Pain Management

Pain Management

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by Steven D. Waldman
     
 

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Regarded as the premiere clinical reference in its field, Pain Management, 2nd Edition, edited by noted pain authority Dr. Steven Waldman, provides comprehensive, practical, highly visual guidance to help you effectively apply the most recent evidence-based advances in pain management. This popular text has been updated with 13 new chapters that include

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Regarded as the premiere clinical reference in its field, Pain Management, 2nd Edition, edited by noted pain authority Dr. Steven Waldman, provides comprehensive, practical, highly visual guidance to help you effectively apply the most recent evidence-based advances in pain management. This popular text has been updated with 13 new chapters that include the latest information on interventional and ultrasound-guided techniques, acute regional pain nerve blocks, and more. A user-friendly format with lavish illustrations enables you to access trusted guidance quickly...and apply the information easily...to bring effective pain relief to your patients.

  • Tap into the experience of the book’s editor, Dr. Steven D. Waldman-author of numerous groundbreaking pain management references-and a diverse collection of leading international experts, many of whom are new to this edition.
  • Effectively diagnose and manage any type of pain by implementing the latest, evidence-based approaches including interventional and ultrasound-guided techniques, and acute regional pain nerve blocks.
  • Keep up with the most essential and latest topics with fully revised chapters and 13 new chapters that include information on central pain modulation, ultrasound-guided procedures, myelopathy, and more.
  • Find the critical answers you need quickly and easily thanks to a templated format, with all content solely reviewed by Dr. Waldman to insure consistency throughout.
  • Make more accurate diagnoses and perform nerve blocks successfully with unmatched guidance from 1100 full-color, large-scale illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Reviewer:Tariq M. Malik, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description:This comprehensive textbook covers all aspects of pain including injection techniques. Best of all, it is very well illustrated.
Purpose:It is meant to address the issue of chronic pain in a more practical and clinical fashion. Instead of discussing pain conditions based on organ, it covers the issue of pain by body parts. This makes it unique and more practical even for those who aren't pain specialists.
Audience:Although the book is intended for pain physicians, any physician can use it as a reference. Primary care physicians will find it useful in helping them to manage patients with different pain conditions as well as to decide when to refer patients to a pain clinic. Dr. Waldman already has many books to his credit and each contributing author is an authority in the field.
Features:The two volume set is broadly divided into five sections. The first section covers basic pain physiology, providing a precise and clear concept of pain dynamics in the periphery as well as in the CNS. The second section deals with patient evaluation. Apart from discussing how to evaluate patients clinically, important chapters cover different investigations like MRI, radiology, nuclear scans and EMG/NCS. All chapters are brief, easy to read, to the point, and very well written. The third section covers common pain syndromes like CRPS, sickle cell pain, burn pain, cancer pain, fibromyalgia, and connective tissue disorders. Chapters in the fourth section deal with painful conditions by body part, like head and neck, shoulder, arm/elbow, chest wall,and abdomen. The list is not exhaustive, but it definitely covers all the common conditions. The final section provides technical details for performing different pain procedures, all of which are described in a very methodical and unambiguous way and hence are very helpful. The best part of the book is its appealing look with the extensive illustrations. The quality of the images is very good with needle positions very clear in each of them. There is little, if anything, that is wrong with this book. There may not be a lot of details on one topic or another, but within the confines of its intended objectives, it is a complete pain book. The only thing it may lack is a chapter on chronic use of opioids in nonmalignant pain, an important topic because of the medicolegal implications.
Assessment:There are many pain books out there; some are too small, some are too big, and some have too much basic science. This book has the right mix of everything. It will provide any pain fellow with a broad base of information on which he or she can build.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781437736038
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
06/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1248
File size:
126 MB
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