"In essence, I consider that this can be looked upson as almost the complete core textbook in pain medicine, with the additional value of a very clear and useful section on regional anesthesia...Established specialists in 'Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia' will also find the book useful too because of its concise nature and easy accessibility of individual topics."--"British Journal of Anaesthesia", 2005
"Pain books come in various forms and sizes these days. Some stress procedural techniques, some the theoretical aspects of pain, and some their usefulness because of their pocket size. This is one of the few books that can truly be called a textbook of pain for pain fellows and practicing pain physicians. It combines up-to-date information with a clear delivery in quick, easy-to-read chapters, making it a go-to book for a quick reference." - Tariq M. Malik, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine), Excerpts from Doody's review service, Rating - 4 Stars!
"The book comes with an online accompaniment, allowing the reader to consult the text via the internet, thus allowing the book's text and illustrations to be accessed flexibility. The online version is eay to navigate through using sidebar application. Illustrations can be enlarged and all references are available with one mouse click...The book is well balanced in terms of basic science and clinical applications and all chapters have a narrative flow that is not laborious and can be used effectively as a quick source of information, e.g for teaching or viva practice. Overall, this book sets out to provide a concise but complete overview of pain medicine without becoming too overwhelming for the reader. In my opinion, it would be an excellent textbook to read before or at the start of pain training and also as a resource to help manage a wide variety of pain syndromes in everyday practice."
Anaesthesia, May 2012
- Organized in a concise, practical quick-reference format.
- All chapters are brief and easy to read quickly.
- Offers specific strategies for the evaluation and management of a full range of pain syndromes, including cancer pain.
- Features over 230 diagrams, illustrations, summary charts and tables that clarify the information and make it easy to apply.
- Discusses the latest drugs and therapeutic approaches, such as acupuncture.
- Presents the management of pain for every setting where it is practiced, including the emergency room, the critical care unit, and the pain clinic.
- Includes new topics such as: imaging in pain medicine, radiation safety, issues associated with the use of narcotics, intraarticular and intraperitoneal use of opioids, pain management in the emergency room and in the intensive care unit, pain management issues during pregnancy, geriatric pain, and hospice care and end-of-life issues.
- New chapters on interventional procedures include discography, intradiscal electrothermal coagulation (IDET), vertebroplasty, and piriformis injections. Truncal blocks and neuraxial blocks and anticoagulants are added to the section on nerve blocks.