Edition 1 Best Practice & Research Compendium
Edited by Harald Breivik, MD, DMSc, FRCA and Michael Shipley, MA, MD, FRCP

Publication Date: 27 Mar 2007
This prestigious text offers the most up-to-date advice on the assessment and treatment of pain. Derived from the highly acclaimed journals Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology and Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology, this fully updated volume discusses the basic principles of pain, its diagnosis, the recognition of ‘red’ flags indicating a greater risk of serious causes and ‘yellow’ flags indicating a greater risk of developing more chronic pain, and the evidence-based management of a variety of conditions. Illustrated throughout, the book draws upon the expertise of some of the World’s leading experts in the field, providing a publication that gives a truly international perspective to the management of pain.

Key Features

  • Full reference to the latest clinical research
  • New chapters on limb pain and Science and psychology of pain
  • Cochrane Reviews, when relevant
  • boxed and bulleted Research Agenda and Practice Points
  • Reference to national and international guidelines
About the author
Edited by Harald Breivik, MD, DMSc, FRCA, Professor, Department Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway and Michael Shipley, MA, MD, FRCP, Consultant Rheumatologist, Centre for Rheumatology, University College Hospital, London, UK
Table of Contents
1 Introduction1 Bridging the gap between pain management as a speciality and rheumatology Harald Breivik and Michael Shipley2 Science & psychology of pain2 Science and psychology of pain Johan W.S. Vlaeyen, Geert Crombez and Liesbet Goubert3 What are the mechanisms of chronic pain? Bruce L. Kidd3 Assessment4 Assessment of pain in patients with rheumatic diseases Tuulikki Sokka5 Assessment of neuropathic pain Ellen Jørum6 Diagnostic nerve blocks in chronic pain Nikolai Bogduk4 Spinal Pain7 Neck pain Robert Ferrari and Anthony S. Russell8 Low back pain Maurits van Tulder, Bart Koes and Claire Bombardier Low back pain from a clinical point of view Aage Indahl9 Self-care techniques for acute episodes of low back pain Sherri Weiser, Marco A. Campello, Margareta Nordin and Markus Pietrek10 Advances with analgesics and NSAIDs for the treatment of spinal disorders J. A. Desmeules, V. Rollason, C. Cedraschi, V. Piguet, A.-F. Allaz and Pierre Dayer11 The contribution of psychosocial factors to long-term disability and work loss Amanda C de C Williams and Nicholas Kendall12 Steroid injections: effect on pain of spinal origin Les Barnsley, Mary McLoone and Andrew Baranowski13 Radiofrequency procedures in chronic pain Nikolai Bogduk and Susan M Lord5 Regional Pain14 Clinical examination as a tool for identifying the origin of regional musculoskeletal pain Bernard Fouquet15 Limb pain Michael Shipley16 Diagnosing regional pain: the view from primary care Peter Croft17 Injection therapies for soft-tissue disorders Cathy Speed18 Treatment options for regional musculoskeletal pain: what is the evidence? Krysia Dziedzic, Joanne L. Jordan, Julius Sim and Elaine M. Hay19 Fibromyalgia: Interdisciplinary approach Peter Keel20 Efficacy of rehabilitative therapy in regional musculoskeletal conditions: An update Edwin Yoshiyuki Hanada6 Chronic widespread pain21 The epidemiology of chronic generalized musculoskeletal pain Jan Tore Gran21 An update on the epidemiology of chronic generalized musculoskeletal pain in the light of recent publications Karin Forseth22 Chronic widespread pain (CWP) and fibromyalgia (FM) Richard E. Harris and Daniel J. Clauw23 Pharmacological therapies in fibromyalgia (chronic widespread pain) Srinivas G. Rao and Robert M. Bennett7 Acute and postoperative pain24 How to implement an acute postoperative pain service – an update Harald Breivik, Michele Curatolo, Geir Niemi, Håkon Haugtomt, Gunnvald Kvarstein, Luis Romundstad and Audun Stubhaug25 The effect of postoperative epidural analgesia on perioperative morbidity and mortality Christopher L. Wu and Matthew D. Caldwell26 Prevention and treatment of hyperalgesia and persistent neuropathic pain after surgery Audun Stubhaug and Harald Breivik8 Management strategies27 Pain management and quality in healthcare Lesley A. Colvin and Ian Power28 Drug combinations in pain treatment: A review of the published evidence and methods to find optimal combinations Gorazd Sveticic and Michele Curatolo29 How do we manage chronic pain? Hans-Georg Schaible and Horacio Vanegas30 Recommendations for using opioids in chronic non-cancer pain Eija Kalso, Laurie Allan, Paul L.I. Dellemijn, Clara C. Faura, Wilfried K. Ilias, Troels S. Jensen, Serge Perrot, Leon H. Plaghki and Michael Zenz Update Leon Plaghki
Book details
ISBN: 9780080446844
Page Count: 384
Retail Price : £46.99
Specialist registrar and consultant rheumatologists, anaesthetists and any physicians with an interest in pain management – orthopaedists, back pain specialists, neurologists – in addition to some primary care physicians
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