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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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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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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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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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Craniofacial Nerve Stimulation

Jeremy C. Jones and Edgar L. Ross.

in Surgical Pain Management

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 4610 words.

Sensory nerve fibers in the descending tract of the trigeminal nerve (trigeminal nucleus caudalis), which supply sensation to the anterior head and face, converge and interact with sensory...

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Current Surgical Guidelines

Abdullah Jibawi and David Cade.

October 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Surgery; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Surgical Skills; Peri-operative Care; Communication Skills; Nursing Skills; Haematology; Cardiovascular Medicine; Critical Care; Medical Microbiology and Virology; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Anaesthetics; Pain Medicine; Histopathology; Surgical Oncology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Bariatric Surgery; General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery; Hepatobiliary Surgery; Vascular Surgery; Breast Surgery. 464 pages.

Current Surgical Guidelines covers the main conditions requiring surgical care, such as breast cancer, critically ill surgical patients, and diverticular disease, and focuses on the...

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Deep Brain Stimulation in Refractory Chronic Pain

Mohammed Jeraq, Ahmed Bayoumi, Ekkehard M. Kasper and Travis S. Tierney.

in Surgical Pain Management

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 3083 words.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is not yet FDA approved for treatment of pain conditions, but has been used ‘off label’ for the past 30 years to ameliorate various types of chronic pain that...

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Dorsal Column Stimulation

Brendan McGinn, Ziev B. Moses and Travis S. Tierney.

in Surgical Pain Management

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 9387 words.

Dorsal column stimulation, more commonly known as spinal cord stimulation (SCS), is a safe and effective therapy used to help treat intractable chronic neuropathic pain, stemming most...

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Drivers of Pain Research and a Meeting in Issaquah

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. 2109 words.

Researching the neurobiology of pain is driven by our need for improved, hopefully ideal, analgesics (pain medicine), to understand the mechanics of neurological functions generally...

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Early Evidence of Central Nervous System Control and a Conceptual Model Revisited

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. 2021 words.

As the International Association for the Study of Pain was organized, neurobiological evidence supported the concept that central nervous system (CNS) activity strongly modulates pain....

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Emotions, Affect, and the Limbic System

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. 3710 words.

During the early 20th century, a series of animal experiments showed that, following ablation of central nervous system structures that spared only the upper brainstem and spinal cord,...

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Endovenous Ablation

Cyrus Ahmadi Yazdi, Michael Nguyen and R. Jason Yong.

in Surgical Pain Management

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 3237 words.

Chronic venous insufficiency should be part of a differential diagnostic consideration for leg pain. Venous insufficiency is not just a cosmetic concern, but in fact can account for...

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Externalized Epidural Infusion Systems

Julie H. Y. Huang and Elizabeth M. Rickerson.

in Surgical Pain Management

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 5436 words.

This chapter discusses externalized epidural infusion systems in the setting of treatment of cancer pain. Indicated for a life expectancy of less than three months, external epidural...

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Field Stimulation

Ehren R. Nelson, Andrew Vaclavik and Milan P. Stojanovic.

in Surgical Pain Management

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 4144 words.

Field stimulation is a promising new modality being introduced as an option for difficult to treat neuropathic pain. Field stimulation typically refers to stimulation of unnamed nerves, as...

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Functional Imaging Contributions to Chasing 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. 6374 words.

Functional imaging shows that activity in the limbic and parietal cerebral cortices, the hypothalamus, and medial brainstem of the awake, resting human brain is relatively increased during...

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Functional Localization, the Spinothalamic Tract, and Neurosurgery for 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. 4635 words.

Early experimental and clinical observations support the concept that neurological functions, including pain, have limited, discrete locations in the central nervous system (CNS). Beginning...

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Implantable Drug Delivery Systems

John S. Quick, Scott A. King, Michael Nguyen, David B. Boyce and Sanjeet Narang.

in Surgical Pain Management

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Anaesthetics; Surgery. 11659 words.

Implantable drug delivery systems (IDDS) allow for specific titration of medication into the intrathecal space in doses significantly smaller compared with oral administration. This...

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