Pain Management Secrets,
Edition 4
By Charles E. Argoff, MD, Andrew Dubin, MD, MS and Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD

Publication Date: 08 Jan 2018

For more than 30 years, the highly regarded Secrets Series® has provided students and practitioners in all areas of health care with concise, focused, and engaging resources for quick reference and exam review. Pain Management Secrets, 4th Edition, features the Secrets’ popular question-and-answer format that also includes lists, tables, and an easy-to-read style – making reference and review quick, easy, and enjoyable.

Key Features

  • The proven Secrets Series® format gives you the most return for your time – concise, easy to read, engaging, and highly effective.
  • Covers the full range of essential topics in pain management for in-training or practicing professionals.
  • Top 100 Secrets and Key Points boxes provide a fast overview of the secrets you must know for success in practice and on exams.
  • Portable size makes it easy to carry with you for quick reference or review anywhere, anytime.

New Features

  • Fully updated throughout, with new chapters on the latest areas in pain medicine, clear illustrations and figures, and a list of current websites that expedite study and review.
  • Written and fully updated by internationally known pain medicine experts, including new editors Drs. Andrew Dubin and Julie Pilitsis.
  • NEW! Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

About the author
By Charles E. Argoff, MD, Professor of Neurology, Director, Comprehensive Pain Management Center, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY; Andrew Dubin, MD, MS, Professor of PM&R, Albany Medical College, Department of PM&R, Albany New York; Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD, Professor, Albany Medical College, Department of Neurosurgery and Chair and Professor, Albany Medical College, Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Albany New York
Table of Contents

1. Definitions, Ronald Kanner, MD

2. Classification of Pain, Robert A. Duarte, MD

3. Basic Mechanisms, Allan Basbaum, PhD

4. Topiceuticals, Charles E. Argoff, MD


5. History Taking in the Patient with Pain, Howard S. Smith, MD and Andrew Dubin, MD

6. Physical Examination of the Patient with Pain, Howard S. Smith, MD and Andrew Dubin, MD, MS

7. Pain Measurement, W. Cranford Clark, PhD, Sita S. Chokhavatia, MD, Abbas Kashani, MD, and Susanne Bennett Clark, PhD

8. Psychological Assessment of Chronic Patients, Dennis Thornton, PhD


9. Neuroimaging in the Patient with Pain, Howard S. Smith, MD

10. Tension-Type Headache, Richard B. Lipton, MD, and Lawrence C. Newman, MD

11. Migraine, Richard B. Lipton, MD, and Lawrence C. Newman, MD

12. Cluster Headache, Lawrence C. Newman, MD, and Richard B. Lipton, MD

13. The Paroxysmal Hemicranias, Lawrence C. Newman, MD, and Richard B. Lipton, MD

14. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Ronald Kanner, MD

15. Brain Tumor Headaches, Ronald Kanner, MD

16. Increased and Decreased Intracranial Pressure, Ronald Kanner, MD

17. Temporal Giant Cell Arteritis, Robert A. Duarte, MD

18. Headaches Associated with Systemic Disease, Robert A, Duarte, MD

19. Trigeminal Neuralgia, Robert A. Duarte, MD

20. Glossopharyngeal and Other Facial Neuralgias, Robert A. Duarte, MD

21. Low Back Pain, Ronald Kanner, MD

22. Neck and Arm Pain, Ronald Kanner, MD and Gary McCleane, MD

23. Abdominal Pain, Ronald E. Greenberg MD

24. Chronic Pelvic Pain, Helen Greco, MD

25. Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain, Mark Thomas, MD, and Ronald Kanner, MD


26. Postoperative Pain Management, Michael Hanania, MD

27. Cancer Pain Syndrome, Gilbert R. Gonzales, MD

28. Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis, David S. Pisetsky, MD, PhD and Gary McCleane, MD

29. Neuropathic Pain, Russell K. Portenoy, MD and Ricardo Cruciani, MD, PhD


30. Psychological Syndromes, Dennis Thornton, PhD


31. Pain in Children, Patricia A. McGrath, PhD, and Stephen C. Brown, MD

32. Pain in the Older Patient, Ronald Kanner, MD


33. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Robert A. Duarte, MD

34. Opioid Analgesics, Ronald Kanner, MD

35. Addiction and Pain Management, Robert Kanner, MD

36. Regulatory Issues, Ellen Cooper, MS

37. Adjuvant Analgesics, Brian Thiessen, MD, and Russell K. Portenoy, MD


38. Temporary Neural Blockade, Michael Hanania, MD, and Martin R. Boorin, MD

39. Permanent Neural Blockade and Chemical Ablation, Michael Hanania, MD

40. Sympathetic Neural Blockade, Meir Chernofsky, MD, and Michael Hanania, MD

41. Intraspinal Opioids, Zahid H. Bajwa, MD, Stephen A. Cohen, MD, Carol A. Warfield, MD, and Gary McCleane

42. Neurostimulatory and Neuorablative Pocedures, Jason E. Silvers, BS, and James N. Campbell, MD

43. Psychological Constructs and Treatment Interventions, Dennis Thornton, PhD

44. Physiatric Modalities in Pain Management, Mark A. Thomas, MD

45. Physical Modalities: Adjunctive Treatments to Reduce Pain and Maximize Function, Bryan J. O'Young MD, Mark A. Young MD, Jeffrey S. Meyers, MD, Steven A. Stiens, MD

46. Pain Clinics, Nelson Hendler, MD, MS

47. Interventional Pain Management, Charles E. Argoff, MD and Gary McCleane, MD

48. Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Robert A. Duarte, MD

Book Reviews

"The purpose is to answer common questions that are encountered in daily clinical practice.As almost all clinicians have to manage patients with pain on a regular basis, this book is a helpful resource with useful insights in every chapter...The topic of pain management is very relevant today and this is a useful reference for clinicians without formal training in pain medicine or headache." Reviewed by Michael J Marmura, MD (Thomas Jefferson University)

Book details
ISBN: 9780323277914
Page Count: 384
Illustrations : 20 illustrations
Retail Price : £37.99
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