Visceral Pain: Clinical, Pathophysiological and Therapeutic Aspects

Paperback | September 11, 2008

EditorMaria Adele Giamberardino

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Visceral pain, or pain in the internal organs, is often quite difficult for the clinician to recognize promptly as its characteristics are often atypical and vary with time. Patients with visceral pain also often present with concurrent painful conditions in more than one internal organ; thiscan give rise to an intricate complex of symptoms which can be misleading if not accurately evaluated. Also, despite its frequency, the mechanisms behind pain in the internal organs are not fully understood, and this impacts negatively on therapy.This concise pocketbook addresses the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of the major visceral pain phenomena, the fundamentals of their neurophysiological mechanisms and the principles of their treatment. It also provides overviews of current diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines on theconditions most commonly associated with visceral pain.

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Visceral pain, or pain in the internal organs, is often quite difficult for the clinician to recognize promptly as its characteristics are often atypical and vary with time. Patients with visceral pain also often present with concurrent painful conditions in more than one internal organ; thiscan give rise to an intricate complex of sym...

Maria Adele Giamberardino is Associate Editor in Clinical Science of Pain - Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain and Field Editor in the Neurobiology of Pain, for the European Journal of Pain.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pagesPublished:September 11, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199235198

ISBN - 13:9780199235193

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1. Smita L.S. Halder and G. Richard Locke III: Epidemiology and social impact of visceral pain2. Maria Adele Giamberardino and Raffaele Costantini: Visceral pain phenomena in the clinical setting and their interpretation3. Lars Arendt-Nielsen and Asbjorn Mohr Drewes: Experimental visceral pain4. Fernando Cervero and Jennifer M.A. Laird: Animal models of visceral pain5. Karen J. Berkley and Pamela Stratton: Mechanisms: lessons from translational studies of endometriosis6. Peter Holzer and Ulrike Holzer-Petsche: Emerging pharmacological therapies7. Mats Borjesson: Cardiac vs. non-cardiac chest pain8. Lukas Van Oudenhove and Qasim Aziz: Gastrointestinal pain9. Andrew Paul Baranowski: Urogential pain10. Sebastiano Mercadante: Visceral pain in cancer patients