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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.
  • Chapter 1. Migraine and Headache: General -- Chapter 2. Refractory(Difficult to Treat) Headache -- Chapter 3. Child and Adolescent Headaches -- Chapter 4. Cluster Headache. Chapter 5. Psychological Comorbidities -- Chapter 6. Case Studies -- Chapter 7. Miscellaneous.
  • Analgesia 2007
    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.
  • Analgesics for cancer pain / Tamara King & Frank Porreca -- Cancer pain assessment and consensus guidelines / Brian Wilhelmi & Paul J. Christo -- Role of step 2 opioid analgesics in mild-to-moderate pain intensity treatment / Wojciech Leppert -- Opioid analgesics for severe cancer pain / Phillip Good & Janet Hardy -- Alternative opioids and administration routes / Mellar P. Davis -- Adjuvant analgesics for cancer pain / Russell K. Portenoy & Ebtesam Ahmed -- Analgesics for breakthrough pain / Sebastiano Mercadante -- Emerging analgesics and future directions : targeting bone remodeling / Flaminia Coluzzi -- Emerging analgesics and future directions : targeting neuroplasticity / Alysia N. Lozano-Ondoua & Todd W. Vanderah -- 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.].
  • Section 1. Headache pain syndromes -- section 2. Facial pain syndromes -- section 3. Neck and brachial plexus pain syndromes -- section 4. Shoulder pain syndromes -- section 5. Elbow pain syndromes -- section 6. Wrist pain syndromes -- section 7. Hand pain syndromes -- section 8. Chest wall pain syndromes -- section 9. Thoracic spine pain syndromes -- section 10. Abdominal and groin pain syndromes -- section 11. Lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint pain syndromes -- section 12. Pelvic pain syndromes -- section 13. Hip and lower extremity pain syndromes -- section 14. Knee and distal lower extremity pain syndromes -- section 15. Ankle pain syndromes -- section 16. Foot pain syndromes.
  • This is the first atlas to depict in high-resolution images the fine structure of the spinal canal, the nervous plexuses, and the peripheral nerves in relation to clinical practice. The Atlas of Functional Anatomy for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine contains more than 1500 images of unsurpassed quality, most of which have never been published, including scanning electron microscopy images of neuronal ultrastructures, macroscopic sectional anatomy, and three-dimensional images reconstructed from patient imaging studies. Each chapter begins with a short introduction on the covered subject but then allows the images to embody the rest of the work; detailed text accompanies figures to guide readers through anatomy, providing evidence-based, clinically relevant information. Beyond clinically relevant anatomy, the book features regional anesthesia equipment (needles, catheters, surgical gloves) and overview of some cutting edge research instruments ℗ℓ(e.g. scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy).
  • 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).
  • 1. Atlanto-occipital Block Technique -- 2. Atlantoaxial Block Technique -- 3. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block : Transnasal Approach -- 4. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Greater Palatine Foramen Approach -- 5. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Lateral Approach -- 6. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 7. Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Block -- 8. Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 9. Gasserian Ganglion Block -- 10. Gasserian Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 11. Gasserian Ganglion Block: Balloon Compression Technique -- 12. Trigeminal Nerve Block: Coronoid Approach -- 13. Selective Maxillary Nerve Block : Coronoid Approach -- 14. Selective Mandibular Nerve Block : Coronoid Approach -- 15. Supraorbital Nerve Block -- 16. Supratrochlear Nerve Block -- 17. Infraorbital Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach -- 18. Infraorbital Nerve Block: Intraoral Approach -- 19. Mental Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach -- 20. Mental Nerve Block: Intraoral Approach -- 21. Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block - 22. Auriculotemporal Nerve Block -- 23. Greater Auricular Nerve Block -- 24. Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach -- 25. Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block: Intraoral Approach -- 26. Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 27. Vagus Nerve Block -- 28. Spinal Accessory Nerve Block -- 29. Phrenic Nerve Block -- 30. Facial Nerve Block -- 31. Superficial Cervical Plexus Block -- 32. Deep Cervical Plexus Block -- 33. Superior Laryngeal Nerve Block -- 34. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Block -- 35. Stellate Ganglion Block: Anterior Approach -- 36. Stellate Ganglion Block: Posterior Approach -- 37. Stellate Ganglion Block: Vertebral Body Approach -- 38. Stellate Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 39. Third Occipital Nerve Block -- 40. Third Occipital Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 41. Cervical Facet Block: Medial Branch Technique -- 42. Cervical Facet Neurolysis: Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Cervical Medial Branch -- 43. Cervical Facet Block: Intra-articular Technique -- 44. Cervical Epidural Block: Translaminar Approach -- 45. Cervical Epidural Block: Transforaminal Approach -- 46. Lysis of Cervical Epidural Adhesions: Racz Technique -- 47. Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block -- 48. Brachial Plexus Block : Interscalene Approach -- 49. Brachial Plexus Block : Supraclavicular Approach -- 50. Brachial Plexus Block : Infraclavicular Approach -- 51. Brachial Plexus Block : Axillary Approach -- 52. Suprascapular Nerve Block -- 53. Radial Nerve Block at the Humerus -- 54. Medial Cutaneous and Intercostobrachial Nerve Block -- 55. Radial Nerve Block at the Elbow -- 56. Median Nerve Block at the Elbow -- 57. Ulnar Nerve Block at the Elbow -- 58. Radial Nerve Block at the Wrist -- 59. Median Nerve Block at the Wrist -- 60. Ulnar Nerve Block at the Wrist -- 61. Metacarpal and Digital Nerve Block -- 62. Intravenous Regional Anesthesia -- 63. Thoracic Epidural Nerve Block: Midline Approach -- 64. Thoracic Epidural Nerve Block : Paramedian Approach -- 65. Thoracic Epidural Nerve Block: Transforaminal Approach -- 66. Thoracic Paravertebral Nerve Block -- 67. Thoracic Facet Block: Medial Branch Technique -- 68. Thoracic Facet Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Medial Branch of the Primary Posterior Rami -- 69. Thoracic Facet Block: Intra-articular Technique -- 70. Thoracic Sympathetic Ganglion Block -- 71. Intercostal Nerve Block -- 72. Intercostal Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 73. Interpleural Nerve Block: Percutaneous Technique -- 74. Interpleural Nerve Block : Tunneled Catheter Technique -- 75. Splanchnic Nerve Block: Classic Two-Needle Technique -- 76. Splanchnic Nerve Block: Single-Needle Technique -- 77. Celiac Plexus Block: Classic Two-Needle Retrocrural Technique -- 78. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Retrocrural Technique -- 79. Celiac Plexus Block: Two-Needle Transcrural Technique -- 80. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Periaortic Technique -- 81. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Transaortic Technique -- 82. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Lateral Technique -- 83. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Anterior Technique -- 84. Transversus Abdominis Plane Block -- 85. Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Block -- 86. Ilioinguinal Nerve Block -- 87. Iliohypogastric Nerve Block -- 88. Genitofemoral Nerve Block -- 89. Lumbar Sympathetic Ganglion Block -- 90. Lumbar Sympathetic Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 91. Lumbar Paravertebral Nerve Block -- 92. Lumbar Facet Block: Medial Branch Technique -- 93. Lumbar Facet Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Medial Branch of the Primary Posterior Rami -- 94. Lumbar Facet Block : Intra-articular Technique -- 95. Lumbar Gray Ramus Communicans Block -- 96. Lumbar Gray Ramus Communicans Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 97. Lumbar Epidural Nerve Block : Interlaminar Approach -- 98. Lumbar Epidural Nerve Block : Transforaminal Approach -- 99. Lumbar Selective Spinal Nerve Block -- 100. Lumbar Subarachnoid Nerve Block: Midline Approach -- 101. Lumbar Subarachnoid Nerve Block: Paramedian Approach -- 102. Lumbar Subarachnoid Nerve Block: Lumbosacral Approach of Taylor -- 103. Lumbar Myelography -- 104. Superior Cluneal Nerve Block -- 105. Caudal Epidural Nerve Block: Prone Position -- 106. Caudal Epidural Nerve Block: Lateral Position -- 107. Lysis of Epidural Adhesions: Racz Technique -- 108. Sacral Nerve Block: Transsacral Approach -- 109. Sacroiliac Lateral Branch Nerve Block -- 110. Sacroiliac Lateral Branch Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 111. Hypogastric Plexus Block: Single-Needle Medial Paraspinous Technique -- 112. Hypogastric Plexus Block: Classic Two-Needle Technique -- 113. Hypogastric Plexus Block: Single-Needle Transdiskal Technique -- 114. Hypogastric Plexus Block: Single-Needle Anterior Technique -- 115. Ganglion of Walther (Impar) Block : Prone Technique -- 116. Ganglion of Walther (Impar) Block: Transcoccygeal Technique -- 117. Pudendal Nerve Block: Transvaginal Approach -- 118. Pudendal Nerve Block: Transperineal Approach -- 119. Sacroiliac Joint Injection -- 120. Sacroiliac Joint: Radiofrequency Lesioning -- 121. Lumbar Plexus Nerve Block: Winnie 3-in-1 Technique -- 122. Lumbar Plexus Nerve Block: Fascia Iliaca Compartment Technique -- 123. Lumbar Plexus Nerve Block: Psoas Compartment Technique -- 124. Femoral Nerve Block -- 125. Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block -- 126. Obturator Nerve Block -- 127. Sciatic Nerve Block: Anterior Approach -- 128. Sciatic Nerve Block: Posterior Approach -- 129. Sciatic Nerve Block: Lithotomy Approach -- 130. Piriformis Block -- 131. Sciatic Nerve Block at the Femur: Lateral Approach -- 132. Tibial Nerve Block at the Knee: Posterior Approach -- 133. Tibial Nerve Block at the Knee: Lateral Approach -- 134. Tibial Nerve Block at the Ankle -- 135. Saphenous Nerve Block at the Knee -- 136. Saphenous Nerve Block at the Ankle -- 137. Common Peroneal Nerve Block at the Knee: Posterior Approach -- 138. Common Peroneal Nerve Block at the Knee: Lateral Approach -- 139. Deep Peroneal Nerve Block at the Ankle -- 140. Superficial Peroneal Nerve Block at the Ankle -- 141. Sural Nerve Block at the Ankle -- 142. Metatarsal and Digital Nerve Block of the Foot -- 143. Cervical Subarachnoid Neurolytic Block -- 144. Lumbar Subarachnoid Neurolytic Block -- 145. Implantation of Subcutaneously Tunneled One-Piece Epidural Catheters -- 146. Implantation of Subcutaneously Tunneled Two-Piece Epidural Catheters -- 147. Neuradenolysis of the Pituitary : Needle-Through-Needle Technique -- 148. Cervical Diskography -- 149. Thoracic Diskography -- 150. Lumbar Diskography -- 151. Epiduroscopy --152. Intradiskal Electrothermal Annuloplasty -- 153. Percutaneous Intradiskal Nucleoplasty -- 154. Biacuplasty -- 155. Percutaneous Diskectom: Automated Technique -- 156. Percutaneous Diskectomy: Laser-Assisted Technique -- 157. Percutaneous Laser-Assisted Annuloplasty -- 158. Percutaneous Vertebroplasty -- 159. Percutaneous Balloon Kyphoplasty -- 160. Percutaneous Sacroplasty -- 161. Cervical Spinal Cord Stimulation: Stage I Trial Stimulation -- 162. Lumbar Spinal Cord Stimulation: Stage I Trial Stimulation -- 163. Spinal Cord Stimulation: Stage II Pulse Generator Implantation -- 164. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation, Occipital Nerves -- 165. Implantation of Totally Implantable Reservoirs and Injection Ports -- 166. Implantation of Totally Implantable Infusion Pumps -- 167. Percutaneous Posterior Facet Joint Spinal Fusion.
  • Hone your pain injection skills with Atlas of Pain Injection Techniques! This highly illustrated, "off-the-shelf" guide offers easy-to-follow descriptions of today's best techniques for administering basic nerve blocks. Ideal for relative newcomers to pain management as well as for anesthesiology trainees, this medical reference book provides exactly the fundamental guidance you need to master these essential procedures. Find information quickly with a user-friendly, templated format that guides you through each nerve block in a consistent and easy-to-follow manner. Rely on expert recommendations when considering local anesthetics, corticosteroids, and neurolytic agents.
  • 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.
  • 2014 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.
  • This volume brings together a series of authoritative chapters written by leading experts in preclinical and clinical aspects of pain neurobiology. It is essential reading for scientists, clinicians and students in need of a comprehensive review of behavioral readouts for the preclinical assessment of chronic pain and analgesic drug efficacy, or those with a general interest in behavioral neuroscience. At the core of this volume are emerging details of the physiology, pharmacology, and psychology of previously neglected types of chronic pain. These types include chronic post-operative pain in humans as well as animal behavioral assays that model the chronic pain of multiple sclerosis, post-herpetic neuralgia, painful diabetic neuropathy, visceral pain, latent central sensitization, and chronic muscle pain. Also emphasized are the complex bidirectional comorbidities between chronic pain and drug dependence, cognitive deficit, stress, anxiety, depression, social interaction, and prior injury history. The novel and exciting ideas introduced within this book, such as endogenous opioid dependence after tissue injury, generate real hope that effective treatment strategies for chronic pain will emerge in the near future.
  • 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.
  • This book provides an authoritative overview of botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) treatment menus for 14 pain categories with an evidence based literature review on each pain disorder, illustrative figures along with brief video clips showing the techniques and patient interviews. Introductory chapters cover basic information about the mechanism, function and the analgesic effects of the BoNTs based on the data derived from animal studies. Clinical chapters define pain in conditions such as post-herpetic and post-traumatic neuralgias, plantar fasciitis, low back pain, post-surgical pain syndromes and migraine in detail, provide discussion of current modes of treatment and updated information on BoNT therapy. Each chapter also includes illustrative case histories. Botulinum Toxin Treatment of Pain Disorders will prove an invaluable resource for clinicians and researchers involved in the treatment of pain disorders including neurologists, pain medicine specialists, anesthesiologists, internists, those conducting research in pharmacology and toxicology as well as students in these areas.
  • 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
    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.
  • "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 Abdominal Pain is a comprehensive resource focused on the management of chronic abdominal pain. Chapters begin with an overview of pain generation, adaptive mechanisms and various diagnostic approaches. A complete range of novel, conservative, minimally invasive and surgical therapeutic options and their proper selection are then discussed along with evidence-based and practical clinical aspects of patient care. Authored by a team of world-renowned physicians and researchers, this definitive guide provides novel algorithms for contemporary treatment of chronic abdominal pain, giving pain medicine clinicians and practitioners the knowledge needed to assess and treat patients with abdominal pain.
  • Chronic pain 2013
    Future Med
    Chronic pain / Angela Liegey Dougall & Robert J. Gatchel -- The biopsychosocial model of chronic pain / Robert J. Gatchel -- Assessment of chronic pain / Travis Whitfill & Eric Swanholm -- Interdisciplinary treatment of chronic pain / Emily Brede, Don McGeary, Cindy McGeary & Todd Seech -- Chronic pain in a specific population : low back / Krista Howard, Jeffrey Howard & Roxie Wurtz -- Chronic pain in a specific population : temporomandibular joint disorders / Angela Liegey Dougall & Celeste Sanders -- Chronic pain in a specific population : fibromyalgia syndrome / Akiko Okifuji -- Ask the experts : common risk factors & avoidance techniques for opioid misuse / Angela Liegey Dougall & Robert J. Gatchel -- Measurement of outcomes & minimal clinically important difference / Whitney E. Worzer & YunHee Choi -- Multiple choice questions : answers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Current therapy in pain 2009
    This unique resource focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions, both acute and chronic, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Joined by a team of nearly 200 international contributors representing a wide range of specialties, Dr. Smith presents the best management options within and across specialties. Succinct treatment and therapy guidelines enable you to quickly access clinically useful information, for both inpatient and outpatient pain management, while a 2-color format enhances readability and ease of use and highlights key concepts. And, as an Expert Consult title, it includes access to the complete contents online, fully searchable, plus links to Medline and PubMed abstracts, providing rapid, easy consultation from any computer! Includes access to the complete text online, fully searchable, plus links to Medline and PubMed abstracts, providing quick and convenient reference from anyplace with an Internet connection. Offers a cross-discipline approach to pain management for a comprehensive view of the best treatment options within and across specialties including internal medicine, gynecology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, and family medicine. Provides succinct treatment and therapy guidelines, enabling you to locate useful information quickly. Organizes guidance on acute and chronic therapies in a templated format, to facilitate consistent, quick-access consultation appropriate for inpatient or outpatient pain management. Features a 2-color format that enhances readability and ease of use and highlights key concepts.
  • 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.
  • Epidemiology and Etiology of Discogenic Pain: How Big Is the Problem? -- Establishing the Diagnosis of Discogenic Back Pain: An Evidence-Based Algorithmic Approach -- Imaging for Discogenic Pain -- Provocation Discography -- Analgesic Discography -- Discogenic Pain: Intradiscal Therapeutic Injections and Use of Intradiscal Biologic Agents -- Radiofrequency and Other Heat Applications for the Treatment of Discogenic Pain -- Arthrodesis and Fusion for the Treatment of Discogenic Neck and Back Pain: Evidence-Based Effectiveness and Controversies -- Nucleus Pulposus Replacement and Motion-Sparing Technologies -- Cervical and Thoracic Discogenic Pain: Therapeutic Nonsurgical Options -- Disc Herniations: Injections and Minimally Invasive Techniques -- Current Surgical Options for Intervertebral Disc Herniation in the Cervical and Lumbar Spine -- Neuromodulation and Intrathecal Therapies for the Treatment of Chronic Radiculopathy Related to Intractable Discogenic Pain.
  • Print Material
    "The Divine Art of Dying" explores the unique moment when seriously ill people choose to turn toward death. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, it provides a well-integrated look at the spiritual dimensions of living fully when death is near. Filled with insights from the world's great wisdom traditions along with references from literature, movies, and current culture, it helps identify the life decisions the dying one and his or her loved ones must make, and what their caregivers can expect.
  • This is the most comprehensive overview available anywhere on the broad, multi-faceted and complex topic of pain and the rapidly evolving scientific and medical disciplines that seek to understand, assess and treat pain. The second edition of theEncyclopedia of Pain is fully updated andhas been expanded by over 100 new essays. It includes more than 3,000 entries and provides clear, detailed and up-to-date coverage of the current state of research, and treatment of pain. In addition, detailed essays provide in-depth information on all aspects of nociception and pain, including substrates, causes, pathophysiology, symptoms and signs, diagnoses and treatment. More than 600 color figures enhance understanding of this too-little-understood topic. Solidly structured and inclusive, this reference is an invaluable tool for clinical scientists and practitioners in academia, health care and industry, as well as students, teachers and interested laypersons.
  • 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.
  • Cardiovascular (CV) disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While death rates from many acute CV illnesses have declined in developing countries, a substantial proportion of individuals with CV disease ultimately die from CV causes. As the population ages, the global burden of CV disease will continue to rise. Until recently, the focus of clinicians has been on saving lives and deferring death. Over the past decade there has been growing recognition of the importance of palliative care and end of life care in CV disease. While palliative and supportive care should be provided throughout the course of serious and life-shortening illnesses, this book focuses on issues that clinicians encounter in end-of-life care. This book provides guidance to clinicians working across the breadth of care settings, in chronic progressive disease as well as sudden arrhythmic death andwith advanced technologies. End-of-Life Care in Cardiovascular Disease is designed to assist clinicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers in addressing end of life care for patients with CV disease in a variety of common clinical scenarios. Each chapter is written by expert clinicians and researchers, and concisely reviews current knowledge and recommendations for providing patient- and family-centered end-of-life care.
  • 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.
  • Endodontic pain is a complex symptom that often drives a patient to a dentist in search of relief. In these circumstances, the patient is likely to pose a range of questions: Can you relieve my pain? Will the treatment be painful? How will I feel later? The answers to such questions often form the basis of the patient's assessment of the dentist. The combination of pain and a negative dental experience has physical and psychological sequelae for the patient that may last long after treatment. This book is a concise, well-structured guide to the assessment and treatment of patients who present with endodontic pain, in which step-by-step descriptions are complemented by informative images and flow charts. The advantages, disadvantages, and significance of specific diagnostic and treatment procedures are clearly described, as is a pharmacotherapeutic approach to the prevention and treatment of pain. In addition, the causes and biological basis of endodontic pain are explained and guidance is provided on further strategies for pain prevention. The crisp narrative, efficient design, and visual detail are notable features of this book that will make it an ideal chairside resource for the clinician and a dependable reference for the student.
  • This book offers an in-depth examination of labor pain and analgesia with the aim of promoting natural childbirth without pain. All aspects of the subject are covered, including the latest techniques of delivering labor analgesia. Importantly, emphasis is placed on a holistic approach, detailed attention being paid to the humanization of childbirth and behavioral aspects in addition to evidence-based medicine. Potential future developments are also addressed, with discussion of opportunities that have yet to be realized. In order to ensure that the text is easily readable for trainees as well as established practitioners, chapters have been restricted to a manageable length and information is presented clearly and succinctly. Step-by-step tutorials and boxes highlighting practical points are used to clarify technical aspects. The authors include both well-established experts and young emerging professionals from various European countries, ensuring an intercultural perspective.
  • 2011 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?
  • Preface -- The Epidemiology and Prevalence of Fibromyalgia -- Fibromyalgia Diagnosis -- Etiology -- Prognosis -- Lifestyle Modification and Fibromyalgia -- Psychological Treatment for Fibromyalgia -- Medications -- Adjuvant Treatments for Fibromyalgia -- Utilizing Clinical Treatments with a Limited Evidence Base -- Treatment of Special Groups: Children, Pregnant, Elderly and Mentally-disabled -- Emerging Developments -- Nutrition.
  • 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.
  • 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 : 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.
  • Imaging of pain. 1st ed. 2010
    Noted pain management authority Steven D. Waldman, MD, JD, and Robert Campbell, MD, a well-respected radiologist at Royal Liverpool Hospital in the UK, have combined their expertise to bring you Imaging of Pain. This first-of-its-kind reference helps you select the most appropriate imaging studies to evaluate more than 200 pain conditions so you can implement the most effective management approaches. You₂ll gain a clear understanding of how and when to use a given modality for a particular pain disorder, whether it involves bone, soft tissue, or the spinal cord. At you'll access the complete contents online, fully searchable, with links to Medline and PubMed abstracts, for rapid, easy consultation from any computer. Access the fully searchable text online at Get the most definitive guidance available from leading authorities Drs. Waldman and Campbell. Know how and when to use each modality to confirm or deny a diagnosis for more than 200 pain conditions in all body regions. Provide the most effective pain relief by accurately identifying its underlying source. Find the information you need quickly thanks to a consistent, high-yield format.
  • Section 1. Normal computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging anatomy -- section 2. Painful spine disorder.
  • 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.
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  • Headache Classifications and Medically Resistant Headaches -- Algorithms for the Diagnosis and Management of Head and Face Pain -- Peripheral Nerve Block for the Management of Headache and Face Pain -- Occipital Nerve Blocks -- Occipital Neuralgia: The Role of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Treatment -- Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block -- Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block and Radiofrequency Ablation -- Trigeminal (Gasserian) Ganglion, Maxillary Nerve, and Mandibular Nerve Blocks -- Interventional Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia: Radiofrequency and Neuromodulation -- Practical Approach to Cervicogenic Headache -- Atlantoaxial Joint: Atlantoaxial Joint Injection and Radiofrequency Ablation -- Third Occipital Nerve Block and Radiofrequency Ablation -- Cervical Facet Syndrome: Cervical Medial Branch Block and Radiofrequency Ablation -- Intravenous Therapies for Intractable Headache -- Onabotulinum Toxin Injection and Headaches -- Epidural Blood Patch -- Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Head Pain: Surgical Leads -- Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Head Pain: Percutaneous Leads -- Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation -- Deep Brain and Motor Cortex Stimulation for Head and Face Pain.
  • Section 1. General considerations -- section 2. Implant devices -- section 3. Evidence-based practice -- section 4. Intrathecal drug delivery systems for spasticity -- section 5. Future of intrathecal drug delivery systems.
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • This text will provide readers with a thorough review of the complex condition of chronic pain and addictions. The book was originally commissioned due to the need in the field for more literature on the topic. This concise pocket book will review epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and medical management of both chronic pain and addiction. Busy healthcare professionals will benefit from this text, which will not only cover the foundation of the management of both conditions and together, but discuss up-to-date national and international treatment guidelines, upcoming therapies and REMS.
  • 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.
  • Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform provides an introduction to the principles of palliative care, describes current models of delivering palliative care across care settings, and examines opportunities in the setting of healthcare policy reform for palliative care to improve outcomes for patients, families and healthcare institutions. The United States is currently facing a crisis in health care marked by unsustainable spending and quality that is poor relative to international benchmarks. Yet this is also a critical time of opportunity. Because of its focus on quality of care, the Affordable Care Act is poised to expand access to palliative care services for the sickest, most vulnerable, and therefore most costly, 5% of patients- a small group who nonetheless drive about 50% of all healthcare spending. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness, whatever the diagnosis or stage of illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Research has demonstrated palliative care?s positive impact on health care value. Patients (and family caregivers) receiving palliative care experience improved quality of life, better symptom management, lower rates of depression and anxiety, and improved survival. Because patient and family needs are met, crises are prevented, thereby directly reducing need for emergency department and hospital use and their associated costs. An epiphenomenon of better quality of care, the lower costs associated with palliative care have been observed in multiple studies. Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Serious Illness: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of Health Care Reform, a roadmap for effective policy and program design, brings together expert clinicians, researchers and policy leaders, who tackle key areas where real-world policy options to improve access to quality palliative care could have a substantial role in improving value.
  • This book proposes a didactic approach to the different aspects of pain in mental health. The various chapters cover the myths, neurophysiology, perception, measurement and management of pain in mental health. The most common problems, including mood disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety, somatoform disorders, and pervasive developmental disorders, are covered. Each chapter addresses the problem of pain by putting an emphasis on the characteristics of different populations of patients suffering from mental illness. The book helps specialists working in different areas of mental health to appreciate the importance of pain problems in mental health, and also offers avenues for the measurement and treatment of pain in these patients. Mental health and pain are complex issues. They also share certain mutually influential neurophysiological mechanisms, which makes it even more difficult to identify their specific individual characteristics. This duality between the somatic and psychic components can become a pitfall for the specialist in mental health since it can be difficult to disentangle the evolution of a painful condition from the mental illness.
  • Molecular pain 2007
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • History of Neurostimulation -- Mechanisms of Spinal Neuromodulation -- Medical Considerations in Spinal Cord Stimulation -- Patient Selection: Psychological Considerations -- Spinal Cord Stimulation: General Indications -- Spinal Cord Stimulation: Implantation Techniques -- Spinal Cord Stimulation: Parameter Selection and Equipment Choices -- Spinal Cord Stimulation as a Treatment of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome -- Neurostimulation in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome -- Spinal Cord Stimulation for Peripheral Vascular Disease -- Spinal Cord Stimulation for Refractory Angina and Peripheral Vascular Disease -- Spinal Cord Stimulation for Visceral Abdominal Pain -- Nerve Root, Sacral, and Pelvic Stimulation -- Emerging Indications and Other Applications of Spinal Cord Stimulation -- Complications of Spinal Cord Stimulation -- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation -- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Open Technique -- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation: Percutaneous Technique -- Occipital Neurostimulation -- Peripheral Subcutaneous Stimulation for Intractable Pain -- Motor Cortex Stimulation for Relief of Chronic Pain -- Deep Brain Stimulation -- Coding and Billing for Neurostimulation -- Cost-Effectiveness of Neurostimulation -- The Future of Neurostimulation.
  • The first book to address issues of suffering as separate from pain that require psychologically and culturally sensitive interventions
  • Pain 2006
    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 control 2015
    Emerging concepts of pain therapy based on neuronal mechanisms -- The pharmacology of nociceptor priming -- Sodium channels and pain -- Role of nerve growth factor in pain -- Central sensitization in humans: assessment and pharmacology -- Nitric oxide-mediated pain processing in the spinal cord -- The role of the endocannabinoid system in pain -- The role of glia in the spinal cord in neuropathic and inflammatory pain -- Plasticity of inhibition in the spinal cord -- Modulation of peripheral inflammation by the spinal cord -- The relationship between opiods and immune signalling in the spinal cord -- The role of proteases in pain -- Amygdala pain mechanisms -- Itch and pain differences and commonalities -- Index.
  • 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.
  • "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."
  • No matter what questions arise in practice or while preparing for boards, Pain Management Secrets, 3rd Edition has the answers. A two-color page layout, portable size, and a list of the "Top 100 Secrets" in pain management help you better meet the challenges you face today. You'll find all the features you rely on from the Secrets Series®, a question-and-answer format, lists, mnemonics, tables and an informal tone, that make reference fast and easy. Expedites reference and review with a question-and-answer format, bulleted lists, mnemonics, and practical tips from the authors. Features a two-color page layout, "Key Points" boxes, and lists of useful web sites to enhance your reference power. Presents a chapter containing "Top 100 Secrets", providing you with an overview of essential material for last-minute study or self-assessment. Fits comfortably in the pocket of your lab coat so you have it conveniently on hand at all times.
  • Pain management is a vast subject and is changing rapidly. Finding a good resource for learning, however, is difficult. Most of the available books are lengthy volumes including many details irrelevant to physicians sitting for examinations or assessment. Furthermore, books aimed at assisting preparation for entire anaesthesia exams typically address pain management in only one chapter or a few pages. 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.
  • Pain management. 2nd ed. 2011
    Conceptual Framework for Understanding Pain in the Human -- Anatomy of the Pain Processing System -- Dynamics of the Pain Processing System -- Central Pain Modulation -- History and Physical Examination of the Patient in Pain -- Patterns of Common Pain Syndromes -- Rational Use of Laboratory Testing -- Radiography -- Fluoroscopy -- Nuclear Medicine Techniques for Pain Management -- Computed Tomography -- A Practical Approach to Radiation Protection -- Magnetic Resonance Imaging -- Intervertebral Disc Stimulation Provocation Discography -- Myelography -- Epidurography -- Neural Blockade for the Diagnosis of Pain -- Differential Neural Blockade for the Diagnosis of Pain -- Spinal Canal Endoscopy -- Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing -- Evoked Potential Testing -- The Measurement of Pain: Objectifying the Subjective -- Neuropathic Pain: Neuropsychiatric, Diagnostic And Management Considerations -- Management of Acute and Postoperative Pain -- Burn Pain -- Sickle Cell Pain -- Acute Headache -- Evaluation and Treatment of Peripheral Neuropathies -- Acute Herpes Zoster and Post Herpetic Neuralgia -- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy -- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type II: Causalgia -- Phantom Pain Syndromes -- Identification and Treatment of Cancer Pain Syndromes -- Radiation Therapy in the Management of Cancer Pain -- Neural Blockade with Local Anesthetics and Steroids in the Management of Cancer Pain -- Neural Blockade with Neurolytic Agents in the Management of Cancer Pain -- The Role of Spinal Opioids in the Management of Cancer Pain -- Neurosurgery in the Management of Cancer Pain -- Palliative Care in the Management of Cancer Pain -- Common Sports Injuries -- Fibromyalgia -- Painful Neuropathies Including Entrapment Syndromes -- Osteoarthritis and Related Disorders -- The Connective Tissue Diseases -- Polymyalgia Rheumatica -- Migraine Headache -- Tension-Type Headache -- Cluster Headache -- Medication Overuse Headache -- Trigeminal Neuralgia -- Glossopharngeal Neuralgia -- Giant Cell Arteritis -- Pain of Ocular and Periocular Origin -- Pain of the Ear, Nose, Sinuses, and Throat -- Occipital Neuralgia -- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of the Face -- Cervical Facet Syndrome -- Cervical Radiculopathy -- Brachial Plexopathy -- Cervical Myelopathy -- Cervical Dystonia -- Arthritis Pain of the Shoulder -- Disorders of the Rotator Cuff -- Acromioclavicular Joint Pain -- Subdeltoid Bursitis -- Biceps Tendinitis -- Scapulocostal Syndrome -- Tennis Elbow -- Golfer's Elbow -- Olecranon and Cubital Bursitis -- Entrapment Neuropathies of the Elbow and Forearm -- Arthritis of the Wrist and Hand -- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis -- Dupuytren's Contracture -- Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb -- Glomus Tumor of the Hand -- Chest Wall Pain Syndromes -- Thoracic Radiculopathy -- Painful Disorders of the Respiratory System -- Postmastectomy Pain -- Post-Thoracotomy Pain -- Mononeuritis Multiplex -- Abdominal Wall Pain Syndromes -- Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis -- Ilioinguinal, Iliohypostric, and Genitofemoral Neuralgia -- Low Back Pain -- Osteoporosis -- Lumbar Radiculopathy -- Lumbar Facet Syndrome -- Occupational Back Pain -- Infections of the Spine -- Arachnoiditis and Related Conditions -- Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis -- Sacroiliac Joint Pain and Related Disorders -- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome -- Pelvic Girdle and Low Back Pain in Pregnancy -- Pelvic Girdle and Low Back Pain in Pregnancy -- Postoperative Deformities of the Dural Sac -- Osteitis Pubis -- Piriformis Syndrome -- Orchialgia -- Vulvadynia -- Coccyodynia -- Proctalgia Fugax -- Proctalgia Fugax -- Gluteal and Ischiogluteal Bursitis -- Trochanteric Bursitis -- Biceps Tendinitis -- Meralgia Paresthetica -- Femoral and Saphenous Neuropathy -- Obturator Neuropathy -- Painful Conditions of the Knee -- Bursitis Syndromes of the Knee -- Baker's Cyst -- Quadriceps Expansion Syndrome -- Arthritis of the Ankle and Foot -- Achilles Teninitis and Bursitis and Other Painful Conditions of the Ankle -- Morton's Neuroma and Other Painful Conditions of the Foot -- Hallux Valgus, Bunion, Bunionette, and Other Painful Conditions of the Toe -- Plantar Fascitis -- Simple Analgesics -- Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and the Cox-2 Inhibitors -- Opioid Analgesics -- Role of Antidepressants in the Management of Pain -- Anticonvulsant Compounds -- Centrally Acting Skeletal Muscle Relaxants and Associated Drugs -- Topical and Systemic Local Anesthetics -- Alternative Pain Medicine -- Limitations of Pharmacologic Pain Management -- Psychological Interventions -- Biofeedback -- Hypnosis -- Relaxation Techniques and Guided Imagery -- Therapeutic Heat and COld In the Management of Pain -- Hydrotherapy -- Hydrotherapy -- Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation -- Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment of the Chronic Pain Patient -- Nociceptors, Pain and Spinal Manipulation -- Acupuncture -- Prolotherapy -- Atlanto-Occipital Block -- Atlantoaxial Injection -- Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block -- Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Block -- Third Occipital Nerve Block -- Gasserian Ganglion Block -- Blockade of the Trigeminal Nerve and Its Branches -- Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block -- Vagus Nerve Block -- Phrenic Nerve Block -- Cervical Plexus Block -- Stellate Ganglion Block -- Cervical Facet Block -- Cervical Epidural Nerve Block -- Lysis of Cervical Epidural Adhesions: Racz Technique -- Brachial Plexus Block -- Neural Blockade of the Peripheral Nerves of the Upper Extremity -- Suprascapular Nerve Block -- Thoracic Epidural Nerve Block -- Intercostal Nerve Block -- Splanchnic and Celiac Plexus Nerve Block -- Lumbar Epidural Injections -- Subarachnoid Neurolytic Block -- Lumbar Facet Block -- Lumbar Sympathetic Nerve Block -- Ilioinguinal-Iliohypogastric Nerve Block -- Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block -- Obturator Nerve Block -- Caudal Epidural Nerve Block -- Lysis of Epidural Adhesions: The Racz Technique -- Hypogastric Nerve and Ganglion Impar Block -- Injection of the Sacroiliac Joint -- Neural Blockade of the Peripheral Nerves of the Lower Extremity -- Peripheral Nerve Stimulation -- Spinal Cord Stimulation -- Implantable Drug Delivery Systems: Practical Considerations -- Complications of Neuromodulation -- Neuroadenolysis of the Pituitary Gland -- Radiofrequency Lesioning -- Cryoneurolysis -- Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty -- Intradiskal Electrothermal Annuloplasty -- Percutaneous Discectomy-Automated Technique -- Percutaneous Laser Discectomy -- Percutaneous Fusion Techniques.
  • 2011 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 review 2009
    Dr. Steven Waldman, a noted authority in the multidisciplinary field of pain management, has assembled an excellent study guide for certifying or recertifying in pain management. A keyword-oriented review of the specialty, it offers the consistent approach and editorial style that make Dr. Waldman's books and atlases some of the most widely read in the field. An easy-access, templated approach helps you to access desired information quickly, and clear illustrations make difficult concepts easier to understand. Covering an exhaustive list of known and defined pain syndromes classified by body region, this is the one must-have book for anyone preparing for examinations. Expert Consult functionality allows you to access the entire contents of the book from any Internet connection. Provides a keyword-oriented review of pain medicine that closely follows the board style of examination and study. Maintains a consistent approach and editorial style as a single-authored text by noted authority Steven D. Waldman, MD. Utilizes a templated format so you access the information you need quickly and easily. Makes difficult concepts easier to understand using clear conceptual illustrations. Creates a virtual one-stop shop with an exhaustive list of known and defined pain syndromes classified by body region.
  • 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.
  • This book presents a contemporary review of the field of Pain Therapeutics, including the historical medicines which still dominate standard of care treatments, as well as the new mechanisms and combinations/reformulations that have dominated the regulatory approvals over the last decade. In addition this book provides a deep review of the key biological mechanisms currently under investigation for their utility into the treatment of pain, such as ion channels, opiates and others. Additional discussion highlights the current challenges of pain research, covering a range of topics from difficulties in identifying new targets from pre-clinical models to the current regulatory and commercial challenges. This background sets the scene for recent scientific changes in pain research, such as the drive for genetic validation of targets and the derivation of human cell platforms from stem cells. Finally the book covers the discovery and development stories for two pain products approved in the last decade. These case studies for Lyrica and the Butrans patch, will give insight into the discovery and development challenges and successes for both an oral and non-oral product.
  • This book focuses on the reciprocal interactions between pain, emotion and cognition. International experts report on their findings, clinical experience and the most recent literature on the complex relations between these three domains. Clinical, psychological, behavioral and neuroimaging approaches converge towards aiding patients suffering from pain, cognitive impairment or emotional distress. Beyond the pathophysiological aspects of pain, difficulties encountered with patients are analyzed and strategies are proposed to optimize treatment, doctor-patient relationships, and patient well-being. This work will appeal to a broad readership, from clinical medical practitioners to psychologists, nurses and pain specialists.
  • 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.
  • "This topical and timely text provides valuable insights into the choices and experiences of palliative and end of life care for young people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses. With a focus on palliative care provision across a range of different clinical settings, this comprehensive new resource explores care in the home, the hospice and hospital. It looks at how and where families and young people can access palliative care, and what support is offered to attain their preferred place of death. Bereavement support for families is discussed, as well as a discussion of multi-disciplinary work, interagency co-operation and resource issues. This will be essential reading for community children's nurses, specialist palliative care teams, children's hospices, school nurses, social workers and student nurses as well as families"--Provided by publisher.
  • Palliative care 2006

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Largest, broadest eBook package; covers all sciences, as well as technology (including software), medicine, and humanities. In addition to covering Wiley and Springer, MyiLibrary is also the only provider for Oxford and Cambridge University Press titles. No seat restrictions.Largest, broadest eBook package; covers all sciences, as well as technology (including software), medicine, and humanities. In addition to covering Wiley and Springer, MyiLibrary is also the only provider for Oxford and Cambridge University Press titles. No seat restrictions.Large number of high quality software and database programming titles from O'Reilly. Other software titles are also available from Sams and Prentice Hall. Limited to 7 concurrent users.Vast collection of software and database programming titles from multiple publishers, including Microsoft Press.Largest provider of engineering-related eBooks; includes titles in computer science and biomedical engineering.Over 4,000 full-text e-books covering scientific and technical information from CRC Press and others. Many handbooks and single volume reference sources.A repository of medical knowledge from internal medicine, cardiology, genetics, pharmacy, diagnosis and management, basic sciences, patient care, and more. Continuously expanding, all databases in the repository contain the latest editions of selected medical titles.Includes peer-reviewed life science and biomedical research protocols compiled from Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Neuromethods, the Biomethods Handbook, the Proteomics Handbook, and Springer Laboratory Manuals.Contains full text access to selected biomedical and nursing books.Provides one-click access to important clinical resources; includes evidence-based diagnosis and treatment guidelines, Books, EBM articles, Ovid MEDLINE, Drug facts and comparisons, Drug interaction facts, guidelines from National Guideline Clearinghouse, patient handouts (English and Spanish), and local content.ClinicalKey provides access to textbooks, electronic journals, practice guidelines, drug information, and patient education handouts.A collection of biomedical books that can be searched directly by concept, and linked to terms in PubMed abstracts.Provides online, full-text access to Springer's journal titles as well as journals from other publishers. Subjects include: life sciences, chemical sciences, environmental sciences, geosciences, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics and astronomy, engineering and economics. Also includes eBooks.Collection of over 8 thousand fulltext titles in engineering, math, and basic and applied biomedical research. Coverage is from 1967 to the present.A library of ebooks on a wide array of topics, digitized and made available online in conjunction with the original publishers.