Practical Management of Pain, 6th Edition

By Honorio Benzon, MD, James P. Rathmell, MD, Christopher L. Wu, MD, Dennis Turk, PhD, Charles E. Argoff, MD and Robert W Hurley, MD, PhD; Edited by Andrea L Nicol, MD
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For more than 30 years, Practical Management of Pain has offered expert guidance to both clinicians and trainees, covering every aspect of acute and chronic pain medicine for adult and pediatric patients. The fully revised 6th Edition brings you fully up to date with new developments in patient evaluation, diagnosis of pain syndromes, rationales for management, treatment modalities, and much more. Edited by a team of renowned pain clinicians led by Dr. Honorio Benzon, this authoritative reference is a comprehensive, practical resource for pain diagnosis and treatment using a variety of pharmacologic and physical modalities. 

Key Features
  • Presents a wealth of information in a clearly written, easily accessible manner, enabling you to effectively assess and draw up an optimal treatment plan for patients with acute or chronic pain. 

  • Takes a practical, multidisciplinary approach, making key concepts and techniques easier to apply to everyday practice. 

  • Shares the knowledge and expertise of global contributors on all facets of pain management, from general principles to specific management techniques.  

  • Discusses the latest, best management techniques, including joint injections, ultrasound-guided therapies, and new pharmacologic agents such as topical analgesics. 

  • Covers recent global developments regarding opioid induced hyperalgesia, neuromodulation and pain management, and identification of specific targets for molecular based pain. 

  • Includes current information on the use of cannabinoids in pain management and related regulatory, professional, and legal considerations. 

  • Includes the latest guidelines on facet injections and safety of contrast agents. 

  • Provides new, evidence-based critical analysis on treatment modality outcomes and the latest information on chronic pain as a result of surgical interventions. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. 

ISBN 9780323711012
Product Format Book
Publication Date 2022
Author Information By Honorio Benzon, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Promotions, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois; James P. Rathmell, MD, Leroy D. Vandam Professor of Anaesthesia, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital,Boston, Massachussetts; Christopher L. Wu, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland; Dennis Turk, PhD, John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director, Center for Pain Research on Impact, Measurement, And Effectiveness (C-PRIME), Seattle, Washington; Charles E. Argoff, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Center, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY and Robert W Hurley, MD, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina; Edited by Andrea L Nicol, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
Published Reviews

"Overall, the book provides a high-quality and comprehensive approach to educating its audience on the broad realm of pain. It is particularly strong in providing updated content and a perspective that brings pain management into the context of society and the potential future."

©Doody's Review Service, 2022, Efime Popovitz, B.S, M.D (Yale School of Medicine)

Table of Content 1     The History of Pain Medicine
2     Classification of Acute Pain and Chronic Pain Syndromes
3     Organizing an Inpatient Acute Pain Service
4     Interdisciplinary Outpatient Pain Care
5     Healthcare Policy, Access, Resource Availability, Billing Reimbursement, and Legal Issues in Pain Management
6     Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Pain Management
7      Education and Training in Pain and Certification in Pain Medicine
8      Neurophysiology of Pain: Peripheral, Spinal, Ascending, and Descending Pathways
9       A Review of Pain-Processing Pharmacology
10     Neuroimaging Techniques
11     Individual Differences in the Experience and Treatment of Pain: Race, Ethnicity, Sex, and Gender
13     Genetics in Pain and Pain Management
14     Psychosocial and Psychiatric Aspects of Chronic Pain
15     Comprehensive Approach to the Assessment of Patients Experiencing Pain and Its Impact
16     Mechanism-Based Treatment and Precision Medicine
17     Placebo and Nocebo Effects in Clinical Trials and Clinical Practice
18     History and Physical Examination of the Patient with Pain
19     Electrodiagnostic Techniques in Pain Medicine
20     Radiologic Assessment of the Patient with Pain
21     Biomarkers of Pain: Quantitative Sensory Testing, Conditioned Pain Modulation, Punch Skin Biopsy
22     Psychological and Behavioral Assessment
23     Disability Assessment
24     Preemptive Analgesia and Prevention of Chronic Pain Syndromes after Surgery
24     Postoperative Pain
25     Evaluation and Pharmacologic Treatment of Postoperative Pain
26     Regional and Multimodal Treatments of Perioperative Pain
27     Evaluation and Treatment of Postoperative Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorders
28     Evaluation and Treatment of Acute Pain in Children
29     Low Back Pain Disorders
30     Buttock and Sciatica Pain
31     Facet Pain: Pathogenesis, Facet Joint Injections, Medical Branch Blocks, Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
32     Neurosurgical Management of Pain
33     Evaluation and Treatment of Cancer-Related Pain
34     Evaluation and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
35     Evaluation and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
36     Evaluation and Treatment of Pain in Selected Neurological Disorders
37     Central Post-Stroke Pain
37     Phantom Pain
37     Spinal Cord Injury Pain
37     Chronic Widespread Pain
38     Headache: Migraine, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Tension-type, and Other Chronic Headaches
39     Cervicogenic Headache, Postdural Puncture Headache, and Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
40     Orofacial Pain
41     Visceral Pain
42     Pelvic Pain
43     Pediatric Chronic Pain Management
44     Geriatric Pain Management
45     Pain Management During Pregnancy and Lactation
46     Rheumatologic Disorders
47     Pain in Patients with Medical Comorbidities
48     Major Opioids and Chronic Opioid Therapy
49     Minor Analgesics
50     The U.S. Opioid Crisis and the Legal and Legislative Implications
51     Evaluation for Opioid Management: Opioid Misuse Assessment Tools and Drug Testing in Pain Management
52     Comorbid Pain and Addiction Disorders: Mechanisms and Treatment
53     Antidepressants
54     Adjunct Medications for Pain Management
54     Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Agents/COX-2 Inhibitors
55     Skeletal Muscle Relaxants
56     Cannabinoids for Pain Management
57     Topical Analgesics
57     Neuraxial Agents for Intraspinal Drug Delivery
57     Pharmacology for the Interventional Physician
58     Psychological Approaches in Pain Management
59     Physical Medicine Modalities in Pain Management
60     Physical Rehabilitation for Patients with Chronic Pain
61     Complementary Approaches to Pain Management
62     Patient Education and Self-Management
63     Neurolytic Agents, Neuraxial Neurolysis, and Neurolysis of Sympathetic Axis for Cancer Pain
64     Head and Neck Blocks
65     Interlaminar and Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
66     Radiofrequency Treatment
67     Hip and Knee Pain: Intraarticular Injections and Radiofrequency Treatment
67     Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Lateral Branch Blocks, and Radiofrequency Treatment
68     Neurolysis of Sympathetic Axis for Cancer Pain
68     Muscle Injections: Trigger Point, Piriformis, IIipsoas/Quadratus Lumborum, and Scalene Muscle Injections
69     Minimally Invasive Procedures for Vertebral Compression Fractures
71     Spinal Cord, DRG, and Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
72     Intrathecal Pumps
73     Upper Extremity Blocks
73     Lower Extremity Blocks
73     Radiation Safety and Radiographic Contrast Agents
74     Anticoagulation and Infection Considerations in Pain Procedures
74     Truncal Blocks
75     Pain Management in Primary Care
75     Discography
76     Intradiscal Procedures: Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET), Nucleoplasty, Decompressor
76     Pain Management in the Emergency Room
77     Joint injections
77     Management of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease
78     Burn Pain
79     Pain Evaluation and Management in Patients with Limited Ability to Communicate Due to Dementia
80     Disparities in Pain Management
81     Pain Management in the Critically III Patient
81     The Health Implications of Disparities in Cancer and Pain Care: Unequal Burdens and Unheard Voices
82     Pain Management at the End of Life and Home Care for the Terminally Ill Patient
83     Home Care
83     Clinical Trial Methodology for Acute Pain Research
84     Clinical Trial Methodology for Chronic Pain Outcome Studies
85     Ethics of Research in Adult and Pediatric Patients with Pain
86     Directions and Areas in Need of Investigation
87     Test
Publication Date 05-05-2022
Pages 1260
Trim 276 x 216 (8 1/2 x 10 7/8)
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