Neuropathic Pain: Mechanisms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Hardcover | May 9, 2012

byRobert H. Dworkin

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The incidence of neuropathic pain continues to rise, yet it is an affliction often misdiagnosed or inadequately treated. Although in recent years considerable research has been dedicated to understanding its mechanisms, there have been few advances in treatment. The contributors to this bookare internationally renowned leaders in the fields of peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain. They discuss clinical approaches to diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic pain, its underlying mechanisms, and strategies for prevention. In addition, chapters cover timely issues, including legal and ethical concerns surrounding pain treatment, the status of clinical trial methods, and educational efforts. Comprehensive yet concise, this book serves as a guide for diagnostic approaches and treatment of neuropathic pain for thestudent, resident, practicing physician, researcher, and specialist.

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The incidence of neuropathic pain continues to rise, yet it is an affliction often misdiagnosed or inadequately treated. Although in recent years considerable research has been dedicated to understanding its mechanisms, there have been few advances in treatment. The contributors to this bookare internationally renowned leaders in the f...

David M. Simpson, MD is Professor of Neurology and Director of Neuromuscular Division, Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories, and Director of Neuro-AIDS Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. Justin C. McArthur, MBBS, MPH is Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Epidemiology and Director of Department of Neurolo...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195394704

ISBN - 13:9780195394702

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Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceContributors1. Neuropathic Pain: A Brief Conceptual History2. Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain3. Experimental Approaches to Neuropathic Pain4. Drug Discovery for Neuropathic Pain5. Definitions, Anatomical Localization, Signs and Symptoms of Neuropathic Pain6. Diagnostic Testing: NCS, QST, Autonomic Testing, Skin/Nerve BX, Pain Scales7. Psychosocial Aspects of Neuropathic Pain8. Pharmacology of Neuropathic Pain9. Understanding and Interpreting Neuropathic Pain Clinical Trials10. Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in the Management of Neuropathic Pain11. Painful Diabetic Neuropathy12. HIV-Associated Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy13. Heritable Neuropathies14. Cancer Associated Neuropathic Pain and Paraneoplastic Syndromes15. Herpes Zoster and Postherepetic Neuralgia16. Immune Mediated Neuropathies17. Entrapment Syndromes18. Traumatic Peripheral Nerve Injuries19. Chronic Postsurgical Pain20. Central Neuropathic Pain21. Spinal Root Disease: Radiculopathy and Arachnoiditis22. The Complex Regional Pain Syndrome23. Trigeminal Neuralgia and Atypical Facial Pain24. Metabolic, Endocrine, and Other Toxic Neuropathies25. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Neuropathic Pain26. Neuropathic Pain: An Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Approach27. Preventing Neuropathic Pain in Experimental Models and Predictable Clinical Settings28. Peripheral Neuropathy: Educating Patients and Providers