Core Topics In Pain by Anita HoldcroftCore Topics In Pain by Anita Holdcroft

Core Topics In Pain

EditorAnita Holdcroft, Sian Jaggar

Hardcover | November 14, 2005

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Core Topics in Pain provides a comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to this multi-faceted topic, from the underlying neurobiology, through pain assessment (in animals and humans), diagnostic strategies, clinical presentations, pain syndromes, to the many treatment options (e.g. physical therapies, drug therapies, psychosocial care) and the evidence base for each of these. Written and edited by experts of international renown, the many concise but comprehensive chapters provide the reader with an up-to-date guide to all aspects of pain. It is an essential book for anaesthetic trainees and is also an invaluable first reference for surgical and nursing staff, ICU professionals, operating department practitioners, physiotherapists, psychologists, healthcare managers and researchers with a need for an overview of the key aspects of the topic.
Title:Core Topics In PainFormat:HardcoverDimensions:366 pages, 10.04 × 7.64 × 1.02 inPublished:November 14, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521857783

ISBN - 13:9780521857789

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Table of Contents

1. Overview of pain pathways Sian I. Jaggar; 2. Peripheral mechanisms Will Cafferty; 3. Central mechanisms Dave Bennet; 4. Pharmacogenomics Julia Riley, Mervyn Maze and Ken Welsh; 5. Peripheral and central sensitization Kate Carpenter and Anthony Dickenson; 6. Inflammation and pain W. Paul Farquhar-Smith and Bradley J. Kerr; 7. Nerve damage and relationship to neuropathic pain Nanna B. Finnerup and Troels S. Jensen; 8. Receptor mechanisms Emma E. Johnson and David G. Lambert; 9. Measurement of pain in animals Bradley J. Kerr, Paul Farquhar-Smith and Paul H. Patterson; 10. Pain measurement in humans Roger B. Fillingim; 11. Principles of pain evaluation Sian I. Jaggar and A. Holdcroft; 12. Pain history Anita Holdcroft; 13. Psychological assessment Edmund Keogh; 14. Epidemiology of pain W. A. Macrae; 15. Pain progression Beverly J. Collett; 16. Analgesia in ICU Umeer Waheed; 17. The chronic pain patient Amanda Howarth; 18. Postoperative pain management in day case surgery T. Schreyer and O. H. G. Wilder-Smith; 19. Myofascial/musculoskeletal pain Giancarlo Carli and Giovanni Biasi; 20. Neuropathic pain Magdi Hanna, Anita Holdcroft and Sian I. Jaggar; 21. Visceral nociception and pain Karen J. Berkley; 22. The management of low back pain Cathy Price and Guy Titlley; 23. Cancer pain Samantha Lund and Sarah Cox; 24. Post-operative pain Trottie Kirwan; 25. Complex regional pain syndrome M. G. Serpell; 26. Uncommon pain syndromes Andrew P. Baranowski; 27. Pain in children R. F. Howard; 28. Pain in the elderly Anita Holdcroft, Michael Platt and Sian I. Jaggar; 29. Gender and pain Andrew Baranowski and Anita Holdcroft; 30. Clinical trials for the evaluation of analgesic efficacy Lassa Skoglund; 31. Evidence base for clinical practice Henry J. McQuay; 32. Overview of treatment of chronic pain Charles Pither; 33. Multidisciplinary pain management Amanda Howarth; 34. Physiotherapy management of pain Mick Thacker and Louis Gifford; 35. Regional nerve blocks Andrew Hartle and Sian I. Jaggar; 36. Principles of transcutaneous electrical nerve simulation Amanda Howarth; 37. Acupuncture Jacqueline Filshie and Roxaneh Zarnegar; 38. Neurosurgery for the relief of chronic pain J. B. Miles; 39. Routes, formulations and drug combinations Lassa Skoglund; 40. Opioids and codeine L. Bromley; 41. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) J. Cashman and A. Holdcroft; 42. Channel blockers Doug Justins; 43. Cannabinoids; 44. Psychological management of chronic pain Toby Newton-John; 45. Psychiatric disorders and pain Stephen Tyrer and Ann Wigham; 46. Chronic pain and addiction Doug Gourlay; 47. The role of the family in children's pain Alixe Kent; 48. Palliative care Samantha Lund and Sarah Cox; 49. Ethical standards and guidelines in pain management Anita Holdcroft; 50. What is a clinical guideline? T. Kirwan; Glossary.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: '... this book will have something to offer to every health care professional who is involved in the care of patients with pain. ... In summary, Core Topics in Pain achieves the goal of presenting complex concepts in a rather comprehensive scope and easy-to-read style, as described by the editors. It will have appeal to those who would shy away from the laborious reading of primary references texts and want expedited access to well-organised information.' Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia