Description

2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Anaesthesia category!

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.

Key Features

  • Benefit from the international, multidisciplinary knowledge and experience of a "who's who" of international authorities in pain medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, palliative medicine, and other relevant fields.
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Table of 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 i

Details

No. of pages:
1184
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780702053740
eBook ISBN:
9780702057960
Print ISBN:
9780702040597

About the authors

Stephen McMahon

Affiliations and Expertise

Sherrington Professor of Physiology, Director, London Pain Consortium, Academic Lead, Europain, Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King's College London, UK

Martin Koltzenburg

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology, UCL Institute of Neurology; Co-Director, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, University College London; Head of Department, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosuryger, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Square, London, UK

Irene Tracey

Affiliations and Expertise

Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science; Director, Oxford Centre for FMRI of Brain; Head, Nuffield Division Anaesthetics, Nuttfield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Dennis 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