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  • Acupuncture for Pain Management is intended as the premier resource for learning the fundamentals of the art of medical acupuncture. Edited by top pain medicine specialists at Harvard and UCLA, and based on their popular annual workshop at the American Society for Anesthesiologists, the book is the perfect synthesis of Western and Chinese medicine. Anesthesiologists, pain medicine specialists, primary care physicians, osteopaths, neurologists, psychiatrists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and other health professionals looking to add acupuncture to their repertoire will benefit from the concise and practical approach of the book. Features: Each individual meridian discussed in detail Acupuncture for 25 clinical conditions, including headache, menstrual pain, low back pain, insomnia, and more Aimed at acupuncturists as well as practitioners who want to add acupuncture to their clinical armamentarium.
  • Analgesia 2007, Springer
    Part I. Introduction --Peripheral and central mechanism of pain generation /H.G. Schaible --Part II.Drugs in clinical use --Opioids /C. Zöllner, C. Stein --Antipyretic analgesics: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, selective COX-2 inhibitors, paracetamol and pyrazolionones /B. Hinz, K. Brune --Local anesthetics /R. Yanagidate, G.R. Strichartz --Serotonin receptor ligands: treatments of acute migraine and cluster headache /P.J. Goadsby --Anti-convulsants and anti-depressants /A.H. Dickenson, J. Ghandehari --Part III.Compounds in preclinical development --Neuropeptide and kinin antagonists /R. G. Hill, K.R. Oliver --Glutamate receptor ligands /V. Neugebauer --Adrenergic and cholinergic compounds /R. D. Sanders, M. Maze --Cannabinoids and pain /I.J. Lever, A.S.C. Rice --Part IV.Future targets in analgesia research --Adenosine and ATP receptors /J. Sawynok --Ion channels in analgesia research /J.N. Wood --Protein kinases as potential targets for the treatment of pathological pain /R. R. Ji, Y. Kawasaki, Z. Y. Zhuang, Y.R. Wen, Y.Q. Zhang --Part V.Pain Management beyond pharmacotherapy --Placebo and endogenous mechanisms of analgesia /F. Bededetti --Limitations of pharmacotherapy: behavioral approaches to chronic pain /H. Flor, M. Diers --Subject index.
  • Animal models of pain 2011, Springer Protocols
    Assessment of pain in animals / Wenrui Xie -- Animal models of inflammatory pain / Rui-Xin Zhang and Ke Ren -- Animal models of visceral pain / Karin N. Westlund -- Animal models of pain after peripheral nerve injury / Lintao Qu and Chao Ma -- Animal models of pain after injury to the spinal ganglia and dorsal roots / Xue-Jun Song -- Localized inflammatory irritation of the lumbar ganglia : an animal model of chemogenic low back pain and radiculopathy / Jun-Ming Zhang -- Animal models of central neuropathic pain / Bryan Hains and Louis P. Vera-Portocarrero -- Animal models of cancer pain / Paul W. Wacnik, Cholawat Pacharinsak, and Alvin J. Beitz -- Animal models of diabetic neuropathic pain / Maxim Dobretsov ... [et al.] -- Animal models of HIV-associated painful sensory neuropathy / Sonia K. Bhangoo, Lauren Petty, and Fletcher A. White -- Animal models of postoperative pain / Chaoran Wu ... [et al.].
  • This atlas is an essential guide for all implanters, from beginners to the most advanced practitioners. The process of implanting and managing spinal cord stimulators, peripheral nerve stimulators, and intrathecal pumps, from the beginning through long-term management, is thoroughly discussed, as are the prevention and management of complications.--Abstract (excerpt).
  • Sect. 1. Head and neck -- Sect. 2. Shoulder -- Sect. 3. Elbow and forearm -- Sect. 4. Wrist and hand -- Sect. 5. Chest wall, trunk, back, and abdomen -- Sect. 6. Hip and pelvis -- Sect. 7. Knee and lower extremity -- Sect. 8. Ankle and foot.
  • Imaging in interventional pain management and basics of ultrasonography -- Imaging in interventional pain management / Marc A. Huntoon -- Basics of ultrasound imaging / Vincent Chan and Anahi Perlas -- Essential knobology for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and interventional pain management / Alan J.R. Macfarlane, Cyrus C.H. Tse, and Richard Brull -- How to improve needle visibility / Dmitri Souzdalnitski, Imanuel Lerman, and Thomas M. Halaszynski -- Spine sonoanatomy and ultrasound-guided spine injections -- Spine anatomy and sonoanatomy for pain physicians / Bernhard Moriggl -- Ultrasound-guided third occipital nerve and cervical medial branch nerve blocks / Andreas Siegenthaler and Urs Eichenbergerxvi -- Ultrasound-guided cervical zygapophyseal (facet) intra-articular injection / Samer N. Narouze -- Ultrasound-guided cervical nerve root block / Samer N. Narouze -- Ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block / Manoj Kumar Karmakar -- Ultrasound-guided lumbar zygapophysial (facet) nerve block / David M. Irwin and Michael Gofeld -- Ultrasound-guided lumbar nerve root (periradicular) injections / Klaus Galiano and Hannes Gruber -- Ultrasound-guided central neuraxial blocks / Manoj Kumar Karmakar -- Ultrasound-guided caudal, ganglion impar, and sacroiliac joint injections / Amaresh Vydyanathan and Samer N. Narouze -- Ultrasound-guided abdominal and pelvic blocks -- Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block / Samer N. Narouze -- Ultrasound-guided celiac plexus block and neurolysis / Samer N. Narouze and Hannes Gruber -- Ultrasound-guided blocks for pelvic pain / Chin-Wern Chan and Philip W.H. Peng -- Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks and continuous catheters -- Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks of the upper extremity / Anahi Perlas, Sheila Riazi, and Cyrus C.H. Tse -- Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks of the lower limb / Haresh Mulchandani, Imad T. Awad, and Colin J.L. McCartney -- Ultrasound-guided continuous peripheral nerve blocks / Edward R. Mariano and Brian M. Ilfeld -- Ultrasound-guided cervical sympathetic block / Philip W.H. Peng -- Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blockade in chronic pain management / Anuj Bhatia and Philip W.H. Peng -- Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound -- Ultrasound-guided shoulder joint and bursa injections / Michael P. Schaefer and Kermit Fox -- Ultrasound-guided hand, wrist, and elbow injections / Marko Bodor, John M. Lesher, and Sean Colio -- Ultrasound-guided hip injections / Hariharan Shankar and Swetha Simhan -- Ultrasound-guided knee injections / Mark-Friedrich B. Hurdle -- Advanced and new applications -- Ultrasound in pain management -- Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve stimulation / Marc A. Huntoon -- Ultrasound-guided occipital stimulation / Samer N. Narouze -- Ultrasound-guided groin stimulation / Samer N. Narouze -- Ultrasound-assisted cervical diskography and intradiskal procedures / Samer N. Narouze.
  • Fulltext ClinicalKey
    Obtain optimal diagnostic results from the field's foremost pain expert! Noted authority Steven D. Waldman, MD, JD, offers complete, concise, and highly visual guidance on the diagnosis of more than 100 uncommon pain syndromes less frequently encountered in daily practice. Vivid illustrations depict the physical symptoms and anatomy of each pain site as well as key imaging findings involving techniques such as MRI, CT, and conventional radiograph. It's the effective, easy-access resource you need to evaluate uncommon pain syndromes and sharpen your diagnostic skills. Uses a consistent format to explore each pain syndrome, progressing through diagnostic codes . signs and Accurately diagnose and treat uncommon pain syndromes by following a step-by-step approach that progresses from signs and symptoms through physical findings, laboratory and radiographic testing, treatment options, and clinical pearls. Recognize the visual manifestations of pain with help from nearly 400 vivid illustrations-more than 100 new to this edition, many in color-depicting the physical symptoms and anatomy of each pain site, and diagnostic images demonstrating key findings from MRI, CT, and conventional radiography. Effectively apply the latest techniques and approaches with complete updates throughout including new chapters on SUNCT Headache, Primary Thunderclap Headache, Hypnic Headache, Nummular Headache, Atypical Odontalgia, Burning Mouth Syndrome, Nervus Intermedius Neuralgia, Red Ear Syndrome, Clival Chordoma Syndrome, Glomus Tumor of the Shoulder, Osteonecrosis of the Elbow Joint, Driver's Elbow, Boxer's Knuckle, Trigger Wrist, Superior Cluneal Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, Clitoral Priapism, Breaststroker's Knee, Glomus Tumor of the Knee, and Fabella Syndrome. Quickly and easily find the information you need thanks to highly templated chapters. Confidently overcome the clinical challenges you're likely to face with well-rounded guidance from this companion volume to Dr. Waldman's Atlas of Common Pain Syndromes, 3rd Edition. Access the complete text and illustrations online at, fully searchable.
  • Bladder pain syndrome 2013, Springer
    Historical Perspective / Philip M. Hanno M.D., M.P.H. -- Epidemiology / Mirja Ruutu M.D., Ph.D., F.E.B.U., Mikael Leppilahti MD, PhD -- Diagnostic Criteria, Classification and Nomenclature for Bladder Pain Syndrome / Joop P. van de Merwe MD, PhD, Jørgen Nordling MD,, FEBU -- Part I: Pathophysiology -- Clinical Pathophysiology and Molecular Biology of the Urothelium and the GAG Layer / Gianfranco Tajana, Mauro Cervigni -- Mast Cell and Bladder Pain Syndrome / Kirsten Bouchelouche M.D., D.M.Sc., Pierre Bouchelouche M.D. -- Neurophysiology of Pelvic Pain Mechanisms / Jean-Jacques Wyndaele M.D., D.Sci., Ph.D., Silvia Malaguti M.D. -- Syndromes Associated with Bladder Pain Syndrome as Clues to its Pathogenesis / John W. Warren M.D., Joop P. van de Merwe M.D., Ph.D. -- Part II: Clinical Presentations -- Bladder Pain Syndrome: Clinical Presentation / John Hughes M.B.B.S., F.R.C.A., F.F.P.M.R.C.A. -- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Bladder Pain Syndrome / Mauro Cervigni M.D., Franca Natale M.D. -- Psychosocial Risk Factors and Patient Outcomes for Bladder Pain Syndrome / Dean A. Tripp Ph.D., J. Curtis Nickel M.D., F.R.C.S.C. -- Bladder Pain Syndrome and Sexuality / Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello M.S.N., C.R.N.P., Kristene E. Whitmore M.D. -- Part III: Diagnosis -- Symptoms of Bladder Pain Syndrome / John W. Warren M.D., Philip M. Hanno M.D., M.P.H. -- Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis of Bladder Pain Syndrome / Jennifer Yonaitis Fariello M.S.N., C.R.N.P., Kristene E. Whitmore M.D. -- Urine Biomarkers and Bladder Pain Syndrome / Pierre Bouchelouche M.D., Kirsten Bouchelouche M.D., DMSc. -- Cystoscopy and Hydrodistension in the Diagnosis of Bladder Pain Syndrome / Andrey Zaytsev M.D., Ph.D., Magnus Fall M.D., Ph.D. -- Biopsy Retrieval, Tissue Handling, Morphology, and Histopathological Characteristics / Christina Kåbjörn-Gustafsson, Ralph Peeker -- Urodynamics in BPS / Paul P. Irwin M.Ch., F.R.C.S.I(Urol), Claus Riedl M.D. -- Complementary and Alternative Medical Treatments of Bladder Pain Syndrome / Z. Chad Baxter M.D., Helen R. Levey D.O., M.P.H. -- Diet and Its Role in Bladder Pain Syndrome and Comorbid Conditions / Justin I. Friedlander, Barbara Shorter, Robert M. Moldwin -- Physiotherapy / Amy Rejba Hoffmann M.S.N., Hina M. Sheth M.S., P.T., O.C.S., M.T.C. -- Oral Therapy for Bladder Pain Syndrome Directed at the Bladder / Philip M. Hanno M.D., M.P.H. -- Pain Treatment in Bladder Pain Syndrome / John Hughes M.B.B.S., F.R.C.A., F.F.P.M.R.C.A., Salma Mohammed M.B.B.S., F.R.C.A. -- Intravesical Therapy / Mauro Cervigni M.D., Arndt van Ophoven M.D., Ph.D. -- Hydrodistention, Transurethral Resection and Other Ablative Techniques in the Treatment of Bladder Pain Syndrome / Magnus Fall M.D., Ph.D., Jørgen Nordling M.D., Dr. Med. Sci., F.E.B.U., Ralph Peeker -- Botulinum Toxin Treatment in Bladder Pain Syndrome / Paul P. Irwin M.Ch., F.R.C.S.I. (Urol), Paulo Dinis Oliveria M.D., Ph.D. -- Neurostimulation for Bladder Pain Syndrome / Dominique El-Khawand M.D., Kristene E. Whitmore -- Bladder Augmentation, Urinary Diversion and Cystectomy in Patients with Bladder Pain Syndrome / Jørgen Nordling, Magnus Fall, Ralph Peeker -- Part V: Patient Perspective -- A Patient Perspective / Jane M. Meijlink BA Hons -- Exploratory Research on the Social Costs and Care for Patients with Bladder Pain Syndrome / Loredana Nasta, Simone Montagnoli, Maria Avolio.
  • Hospital-based pain care for infants and children / Brenda C. McClain -- Treatment of acute and chronic pain in the outpatient setting / Neil L. Schechter -- Pain and pain relief in pediatric end-of-life care / John J. Collins and Gerri Frager -- Residential treatment settings for adolescent chronic pain management : rationale, development and evidence / Christopher Eccleston, Hannah Connell, and Nicola Carmichael -- Managing pediatric pain at school / Ronald T. Brown -- Efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine approaches for pediatric pain : state of the science / Jennie C.I. Tsao, Marcia Meldrum, and Lonnie K. Zeltzer -- Technology in pediatric pain management / Patrick J. McGrath, Carolyn Watters, and Erin Moon -- Developing pain services around the world / G. Allen Finley and Paula A. Forgeron -- Knowledge translation and pain management / Shannon Scott-Findlay and Carole A. Estabrooks.
  • Cancer pain 2013, Springer
    Cancer remains a major challenge for medicine and it continues to claim lives and cause great suffering. Pain is a symptom experienced by most cancer patients regardless of disease stage, and less than 50% of cancer pain patients achieve effective pain and symptom control though available therapies. If these therapies are utilized correctly, many more patients can achieve effective control. While opioids are still seen as the mainstay of cancer pain treatment, it is necessary to examine whether this treatment strategy still holds true in the 21st century. Cancer Pain provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, practical guide to the management of pain in cancer patients. The book provides a clear, concise explanation of cancer pain syndromes, a modern understanding of the pathophysiological mechanism and an overview of recent developments in creating pre-clinical cancer pain models. It offers the reader the wide and improved options for management of cancer pain in clinical practice, including the use of opioid and non-opioid drugs, and defines the role of non-pharmacological methods for pain control. Cancer Pain also provides an overview of the latest developments in the management of cancer, which have major implications for the current and future thinking in cancer pain treatment strategy. This text is an invaluable resource for doctors, trainees and clinical nurse specialists in palliative medicine and oncology, and would be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of cancer pain and the tools available to alleviate it.
  • "Written for Pain Management Practitioners, Oncologists, Oncology Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Pharmacologists, and Primary Care Practitioners, as well as students in these fields, this reference provides insight into chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain cancer survivors suffer. It reviews the basic and clinical research into the normal physiology of pain transmission pathways, neuropathic pain pathology, the chemotherapeutic drug mechanisms of action and adverse effects, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, and drug discovery efforts for treatment. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this reference covers both basic science and clinical research, providing a unique insight into drug discovery efforts"--Provided by publisher.
  • Introductory Chapters --Cardiac Syndrome X: An Overview --Non-Cardiac Chest Pain of Non-Esophageal Origin --Esophageal Chest Pain --Epidemiology and Pathogenesis --Epidemiology of Cardiac Syndrome X and Microvascular Angina --Healthcare Costs of Angina in Women --Psychological Aspects: Diagnosis and Management --Cardiac Syndrome X and Myocardial Ischemia: Pathogenesis --Endothelial Dysfunction in Microvascular Angina --The Pathogenesis of Vasospastic Angina --The Coronary Slow Flow Phenomenon --Microvascular Angina in Different Clinical Conditions --Microvascular Angina in Essential Hypertension --Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy --Microvascular Angina in Different Clinical Conditions: Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome --The Transplanted Heart --Immune Responses in Atherosclerosis and Microvascular Angina --Microvascular Coronary Dysfunction Post-Myocardial Revascularization --The Role of Microvascular Coronary Dysfunction in Acute Myocardial Infarction --Diagnosis --Diagnostic Algorithms --Angina in Women: Epidemiology, Prognosis and Diagnosis --The Role of Positron Emission Tomography --The Role of MRI for Diagnosis in Women with Angina and Open Arteries --Role of Echocardiography in Evaluation of Women with Chest Pain --Assessment of Coronary Vasomotor Responses: Clinical Usefulness --New Techniques for the Assessment of Coronary Microvascular Abnormalities --Prognosis --Cardiac Syndrome X Prognosis --Impaired Quality of Life - Causes, Assessment and Management --Treatment --Cardiac Syndrome X: Management Algorithms --Hormonal Changes in Cardiac Syndrome X - Role of Testosterone --Management of Estrogen Deficiency --Progesterone Deficiency --Management of Pain --Chest Pain with Normal Coronary Arteries: Future Directions.
  • Chiari malformations 2013, Springer
    "Once an uncommon clinical finding, the Chiari malformations are now frequently seen with the advent of more sophisticated imaging modalities. With more than one hundred years of experience with these entities, medicine currently has a much better understanding of the embryology and pathophysiology of the disorder. Long-term outcome studies are becoming more prevalent and patients are commonly operated on with generally favorable results. Comprehensive in design, the The Chiari malformations focuses on the two most common forms of hindbrain herniation, the Chiari I and II malformations. Since the original description and classification of hindbrain hernias more than one hundred and twenty years ago, the Chiari malformations have revealed much of their pathophysiology and have become easily diagnosed radiologically. Indeed with the availability of MRI, more and more patients are being labeled with the diagnosis but without symptoms or appropriate symptoms. Timely and an invaluable addition to the literature, The Chiari malformations thoroughly details the progress that has been made with our understanding of these conditions, their radiologic definition, details of operative intervention and prediction of outcome"-- From publisher's website.
  • Palliative care in acute care hospitals / Randy Hebert, Nicole Fowler, and Robert Arnold -- Palliative care in nursing facilities / Brenda Mamber -- Patient-centered palliative care in the home / Francine Rainone and Marlene McHugh -- Hospice care / Carolyn Cassin -- The role of cancer rehabilitation in the maintenance of functional integrity and quality of life / Andrea Cheville, Vivek Khemka, and Sean O'Mahony -- HIV/AIDS and palliative care : models of care and policy issues / Peter A. Selwyn ... [et al.] -- Palliative care and chronic obstructive lung disease / Manoj Karwa, Alpana Chandra, and Adnan Mirza -- Palliative care and chronic heart failure / Vikas Bhatara ... [et al.] -- Palliative care for patients with Alzheimer's dementia : advance care planning across transition points / Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf -- Children and issues around palliative care / Tamara Vesel, Rita Fountain, and Joanne Wolfe -- Palliative care and the elderly : complex case management / Sean O'Mahoney and Franca Martino-Starvaggi -- The business of palliative medicine : business planning, models of care and program development / Ruth Lagman and Declan Walsh -- Palliative care and quality management : the core principles of quality improvement and their utility in designing clinical programs for end of life care and complex case management models / Sarah Myers and Arthur E. Blank -- Ethics and the delivery of palliative care / Linda Faber-Post.
  • Chronic pain 2005, Springer
    Summary of pain management issues: frequent concerns in treating chronic pain patients -- Pathogenesis of chronic pain -- Headache -- Cervical and lumbar pain -- Abdominal pain -- Arthritis -- Neuropathic pain -- Myofascial pain -- Fibromyalgia -- Pediatric pain -- Pregnancy and pain -- Geriatrics and chronic pain -- Gender and ethnic issues -- Psychological comorbidity -- Obesity and chronic pain -- Opioids in chronic pain.
  • It is only natural for someone in pain to attend to the body part that hurts. Yet this book tells the story of persistent pain having negative effects on brain function. The contributors, all leading experts in their respective fields of pain electrophysiology, brain imaging, and animal models of pain, strive to synthesize compelling and, in some ways, connected hypotheses with regard to pain-related changes in the brain. Together, they contribute their clinical, academic, and theoretical expertise in a comprehensive overview that attempts to define the broader philosophical context of pain (disentangling sensical from nonsensical claims), list the changes known to take place in the brains of individuals with chronic pain and animal models of pain, address the possible causes and mechanisms underlying these changes, and detail the techniques and analytical methods at our disposal to "visualize" and study these changes. Philosophical and social concepts of pain; testimonials of chronic-pain patients. Clinical data from pain patients' brains. Advances in noninvasive brain imaging for pain patients. Combining theoretical and empirical approaches to the analysis of pain-related brain function. Manipulation of brain function in animal models. Emerging neurotechnology principles for pain diagnostics and therapeutics.
  • Chronic pain and family 2006, Springer
  • Part 1: Chronic Post-Surgical Pain: General Aspects -- How to Study Chronic Post-Surgical Pain the Example of Neuropathic Pain -- Epidemiology of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain -- Part 2: Risk Factors for Chronic Post-Surgical Pain -- Predisposing Factors for Chronic Post-Surgical Pain -- Mononeuropathies Caused by Surgery: From Anatomy to Prevention -- Surgical Factors Influencing the Occurrence of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain -- Psychosocial Factors Involved in the Occurrence of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain -- Part 3: Perioperative Strategies for the Prevention of Post-Surgical Pain -- Perioperative Analgesia by Opioids: Rationale and Practical Basics -- The Role of Coxibs in the Management of Postoperative Pain -- Perioperative Strategy for Prevention of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain: General Foundations -- Antiepileptics and Perioperative Anti-Hyperalgesia: A Survey -- Part 4: Clinical Aspects of Chronic Post-Surgical Pain -- Neuropathic Post-Surgical Pain -- Scar Neuromas -- Chronic Post-Mastectomy Pain: Clinical Aspects -- Chronic Pain after Total Knee Replacement.
  • Pt. 1. Medical approaches -- Pt. 2. Interventional approaches: anatomy and physiology of pain -- Pt. 3. Interventional approaches: neural blockade and neurolysis blocks -- Pt. 4. Interventional approaches: neuromodulation -- Pt. 5. Integrative approaches.
  • "Continuous sedation until death (sometimes referred to as terminal sedation or palliative sedation) is an increasingly common practice in end-of-life care. However, it raises numerous medical, ethical, emotional and legal concerns, such as the reducing or removing of consciousness (and thus potentially causing 'subjective death'), the withholding of artificial nutrition and hydration, the proportionality of the sedation to the symptoms, its adequacy in actually relieving symptoms rather than simply giving onlookers the impression that the patient is undergoing a painless 'natural' death, and the perception that it may be functionally equivalent to euthanasia. This book brings together contributions from clinicians, ethicists, lawyers and social scientists, and discusses guidelines as well as clinical, emotional and legal aspects of the practice. The chapters shine a critical spotlight on areas of concern and on the validity of the justifications given for the practice, including in particular the doctrine of double effect"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Death and Dying in Modern Britain -- Palliative Care Philosophy and Practice -- Hospice Development in the UK -- Spirituality -- Understanding Grief -- Supporting Bereaved People -- Issues for Policy and Practice.
  • Encyclopedia of pain 2007, Springer
    v. 1. A-G -- v. 2. H-O -- v. 3. P-Z.
  • People with advancing neurological disease face increasing physical symptoms, along with psychosocial and spiritual issues affecting both themselves and their families and carers. There is increasing awareness that the end of life in neurological disease can be anticipated and recognised, taking into account certain key features of disease progression, and the associated issues can be addressed. The individual can prepare for future changes in their health, and be in a stronger position to influence or direct the care they receive. End of Life Care in Neurological Disease encourages health and social care professionals to become closely involved in the care of these people and their families, to maintain and maximise quality of life and plan ahead. This book addresses the principles and practice of end of life care for neurological disease, is written with a clinical, multidisciplinary focus, and is enriched with detailed case studies. This book is an accessible text for the multidisciplinary team in specialist palliative care, and will also be of interest to healthcare professionals in neurological services, including neurologists and neurology specialist nurses, rehabilitation services, general practitioners and community nurses. As care professionals, we are in a powerful position to help those who are living with advanced neurological disease and improve their quality of life and death.
  • Introduction -- Chapter 1. Multinational Perspectives on End-of-Life Issues in the Intensive Care Unit -- The United States -- Canada -- New Zealand -- United Kingdom -- Communicating to family: the Israeli perspective -- Maria and the good death: the Latin American view -- The Greek perspective -- The South African perspective -- A perspective from India -- Japan -- Chapter 2. Critical Illness and End-of-Life Issues: A Global View -- An evaluation of international medical ethics at the end of life -- Communication in the Intensive Care Unit -- End-of Life issues in the critically ill: a global perspective -- Chapter 3. Death in a Lonely Place: Pathophysiology of the Dying Patient -- Chapter 4. The History of the Definition(s) of Death: From the 18th Century to the 20th Century -- Chapter 5. What It Feels Like to Live and Die on Prolonged Life Support -- Chapter 6. Who's in Charge in the Intensive Care Unit? -- Chapter 7. Dealing with Difficult Surrogates -- Erring on the side of autonomy -- Erring on the side of reason -- Healthcare providers' contribution to the problem of futility -- Chapter 8. Emotions in the Intensive Care Unit -- Chapter 9. The Role of Ethics Committees in End-of-Life Care -- Chapter 10. Medical Liability Issues in Dealing with Critical Care Patients in the End-of-Life Situation -- Chapter 11. End-of-Life Issues and United States Politics -- Chapter 12. Comments from Ancillary Healthcare Providers -- My experiences with end-of-life as a bedside-nurse -- A Chaplain's perspective -- Pharmacotherapy considerations during end-of-life care of critically ill adults -- Chapter 13. The Intensive Care Unit of the Future -- Afterword.
  • Fulltext ClinicalKey
    Section I. Basic Considerations -- Section II. Clinical Evaluation and Diagnostic Examinations -- Section III. Pharmacology and Pharmacologic Modalities -- Section IV. Therapeutic Interventions -- Section V. Perioperative Pain Management -- Section VI. Chronic Pain Syndromes -- Section VII. Interventional Techniques for Pain Management -- Section VIII. Cancer Pain -- Section IX. Nerve Blockade.
  • 1.Introduction and Education /Angèle Ryan and Jack M. Berger --2.Multidisciplinary Approach and Coordination of Care /Sukanya Mitra and Nalini Vadivelu --3.Psychological Distress and Psychiatric Comorbidities in Palliative Care /Raphael J. Leo and Maria Theresa Mariano--4.Hospice for the Terminally Ill and End-of-Life Care /Jamie Capasso, Robert Byron Kim, and Danielle Perret --5.Communication in Palliative Care /Dominique Anwar, Sean Ransom, and Roy S. Weiner --6.Guidance with Complex Treatment Choices /Sukanya Mitra and Nalini Vadivelu --7.Symptom Management /Angèle Ryan --8.Nutrition in Palliative Care /M. Khurram Ghori and Susan Dabu-Bondoc --9.Nursing Perspective and Considerations /Ena M. Williams and Tong Ying Ge --10.Physical and Occupational Therapy in Palliative Care /Kais Alsharif and Justin Hata --11.Social Work in Palliative Care /Janet Lucas, Bill Mejia, and Anne Riffenburgh --12.The Healthcare System: More Questions than Answers /Jackie D.D. Carter --13.Vascular Access: Ostomies and Drains Care in Palliative Medicine /Patricia L. Devaney --14.Drug Formulary /Angèle Ryan --15.Interventional Radiology in Palliative Care /Oliver Hulson, Neal Larkman, and S. Kunnumpurath --16.Stroke, Epilepsy, and Neurological Diseases /María Gudín --17.Interventional Techniques in Palliative Care /Rinoo V. Shah, Alan David Kaye, Christopher K. Merritt, and Lien B. Tran --18.Headache in Palliative Care /Nicholas Connolly, Matthew Peña, and Tara M. Sheridan --19.Endoscopic Therapies for Palliation of Gastrointestinal Malignancies /Henry C. Ho and Uzma D. Siddiqui --20.The Role of Palliative Care in Cardiothoracic Surgery /Amit Banerjee --21.Management of Advanced Heart Failure Patients /Dominique Anwar and Asif Anwar --22.Palliative Care in Cardiac Electrophysiology /Eric Grubman --23.Palliation in Respiratory Disease /David R. Meek, Martin D. Knolle, and Thomas B. Pulimood --24.Palliative Care in Critical Care Units /Rita Agarwala, Ben Singer, and Sreekumar Kunnumpurath --25.Pediatric Palliative Care /Shu-Ming Wang, Paul B. Yost, and Leonard Sender --26.New Pain Management Vistas in Palliative Care /Christopher K. Merritt, Lien B. Tran, Rinoo V. Shah, and Alan David Kaye --27.Ethics in Palliative and End-of-Life Care /Jack M. Berger --28.Physician Coding, Billing, and Reimbursement for Palliative Care /Rene R. Rigal.
  • 1. How Should Opioids Be Started and Titrated in Routine Outpatient Settings? -- 2. How Should Opioids Be Started and Titrated in Hospital or Inpatient Settings? -- 3. How Should Patient-Controlled Analgesia Be Used in Patients With Serious Illness and Those Experiencing Postoperative Pain? -- 4. How Should Opioids Be Used to Manage Pain Emergencies? -- 5. What Principles Should Guide Oral, Transcutaneous, and Intravenous Opioid Dose Conversions? -- 6. Which Opioids Are Safest and Most Effective in Renal Failure? -- 7. How Should Methadone Be Started and Titrated in Opioid-Naïve and Opioid-Tolerant Patients? -- 8. What Special Considerations Should Guide the Safe Use of Methadone? -- 9. When Should Corticosteroids Be Used to Manage Pain? -- 10. When Should Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs Be Used to Manage Pain? -- 11. What Is Neuropathic Pain? How Do Opioids and Nonopioids Compare for Neuropathic Pain Management? -- 12. Should Bisphosphonates Be Used Routinely to Manage Pain and Skeletal Complications in Cancer? -- 13. Should Bisphosphonates Be Used Routinely to Manage Pain and Skeletal Complications in Other Conditions? -- 14. When Should Radiotherapy Be Considered for Pain Management and What Principles Should Guide the Consideration of Limited-Fraction Versus Full-Dose Radiotherapy? -- 15. When Should Radiopharmaceuticals Be Considered for Pain Management? -- 16. What Principles Should Guide the Prescribing of Opioids for Non-Cancer-Related Pain? -- 17. What Approaches Should Be Used to Minimize Opioid Diversion and Abuse in Palliative Care? -- 18. When Should Epidural or Intrathecal Opioid Infusions and Pumps Be Considered for Pain Management? -- 19. When Should Nerve Blocks Be Used for Pain Management? -- 20. What Interventions Are Effective for Managing Dyspnea in Cancer? -- 21. What Is the Role of Opioids in Treatment of Refractory Dyspnea in Advanced Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? -- 22. What Nonopioid Treatments Should Be Used to Manage Dyspnea Associated With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? -- 23. What Interventions Are Effective for Managing Dyspnea in Heart Failure? -- 24. What Medications Are Effective in Preventing and Relieving Constipation in the Setting of Opioid Use? -- 25. How Should Medications Be Initiated and Titrated to Reduce Acute and Delayed Nausea and Vomiting in the Setting of Chemotherapy? -- 26. How S hould Medications Be Initiated and Titrated to Prevent and Treat Nausea and Vomiting in Clinical Situations Unrelated to Chemotherapy? -- 27. What Interventions Are Effective for Relieving Acute Bowel Obstruction in Cancer and Other Conditions? -- 28. What Medications Are Effective in Improving Anorexia and Weight Loss in Cancer? -- 29. What Therapeutic Strategies Are Effective in Improving Anorexia and Weight Loss in Nonmalignant Disease? -- 30. When Should Enteral Feeding by Percutaneous Tube Be Used in Patients With Cancer and in Patients With Non-Cancer-Related Conditions? -- 31. When Should Parenteral Feeding Be Considered for Patients With Cancer and for Patients With Non-Cancer-Related Conditions? -- 32. How Does One Assess for Psychiatric Illness in Patients With Advanced Disease? -- 33. What Treatments Are Effective for Depression in the Palliative Care Setting? -- 34. What Treatments Are Effective for Anxiety in Patients With Serious Illness? -- 35. What Is Delirium? -- 36. What Are Effective Pharmacological Treatments for Delirium? -- 37. What Nonpharmacological Treatments Are Effective for Delirium? -- 38. What Are the Differences When Treating a Patient at the End of Life With Delirium (Terminal Delirium)? -- 39. How Do Symptoms Change for Patients in the Last Days and Hours of Life? -- 40. What Is Known About Prognostication in Advanced Illness? -- 41. What Is a Useful Strategy for Estimating Survival in Palliative Care Settings for Persons With Advanced Cancer? -- 42. What Is a Useful Strategy for Estimating Survival for Persons With Advanced Non-Cancer-Related Illness in Palliative Care Settings? -- 43. What Are the Key Elements to Having a Conversation About Setting Goals and Communicating Serious News? -- 44. What Do Palliative Care Clinicians Need to Know About Teaching Communication? -- 45. What Are Advance Care Plans and How Are They Different From Advance Directives? -- 46. What Elements Are Essential to Effective Advance Care Planning? -- 47. What Is the Evidence That Advance Care Plans Change Patient Outcomes? -- 48. What Is the Role for Palliative Care in Patients With Advanced Cancer? -- 49. What Is the Clinical Course of Advanced Cancer? -- 50. What Is the Relationsh ip Between Patient Performance Status and Ability to Offer Chemotherapeutic Treatments? -- 51. What Is the Clinical Course of Advanced Dementia? -- 52. What Are Appropriate Palliative Interventions for Patients With Advanced Dementia? -- 53. What Is the Clinical Course of Advanced Liver Disease and What Symptoms Are Associated With It? -- 54. What Special Considerations Are Needed for Treating Patients With Chronic Liver Disease? -- 55. What Is the Role of Palliative Care in Stroke? -- 56. What Special Considerations Are Needed for Individuals With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis, or Parkinson Disease? -- 57. What Is the Clinical Course of Advanced Heart Failure and How Do Implanted Cardiac Devices Alter This Course? -- 58. What Is Chronic Critical Illness and What Outcomes Can Be Expected? -- 59. What Special Considerations Are Needed in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer? -- 60. What Special Considerations Are Needed in Treating Symptoms in Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease? -- 61. How Is the Patient Who Stops Dialysis Best Managed? -- 62. Which Patients With End-Stage Renal Disease Should Not Be Started on Dialysis? -- 63. What Is Frailty? -- 64. What Are the Special Needs of Patients With Frailty? -- 65. What Are Special Considerations for Treating Pediatric Patients and Their Families? -- 66. What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Spinal Cord Compression? -- 67. What Are the Best Pharmacological and Surgical Treatments for Patients With Spinal Cord Compression? -- 68. What Techniques Can Be Used in the Hospital or Home Setting to Best Manage Uncontrollable Bleeding? -- 69. What Can Be Done for Patients With Crisis Dyspnea? -- 70. What Are the Arguments That Show That Palliative Care Is Beneficial to Hospitals? -- 71. What Are the Arguments That Show Outpatient Palliative Care Is Beneficial to Medical Systems? -- 72. What Is the Eff ect of Serious Illness on Caregivers? -- 73. What Can Be Done to Improve Outcomes for Caregivers of Patients With Serious Illness? -- 74. What Is Prolonged Grief Disorder and How Can Its Likelihood Be Reduced? -- 75. What Are the Eligibility Criteria for Hospice? -- 76. In What Settings Can Hospice Be Provided? -- 77. What Models Exist for Delivering Palliative Care and Hospice in Nursing Homes? -- 78. How Can Palliative Care Be Integrated Into Home-Based Primary Care Programs? -- 79. What New Models Exist for Ambulatory Palliative Care? -- 80. What New Models Exist for Palliative Care in the Emergency Department? -- 81. What Are Sources of Spiritual and Existential Suffering for Patients With Advanced Disease?
  • Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care:Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course Rhonda J. Moore, editor Chronic pain sends millions to doctors every year{u2014}yet for many, due to professional caution, incomplete assessment, or other reasons, their treatment is less than adequate in relieving their suffering. With the rise of integrative perspectives and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. The Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care meets the needs of this growing field by taking both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain and intervening to improve patients{u2019} optimal functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elders, veterans). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and management that is up-to-date, practice-strengthening, and forward-looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook Patient/practitioner communication. Assessment tools and strategies. Common pain conditions across the lifespan. Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain. Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions. Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches. Ethical issues and future directions. The Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.
  • Pain, pain everywhere ... almost -- Assessment -- AGS 2009 guidelines for pharmacological management of persistent pain in older adults -- Spirituality as an adjunct to pain management -- The role of rehabilitation in managing pain in seniors -- Pharmacotherapy of pain in older adults: nonopioid -- Pharmacotherapy of pain in older adults: opioid and adjuvant -- Interventional strategies for pain management -- Pain management in long-term care -- The politics of pain: legislative and public policy issues -- The internet and electronic medical records to assist with pain relief -- Navigating pain care: trials, tribulations, and triumphs and resources to help -- Suggestions for change: education, policy, and communication.
  • The Epidemiology of Pediatric Chronic Pain -- The Neurobiology of Chronic Pain in Children -- Theories on Common Adolescent Pain Syndromes -- Demographics of Chronic Pain in Children -- Assessment Tools in Pediatric Chronic Pain: Reliability and Validity -- Psychiatric Considerations in Pediatric Chronic Pain -- Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes -- Functional Abdominal Pain in Children -- Chronic and Recurrent Pelvic Pain -- Etiologies and Clinical Management of Headache -- Sickle Cell Pain -- Pain Management in Pediatric Palliative Care -- Cancer-Related Pain in Childhood -- Radiological Imaging in the Management of Pediatric Pain -- Regional Anesthesia for Chronic Pain Management in Children and Adolescents -- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) -- Physical Therapy -- The Integrative Approach for Management of Pediatric Pain Acupuncture -- Clinical Hypnosis in Children -- Pharmacology of Chronic Pain Management -- Opioid Tolerance -- Opioid Tapers -- The Role of Nurse Practitioner in Chronic Pain Management.
  • This new work updates and significantly expands The Hastings Center's 1987 Guidelines on the Termination of Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care of the Dying. Like its predecessor, this second edition will shape the ethical and legal framework for decision-making on treatment and end-of-life care in the United States. This groundbreaking work incorporates 25 years of research and innovation in clinical care, law, and policy. It is written for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals and is structured for easy reference in difficult clinical situations. It supports the work of clinical ethicists, ethics committee members, health lawyers, clinical educators, scholars, and policymakers. It includes extensive practical recommendations. Health care reform places a new set of challenges on decision-making and care near the end of life.
  • HIV care 2004, Promot Excell
    Fulltext Growthhouse
    "This report, written by the Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care Peer Workgroup on Palliative and End-of-Life Care in HIV/AIDS, an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and researchers, provides an assessment of unmet needs of HIV patients and their families with respect to comfort, quality of life and caregiver support, and calls for the re-integration of palliative care into the continuum of HIV care."--Executive Summary.
  • The aging of America : the problem of pain in older adults -- Pain assessment in the older patient -- Pain medication management for older adults -- Complementary methods for pain relief -- Acute pain management -- Chronic pain management -- Interventional pain management for older patients -- Palliative care.
  • How we die now 2013, ebrary
    How we die now : Americans aging and dying in the twenty-first century -- The paradox of long-term care : we need it; we fear it -- Transitioning together : living, working, aging, and dying at Winthrop House -- Lessons from the end of life : what workers learn from helping others die -- Mutual interdependency : belonging, recognition, and the rewards of caring for one another.
  • Innovation in pain management 2004, Wellcome Trust
  • This book brings together the knowledge, skills and attitudes of specialists in both Respiratory Medicine and Palliative Medicine to focus on the palliative care of patients with respiratory diseases. It deals not only with end-of-life care but also with symptom control and supportive care to improve the quality of life of those living their lives with advanced progressive lung disease.
  • While spirituality has been generally recognized as an essential dimension of palliative care, uniformity of spiritual care practice has been lacking across healthcare settings due to factors like varying understandings and definitions of spirituality, lack of resources and practical tools, and limited professional education and training in spiritual care. In order to address these shortcomings, more than forty spiritual and palliative care experts gathered for a national conference to discuss guidelines for incorporating spirituality into palliative care. Their consensus findings form the basis of Making Health Care Whole. This important new resource provides much-needed definitions and charts a common language for addressing spiritual care across the disciplines of medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy, psychology, and other groups. This book also advocates a team approach to spiritual care, and specifies the roles of each professional on the team. Serving as both a scholarly review of the field as well as a practical resource with specific recommendations to improve spiritual care in clinical practice, Making Health Care Whole will benefit hospices and palliative care programs in hospitals, home care services, and long-term care services.
  • Maldynia 2011, CRCnetBASE
    "An in depth examination of maldynia, also known as chronic pain, this book explores pain as a bio-cultural phenomenon that necessitates reexamination of medical philosophy, ethics, education, and practice. It provides a historical account of pain and then frames it with contemporary neurobiological perspectives. This book supplies a foundation upon which to illustrate (1) how what we know about pain could and should influence medical education, and the scope, and value (s) of medical practice, and (2) how a knowledge of the history and present considerations of pain might help to construct meaningful, patient-centered medicine"--Provided by publisher.
  • Managing Cancer Breakthrough Pain is a comprehensive review of cancer breakthrough pain (cBTP) and rapid-onset opioids (ROO), the only treatment approved for cBTP episodes. The book was originally commissioned due to the current rapid growth of the ROO market and the epidemic of ROO abuse. This book will review the historical background and definitions of cBTP and ROOs, assessment methods to determine types of cBTP, US- and EU-approved ROOs, case studies (which will provide practical applications of ROO treatment options), ROO abuse and screening methods, and the FDA-mandated TIRF REMS Access program (Transmucosal Immediate Release Fentanyl Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies Access program). Busy healthcare professionals who have a basic understanding of cancer pain but want to learn more about cBTP and ROOs will benefit from this concise guide that will help them quickly understand the complexities of cBTP episodes and ROOs.
  • Low back pain is described as a very common condition that tends to affect about 70% of the population at some point in time with varying degrees of symptom severity. Although definitions vary, sciatic pain is generally defined as back-related pain radiating to the leg (normally below the knee and into the foot and toes) and is one of the commonest variations of low back pain. Patients with sciatica typically experience a more persistent and severe type of pain, a less favorable outcome, consume more healthcare resources and have more prolonged disability and absence from work than those with low back pain alone. Managing Sciatica and Radiculopathies in Primary Care Practice provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the subject and key information for primary care practitioners about low back pain in patients, including definitions and causes, current management approaches, diagnostic and treatment algorithms, as well as clinical practice guidelines.
  • Neurophysiologic basis of pain /Gary Jay Brenner --Pain mechanisms and their importance in clinical practice and research /Isabelle Decosterd and Clifford J. Woolf --The placebo effect /Eija Kalso --The history and clinical examination /Jan Slezak and Asteghik Hacobian --Diagnostic imaging and pain management /Onassis A. Caneris --Assessment of pain /Alyssa A. LeBel --Neurophysiologic testing in pain management /Annabel D. Edwards and Lisa S. Krivickas --Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs /Jane C. Ballantyne and Steven A. Barna --Opioids /Jeffrey Uppington --Adjuvant treatments /Karla Hayes --Psychopharmacology for the pain specialist /Daniel M. Rockers and Karla Hayes --Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in pain management /Milan P. Stojanovic --Neuromodulation techniques for the treatment of pain /Milan P. Stojanovic --Neurosurgical pain management /Ramin Amirnovin, G. Rees Cosgrove, and Emad N. Eskandar --Psychological assessment and behavioral treatment of chronic pain /Ronald J. Kulich and Lainie Andrew --Physical therapy /Theresa H. Michel and Harriët Wittink --Physiatric treatment of pain /Joseph F. Audette and Allison Bailey --Acupuncture /Jasmin M. Field, Lucy L. Chen, and May C.M. Pian-Smith --Chronic pain rehabilitation /Elizabeth Loder and Patricia W. McAlary --Radiotherapy and radiopharmaceuticals for cancer pain /Thomas F. DeLaney --Postoperative pain in adults /Jane C. Ballantyne and Elizabeth Ryder --Postoperative pain in children /Lucy L. Chen and Jane C. Ballantyne --Pain in burn patients /Salahadin Abdi and Bucknam McPeek --Pain management in sickle cell disease /Jatinder Gill --Neuropathic pain syndromes /Dennis Dey and Anne Louise Oaklander --Complex regional pain syndrome /Eugenia-Daniela Hord --Low back pain /James P. Rathmell ... [et al.] --Headache /Fred Michael Cutrer and David F. Black --Orofacial pain /Alexandre F.M. DeSilva and Martin Andrew Acquadro --Opioids in chronic nonterminal pain /Jane C. Ballantyne --Pain in Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome /S. Jane Marshall, Sarah Cox, and Andrew S.C. Rice --Pain in adults with cancer /Eugenia-Daniela Hord, Jeffrey A. Norton, and Annabel D. Edwards --Control of pain in children with chronic and terminal disease /Alyssa A. LeBel --Palliative medicine /Constance M. Dahlin, Andrew Tyler Putnam, and J. Andrew Billings --Long-term opioid therapy, drug abuse, and addiction /Barth L. Wilsey and Scott Fishman --Pain and affective disorders /Daniel M. Rockers and Scott Fishman --Emergencies in the pain clinic /Asteghik Hacobian and Milan P. Stojanovic --Appendices.
  • Last Acts is a national coalition to improve care and caring near the end of life. This report describes the state of dying in America, comparing states on several elements of end of life care such as the use of advance care directives, hospice use, hospital end-of-life care services, care in ICUs, and pain among the dying. Case studies are used to supplement the state-by-state comparison.
  • Molecular pain 2007, Springer
    Genes, neurons and neurotransmission -- Glutamate, excitatory transmission and pain -- Neuropeptides, ATP, retrograde messengers and opioids -- Inhibitory transmission and plasticity -- Postsynaptic signaling and gene regulation -- Peripheral nociceptor, amygdala and fear -- Spinal plasticity, reorganization and chronic pain -- Cortical plasticity, reorganization and amputation -- Endogenous analgesia and other form of analgesia -- Models for studying pain and searching for pain killers.
  • Morphine and metastasis 2013, Springer
    This book would combine chapters written by the most qualified authors around the world whose research encompasses the effect of morphine or other opioids on tumor growth and metastasis. This includes clinicians involved in trials determining which type of post surgical pain management can minimize the risk of recurrence or metastasis, researchers working on animal models and studying the effect of morphine on tumors, and most importantly the mechanism for this effect, and lastly cell biologists. There is currently a lot of research going on trying to reconcile the pro- and anti-cancer aspects of opioids actions.
  • Muscle pain 2010, Springer
    Introduction / Siegfried Mense and Robert D. Gerwin -- Functional anatomy of muscle : muscle, nociceptors, and afferent fibers / Siegfried Mense -- Peripheral mechanisms of muscle pain : response behavior of muscle nociceptors and factors eliciting local muscle pain / Siegfried Mense -- Central nervous mechanisms of muscle pain : ascending pathways, central sensitization, and pain-modulating systems / Siegfried Mense -- Referral of musculoskeletal pain / Thomas Graven-Nielsen and Siegfried Mense -- Increased muscle tone as a cause of muscle pain / Siegfried Mense and Alfonse T. Masi -- Reorganized motor control due to muscle pain / Thomas Graven-Nielsen and Lars Arendt-Nielsen.
  • Muscle test handbook 2013, ScienceDirect
    Especially prepared for the international audience, the English language edition of this highly successful handbook describes Professional Applied Kinesiology muscle testing procedures. A departure from the classic understanding of muscle testing for weakness and rehabilitation, these procedures can be used for detecting more subtle, functional abnormalities. Included within the chapters are stretch tests and post-isometric relaxation procedures for the hypertonic, shortened muscle. Muscle anatomy and physiology are briefly recapped in order to enhance reader comprehension. The Muscle Testing Handbook describes testing procedures for almost 100 individual muscles in a unique, quick reference, template approach. In close collaboration with Dr. Garten, the German edition has been adapted for the English-language audience by Dr. Shafer, an American chiropractic colleague. This book is ideal for use by manual therapists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, sports scientists and neurology department staff worldwide. Clearly describes modern muscle test procedures The individual aspects of each muscle are easily compared by the use of well-illustrated templated descriptions A double-page spread design allows the reader a rapid, at-a-glance access to essential information Muscle anatomy and function are succinctly recapped in order to facilitate a complete understanding of the relevance and applicability of the individual test Classic Applied Kinesiology muscle tests for detecting functional abnormalities are well described along with stretch testing and post-isometric relaxation procedures for hypertonic, shortened muscles The importance of postural analysis for the assessment of specific muscle dysfunction is discussed and plainly described Illustrates painful spondylogenic reflex points (areas) for each muscle The role of distal acupuncture points and tendinomuscular meridians in maintaining normal muscle and muscle chain function are noted in accompanying diagrams The most commonly found trigger points, their referred pain patterns and relationship to nearby acupuncture points are clearly illustrated for each muscle Perfect for use in orthopaedics, neurology, general medicine, physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy.
  • Edited by Dominik Irnich, MD, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area ranging from the latest scientific research findings to practical usage of current manual therapy techniques. Including the latest information from centres of excellence throughout the world, this new book is suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, physiotherapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine. Offers practical and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field Edited by an international expert in pain management and trigger point therapy Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Carefully prepared by a worldwide team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information Presents the latest research findings for many aspects of trigger point therapy Provides a holistic view of patient care including the importance of patient communication and psychological aspects of pain control Provides a handy reference for rapid and effective diagnosis and treatment of trigger points Highlights the 65 most important muscles in a comprehensive practical style which includes anatomy, symptoms, pain patterns, physical examination and strategies for effective treatment Offers an ideal resource for training courses in trigger point injection, osteopathy, manual therapy and acupuncture Suitable for osteopathic physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists as well as general physicians working in primary care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, pain management and internal medicine.
  • On suffering 2011, ebrary
    The first book to address issues of suffering as separate from pain that require psychologically and culturally sensitive interventions
  • Pain 2006, ScienceDirect
    Section 1. Pain and neurology -- Section 2. The neurobiology of pain -- Peripheral signaling of pain -- Spinal cord processing -- Supraspinal processing -- Endogenous pain modulation -- Section 3. The pathophysiology of pain -- Section 4. Pain assessment -- Neurophysiological examinations in neuropathic pain -- Section 5. Pain conditions in neurology: peripheral neuropathies -- Pain after nerve injury -- Facial pain -- Polyneuropathies and pain -- Section 6. Pain conditions in neurology: central neuropathic pain -- Section 7. Other pain conditions of neurological interest -- Section 8. Treatment of neuropathic pain -- Subject index.
  • Pain genetics 2014, Wiley
    How do pain genes affect pain experience? / Marshall Devor -- Conservation of pain genes across evolution / Thang Manh Khuong and G. Greg Neely -- Defining human pain phenotypes for genetic association studies / Christopher Sivert Nielsen -- Genetic contributions to pain and analgesia : interactions with sex and stress / Roger B. Fillingim and Jeffrey S. Mogil -- Monogenic pain disorders / Geoff Woods -- Alternative pre-mRNAsplicing of mu opioid receptor gene: molecular mechanisms underlying the complex actions of mu opioids / Ying-Xian Pan -- Discovering multi-locus associations with complex pain phenotypes / Chia-Ling Kuo, Luda Diatchenko, Dmitri Zaykin -- Overlapping phenotypes : genetic contribution to nausea and pain / Charles C. Horn -- A counterpart to pain : itch / Adam P. Kardon and Sarah E. Ross -- Translating genetic knowledge into clinical practice for musculoskeletal pain conditions / Luda Diatchenko, Shad B. Smith, William Maixner -- The human chronic pain phenome : mapping non-genetic modifiers of the heritable risk / Ze'ev Seltzer, Scott R. Diehl, Hance Clarke and Joel Katz.
  • Pain in women 2013, Springer
    "Women are affected by many chronic pain conditions in overwhelmingly greater numbers than are men. They are also at higher risk of disability due to pain in all age groups. Addressing this problem with a comprehensive and practical examination of the problem, Pain in Women: A Clinical Guide is an important contribution to the literature on sex-based differences in illness and pain in particular. Developed by a renowned group of experts in pain medicine, this ... title is designed not only to review the basics of the current understanding of the biological differences between the sexes when it comes to pain conditions, but also to provide clinicians in varying fields with a guide that helps elucidate the proposed neuroanatomical and neurophysiological mechanisms that are currently understood to underlie these differences."
  • Fulltext ClinicalKey
    Section I. Basic Principles of Procedures -- Section II. Soft Tissue & Joint Injections -- Section III. Complementary & Alternative Medical Procedures -- Section IV. Peripheral Nerve Blocks -- Section V. Spine -- Section VI. Physical Modalities for Pain Management.
  • Pain research 2004, Springer Protocols
    Mechanistic dissection of pain: from DNA to animal models / Z. David Luo -- Assessment of acute thermal nociception in laboratory Animals / Jeffrey W. Allen and Tony L. Yaksh -- Tissue injury models of persistent nociception in rats / Jeffrey W. Allen and Tony L. Yaksh -- Segmental spinal nerve ligation model of neuropathic pain / Jin Mo Chung, Hee Kee Kim, and Kyungsoon Chung -- Partial sciatic nerve transection / Thies Lindenlaub and Claudia Sommer -- Modeling diabetic sensory neuropathy in rats / Nigel A. Calcutt -- Sciatic inflammatory neuropathy in the rat: surgical procedures, induction of inflammation, and behavioral testing / Erin D. Milligan, Steven F. Marier, and Linda R. Watkins -- A rat pain model of vincristine-induced neuropathy / Emiliano S. Higuera and Z. David Luo -- Loop dialysis catheter: a technology for chronic spinal dialysis in a freely moving rat / Martin Marsala -- Intrathecal catheterization and drug delivery in the rat / Shelle A. Malkmus and Tony L. Yaksh --Trigeminal neuronal recording in animal models of orofacial pain / Koichi Iwata, Yuji Masuda, and Ke Ren -- In vivo electrophysiology of dorsal-horn neurons / Louise C. Stanfa and Anthony H. Dickenson -- Single fiber recording: in vivo and in vitro preparations / Maria Schäfers and David Cain -- Anatomical identification of neurons responsive to nociceptive stimuli / Luc Jasmin and Peter T. Ohara -- Isolation and culture of sensory neurons from the dorsal-root ganglia of embryonic or adult rats / Thomas H. Burkey, Cynthia M. Hingtgen, and Michael R. Vasko -- Primary cultures of neonatal rat spinal cord / Virginia S. Seybold and Lia G. Abrahams -- Single-cell laser capture microdissection and RNA amplification -- Fredrik Kamme ... [et al.] -- Semi-quantitative real-time PCR for pain research / Hong Qing Guo and Sandra R. Chaplan -- Functional genomic analysis in pain research using hybridization arrays / Stephen J. Walker ... [et al.] -- Generation of transgenic mice / Guoping Feng, Jing Lu, and Jimmy Gross -- Knockout mouse models in pain research / Andrée Dierich and Brigitte L. Kieffer.
  • Pain stethoscope 2011, Springer
    Introduction --Measuring pain intensity --Measuring pain quality --Measuring pain location --Measuring pain behavior --Measuring pain interference --Measuring sleep quality --Measuring depression --Measuring general physical functioning --Measuring alcohol and drug use --Measuring global improvement and satisfaction with pain care --References.
  • There has been a step change in pain control in recent years thanks to improved imaging that allows for greater targeting of analgesia technique. However these procedures are not yet fully incorporated into practice. This book will take real-life photos from procedural steps allied to 3D CT anatomic scans to show the procedures towards effective pain management. Structured by anatomical location, the book will cover all the important interventional pain procedures in practice.
  • Palliative care 2006, Springer
  • Palliative care 2010, Springer
    Global Palliative Care Issues / Marissa Slaven -- Palliative Care Communication Issues / Joshua Hauser -- Nutritional Palliative Care Issues / Clay M. Anderson -- Psychiatric Palliative Care Issues / Jane E. Loitman and Teresa Deshields -- Cardiac Palliative Care Issues / David Wensel and Drew A. Rosielle -- Pulmonary Palliative Care Issues / Karin B. Porter-Williamson -- GI Palliative Care Issues / Eric Roeland and Gary Buckholz -- Palliative Pain Issues / Miles J. Belgrade -- Palliative Wound and Skin Issues / Cynthia A. Worley -- Issues in the Last Hours / Jane E. Loitman and Christian T. Sinclair.
  • Introduction to Palliative Care -- Communication Skills -- Breaking Bad News -- Symptom Control -- Palliative Care Emergencies -- Advance Care Planning -- Ethical Issues -- Prescribing in Palliative Care.
  • Fulltext ClinicalKey
    Find out all you need to know about providing high-quality care to patients with serious illnesses from the 2nd edition of Palliative Care: Core Skills and Clinical Competencies. Drs. Linda L. Emanuel and S. Lawrence Librach, leaders in the field, address the clinical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions that are integral to the care of the whole patient. They give you a broad understanding of the core clinical skills and competencies needed to effectively approach patient assessment, care of special populations, symptom control, ethical issues, and more. Clearly written in a user-friendly, high-yield format with convenient online access, this resource is your ultimate guidebook to the burgeoning practice of palliative medicine. Improve your pain management and symptom management skills with a better understanding of best practices in palliative care. Quickly review specific treatment protocols for both malignant and non-malignant illnesses, including HIV/AIDS, heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary disease, and neurodegenerative disease. Better understand and manage the common and unique challenges associated with delivering palliative care in various social settings, such as the ICU, hospice, and the home; and to diverse populations, such as children, elders, and vulnerable members of society.
  • Palliative medicine 2009, MD Consult
    Fulltext ClinicalKey
  • Palliative neurology 2006, ebrary
    Section I. Palliative management -- Introduction to palliation -- Characteristics of palliation -- Nodal points in decision-making -- Common deficiencies in palliative management -- Common themes in palliation practice -- Section II. Major discomforts in advanced neurological illness -- Fatigue -- Problems with muscles and movement -- Bulbar symptoms -- Respiratory symptoms -- Gastrointestinal symptoms -- Urological symptoms -- Pain -- Cognitive, behavioural and psychological symptoms -- Miscellaneous symptoms -- Section III. Major neurological conditions requiring palliation -- Cerebrovascular diseases : stroke -- Demyelinating diseases -- Parkinson's disease and related disorders -- Dementia -- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (motor neurone disease) -- Incurable infections of the nervous system -- Muscular dystrophy -- Neuropathies -- Huntington's disease -- Cerebral neoplasms -- Sequelae of traumatic brain injury -- Section IV. Ethical Issues -- Consent and decision-making -- Advance directives -- Proxy decision-making -- Ethical issues in states of disordered consciousness -- Terminal sedation -- Euthanasia -- Section V. Appendices.
  • Palliative surgery 2014, Springer
    Palliative surgery can greatly contribute to improving symptom control and quality of life for terminal cancer patients. Owing to the advanced stage of the disease, however, this type of surgery is also associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It is therefore important for surgeons to have a sound understanding of the medical and scientific background underlying treatment decisions in palliative surgery, a foundation that this book provides. The opening chapters examine the relationship between palliative medicine and palliative surgery and address general issues including pain management and anesthesiological considerations. The role of palliative surgery in a wide range of disease settings is then thoroughly explored, including detailed information on surgical techniques and their indications and outcomes. This book will be an invaluable resource for all who wish to learn more about the emerging role of palliative surgery.
  • The first of its kind, this book describes pediatric palliative care in more than 23 countries. Each region in the world is covered and countries included are both resource poor and rich. Authors are multidisciplinary and regarded nationally and internationally in their field. Clinicians, advocates, policymakers, funders, and researchers will learn how programs were developed and implemented in each country. Authors describe children for whom pediatric palliative care is needed and provided for in their country. When applicable, a brief history of pediatric palliative care is included noting especially policy changes and legislative acts. For example, the chapter on Poland describes how pediatric palliative care grew from the Catholic church into a national movement spearheaded by several health care workers. The Pole national spirit that brought them through a change in political regime has also been a driving force in the pediatric palliative care movement. The chapter on South Africa, for example, illustrates how a resource poor country has been able to leverage philanthropic and government funding to make its dream of having an infrastructure of pediatric palliative care a reality. These are just a few examples of the inspiring stories that are included in this book. Readers from countries who wish to start a pediatric palliative care program, or advance an existing program, will learn valuable lessons from others who have faced similar barriers. Introduction and concluding chapters highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the modern pediatric palliative care movement.
  • History of peripheral nerve stimulation / Slavin, K.V. -- Central Mechanisms of Peripheral nerve stimulation in headache disorders / Bartsch, T., Goadsby, P.J. -- Peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic neurogenic Pain / Al-Jehani, H., Jacques, L. -- Percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation / Al, K.M., Abramova, M.V., Richter, E.O. -- Peripheral nerve stimulation for the treatment of truncal pain / Cairns, K.D., McRoberts W.P., Deer, T. -- Peripheral subcutaneous stimulation for intractable abdominal pain / Barolat, G. -- Subcutaneous occipital region stimulation for intractable headache syndromes / Weiner, R.L. -- Peripheral nerve stimulation for occipital neuralgia: surgical leads / Kapural, L., Sable, J. -- Occipital nerve stimulation: technical and surgical aspects of implantation / Trentman, T.L., Zimmerman, R.S., Dodick, D.W. -- Peripheral neuromodulation for migraine headache / Ellens, D.J., Levy, R.M. -- Occipital neuromodulation for refractory headache in the chiari malformation population / Vadivelu, S., Bolognese, P., Milhorat, T.H., Mogilner, A.Y. -- Peripheral nerve stimulation in chronic custer headache / Magis, D., Schoenen, J. -- Peripheral nerve stimulation for fibromyalgia / Plazier, M. ... [et al.] -- Hybrid neurostimulator : simultaneous use of spinal cord and peripheral nerve field stimulation to treat low back and leg pain / Lipov, E.G. -- Stimulation of the peripheral nervous system for the painful extremity / McRoberts, W.P., Cairns, K.D., Deer, T. -- Sphenopalatine ganglion interventions: technical aspects and application / Oluigbo, C.O. ... [et al.] -- Spinal nerve root stimulation / Kellner, C.P., Kellner, M.A., Winfree, C.J. -- Technical aspects of peripheral nerve stimulation: hardware and complications / Slavin, K.V. -- Peripheral nerve stimulation: definition / Abejcentn, D., Perez-Cajaraville, J. -- The future of peripheral nerve stimulation / Stanton-Hicks, M. ... [et al.].
  • Placebo and pain 2013, ScienceDirect
    1. Historical aspects of placebo analgesia / Damien Finniss -- 2. Neurochemistry of placebo analgesia : opioids, cannabinoids and cholecystokinin / Fabrizio Benedetti, Elisa Frisaldi -- 3. Placebo analgesia in rodents / Jian-You Guo, Jin-Yan Wang, Fei Luo -- 4. Molecular mechanisms of placebo responses in humans / Marta Pecina, Jon-Kar Zubieta -- 5. How does EEG contribute to our understanding of the placebo response? / Anthony Jones, Christopher Brown, Wael El-Deredy -- 6. Spinal mechanisms of placebo analgesia and nocebo hyperalgesia : descending inhibitory and facilitatory influences / Serge Marchand -- 7. Spinal and supraspinal mechanisms of placebo analgesia / Falk Eippert, Christian Buchel -- 8. Positive and negative emotions and placebo analgesia / Magne Arve Flaten, Per M. Aslaksen, Peter S. Lyby -- 9. Placing placebo in normal brain function with neuroimaging / Martin Ingvar, Predrag Petrovic, Karin Jensen -- 10. Brain predictors of individual differences in placebo responding / Leonie Koban, Luka Ruzic, Tor D. Wager -- 11. Placebo responses, antagonistic responses, and homeostasis / Magne Arve Flaten -- 12. Placebo analgesia, nocebo hyperalgesia, and acupuncture / Jian Kong, Randy L. Gollub -- 13. The relevance of placebo and nocebo mechanisms for analgesic treatments / Ulrike Bingel -- 14. How placebo responses are formed : from bench to bedside / Luana Colloca -- 15. Methodologic aspects of placebo research / Magne Arve Flaten, Karin Meissner, Luana Colloca -- 16. Balanced placebo design, active placebos, and other design features for identifying, minimizing and characterizing the placebo response / Paul Enck, Katja Weimer, Sibylle Klosterhalfen -- 17. Psychological processes that can bias responses to placebo treatment for pain / Ben Colagiuri, Peter F. Lovibond -- 18. Against 'placebo' : the case for changing our language, and for the meaning response / Daniel E. Moerman -- 19. Placebo effects in complementary and alternative medicine : the self-healing response / Harald Walach -- 20. Conceptualizations and magnitudes of placebo analgesia effects across meta-analyses and experimental studies / Lene Vase, Gitte Laue Petersen -- 21. The contribution of desire, expectation, and reduced negative emotions to placebo anti-hyperalgesia in irritable bowel syndrome / Donald D. Price, Lene Vase -- 22. The wound that heals : placebo, pain and surgery / Wayne B. Jonas [and three others] -- 23. What are the best placebo interventions for the treatment of pain? / Karin Meissner, Klaus Linde -- 24. How communication between clinicians and patients may impact pain perception / Arnstein Finset -- 25. Nocebos in daily clinical practice / Bettina K. Doering, Winfried Rief -- 26. The potential of the analgesic placebo effect in clinical practice -- recommendations for pain management / Regine Klinger, Herta Flor -- 27. Placebo and nocebo : ethical challenges and solutions / Luana Colloca, Franklin G. Miller.
  • Section 1. The palliative care approach -- Section 2. Cultural diversity in end-of-life care -- Section 3. Approach to the patient -- Section 4. Predicting life expectancy -- Section 5. Delivery of palliative care -- Section 6. Terminal care -- Section 7. Nonpain symptom management -- Section 8. Pain control -- Section 9. Palliative interventions -- Section 10. The palliative pediatric patient -- Section 11. Charting -- Section 12. Ethics at the end of life.
  • Epidemiology of chronic pain in children and adolescents -- Pain disorder: a biopsychosocial disease -- Diagnostics of chronic pain in children and adolescents -- the basics of treating pain disorders in children and adolescents -- When to decide on inpatient pain therapy? -- Pain therapy in childhood and adolescent chronic pain -- Specifics of pain therapy in children with mental disorders, severe somantic disease, or psychosocial stress factors -- Is it all worthwhile? - Effectiveness in intensive interdisciplinary pain treatment -- Diagnostic tools.
  • Difficult pain syndromes: neuropathic pain, bone pain, and visceral pain -- Opioid pharmacotherapy -- Nonpharmacologic management of pain -- Interventional approaches to pain -- Pathology of bone metastases-implications for treatment -- Pathophysiology of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy -- Cancer-related fatigue -- Fever and sweats -- Hot flashes -- Anorexia/weight loss -- Dysphagia/speech rehabilitation in palliative care -- Chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting and treatment-related nausea and vomiting -- Assessment of management of chronic nausea and vomiting -- Diarrhea, malabsorption, and constipation -- Bowel obstruction -- Diagnosis and management of effusions -- Hiccups and other gastrointestinal symptoms -- Biology of treatment-induced mucositis -- Oral manifestations and complications of cancer therapy -- Approach to liver metastases in palliative oncology -- Palliative endoscope procedures -- Palliative interventional radiologic procedures -- Pruritus -- Treatment of tumor-related skin disorders -- Dermatologic adverse events during treatment -- Management of pressure ulcers and fungating wounds -- Lymphedema -- Principles of fistula and stoma management -- Dyspnea in the cancer patient -- Hemoptysis, airway obstruction, bronchospasm, cough, and pulmonary complications/symptoms of cancer and its treatment -- Prevention, assessment, and management of treatment-induced cardiac disease in cancer patients -- Management of hypercoagulable states and coagulopathy -- Urologic issues in palliative care -- Impact of hepatic and renal dysfunction on pharmacology of palliative care drugs -- Hypercalcemia -- Metabolic disorders in the cancer patient -- Infectious complications/management --Management of intracranial metastases -- Management of spinal cord and cauda equina compression -- Recognizing and managing delirium -- Treating depression at the end of life -- Anxiety -- Cognitive decline following cancer treatment -- Substance-abuse issues in palliative care -- Epidemiology and prognostication in advanced cancer -- Hospice -- Cultural issues -- Communication during transitions of care -- The family meetings -- Psychosocial consequences of advanced cancer -- Disorders of sexuality and reproduction -- Caregiving in the home -- Management of symptoms in the actively dying patient -- Spirituality -- Bereavement care -- Staff stress and burnout -- Advance directives, decision making, and withholding and withdrawing treatment -- Palliative care: ethics and the law -- Hematologic support of the cancer patient -- Issues in nutrition and hydration -- Complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies in oncology -- Geriatric palliative care -- Palliative care in pediatrics -- Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and supportive care -- Long-term survivorship: late effects -- Survivorship issues in adults -- Outcomes assessment in palliative care -- Measurement of quality of life outcomes -- Research issues: ethics and study design.
  • Section 1. Headache -- Section 2. Head pain -- Section 3. Neck and shoulder -- Section 4. Upper limb -- Section 5. Thorax -- Section 6. Abdomen and pelvis -- Section 7. Spine -- Section 8. Hip and lower limb -- Section 9. Pain syndromes and special topics -- Index.
  • "Although much of medical practice is research driven, the same cannot be said about the psychosocial interventions for chronic pain and illness. Psychological therapy for pain is dominated by cognitive-behavior therapy, which is demonstrably effective in a significant proportion of chronic pain sufferers. There is a clear need to broaden the base of psychosocial therapies for treating this hugely suffering population. Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain goes a long way to correct the situation by examining the empirical bases of patient problems as well as offering evidence-supported approaches to their management. Ranjan Roy's introductory chapters explain how effectiveness is measured in psychosocial practice, and these concepts are clearly applied in compelling case examples." "Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain brings a useful framework of ideas to all health and mental health professionals working with chronic pain patients, including psychologists, social workers, physicians, and nurses. The book's evidence-based orientation also makes it a valid text for specialized graduate courses on pain management."--Jacket.
  • Quality 2012, Springer
    The Difficulty of Assessing Quality or Quality-of-Life -- The Role of Language in Assessing Quality or Quality-of-Life -- What Role Do Cognitive Processes Play in Assessing Quality or Quality-of-Life? -- The Role of Objective or Subjective Indicators -- The Role of Signs or Symptoms -- Summary Measurement: The Role of Categories or Domains -- Symptoms and HRQOL Assessment -- Health Status and HRQOL Assessment -- Functional Status and HRQOL -- Neurocognition and HRQOL Assessment -- Well-Being as an Indicator of Quality or Quality-of-Life -- Summary and Future Directions.
  • Introduction to radiology -- Head and neck -- Thorax -- Abdomen -- Pelvis -- Extremities: general overview -- Upper extremity -- Lower extremity.
  • 1. Introduction -- 2. Pain as a Public Health Challenge -- 3. Care of People with Pain -- 4. Education Challenges -- 5. Research Challenges -- 6. A Blueprint for Transforming Pain Prevention, Care, Education, and Research -- Glossary -- A. Data Sources and Methods -- B. Summary of Written Public Testimony -- C. The Economic Costs of Pain in the United States -- D. Committee and Staff Biographies.
  • This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spiritual, the often overlooked element of hospice care. Drawing on data from clinical case studies, new sociological research, and the perspectives of agnostics, atheists, those who emphasize the spiritual rather than institutional dimensions of a traditional religion, and the rapidly growing cohort of those who describe themselves as spiritual-but-not-religious, the contributors to this volume interpret the shift from predominantly Christian-based pastoral services to a new approach to "the spiritual" shaped by the increasing diversity of Western societies and new understandings of the nature of secular society. How do we use it in a way that enables caregivers to assist patients? Clinicians and policy makers will appreciate the book's practical recommendations regarding staff roles, training, and resource allocation. General readers will be moved by the persuasive call for greater religious and spiritual literacy at every level of health care in order to respond to the full spectrum of human needs in life and in death. -- Publisher
  • Supportive oncology 2011, ScienceDirect
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  • General principles -- Symptom assessment and management -- Psychosocial support -- Spiritual care -- Special patient populations -- End-of-life care across settings -- Pediatric palliative care -- Special issues for the nurse in end-of-life care -- Models of excellence and innovative community projects -- "A good death."
  • Translational pain research 2010, CRCnetBASE
    Painful multi-symptom disorders : a systems perspective / C. Richard Chapman -- Neurotrophic factors and nociceptor sensitization / Michael P. Jankowski and H. Richard Koerber -- The role of visceral afferents in disease / Julie A. Christianson and Brian M. Davis -- Cancer pain : from the development of mouse models to human clinical trials / Juan Miguel Jimenez Andrade and Patrick Mantyh -- Therapeutic targeting of peripheral cannabinoid receptors in inflammatory and neuropathic pain states / Igor Spigelman -- Molecular strategies for therapeutic targeting of primary sensory neurons in chronic pain syndromes / Ichiro Nishimura ... [et al.] -- Transgenic mouse models for the tracing of "pain" pathways / Allan I. Basbaum and João M. Bráz -- Cytokines in pain / Veronica I. Shubayev, Kinshi Kato, and Robert R. Myers -- Glial modulation in pain states : translation into humans / Ryan J. Horvath, Edgar Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, and Joyce A. De Leo -- On the role of ATP-gated P2X receptors in acute, inflammatory, and neuropathic pain / Estelle Toulme ... [et al.] -- Myalgia and fatigue : translation from mouse sensory neurons to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes / Alan R. Light, Charles J. Vierck, and Kathleen C. Light -- Reflex autonomic responses evoked by group III and IV muscle afferents / Jennifer L. McCord and Marc P. Kaufman -- Central pain as a thalamocortical dysrhythmia : a thalamic efference disconnection? / Kerry D. Walton and Rodolfo R. Llinás -- What can neuroimaging tell us about central pain? / D.S. Veldhuijzen ... [et al.] -- Human brain imaging studies of chronic pain : translational opportunities / A. Vania Apkarian -- Consideration of pharmacokinetic pharmacodynamic relationships in the discovery of new pain drugs / Garth T. Whiteside and Jeffrey D. Kennedy -- Large animal models for pain therapeutic development / Darrell A. Henze and Mark O. Urban -- Drug discovery and development for pain / Sandra R. Chaplan, William A. Eckert III, and Nicholas I. Carruthers.

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