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Best Practice & Research Compendium


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This prestigious text offers the most up-to-date advice on the assessment and treatment of pain. Derived from the highly acclaimed journals Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology and Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology, this fully updated volume discusses the basic principles of pain, its diagnosis, the recognition of ‘red' flags indicating a greater risk of serious causes and ‘yellow' flags indicating a greater risk of developing more chronic pain, and the evidence-based management of a variety of conditions. Illustrated throughout, the book draws upon the expertise of some of the World's leading experts in the field, providing a publication that gives a truly international perspective to the management of pain.

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Key Features

    • Full reference to the latest clinical research
    • New chapters on limb pain and Science and psychology of pain
    • Cochrane Reviews, when relevant
    • boxed and bulleted Research Agenda and Practice Points
    • Reference to national and international guidelines

Author Information

    Edited by Harald Breivik, MD, DMSc, FRCA, Professor Dept Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; and Michael Shipley, MA, MD, FRCP, Consultant Rheumatologist, Centre for Rheumatology,University College Hospital, London, UK

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  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 384 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 15/16 in
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044684-4
  • Copyright: 2007