A fully updated new edition of this definitive, unrivalled, no-nonsense textbook, Central Pain Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management provides new treatment guidelines that aid the reader in effective management.
- Encyclopedic coverage of all drug and surgical therapies, including the hot field of non-invasive and invasive cortical stimulation
- 26 totally rewritten chapters include expanded sections on deep brain, spinal and other forms of stimulation, and a chapter on the efficacy of alternative and complementary medicine
- Critical analysis of all current competing theories, including an expanded account of the leading dynamic reverberation theory which now incorporates a cortical attractor-based model
- Clear-cut indications on drug usage, with black boxes for ineffective or dangerous drugs A classic textbook widely hailed on patients' websites, this is key reading for medical specialists and trainees in pain management, neurology, neurosurgery and anesthesiology, as well as for patients
- New conflict-of-interest-free treatment guidelines bring a definitive cure to this previously incurable disorder
- Images and diagrams illustrate the genesis of central pain
- Comprehensive coverage of all drug and surgical therapies makes this an essential one-stop resource for clinicians and patients
- Globally relevant, with epidemiological data for the USA, Europe and Asia
'Excellent reference book on central pain … chapter on neuromodulation one of the highlights of the book … thoughtful … well researched and a pleasure to read.' Christine Sang, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
'… chapter on neuromodulation should be particularly interesting to algiotrists … should make a nice addition to the library of clinicians who care for patients with central pain conditions or simply those with an interest in this subject. It is the most comprehensive review of this subject that I have seen to date. For me, some of the most practically useful information is provided by the extensive tables on drug treatment and neuromodulation. The book clearly accomplishes its goal, and the price … seems quite reasonable considering the amount of information considered.' Richard Osenback, Journal of Neurosurgery
'… everyone, without exception, should purchase and read Sergio Canavero's new book from [Cambridge University Press], Central Pain Syndrome. It can be had for less than the co-pay on a visit to a neurosurgeon … perhaps the most exhaustive study that has ever been produced on any one condition or disease … If you have trouble finding a doctor who understands central pain … buy a second copy to hand to your doctor, who probably needs it … a Maestro. He has produced a personal, original, intellectual, and comprehensive work which shows plainly that an Italian is a match for anyone, anywhere in the world, when it comes to pain. We expect them to excel everyone in opera and tenors, but here we see Italian genius of the first order presenting an impossible topic … we really love this book … special thanks …' www.painonline.com
Table of Contents
Preface to the second edition Preface to the first edition Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction Part II. Clinical Features and Diagnosis: 2. Epidemiology 3. Clinical features 4. Somatosensory findings 5. Central pruritus 6. Natural history 7. Central pain allied conditions and special considerations 8. Diagnosing central pain Part III. Treatment: 9. Drug therapy 10. Neuromodulation 11. Cortical stimulation 12. Deep brain stimulation 13. Spinal cord stimulation 14. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation 15. Other stimulation techniques 16. Intraspinal drug infusion 17. Alternative and complementary approaches 18. Conclusions on therapy Part IV. Pathophysiology: 19. Introduction to pathophysiology 20. Sudden disappearances of central pain 21. Results of neuroablation 22. Neurophysiological studies 23. Imaging studies 24. Drug dissection 25. Is this a spinal generator of central pain? 26. Attractor-driven dynamic reverberation Appendix: erroneous theories of central pain References Index.