This is designed as a textbook for medical practitioners preparing
for higher qualification examinations in pain medicine, as well as
a reference book for other medical and allied healthcare workers. A
unique feature of the book is its multidisciplinary approach to
manage pain. This is reflected by the contributors'
multi-national/cultural origin and the diversity in their medical
background (anaesthesiology, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery,
internal medicine, clinical oncology, clinical psychology, nursing,
physiotherapy, and occupational therapy).
Essential topics in pain medicine are grouped under five sections:
scientific basis of pain medicine, common clinical pain conditions,
pain pharmacology, interventional procedures, and multidisciplinary
approach. Different aspects and approaches in modern pain medicine
are covered, including advances in research on pain mechanism, pain
psychology, epidemiology, diagnosis, pain assessment, patient
evaluation, pain medications, up-to-date interventional procedures,
cognitive behavioral therapy, and other specialized therapeutic
modalities. Besides the above topics, which assist the patient in
fighting acute, chronnic, and cancer pain, there are two chapters
dedicated to paediatric and geriatric patients respectively, as
special consideration is need for these age groups.
Subjects: Health Sciences
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