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Anesthetic Management for Chronic Pain Surgery

Josemaria Paterno and Jason Stewart.

in Surgical Pain Management

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 5102 words.

As pain procedures become utilized more frequently for various pain states, it is important for the anesthesiologist to be aware of the various types of surgery offered, the anesthetic...

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Anismus

Chris Harmston.

in Pelvic Floor Disorders for the Colorectal Surgeon

October 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colorectal Surgery; Pain Medicine. 4451 words.

Chapter 10 discusses anismus, a phrase coined by Lennard-Jones who coined the phrase ‘anismus’, in comparison to the well described condition of vaginismus, in 1985, and it is best...

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Approaches and Relative Benefits of Open Versus Minimally Invasive Surgery for Degenerative Conditions

Brett D. Rosenthal, Marco Mendoza, Barrett S. Boody and Wellington K. Hsu.

in The Spine Handbook

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Spinal Surgery. 7342 words.

Minimally invasive techniques aim to improve upon traditional open surgeries by limiting the morbidity of the surgical approach. In doing so, soft tissue collateral injury is minimized, the...

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Autonomic Failure

Edited by Christopher J. Mathias and Sir Roger Bannister.

May 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Neurology; Anatomy; Urology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; Pain Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine; Ophthalmology; Reproductive Medicine; Immunology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Paediatrics; Geriatric Medicine; Anaesthetics; Pharmacology; Medical Toxicology; Surgery. 928 pages.

This new edition of Autonomic Failure features numerous new chapters and makes diagnosis increasingly precise by fully evaluating the underlying anatomical and functional deficits, thereby...

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Back Pain

Edited by Sam Chong, Roman Cregg and Andrew Souter.

September 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Pain Medicine; Psychiatry; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Rheumatology; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. 176 pages.

This resource summarises the current literature on management of back pain and provides evidence-based, practical guidelines for clinicians.

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Barriers to Optimal Pain Management in the General Surgery Population

Anand C. Thakur.

in Perioperative Pain Management for General and Plastic Surgery

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; General Surgery. 5195 words.

Barriers to the implementation of adequate pain control are multifactorial and encompass all caregivers. A complete list of barriers to adequate pain control would involve biopsychosocial...

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Behavioral Assessment of the Spine Patient

Brent Van Dorsten.

in The Spine Handbook

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Spinal Surgery. 10595 words.

Behavioral health considerations are key to the evaluation of patients who are suffering from chronic pain or who are under consideration for surgical intervention. Psychosocial factors...

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Biologic and Regenerative Therapies

Ian Dworkin, Daniel A. Fung and Timothy T. Davis.

in The Spine Handbook

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Spinal Surgery. 9223 words.

Low back pain is one of the most debilitating conditions worldwide, and a major cause is degenerative disc disease. Current therapies range from conservative treatments, such as...

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Central Nervous System Generation and Modulation of Pain

Kenneth L. Casey.

in Chasing Pain: The Search for a Neurobiological Mechanism

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 4890 words.

In vivo imaging of the conscious human brain has had a profound societal and clinical impact. Combining clinical or laboratory psychophysics with the neuroanatomical analysis of destructive...

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Central Nervous System Modulation of Pain

Kenneth L. Casey.

in Chasing Pain: The Search for a Neurobiological Mechanism

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 4755 words.

Recordings from individual neurons in awake, trained monkeys show that attention, predictability, and reward anticipation can modify directly the earliest responses of CNS neurons to input...

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Central Sensitization and Pain Genes

Kenneth L. Casey.

in Chasing Pain: The Search for a Neurobiological Mechanism

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 2490 words.

Nociceptive fiber activity can lower the threshold for the excitation of central nervous system (CNS) neurons (central sensitization), rendering normally innocuous stimuli painful and...

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Cervical Disc Disease and Extremity Pain

Jeffrey D. Petersohn.

in The Spine Handbook

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Spinal Surgery. 10916 words.

This chapter reviews the anatomic features producing extremity pain, discusses the clinical presentation of cervical disc and spondylotic disease, and explores the differential diagnosis of...

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Cervical Facet Dysfunction

Sandeep Amin.

in The Spine Handbook

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Spinal Surgery. 6325 words.

Cervical facet dysfunction poses a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma in patients with axial neck pain due to either degenerative changes or whiplash injuries as it presents with a paucity...

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Cervical Spinal Stenosis

Genaro J. Gutierrez and Divya Chirumamilla.

in The Spine Handbook

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Spinal Surgery. 5965 words.

Cervical spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. Degenerative cervical spinal stenosis can occur as a result of disc degeneration, osteophyte formation, and hypertrophy of...

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Cervical Spine Trauma

Jay S. Reidler, Amit Jain and A. Jay Khanna.

in The Spine Handbook

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Spinal Surgery. 6950 words.

This chapter discusses the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic injuries to the cervical spine. It describes key aspects of the history and physical examination when evaluating patients...

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The Chase Today

Kenneth L. Casey.

in Chasing Pain: The Search for a Neurobiological Mechanism

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 3966 words.

Our conceptual model of how pain is created has been transformed dramatically since the late 19th century and has accelerated markedly since the creation of the International Association...

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Chasing Pain: The Search for a Neurobiological Mechanism

Kenneth L. Casey.

February 2019; p ublished online February 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 192 pages.

By several measures, no human experience is more important than pain. Chasing Pain discusses the evolution of scientific and clinical evidence that supports contemporary concepts of how...

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Chronic anorectal pain: a pathophysiological approach

Roel Hompes and Ian Lindsey.

in Pelvic Floor Disorders for the Colorectal Surgeon

October 2010; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Colorectal Surgery; Pathology; Pain Medicine. 2444 words.

Chapter 6 discusses chronic idiopathic perineal pain (CIPP), a term used to try to describe several subgroups of patients with chronic anorectal pain. The most common pain syndromes are...

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Clinical Consequences of Inadequate Pain Management and Barriers to Optimal Pain Management

Evan Goodman, Magdalena Anitescu and Tariq M. Malik.

in Perioperative Pain Management for General and Plastic Surgery

August 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; General Surgery. 3788 words.

This chapter assesses the experience of pain from the perspective of the patient and the physician. Pain is defined, and the controversy of its undertreatment and the resulting physiologic,...

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Clinical Imaging of the Spine

Yair Safriel.

in The Spine Handbook

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Rehabilitation Medicine; Spinal Surgery. 10321 words.

Spinal conditions are one of the most common situations necessitating a referral for imaging. As spine therapies advance, there is a greater need for accurate spine imaging. There are four...

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