Interventional Pain Management: Image-Guided Procedures with DVD / Edition 2

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Thoroughly revised and reorganized, this 2nd edition offers you meticulous how-to-do-it guidance on performing today’s top radiographically guided regional anesthesia and pain management techniques. Renowned experts explain how to make optimal use of fluoroscopy, MRI, and CT to pinpoint the exact anatomic site for each procedure…and a DVD of video clips shows you how to perform it most effectively.
  • Provides fluoroscopic, MR, and CT images coupled with distinct line drawings for each procedure to ensure proper positioning and easy application of techniques.
  • Offers easy-to-follow step-by-step descriptions addressing every aspect of patient positioning, the use of radiographic solutions for tissue-specific enhancement, and correct techniques for anesthesia/analgesia administration so you can be sure your patient will be pain free throughout the procedure.
  • Discusses possible complications to help you avoid mistakes.
  • Includes descriptions of procedures for each image guided technique as well as the approaches available for such imaging so you can choose the correct procedure for every patient.
  • Features two new sections Advanced Techniques and Emerging Techniques, incorporates new procedures into the upper and lower extremity and head and neck chapters, and revises all other chapters substantially to put you on the cusp of the latest advances in the field.
  • Includes a DVD of video clips demonstrating proper patient positioning and difficult procedures showing you exactly how to proceed.
  • Uses nearly 1,600 crisp illustrations, 50% new to this edition, to illuminate every concept.
  • Presents a complete reorganization by body region and focused content to help you get to the information you need quickly.
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This complete guide to interventional pain management contains detailed instructions and clear descriptions of each pain intervention, leaving nothing to chance.
Purpose: This manual of pain procedures is intended to help interventionalists in performing different procedures safely and properly. It also includes advanced and emerging procedures to bring pain practitioners up to date in their knowledge and skills.
Audience: Although written primarily for interventional pain specialists, namely pain fellows and practitioners, the book includes quite a few procedures that will be of use to anesthesiologists in acute postoperative pain settings.
Features: The first of the book's eight sections deals with physics and basic principles of different imaging modalities and discusses pharmacology of commonly used drugs in pain practice, especially neurolytic drugs. A significant discussion of radiofrequency and pulsed RF follows. The next five sections include chapters describing different nerve blocks or pain injection techniques. The book is formatted in such a way that it covers every block from head and neck to lower legs and everything in between, including thorax, abdomen, and pelvic. Every block description follows the same simple and clear format: history, anatomy, indications and contraindications, patient preparation, necessary drugs and equipment. This is followed by a step-by-step approach to patient positioning, C-arm angulations, needle entry, and trajectory. The block section ends with post procedure monitoring, possible complications, and clinical pearls for troubleshooting. All blocks are accompanied by detailed illustrations and radiographic images to show actual needle positions and dye spread. You could not ask for a clearer description. The final two sections deal with advanced injection therapies, intrathecal therapies and central and peripheral neurostimulation, which is meant to expand the horizon of pain practitioners. The book has very attractive layout. The accompanying DVD, which describes three procedures in full detail, is a real treat to watch. It's hard to find anything that is missing from the book and it is almost complete in every aspect. However, it has more illustrations than radiographic images and, as a pain practitioner, I always value radiographic images more than illustrations. Curiously, with the growing emphasis on ultrasound-guided pain procedures, there is no discussion of these even in the section on emerging techniques. However, none of this makes the book any less valuable.
Assessment: This is a well written and well illustrated book written in clear and easy to read manner. Compared to first edition, this one is more focused on pain procedures and has expanded its scope to target readers in other fields, like neurosurgery and rehabilitation medicine, who wish to practice interventional pain medicine. There are quite a few pain procedure books out there, but none is as complete and thorough while still practical as this one is. It can definitely be considered a textbook of pain procedures for interventional pain fellowship programs.
From the Publisher
“This is a very valuable addition to the few well-written books relating to interventional pain management. It is an excellent resource for the trainee as well as for practicing interventional pain physicians.”—Anesthesia & Analgesia, review of the previous edition.
Anesthesia & Analgesia

"This is a very valuable addition to the few well-written books relating to interventional pain management. It is an excellent resource for the trainee as well as for practicing interventional pain physicians."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416038443
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/18/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, John D. Loeser, Laxmaiah Manchikanti, and Menno E. Sluijter


1. Imaging Techniques, Leland Lou and P. Prithvi Raj

2. Drugs Used in Interventional Techniques, James E. Heavner

3. Thermal and Pulsed Radiofrequency, Jan Van Zundert, Menno Sluijter, and Maarten van Kleef

4. Principles and Mechanisms of Cryoneurolysis, Leland Lou

5. Basic Risk Management for Interventional Procedures, Ken Braxton


6. Somatic Blocks of the Head and Neck, Serdar Erdine, Gabor B. Racz, and Carl E. Noe

7. Sympathetic Blocks of the Head and Neck, Serdar Erdine

8. Spinal Neuroaxial Procedures of the Head and Neck, Michael Hammer, Carl E. Noe, Gabor B. Racz, Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez, and Carmen Pichot

9. Joint Blocks of the Head and Neck, Michael Hammer, Carl E. Noe, and Gabor B. Racz

10. Myofascial Blocks of the Head and Neck, Leland Lou and P. Prithvi Raj


11. Somatic Blocks of the Thorax, Steven D. Waldman

12. Sympathetic Blocks of the Thorax, Serdar Erdine and Gul Koknel Talu

13. Spinal Neuroaxial Procedures of the Thorax, Rcardo Ruiz-Lopez, Carmen Pichot and P. Prithvi Raj

14. Joint Blocks of the Thorax, John W. Nelson


15. Lumbar Somatic Blocks, Steven D. Waldman

16. Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks, David Niv and Michael Gofeld

17. Lumbar Spinal Neuroaxial Procedures, Milton H. Landers, Rodney L. Jones, Richard M. Rosenthal, and Richard Derby

18. Lumbar Joint Blocks, Aaron K. Calodney

19. Lumbar Myofascial Blocks, Lee Ann Paradise, P. Prithvi Raj, and Jason Robert Fryer


20. Pelvic Somatic Blocks, Steven D. Waldman

21. Pelvic Sympathetic Blocks, Serdar Erdine and Suleyman Ozyalcin

22. Pelvic Spinal Neuroaxial Procedures, Gabor B. Racz and Carl E. Noe

23. Sacroiliac Joint Blocks, Lee Ann Paradise and P. Prithvi Raj

SECTION VI. Extremities

24. Somatic Blocks of the Upper Extremity, Lee Ann Paradise, Jason Robert Fryer, and P. Prithvi Raj

25. Joint Blocks of the Upper Extremity, Steven D. Waldman

26. Somatic Blocks of the Lower Extremity, STeven D. Waldman, Lee Ann Paradise, and P. Prithvi Raj

27. Joint Blocks of the Lower Extremity, Lee Ann Paradise, Maurizio Chiriva Internati, and P. Prithvi Raj


28. Percutaneous Stimulation Systems, Peter S. Staats

29. Intrathecal Drug Delivery System, Peter S. Staats

30. Epiduroscopy, James E. Heavner, Hemmo Bosscher, and Susan Adersen


31. Percutaneous Therapeutic Procedures for Disc Lesions, Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez and Carmen Pichot

32. Vertebroplasty, Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez and Carmen Pichot

33. Balloon Kyphoplasty, Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez and Carmen Pichot

34. Cranial Stimulation, Ricardo Ruiz-Lopez and Carmen Pichot

35. Retrograde Pelvic Stimulation, Gabor B. Racz

36. Ultrasound Regional Extremity Techniques, Rose De Andrés and Xavier Sala-Blanch

37. Interventional Pain Practice Equipment and Devices, Jose Rodríguez, Leland Lou, and Steven Loretez

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