McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review Pain Medicine / Edition 1

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1000 Q&As provide the preparation you need to ace the pain medicine board exams and anesthesiology recertification!

"The book is meant for all physicians who are practicing interventional pain medicine. It is certainly a very helpful book for any pain fellow getting ready for board examinations....There are other pain review books available...but none as useful as this book is in preparing readers for the pain boards. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review: Pain Medicine is the perfect way to prepare for the American Board of Anesthesiology exam as well as exams given by the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. It's also great for recertification! You'll find everything you need in one comprehensive review . . . questions, answers, explanations, practice tests, and references.

Here's why this book is the ultimate anesthesiology board review tool:

  • 1000 questions and answers with detailed explanations for correct and incorrect answers
  • The number of questions per topic reflects the make-up of the actual exam -- so you know you're putting the most amount of study time into what's most important
  • Answers are referenced to major pain medicine texts
  • Questions duplicate the style and format of the ABA exam
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: The question and answer format of this review book, part of the Specialty Board Review series, makes it a helpful resource for candidates preparing to take a pain certification examination.
Purpose: The purpose is to help readers pass various pain certification exams as well as to help them identify any weaknesses in their knowledge. The authors are more successful in achieving the former objective than the latter.
Audience: The book is meant for all physicians who are practicing interventional pain medicine. It is certainly a very helpful book for any pain fellow getting ready for board examinations.
Features: The first four chapters cover basic information like anatomy, physiology and pharmacology. The next three chapters deal with pain assessment and various disease states, followed by three chapters on interventional and noninterventional pain management. The final four chapters cover behavioral and psychological aspects of pain management, such as addiction and disability, and various medicolegal aspects. The book includes a list of suggested readings for each topic. Each chapter has more or less the same format of about 50 to 100 questions, all about clinically relevant topics. Half are K-type questions and the other half require readers to pick the best option. The answers at the end of each chapter nicely explain the correct options, often quoting a study for a reference.
Assessment: The authors have tried to make this book a "one stop shop" for various pain examinations. There are other pain review books available (Pain Medicine: A Comprehensive Review, 2nd edition, Raj (Elsevier, 2003) and Pain Review, Waldman (Elsevier, 2009)) but none is as useful as this book is in preparing readers for the pain boards.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071443449
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/29/2009
  • Series: McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 695,016
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD

Professor and Chief

University of Miami Pain Center

Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine

and Pain Management

LM Miller School of Medicine

Miami, FL.

Pradeep Chopra, MD, MHCM

Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Department of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Providence, RI

Assistant Professor (Adj.) of Anethesiology

Boston University School of Medicine

Boston, MA.

Howard Smith, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, and Physical Rehabilitation & Medicine

Academic Director of Pain Management

Albany Medical College

Department of Anesthesiology

Albany, NY.

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Table of Contents

1. Anatomy
Questions; Answers and Explanations
2. Pain Physiology
Questions; Answers and Explanations
3. Pain Pathophysiology
Questions; Answers and Explanations
4. Pharmacology
Questions; Answers and Explanations
5. Diagnosis of Pain States
Questions; Answers and Explanations
6. Types of Pain
Questions; Answers and Explanations
7. Pain Assessment
Questions; Answers and Explanations
8. Pain Management Techniques
Questions; Answers and Explanations
9. Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Questions; Answers and Explanations
10. Interdisciplinary Pain Management
Questions; Answers and Explanations
11. Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of Pain
Questions; Answers and Explanations
12. Drug Abuse and Addiction
Questions; Answers and Explanations
13. Cost, Ethics, and Medicolegal Aspects of Pain Medicine
Questions; Answers and Explanations
14. Compensation and Disability Assessment
Questions; Answers and Explanations
15. Rehabilitation
Questions; Answers and Explanations
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