Pain in Women

Hardcover | January 9, 2013

EditorMay L. Chin, Roger B. Fillingim, Timothy J. Ness

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As recently detailed in an Institute of Medicine Report, pain represents one of the most costly and prevalent public health conditions in the United States, and the burden of pain is substantially greater for women than men. Women make up half of the world's population. Yet, the overalltreatment of pain in women remains challenging to this day. The differences between men and women are anatomical, physiological and psychosocial in nature. Consequently, several unique features come to mind when discussing pain as experienced by women, such as pain related to pregnancy, painrelated specifically to female organs, and chronic painful conditions which have a higher prevalence in the female population. The purpose of this book is to address the current understanding of mechanisms related to sex differences, and the clinical management of common acute and chronic painful conditions in women, using up-to-date evidence-based information. The painful conditions discussed include those that arespecific to female anatomy and physiology and conditions that have a higher female prevalence. The book is divided into three sections. The first section covers basic science topics related to sex differences in pain. The epidemiology of painful conditions with female prevalence; sex differences in response to pain, and to analgesics; the role of sex hormones and genotype in pain perceptionand analgesia; sex differences in cerebral responses to pain revealed by brain imaging ; and the role of psychosocial factors, including psychological interventions will be discussed in this section. The second and third sections are clinically directed. The second section focuses on pain specific to female patients. Topics include the management of labor pain; the management of painful conditions during pregnancy; and the management of pain in the opioid tolerant pregnant patient. The latterincludes discussion on the impact of pain management on the fetus in utero, and on the newborn who is breastfed. Chronic pain specific to females, including dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain and vulvodynia will be discussed in this section. Cancer-related pain issues in women will be addressed inthe chapter on persistent pain after breast cancer treatment and the chapter on interventional management of pelvic cancer pain. The third section covers painful conditions with high female prevalence. These include fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and neuropathic pain in complex regional pain syndrome. Visceral pain with female prevalence such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pelvic pain of undetermined etiologywill also be addressed in this section. This section also includes chapters on the presentation of cardiac pain in women; headaches including migraine; and temporomandibular joint disorders and orofacial pain.The book is intended for a wide readership, including physicians and allied healthcare professionals who encounter female patients with acute or chronic painful conditions. In addition, residents and medical students in training as well as graduate students in health sciences will benefit greatlyfrom this book as they continue to learn about and manage difficult and complex issues related to pain in female patients.

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As recently detailed in an Institute of Medicine Report, pain represents one of the most costly and prevalent public health conditions in the United States, and the burden of pain is substantially greater for women than men. Women make up half of the world's population. Yet, the overalltreatment of pain in women remains challenging t...

May L. Chin is Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at George Washington University, Washington, DC. Roger B. Fillingim is Professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry and Staff Psychologist, Gainesville VA Medical Center, Gainesville, Florida. Timothy J. Ness is Professor of Anesthesiology at the Un...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:January 9, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I: Sex Differences in Pain: Epidemiology, Pain Perception and Analgesic Responses1. Linda LeResche: Epidemiology of Pain Conditions with Higher Prevalence in Women2. Christopher D. King, Margarete Ribeiro-Dasilva and Roger B. Fillingim: Sex Differences in Experimental Pain Responses3. Katy Vincent and Irene Tracey: Brain Imaging: Sex Differences in Cerebral Responses to Pain4. Marieke Niesters, Albert Dahan, Leon Aarts, and Elise Sarton: Sex Differences in Analgesic Responses: Clinical and Experimental StudiesSection II: Biopsychosocial Factors Contributing to Sex Differences5. Jeffrey S. Mogil: Sex-Dependent Genetic Contributions to Pain and Analgesia6. Rebecca Craft: Role of Sex Hormones in Pain and Analgesia7. Edmund Keough: Role Psychosocial Factors and Psychological InterventionsSection III: Female Specific Pain8. Cynthia A. Wong: Current Management of Labor Pain9. Maryam Jowza, Geeta Nagpal, and James P. Rathmell: Pain in Pregnancy10. Nilda E. Salaman and May L. Chin: The Opioid Tolerant Pregnant Patient11. Amy Stenson and Andrea J. Rapkin: Chronic Pelvic Pain: Dysmenorrhea and Endometriosis12. Ursula Wesselmann and Peter Czakanski: Vulvodynia13. Kenneth Geving Andersen and Henrik Kehlet: Persistent Pain After Breast Cancer Treatment14. Kari Kopko Bancroft and Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola: Interventional Techniques for Pelvic Cancer PainSection IV: Painful Conditions with Female Prevalence15. Alethia Baldwin Sellers and Daniel Clauw: Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome16. Marissa de Mos and Frank J. P. M. Huygen: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome17. Margaret D. Eugenio, Monica E. Jarrett, and Margaret M. Heitkemper: Irritable Bowel Syndrome18. Meredith T. Robbins and Timothy J. Ness: Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome19. Andrew Baranowski: Chronic Pelvic Pain of Uncertain Origin20. Eileen Handberg and Marian Limacher: Cardiac Pain in Women21. Satnam S. Nijjar, Jason Rosenberg, and B. Lee Peterlin: Migraine in Women22. Asma A. Khan, William Maixner, and Pei Feng Lim: Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Orofacial Pain