The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Pain Management
Jane C. Ballantyne, Scottm. Fishman, M.D., Salahadin Abdi, M.D.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002 - Medical - 587 pages
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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