Pain Management Secrets / Edition 3

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No matter what questions arise in practice or while preparing for boards, Pain Management Secrets, 3rd Edition has the answers. A two-color page layout, portable size, and a list of the “Top 100 Secrets” in pain management help you better meet the challenges you face today. You’ll find all the features you rely on from the Secrets Series®—a question-and-answer format, lists, mnemonics, tables and an informal tone—that make reference fast and easy.

• Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the authors.

• Features a two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and lists of useful web sites to enhance your reference power.

• Presents a chapter containing "Top 100 Secrets", providing you with an overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessment.

• Fits comfortably in the pocket of your lab coat so you have it conveniently on hand at all times.

• Features new editors, Charles E. Argoff, MD and Gary McCleane, MD who present a thorough update on the latest in pain management.

• Presents a new contemporary internal design that helps you navigate the text easier.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Tariq M. Malik, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This update of a 2003 overview of pain uses a question and answer format to cover topics ranging from basic neurophysiology and pharmacology to psychological issues and regulatory issues in opioid therapy.
Purpose: This handy, quick reference is intended to answer specific questions about pain conditions, setting out scientifically validated facts along with clinically useful points acquired by the authors over their years in the field. This well intentioned book meets its objectives for the most part.
Audience: Although the primary target audience is pain specialists, those in training and primary care physicians will find it more useful. It also can be a useful for physicians taking recertification examinations in pain or anesthesia.
Features: The book starts with the top 100 secrets about pain, which include excellent points about pain management. Thereafter, the book is divided into eight sections containing 47 chapters. The first section is an overview of pain classification, definitions, and the neurophysiology of pain. Chapters in the second section deal with clinical and psychological ways of evaluating pain patients. The physical examination chapter has an excellent table explaining different tests and how they are performed. The next two sections cover a litany of pain conditions, grouped into primary pain conditions or pain as part of a disease process. Two good chapters cover pediatric and geriatric pain. The pharmacotherapy section contains a nice discussion on addiction and regulatory issues related to opioid management. Pain procedures are discussed briefly, with a focus on their usefulness. The unique chapter on pain clinics stresses the multidisciplinary nature of a pain clinic, over purely an injection clinic. The last chapter has a very limited discussion of alternative medical therapies. Chapters bring out the salient features of a topic by raising a pertinent question and then answering it, a format that ensures readers do not lose sight of the point. Key points are summarized and presented again at the end of each chapter. This is a quick read where every topic is presented concisely. Basic questions are posed and answered to make it a very practical book, and all important points are covered. The book doesn't go into detail, but references are provided at the end for interested readers.
Assessment: This is an excellent handbook that does justice to its title. It's not a procedure-oriented pain book, instead addressing the more basic and pertinent questions before any therapy can be initiated. It is must-read book for pain fellows and anesthesia residents. In addition, primary care physicians will be much better prepared to help their patients and communicate effectively with pain physicians after reading this book.
From the Publisher
"This is an excellent handbook that does justice to its title. It's not a procedure-oriented pain book, instead addressing the more basic and pertinent questions before any therapy can be initiated. It is must-read book for pain fellows and anesthesia residents. In addition, primary care physicians will be much better prepared to help their patients and communicate effectively with pain physicians after reading this book." - Tariq M. Malik, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine), Doody’s Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323040198
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/27/2009
  • Series: Secrets
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 658,385
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


1. Definitions, Ronald Kanner, MD

2. Classification of Pain, Robert A. Duarte, MD

3. Basic Mechanisms, Allan Basbaum, PhD

4. Topiceuticals, Charles E. Argoff, MD


5. History Taking in the Patient with Pain, Howard S. Smith, MD and Andrew Dubin, MD

6. Physical Examination of the Patient with Pain, Howard S. Smith, MD and Andrew Dubin, MD, MS

7. Pain Measurement, W. Cranford Clark, PhD, Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, Abbas Kashani, MD, and Susanne Bennett Clark, PhD

8. Psychological Assessment of Chronic Patients, Dennis Thornton, PhD


9. Neuroimaging in the Patient with Pain, Howard S. Smith, MD

10. Tension-Type Headache, Richard B. Lipton, MD, and Lawrence C. Newman, MD

11. Migraine, Richard B. Lipton, MD, and Lawrence C. Newman, MD

12. Cluster Headache, Lawrence C. Newman, MD, and Richard B. Lipton, MD

13. The Paroxysmal Hemicranias, Lawrence C. Newman, MD, and Richard B. Lipton, MD

14. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Ronald Kanner, MD

15. Brain Tumor Headaches, Ronald Kanner, MD

16. Increased and Decreased Intracranial Pressure, Ronald Kanner, MD

17. Temporal Giant Cell Arteritis, Robert A. Duarte, MD

18. Headaches Associated with Systemic Disease, Robert A, Duarte, MD

19. Trigeminal Neuralgia, Robert A. Duarte, MD

20. Glossopharyngeal and Other Facial Neuralgias, Robert A. Duarte, MD

21. Low Back Pain, Ronald Kanner, MD

22. Neck and Arm Pain, Ronald Kanner, MD and Gary McCleane, MD

23. Abdominal Pain, Ronald E. Greenberg MD

24. Chronic Pelvic Pain, Helen Greco, MD

25. Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain, Mark Thomas, MD, and Ronald Kanner, MD


26. Postoperative Pain Management, Michael Hanania, MD

27. Cancer Pain Syndrome, Gilbert R. Gonzales, MD

28. Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis, David S. Pisetsky, MD, PhD and Gary McCleane, MD

29. Neuropathic Pain, Russell K. Portenoy, MD and Ricardo Cruciani, MD, PhD


30. Psychological Syndromes, Dennis Thornton, PhD


31. Pain in Children, Patricia A. McGrath, PhD, and Stephen C. Brown, MD

32. Pain in the Older Patient, Ronald Kanner, MD


33. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Robert A. Duarte, MD

34. Opioid Analgesics, Ronald Kanner, MD

35. Addiction and Pain Management, Robert Kanner, MD

36. Regulatory Issues, Ellen Cooper, MS

37. Adjuvant Analgesics, Brian Thiessen, MD, and Russell K. Portenoy, MD


38. Temporary Neural Blockade, Michael Hanania, MD, and Martin R. Boorin, MD

39. Permanent Neural Blockade and Chemical Ablation, Michael Hanania, MD

40. Sympathetic Neural Blockade, Meir Chernofsky, MD, and Michael Hanania, MD

41. Intraspinal Opioids, Zahid H. Bajwa, MD, Stephen A. Cohen, MD, Carol A. Warfield, MD, and Gary McCleane

42. Neurostimulatory and Neuorablative Pocedures, Jason E. Silvers, BS, and James N. Campbell, MD

43. Psychological Constructs and Treatment Interventions, Dennis Thornton, PhD

44. Physiatric Modalities in Pain Management, Mark A. Thomas, MD

45. Physical Modalities: Adjunctive Treatments to Reduce Pain and Maximize Function, Bryan J. O'Young MD, Mark A. Young MD, Jeffrey S. Meyers, MD, Steven A. Stiens, MD

46. Pain Clinics, Nelson Hendler, MD, MS

47. Interventional Pain Management, Charles E. Argoff, MD and Gary McCleane, MD

48. Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Robert A. Duarte, MD


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