Pain Management Secrets

Pain Management Secrets

by Charles E. Argoff, MD Ronald Kanner
     
 

The new edition of this popular volume updates and expands the first edition. The content is organized by classification, mechanisms, clinical approach, syndromes defined by pain, syndromes in which pain is a component, and management by all current modalities and specialties. New chapters include High-Tech Intervention, Pain Management in the Terminally Ill

Overview

The new edition of this popular volume updates and expands the first edition. The content is organized by classification, mechanisms, clinical approach, syndromes defined by pain, syndromes in which pain is a component, and management by all current modalities and specialties. New chapters include High-Tech Intervention, Pain Management in the Terminally Ill Patient, and the Difficult Patient. Perfect for exam preparation, and a valuable clinical reference.

• Highly successful volume in first edition
• Concise answers that include the author's pearls, tips, memory aids
• Bulleted lists, tables, and illustrations for quick review
• Chapters written by experts their fields
• Thorough, highly detailed index
• Great for review for Pain Management Board Exams

• New chapters to this edition are Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Interventional Pain Management, and Addiction and Pain Management
• All chapters have been significantly revised and update and many new questions have been added

Editorial Reviews

3 Stars from Doody
Donald M. Sinclair
The Secrets series is becoming to medicine what the Dummies series is to the rest of life. This is a multiauthored book on pain management in which prestigious authorities take areas of a topic and review it in the question and answer format. The advantage is that you get answers to exact questions, the disadvantage is that the presentation is stop, start, and jerky. The purpose is to provide answers to questions that one is likely to encounter on rounds in the clinic and in oral exams. The book is aimed primarily at the resident or fellow preparing for examinations and is a useful adjunct to other materials. The book has been divided into an area of general clinical approach, an area of clinical syndromes, and areas covering management and organization. The book poses 1234 questions and provides answers to these in 246 pages. Concise answers to precise questions are useful as mind sharpeners and as a review of material. This book provides a comprehensive set of questions in the area of pain management. If readers provide their own answers to the questions before going on to read those provided by the authors, it will be an extremely useful review source. If it is used as a cramming resource by itself without other texts, the user will end up with a spotty and shallow knowledge base. Caveat emptor!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560534259
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Secrets Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
317
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

Chairman, Department of Neurology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park; Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

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