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Pathophysiology of Pain Perception

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Under certain pathological conditions, the pain processing system, which includes both physiological and psychological components, can produce the experience of pain in the absence of any peripheral noxious event. Considerable evidence now indicates that alterations in pain perception are characteristic of many clinical pain states. Pathophysiology of Pain Perception primarily examines these pathological alterations in the pain-signaling system, with contributions from leading researchers in the field focusing on the functioning of the pain processing system under normal and pathological conditions. The understanding of pain perception is essential for optimal diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic pain. This book covers the basics of pain perception (peripheral and central neurotransmission, methods of assessment), various pathological (chronic pain conditions, neurological and psychiatric diseases, cardiovascular disease), and non-pathological alterations of pain perception (pregnancy, labor) as well as the treatments aiming at influencing pain perception such as pharmacological, physical and psychological treatments.

the hash of pain

Author : sabreen saleh
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Author : Beatrice Sofaer
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Providing an introduction for nurses to pain and its management, this third edition has been extended to address the science and physiology of pain, and presents recent research evidence, including psychological and cultural factors in the pain experience. New material covers the assessment and management of acute and chronic pain, and discusses the experiences of patients who have suffered pain.

Travell Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction Upper half of body

Author : David G. Simons
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This Second Edition presents introductory general information on all trigger points and also detailed descriptions of single muscle syndromes for the upper half of the body. It includes 107 new drawings, a number of trigger point release techniques in addition to spray and stretch, and a new chapter on intercostal muscles and diaphragm.

Muscle Pain

Author : Siegfried Mense
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For the first time a book that addresses all aspects of muscle pain fr om basic science to clinical treatment. This book answers all possible questions regarding muscle pain - from local muscle soreness to the f ibromyalgia syndrome. The unique concept behind the book is the combin ation of neuroanatomical and neurophysiological data with the clinical management of all diseases that exhibit muscle pain.

Relieving Pelvic Pain During And After Pregnancy

Author : Cecile C. M. Rost
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Outlines an approach to healing pelvic pain in pregnant and postpartum women, featuring illustrated exercise recommendations and organizing information into two parts respectively dedicated to women and their caregivers. Original.

Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction

Author : Janet G. Travell
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Download » a thorough understanding of what myofascial pain actually is, and provides a unique and effective approach to the diagnosis and treatment of this syndrome for the lower body muscles.

Pelvic Pain

Author : Fred M. Howard
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This clinical guide offers much-needed assistance in pinpointing the c ause of acute, chronic, and recurring pelvic pain and recommends the m ost effective medical or surgical treatment for the pain and the under lying disorder. The chapters present detailed, methodical guidelines f or the workup of the patient with chronic pelvic pain and for the diag nosis and treatment of the many disorders that cause pelvic discomfort . The section on diagnosis and treatments follows an organ-based appro ach, providing the most efficient, cost-effective way to "rule out" va rious causes of pelvic pain. Appendices include pain maps, pain diarie s, pain scales, and depression scales.

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain

Author : Sharon Sauer
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A protege of trigger-point-therapy founders Janet Travell and David Simons presents the first in her series of comprehensive manuals, designed to provide relief from muscle pain using both trigger-point massage and other never-before-published techniques developed by Travell and Simons. Original.

Current Therapy in Pain

Author : Howard S. Smith
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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. Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. If the next edition is published less than one year after your purchase, you will be entitled to online access for one year from your date of purchase. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

The Handbook of Chronic Pain

Author : Shulamith Kreitler
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The objective of this book is to promote and enable closer co-operation between different health professionals in treating pain, by introducing psychosocially oriented team members to the medical aspects of pain, and medically oriented team members to the psychosocial aspects. The structure of the book completely mirrors this objective. The book has nine parts, arranged according to a balanced plan. Parts I and II deal with theoretical (basic science) approaches to pain, whereby Part I focuses on the medical approaches and Part II on the psychosocial ones. Part III is devoted to pain evaluation and assessment, whereby chapter 9 deals with the medical aspects, chapter 10 with the psychophysiological and psychiatric aspects, and chapter 11 with the psychological psychometric approach, describing different commonly used questionnaires for assessing various aspects of pain. Parts IV to Part VII are devoted to treatment of pain. Part IV focuses on medical treatments, Part V on psychological treatments, Part VI on palliative approaches, and Part VII on complementary approaches (mainly those supported by enough research and evidence). Part VIII focuses on particular pain syndromes, those that are most frequent in the practice of pain, emphasising both medical and psychological aspects in each chapter. Finally, Part IX deals with the practice of treating pain -- in chapter 29 with the facilities and pain centres, namely, the locations where the integration of the described approaches to pain is expected to take place, and in chapter 30 with the problems of the health professional that treats pain.

Orofacial Pain and Headache

Author : Yair Sharav
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OROFACIAL PAIN AND HEADACHE is a timely, comprehensive and instructive addition to the pain literature; in particular the important and truly multidisciplinary area of orofacial pain. Based on their extensive clinical experience and a thorough understanding of pain mechanisms specific to the trigeminal system, the editors, Yair Sharav and Rafael Benoliel, have integrated knowledge from the areas of headache and orofacial pain and have succinctly explained common mechanisms involved in the two phenomena, with important implications for pain diagnosis and management. Internationally renowned editors and contributor team Integrated approach to the diagnosis and treatment of oral and facial pain syndromes as well as common primary headaches A thorough review of the four majorclinical entities of orofacial pain: acute dental, neurovascular, musculoskeletal and neuropathic Comprehensive coverage of the pharmacotherapy of acute and chronic pain Chapters on the psychological, neurosurgical and otolaryngological aspects of orofacial pain An in depth discussion of facial pain and headaches secondary to medical co-morbidities Exploration of complementary and alternative methods of pain control including acupuncture, food additives and hypnosis

Psychological Approaches to Pain Management

Author : Dennis C. Turk
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Designed for maximum clinical utility, this volume shows how to tailor psychological treatment programs to patients suffering from a wide range of pain problems. Conceptual and diagnostic issues are discussed, widely used clinical models reviewed, and a framework presented for integrating psychological treatment with medical and surgical interventions.

Cancer Pain

Author : Eduardo D. Bruera
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Nearly one in three people will be diagnosed with cancer, and many of these patients will suffer from related cancer pain. Cancer-associated pain is widely feared by cancer patients, but knowledge about the causes and management of cancer pain has increased dramatically in recent years and many new treatment options are available. This comprehensive book discusses the unique characteristics of cancer pain, including its pathophysiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, pharmacological management and nonpharmacological treatment. The internationally recognized authors are leaders in cancer pain research, and they apply their first-hand knowledge in summarizing the principal issues in the clinical management of cancer pain. This state-of-the-art book cohesively addresses the full range of disciplines regularly involved in cancer pain management, including pharmacology, communication studies, and psychology. Cancer Pain is a scholarly but accessible text that will be an essential resource for physicians, nurses, and medical students who treat patients suffering from cancer pain.

Managing Pain in Children

Author : Alison Twycross
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All children have a right to appropriate prevention, assessment andcontrol of their pain. Managing Pain in Children is anevidence-based, practical guide to care in all areas of children'spain management, providing nurses and other health carepractitioners with the skills and expertise necessary to managechildren's pain effectively. The text first explores the relevant anatomy and physiology ofchildren, the latest policy guidelines surrounding pain managementand ethical issues involved in managing children's pain. It thengoes on to look at the various pain assessment tools available forchildren and non-drug methods of pain relief. The text then goes onto apply these pain management principles to practice in relationto acute pain, chronic pain, palliative care and the management ofprocedural pain. Each of these chapters covers the evidence base,assessment techniques, pain relieving interventions, and guidancefor best practice in both hospital and community settings. Special features: Practical and accessible, with 'best practice' points in eachchapter Written in the context of latest policy developments Provides the necessary evidence-base for care throughout With contributions from experts in the field

Cancer Pain Management

Author : Deborah B. McGuire
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Cancer Pain Management, Second Edition will substantially advance pain education. The unique combination of authors -- an educator, a leading practitioner and administrator, and a research scientist -- provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage in addressing this important aspect of cancer care. The contributors, acknowledged experts in their areas, address a wide scope of issues. Educating health care providers to better assess and manage pain and improve patientsrsquo; and familiesrsquo; coping strategies are primary goals of this book. Developing research-based clinical guidelines and increasing funding for research is also covered. Ethical issues surrounding pain management and health policy implications are also explored.

Chronic Pain Management

Author : Michael E. Schatman
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Chronic Pain Management: Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Program Development is the most comprehensive textbook to date on the multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain management. Written by an illustrious group of contributors, this volume serves as a must-have armamentarium of guidelines for the development of a successful pain management program within the context of current medical and insurance reimbursement climates. Backed by the American Academy of Pain Management, the book enables readers to understand the benefits of multidisciplinary chronic pain management and helps them apply these techniques to their clinic for effective, consistent, and financially viable patient care. An essential how-to manual for anyone in the field, the book: Emphasizes multidisciplinary chronic pain management as an alternative to surgery, chronic opioid therapy, and interventional approaches Contains best practices for the maintenance of a high-quality cost-effective chronic pain management center Discusses suggestions to enhance cooperation between the numerous groups involved in the care of chronic pain patients Offers strategies for clinician-insurer collaboration resulting in clinically-effective, cost-efficient treatment Describes how to achieve accreditation, and how to develop policies and procedures Helps insurance industry and government agencies recognize the importance of the multidisciplinary approach to pain management

Acute Pain Management

Author : Pamela E. Macintyre
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This is a new edition of a highly successful practical guide to acute pain management in the adult patient. The book provides a clear understanding of the current methods of analgesia for all those involved in the pain management team: trainees, residents, practicing anaesthetists and intensivists, junior doctors and nurses. Gives comprehensive cover of all of the areas of importance in the management of acute pain Presents highly practical information firmly supported by full evaluation of the scientific literature Concisely written text supplemented with useful checklists, flow charts and key points that can be readily referred to during treatment of a patient Gives a series of acute pain management plans, whilst at the same time discussing controversial areas and possible solutions Explores pain control in complex cases - opioid-tolerant patients, pregnant and lactating patients, patients with hepatic and renal impairment and the elderly Discusses the important areas of acute neuropathic pain and the transition from acute to persistent pain Key self-assessment questions and answers New chapters on assessment and monitoring highlight the importance of regular patient assessment and the need to individualize patient care Key points added after each major section that indicate the evidence available for that topic and the quality of that evidence Chapters on analgesic drugs and techniques have been extensively revised and updated New chapters have been added on post-surgical pain syndromes and acute neuropathic pain, and analgesia in specific non-surgical states as well as for some of the more complex cases including acute-on-chronic pain, acute cancer pain or acute pain from a multitude of medical conditions

Understanding and Treating Fear of Pain

Author : Gordon J. G. Asmundson
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People who suffer from chronic pain are typically found to be more anxious and fearful of pain than those who do not. Recent evidence has shown that the pain itself serves as a mechanism through which chronic pain is maintained over time. Even once the muscle or tissue damage is healed, a fear of further pain can lead to avoidance behavior, which over time, leads to deconditioning (e.g. decreased mobility, weight gain). This in turn leads to further experiences, negative expectancies, and strengthened avoidance. It is the reciprocal relationship between fear and avoidance that is thought to be responsible for maintaining pain behavior and disability. With fear of pain known to cause significant suffering and functional disability, there is a need for a greater understanding of this condition. This is the first book to explore this topic. It starts by introducing the current theoretical positions regarding pain-related fear and anxiety along with relevant empirical findings. It then provides comprehensive coverage of assessment issues and treatment strategies. Finally, the book suggests further areas for investigation. Pain-related fear and anxiety are now receiving considerable attention, and efficient and effective treatments are fast becoming available. This book will help guide and extend our understanding of a condition that has been shown to be associated with substantial suffering and disability.

Cytokines and Pain

Author : L.R. Watkins
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The purpose of this book is to examine immune-to-brain communication from the viewpoint of its effect on pain processing, and to clarify the major role that substances released by immune cells play in pain modulation. In these chapters, contributed by major laboratories whose focus is understanding how cytokines modulate pain, the perspectives examined range from evolutionary approaches across diverse species, to the basics of the immune response, to the effect of cytokines on peripheral and central nervous system sites, to therapeutic potential in humans. -- book cover.