathic Pain Syndromes

25. Pain in Selected Neurologic Disorders

26. Phantom Limb Pain

27. Central Post-stroke Pain Syndrome

28. Spinal Cord Injury Pain

29. Chronic Widespread Pain

30. Headache Management

31. Dental and Facial Pain

32. Visceral Pain

33. Pediatric Chronic Pain Management

34. Management


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