The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management

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Jane Ballantyne, Scott Fishman, Salahadin Abdi
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002 - Medical - 587 pages
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The Second Edition of this highly popular pocket guide presents the state-of-the-art approaches to pain management that are currently taught and practiced at the Massachusetts General Hospital. This completely revised new edition is even more user-friendly and clinical than its predecessor. All chapters are updated and 15 new chapters cover epidemiology of pain; quantitative sensory testing; neuroradiology; psychopharmacology for pain; pre-emptive analgesia for acute pain; chronic pain and the difficult patient; physical therapy in chronic pain; neuropathic pain syndromes; depression and pain; pain and drug addiction; pain and suffering; symptom management; palliative care; radiotherapy and cancer pain; and radiopharmaceuticals. A great pocket reference that can be used on the floor daily.

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Contents

Pain Mechanisms and Their Importance in
19
The Placebo Effect
27
The History and Clinical Examination
37
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About the author (2002)

Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief
University of Miami Pain Center
Dept. of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management
LM Miller School of Medicine
Miami, FL.

Pradeep Chopra, MD, MHCM
Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Department of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, RI
Assistant Professor (Adj.) of Anethesiology
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA.

Howard Smith, MD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, and Physical Rehabilitation & Medicine
Academic Director of Pain Management
Albany Medical College
Department of Anesthesiology
Albany, NY.

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