Central Pain Syndrome

Central Pain Syndrome : Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management

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A fully updated new edition of this definitive, unrivalled, no-nonsense textbook, Central Pain Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management provides new treatment guidelines that aid the reader in effective management. * Encyclopedic coverage of all drug and surgical therapies, including the hot field of non-invasive and invasive cortical stimulation * 26 totally rewritten chapters include expanded sections on deep brain, spinal and other forms of stimulation, and a chapter on the efficacy of alternative and complementary medicine * Critical analysis of all current competing theories, including an expanded account of the leading dynamic reverberation theory which now incorporates a cortical attractor-based model * Clear-cut indications on drug usage, with black boxes for ineffective or dangerous drugs A classic textbook widely hailed on patients' websites, this is key reading for medical specialists and trainees in pain management, neurology, neurosurgery and anesthesiology, as well as for patientsshow more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 20 b/w illus. 20 tables
  • 1139102370
  • 9781139102377

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'Excellent reference book on central pain ... chapter on neuromodulation one of the highlights of the book ... thoughtful ... well researched and a pleasure to read.' Christine Sang, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management '... chapter on neuromodulation should be particularly interesting to algiotrists ... should make a nice addition to the library of clinicians who care for patients with central pain conditions or simply those with an interest in this subject. It is the most comprehensive review of this subject that I have seen to date. For me, some of the most practically useful information is provided by the extensive tables on drug treatment and neuromodulation. The book clearly accomplishes its goal, and the price ... seems quite reasonable considering the amount of information considered.' Richard Osenback, Journal of Neurosurgery '... everyone, without exception, should purchase and read Sergio Canavero's new book from [Cambridge University Press], Central Pain Syndrome. It can be had for less than the co-pay on a visit to a neurosurgeon ... perhaps the most exhaustive study that has ever been produced on any one condition or disease ... If you have trouble finding a doctor who understands central pain ... buy a second copy to hand to your doctor, who probably needs it ... a Maestro. He has produced a personal, original, intellectual, and comprehensive work which shows plainly that an Italian is a match for anyone, anywhere in the world, when it comes to pain. We expect them to excel everyone in opera and tenors, but here we see Italian genius of the first order presenting an impossible topic ... we really love this book ... special thanks ...' www.painonline.comshow more

Table of contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; Part II. Clinical Features and Diagnosis: 2. Epidemiology; 3. Clinical features; 4. Somatosensory findings; 5. Central pruritus; 6. Natural history; 7. Central pain allied conditions and special considerations; 8. Diagnosing central pain; Part III. Treatment: 9. Drug therapy; 10. Neuromodulation; 11. Cortical stimulation; 12. Deep brain stimulation; 13. Spinal cord stimulation; 14. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation; 15. Other stimulation techniques; 16. Intraspinal drug infusion; 17. Alternative and complementary approaches; 18. Conclusions on therapy; Part IV. Pathophysiology: 19. Introduction to pathophysiology; 20. Sudden disappearances of central pain; 21. Results of neuroablation; 22. Neurophysiological studies; 23. Imaging studies; 24. Drug dissection; 25. Is this a spinal generator of central pain?; 26. Attractor-driven dynamic reverberation; Appendix: erroneous theories of central pain; References; Index.show more