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Atlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes

Atlas of Uncommon Pain Syndromes

by Steven D. Waldman
     
 

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Obtain optimal diagnostic results from the field’s foremost pain expert! Noted authority Steven D. Waldman, MD, JD, offers complete, concise, and highly visual guidance on the diagnosis of more than 100 uncommon pain syndromes less frequently encountered in daily practice. Vivid illustrations depict the physical symptoms and anatomy of each pain site as well as

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Obtain optimal diagnostic results from the field’s foremost pain expert! Noted authority Steven D. Waldman, MD, JD, offers complete, concise, and highly visual guidance on the diagnosis of more than 100 uncommon pain syndromes less frequently encountered in daily practice. Vivid illustrations depict the physical symptoms and anatomy of each pain site as well as key imaging findings involving techniques such as MRI, CT, and conventional radiograph. It’s the effective, easy-access resource you need to evaluate uncommon pain syndromes and sharpen your diagnostic skills.

  • Uses a consistent format to explore each pain syndrome, progressing through diagnostic codes • signs and symptoms • physical findings • laboratory and radiographic testing • treatment options • and clinical pearls...enabling you to find the information you need fast.
  • Explores side effects and complications, helping you to avoid common diagnostic pitfalls and obtain the best results.
  • Includes ICD-9 codes to facilitate accurate billing.
  • Serves as a companion volume to Dr. Waldman’s Atlas of Common Pain Syndromes, 2nd Edition -equipping you with well-rounded guidance for the clinical challenges you’re likely to face.
  • Features updated chapters throughout, and over 30 new chapters including Surpaorbital Neuralgia • Charlin’s Syndrome • Vail’s Syndrome • Hyoid Syndrome • Subacromial Impingement Syndrome • Thrower’s Elbow Syndrome • and Triangular Fibrocartilage Tera Syndrome-to keep you abreast of the conditions presenting in today’s practice.
  • Presents over 350 illustrations-175 in full color and more than 100 new to this edition-as well as x-rays, CTs, and MRIs, helping you to confirm your diagnoses and confidently implement techniques.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Roland Brilla, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This book covers, as the title indicates, uncommon pain syndromes. It is described as an atlas for its color illustrations and radiologic images. The author's perspective is clinical, as he is a pain specialist and professor of anesthesiology.
Purpose: The author confines himself to uncommon pain syndromes (called "zebras" in the preface). Even though it is obviously debatable whether a specific syndrome is uncommon or not, and even though it may have been worthwhile to discuss uncommon manifestations of common pain syndromes, this is an interesting and clinically relevant undertaking.
Audience: The book seems to be written for all physicians encountering patients with pain — therefore for every clinician, from general practitioners to physicians in different subspecialties. Its appeal to academicians may be minimal due to the fact that there are no references (even though the book indicates a review of some relevant literature).
Features: The book offers a good and relatively concise review of many uncommon pain syndromes, divided in sections based on body regions. Pain is an interdisciplinary specialty, and it is obviously hard to satisfy all specialty readers in every respect. From a neurological perspective, one misses certain (rare to very rare) syndromes such as exertional headache, hemicrania continua, and low pressure headache (the latter syndrome, which is of increasing interest, is only covered in the context of postpuncture headache). Unfortunately (or wisely?), the author does not discuss hotly debated topics such as complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, or late whiplash syndrome. The color illustrations are often instructive, but their aesthetic value is debatable.
Assessment: This atlas is already valuable to the clinician, but it could be significantly improved by including references, by covering common pain syndromes (and their uncommon manifestations), and by advice or contributions from subspecialty physicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455709984
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/06/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
37 MB
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