Handbook of Pain Management: A Clinical Companion to Textbook of Pain

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Ronald Melzack, Patrick David Wall
Churchill Livingstone, 2003 - Medical - 753 pages
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An Essentials version of the Textbook of Pain, 4/e, this book is intended to provide the pain medicine specialist and trainee with an easy-to-access overview on the management complexities, assessment tools and multiple treatment modalities that are currently available to the physician dealing with the full spectrum of pain syndromes. The emphasis throughout is on the clinical aspects of pain medicine. It will contain the core information that the practitioner and trainee needs. Each chapter is brief and succinctly written and the text is well broken up with headings, tables and summary charts. The book is divided into 2 main sections; clinical states (acute, chronic and cancer pain) and therapeutic aspects ( pharmacological, surgical, physiotherapy, psychotherapy ) and it presents a rational, multidisciplinary approach to the management of pain.

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List of contributors vii 15 Headache
Jean Schoenen Peter S Sandor
Clinical pain states 17 Peripheral neuropathies 259 J W Scadding

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Dennis C. Turk, PhD, is the John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research at the University of Washington. He was the recipient of the American Psychological Association, Division of Health Psychology, Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award and the American Association of Pain Management's Janet Travell Award. He has over 300 publications and has written and edited 13 volumes. Dr. Turk is currently editor-in-chief of [i]The Clinical Journal of Pain[/i].
Ronald Melzack, PhD, studied psychology at McGill University. After receiving his PhD in 1954, he spent 5 years carrying out physiological research at the University of Oregon Medical School; University College London, England; and the University of Pisa, Italy. Currently he is back at McGill University as a Professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Melzack developed the McGill Pain Questionnaire, which is now the most widely used measurement tool for research on pain in human subjects. In addition to more than 200 papers on research and theory, he has written and edited five books.
Drs. Turk and Melzack were recently identified among the top 10 leaders in the field of pain for their contributions to research and treatment development (survey of International Association for the Study of Pain membership, published in [i]The Pain Clinic[/i], 2001).

The late Patrick Wall was professor of physiology at St. Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London and a fellow of the Royal Society. His books include "Defeating Pain," "The Challenge of Pain," "Natural Pain Relief," and "Textbook of Pain,

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