Neuropathic Pain

Paperback | December 11, 2010

EditorMichael Bennett

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Neuropathic pain is increasingly recognized as a chronic disabling condition. It is frequently thought of as harder to treat than other pain types, and it often results in a poorer quality of life. Around 30% of adults in the UK alone have some type of chronic pain and some estimates suggestthat one in five of these will have symptoms of neuropathic pain.This second edition of the popular pocketbook has been fully updated to include recent developments in the diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain. It includes new chapters on the clinical assessment of neuropathic pain and the use of screening tools in its diagnosis. This edition also includesa new chapter focusing on neuropathic lower back pain, a newly emerging clinical entity which is thought to be the most prevalent type of neuropathic pain in developed countries.

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Neuropathic pain is increasingly recognized as a chronic disabling condition. It is frequently thought of as harder to treat than other pain types, and it often results in a poorer quality of life. Around 30% of adults in the UK alone have some type of chronic pain and some estimates suggestthat one in five of these will have symptoms ...

Michael Bennett is Professor of Palliative Medicine at the International Observatory on End of Life Care School of Health and Medicine, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.01 inPublished:December 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199563675

ISBN - 13:9780199563678

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Part I - The Patient1. Michael Bennett: Theories, history and current taxonomy2. Catherine Urch: Pathophysiology of neuropathic pain3. Blair Smith: Epidemiology4. Per Hansson: Clinical assessment5. Michael Bennett: Using screening tools6. Didier Bouhassira: Peripheral neuropathic pain7. David Bowsher: Central neuropathic pain8. Dudley Bush: Complex Regional Pain Syndromes9. Irene Higginson: Cancer neuropathic pain10. Rainer Freynhagen: Neuropathic low back painPart II - Treatment11. Henry McQuay and Phil Wiffen: Antidepressants and antiepileptics12. Gary McCleane: Systemic local anaesthetics and other pharmacological approaches13. Marie Fallon: Ketamine and other NMDA antagonists14. Michael Bennett: Opioids15. Mark Johnson: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and acupuncture16. Brian Simpson: Spinal cord stimulation17. Karen Simpson: Spinal drug delivery and neurolytic blocks18. Michael Bennett: Drug synergy and sequencing19. Jose Closs: Patient perspectives