Pain Medicine And Management / Edition 1

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A quick reference to the management of pain for specialists as well as general medical practitioners and residents. Written in a concise bulleted format, the content is limited to only the essential facts necessary for assessment and treatment of common pain conditions and presentations. A perfect review tool for both the anesthesia and pain medicine board exams.
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michael F O'Connor, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is another entry into the growing category of reference books patterned after several popular series in the lay press. Unlike the manuals or handbooks of yesteryear, which were designed to fit (barely) into the pocket of a lab coat, this is a full-size book intended to fit neatly into a pack or pile of papers. It covers the entire range of pain medicine with a large number (70) of brief chapters (370 pages). Most chapters are tersely written, with heavy reliance on the bulleted format.
Purpose: This book is clearly targeted at anesthesia residents and fellows participating in pain management, with explicit recognition of how its content reflects the syllabus for the pain boards. It is also intended to be a concise and highly useful reference for those who are called upon to manage pain less frequently — especially private practitioners and nonanesthesiologists (particularly rehabilitation physicians and neurologists). There has clearly been a need for such a book, and I anticipate that this will become a staple in pain clinics everywhere.
Audience: The list of authors is enormous, and they represent a cross section of the state-of-the-art in pain medicine. The book is clearly oriented to the practice of clinical pain management, with only a brief review of clinically relevant biology in the early portion of the book. Most of the relevant biology is embedded is relevant chapter — the kind of marriage of science and practice that most trainees desire and most quality teachers provide.
Features: The book sections and chapters are organized to mirror clinical pain management. The sections on acute, regional, and chronic pain include chapters that cover every important clinical problem in these domains. Special procedures unique to pain management are similarly covered. Procedures which might be performed by either trainees in pain or by the competent/occasional practitioner are generally well described and covered in appropriate detail, although the quantity and quality of the illustrations is highly variable and generally inferior to better known books in the field. The chapters on disability and return to work are brief and perhaps either too short or too ambitious. The brief index is less than helpful in locating valuable information in the dense text, which will frustrate some users.
Assessment: Residents and fellows may prefer this book to any out there, and are likely to read it before any of the longer, more definitive books on pain. It will be an invaluable reference in any clinic where pain is or might be managed, and an extraordinarily useful reference for practitioners who require a concise manual for pain management.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071411820
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/13/2004
  • Series: Just The Facts Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 948,477
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark S. Wallace, MD, University of California, San Diego, CA
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Table of Contents

I. Introduction
Ch 1: Test Preparation and Planning
II. Basic Physiology

Ch 2: Nociceptive Pain

Ch 3: Neuropathic Pain
III. Evaluation of the Pain Patient

Ch 4: History and Physical Examination

Ch 5: Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Studies

Ch 6: Quantitative Sensory Testing

Ch 7: Bone Scan

Ch 8: Radiologic Evaluation

Ch 9: Psychological Evaluation
IV. Analgesic Pharmacology

Ch 10: Topical Agents

Ch 11: Acetaminophen/NSAIDS

Ch 12: Antidepressants

Ch 13: Anti-epileptic Drugs

Ch 14: Sodium/Calcium Channel Antagonists

Ch 15: Tramadol

Ch 16: Opioids

Ch 17: Muscle Relaxants and Miscellaneous
V. Acute Pain Management

Ch 18: Intravenous/Subcutaneous Patient Controlled Analgesia

Ch 19: Epidural Analgesia

Ch 20: Intrathecal Analgesia

Ch 21: Obstetrical Anaglesia

Ch 22: Intrapleural Analgesia

Ch 23: Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Continuous Catheters
VI. Regional Pain

Ch 24: Abdominal

Ch 25: Upper Extremity

Ch 26: Lower Extremity

Ch 27: Headaches

Ch 28: Low Back

Ch 29: Neck/Shoulder

Ch 30: Orofacial

Ch 31: Pelvic

Ch 32: Thoracic
VII. Chronic Pain Management

Ch 33: AIDS –Related Pain Syndromes

Ch 34: Arthritis

Ch 35: Cancer Pain

Ch 36: Central Pain

Ch 37: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Ch 38: Geriatric Pain

Ch 39: Myofascial Pain/Fibromyalgia

Ch 40: Pediatric Pain

Ch 41: Peripheral Neuropathy

Ch 42: Post Surgical Pain Syndromes

Ch 43: Pregnancy and Chronic Pain

Ch 44: Sickle Cell Anemia

Ch 45: Spasticity

Ch 46: Substance Abuse

Ch 47: Psychological/psychiatric Therapies
VIII. Special Techniques in Pain Management

Ch 48: General Principles of Interventional Pain Therapies

Ch 49: Acupuncture

Ch 50: Botulinum Toxin Injection

Ch 51: Chemical Neurolysis

Ch 52: Complementary Medicine

Ch 53: Cryoneurolysis

Ch 54: Dorsal Column Nerve Stimulation

Ch 55: Epidural Steroid Injections

Ch 56: Facet Joint Blocks

Ch 57: Intravenous Drug Infusions

Ch 58: Neurosurgical Techniques

Ch 59: Radiofrequency Ablation

Ch 60: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Ch 61: Prolotherapy

Ch 62: Physical Therapy

Ch 63: Pyriformis Syndrome

Ch 64: Sacroiliac Joint Blocks

Ch 65: Spinal Drug Delivery

Ch 66: Sympathetic Blocks

Ch 67: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

Ch 68: Discography/IDET

Ch 69: Nucleoplasty

Ch 70: Special Techniques
IX. Disability

Ch 71: Disability/impairment

Ch 72: Medical/legal evaluation
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