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Essentials of Pain Management


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Part 1. Introduction.- 1. Introduction to Pain Management, Historical Perspectives, and Careers in Pain Management.- 2.Multidisciplinary Approach to Pain Management.- Part 2. Anatomy and Physiology.- 3.Anatomic and Physiologic Principles.- 4.Acute and Chronic Mechanisms of Pain.- Part 3. Clinical Principles.- 5.Assessment of Pain: Complete Patient Evaluation.- 6.Diagnostic Testing in Pain Management.- Part 4. Pharmacology.- 7.Opioids: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics.- 8.Opioids: Basic Concepts in Clinical Practice.- 9.Non-opioid Analgesics in Pain Management.- 10.Alternative and Herbal Pharmaceuticals.- 11.Importance of Placebo Effect in Pain Management.- Part 5. Non-pharmacologic Management of Pain.- 12.Psychological and Psychosocial Evaluation of the Chronic Pain Patient.- 13.Interventional Pain Management.- 14.Functional Restoration of Patients with Pain.- 15.Occupational Therapy in Client-Centered Pain Management.- 16.Acupucture.- 17.Nursing Perspective on Pain Management.- 18.Post-surgical Pain Management.- Part 6. Acute Pain Management.- 19.Surgical and Trauma Patient and Burns.- 20.Regional Anesthesia Techniques.- 21.Principles of Ultrasound Techniques.- 22.Labor Pain Management.- Part 7. Chronic Pain Management.- 23.Neuropathic Pain.- 24.Ischemic and Visceral Pain.- 25.Fibromyalgia, Arthritic, and Myofascial Pain .- 26.Head, Neck, and Back Pain.- 27.Headache.- 28.Management of Cancer Pain.- 29.Ethics in Pain Management and End of Life Care.- Part 8. Additional Topics.- 30.Pediatric Pain Management.- 31.Managing Pain in the Addicted Patient.- 32.Pain Management in Elderly Patients.- 33.Management of Oro-Dental Pain.- 34.Drug Formulary for Pain Management.- Appendix.- Multiple Choice Questions.

About the Author

Nalini Vadivelu, MD Associate Professor Department of Anesthesiology Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut USA Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA Assistant Professor of Anesthesia Harvard Medical School Director, Hospital Procedural Sedation Management Department of Anesthesiology Brigham & Women's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts USA Roberta L. Hines, MD Nicholas M. Greene Professor of Anesthesiology Department Chair and Chief, Anesthesiology Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, Connecticut USA


From the reviews: "This comprehensive and up-to-date book on acute and chronic pain management includes case scenarios at the end of chapters to bring the topics to life. ... All physicians who manage patients in pain can benefit. ... the book is specifically meant for pain physicians, all anesthesiologists will find it helpful in their day-to-day practice. ... it useful for any level of trainee. ... No book on the market rivals this one in its usefulness to trainees in anesthesia doing pain rotations or pain fellowships." (Tariq M. Malik, Doody's Review Service, April, 2011) "The book is exemplary in many respects. ... explores accepted and evolving strategies for pain treatment. ... The engaging and practical case scenarios at the end of each chapter carefully guide the reader through various clinical decision points. ... Essentials of Pain Management is an outstanding resource that would be useful to clinicians seeking a broad understanding of pain and its evolving treatment strategies and controversies. It covers a wide array of topics, including some not always found in traditional textbooks on pain." (Devi E. Nampiaparampil, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 306 (1), July, 2011)

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