In anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care, practitioners at all levels need help to stay current with the continually evolving drug knowledge-base and trainees need tools to prepare for in-training and board exams that increasingly test their knowledge of pharmacology. This practical book is aimed at both readerships. It features a unique and practical chapter on the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “black box” warnings that describe what safety precautions should be taken with commonly used drugs. The editors and contributors are pharmacology experts representing a cross-section of clinical specialties and institutions in the United States and include pharmacologists, pharmacists, as well as physicians.
This book provides a concise and thoroughly practical guide to the management of chronic pain and as such will serve as a useful handbook for a broad spectrum of healthcare professionals including junior hospital doctors, nursing staff and general practitioners.
Pain management is a vast subject and is changing rapidly. Finding a good resource for learning, however, is difficult. This book covers the entire curriculum relating to pain management and will make it easy to learn all aspects of the subject by covering key concepts in a reader-friendly manner. It comprises nine concise and simple chapters that aim to impart the maximum information within a limited space. These chapters address anatomy, assessment of pain, diagnosis of pain, pharmacology, non-pharmacological pain management, acute and chronic pain management, pain management in special groups, and special techniques. Pain Management: Essential Topics for Examinations will be an ideal resource for those who plan to sit for examinations, wherever they are based in the world. In addition, it will be an invaluable reference for higher and advanced pain trainees, residents, and physicians working in chronic pain.
Pharmacological Mechanisms and the Modulation of Pain, the newest volume in the Advances in Pharmacology series, presents the pharmacological mechanisms and the modulation of pain. With a variety of chapters and the best authors in the field, this volume is an essential resource for pharmacologists, immunologists, and biochemists alike. Contains contributions from the best authors in the field of pharmacology that focus on the pharmacological mechanisms and modulation of pain Provides an essential resource for pharmacologists, immunologists, and biochemists
Pain Medicine, a relatively new specialty, has proven increasingly relevant to medical practitioners in every field. The specialism of pain has emerged over the past 50 years, largely due to the persistence of experts and new medical evidence that points to its necessity. Today, it is a distinct and integral part of global medical practice. Landmark Papers in Pain offers a comprehensive inventory of over 80 key studies in pain medicine from the last 100 years. Each paper is accompanied by a concise commentary on the significance of the original findings written by an expert in pain. The reviews discuss how the paper influenced the development of the speciality, and how the findings have advanced our global comprehension of pain. Together, the selected papers and reviews chart the growth of an embryonic field into the modern speciality of pain medicine. Complied by leading specialists in the field, the papers included in this book are significant for any student, researcher, clinical practitioner, or medical historian interested in pain medicine. Organised into eight distinct topics and cross-referenced by topics and author of original paper, the book is comprehensive in its coverage and easy to use. A review of the contemporary and historical research that shaped the speciality of pain, Landmark Papers in Pain is essential reading for all medical practitioners with an interest in pain medicine.
This book offers an accessible and concise, yet complete, overview of today's theory and practice of pain medicine and regional anesthesia. From a review of basic considerations; important aspects of clinical evaluation and diagnostic examination; pharmacology and pharmacologic modalities; therapeutic interventions; postoperative pain; chronic pain syndromes; cancer pain; and local anesthetics and nerve blockade techniques, it covers all of the knowledge that's necessary for certification and practice.
Essential Notes in Pain Medicine provides a comprehensive review of pain medicine for clinical practice and postgraduate exam preparation. Mapped to the syllabus for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA)this resource ensures readers have all the information needed in one place. Written by a multidisciplinary team of over 70 international contributors, this resource provides high-quality, up-to-date guidance on 247 topics such as pain assessment, pain physiology, pain interventions, the role of psychology and physiotherapy and many more. Information is presented in concise note form with bullet points, tables, and diagrams, making retaining key facts easier and quicker. References to evidence-based guidelines and directions to further reading allow for identification of areas for further information. Drawing on the editors' expertise, Essential Notes in Pain Medicine is the ideal companion for exams and a comprehensive guide to acute, chronic, and cancer pain management for practising doctors, pain nurses, and allied health professionals.
GET YOUR HIGHEST SCORE POSSIBLE ON THE PAIN MEDICINE CERTIFICATION AND RECERTIFICATION EXAM WITH THIS ALL-IN-ONE REVIEW This concise yet comprehensive review, edited by two of today's leading pain clinicians/scientists, is the perfect tool to prepare for certification and recertification. It is also an outstanding clinical companion when time is of the essence and authoritative information is needed quickly. Featuring insights from renowned experts, the book's high-yield bulleted presentation condenses and simplifies essential must-know information for the easiest and most time-efficient learning and retention possible. HERE'S WHY THIS IS THE BEST REVIEW OF PAIN MEDICINE AVAILABLE TODAY: Every chapter contains key points that encapsulate the most important information for a given topic Valuable opening section on Test Preparation and Planning reviews important aspects of test taking such as planning study time, planning material to cover, study skills, and taking the actual exam Section on Basic Principles covers key topics such as Pain Physiology, Epidemiology, Gender Issues, Placebo Response, Pain Taxonomy, and Ethics Other sections include: Evaluation of the Patient, Analgesic Pharmacology, Acute Pain Management, Regional Pain, Chronic Pain Management, and Special Techniques in Pain Management--which covers the latest advances in interventional pain Coverage includes alternative treatments such as acupuncture and TENS Numerous photographs and drawings enhance the text
2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Anaesthesia category! Apply the latest scientific and clinical advances with Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain, 6th Edition. Drs. Stephen McMahon, Martin Koltzenburg, Irene Tracey, and Dennis C. Turk, along with more than 125 other leading authorities, present all of the latest knowledge about the genetics, neurophysiology, psychology, and assessment of every type of pain syndrome. They also provide practical guidance on the full range of today's pharmacologic, interventional, electrostimulative, physiotherapeutic, and psychological management options. Benefit from the international, multidisciplinary knowledge and experience of a "who's who" of international authorities in pain medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, palliative medicine, and other relevant fields. Access the complete contents online anytime, anywhere at www.expertconsult.com. Translate scientific findings into clinical practice with updates on the genetics of pain, new pharmacologic and treatment information, and much more. Easily visualize important scientific concepts with a high-quality illustration program, now in full color throughout. Choose the safest and most effective management methods with expanded coverage of anesthetic techniques. Stay abreast of the latest global developments regarding opioid induced hyperalgesia, addiction and substance abuse, neuromodulation and pain management, identification of specific targets for molecular pain, and other hot topics.
With this fully revised fourth edition, Dr Stahl returns to the essential roots of what it means to become a neurobiologically empowered psychopharmacologist, expertly guided in the selection and combination of treatments for individual patients in practice. Embracing the unifying themes of 'symptom endophenotypes', dimensions of psychopathology that cut across syndromes, and 'symptoms and circuits', every aspect of the text has been updated to the frontiers of current knowledge, with the clarity of explanation and illustration that only Dr Stahl can bring. Integrating much of the basic neuroscience into the clinical chapters, and with major additions in the areas of psychosis, antipsychotics, antidepressants, impulsivity, compulsivity and addiction, this is the single most readily readable source of information on disease and drug mechanisms. This remains the essential text for all students and professionals in mental health seeking to understand and utilize current therapeutics, and to anticipate the future for novel medications.