Full Author:Michael A Ashburn Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Medical Director, Pain Management Center, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA Linda Jo Rice Director of Pain Management, All Children's Hospital, St Petersburg, Florida, Professor, Department of Clinical Anesthesia, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, USA
Description: This new, clinically oriented reference provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of interdisciplinary pain management. It delivers concise, yet comprehensive coverage of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical management of acute pain, chronic benign pain, and cancer pain in adults and children.
Features: * Focuses on key concepts and essential information * Includes summaries of the most criticl points of each particular pain syndrome * Covers rarely addressed issues essential to pain management such as nociception, the pain-oriented neurological examination, organisation and reimbursement issues and pain and health care policy * Reflects the modern, interdisceplinary, anesthesiology-driven approach to the subject * Features a broad scope that enables it to be used as both an accessible reference source and as a review text for broad certification.
Contents: CONTENTS: Part I: Fundamental Considerations. Functional Neuroanatomy and Nociception. Physical Examination. Psychological Assessment. Substance Abuse Issues. Assessment of Impairment and Disability. Modern Clinical Pharmacology Concepts and Pain Management. Pharmacological Approaches To Pain Management: Nontraditional Analgesics and Analgesic Adjuvants. Nonopioid and Opioid Analgesics. Local Anesthetics and Analgesia. Spinal Analgesia. Noninvasive Drug Delivery Systems. Pain and Health Policy. Practical Guidelines for Pain Management. Accreditation of Pain Management Programs. Part II Chronic Pain. Interdisciplinary Approach To Pain Management: Philosophy, Operations, and Efficacy. Head Pain. Low Back Pain. Neural Blockade for Diagnosis and Treatment of Painful Conditions. Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Central Pain Syndromes. Sympathetic Maintained Pain. Herpes Zoster and Posthurpetic Neuralgia. Pain Management Issues in the Pregnant Patient. Pelvic and Abdominal Pain. Physical Modalities for Pain Management. Implantation Therapy for Pain Management. Part III: Terminal Disease. The Assessment and Etiology of Pain in Cancer Patients. The Psychological Management of Pain Related To AIDS Patients. Management Strategies for Pain in the Cancer Patient. Neurosurgical Modalities for Pain Management. Pain Management in the HIV-Positive Patient. Part IV: Acute Pain. Organization of An Acute Pain Service. The Stress Response and Pre-Emtive Analgesia. Patient Controlled Analgesia. The Interface Between Acute and Chronic Pain. Part V: Pediatric Pain. Pain Measurement in Children. The Management of Chronic Pain in the Child. The Management of Acute Pain in the Child. The Management of Procedure-Related Pain in the Child