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Raj's Practical Management of Pain, 4th Edition


Get the core knowledge in pain medicine you need from one of the most trusted resources in the field. The new fourth edition guides you through every aspect of pain medicine with concise descriptions of evaluation, diagnosis of pain syndromes, rationales for management, treatment modalities, and much more. From commonly seen pain syndromes, including headaches, trunk pain, orofacial pain, back pain, and extremity pain…through specific pain management challenges such as postoperative pain, pain due to cancer, phantom pain, and pain in the management of AIDS patients…this popular text will equip you with the know-how you need to effectively manage even your most challenging cases.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Extensively updated chapters acquaint you with the most current trends and techniques in pain management.
    • A new section on complications helps you avoid and manage potential pitfalls.
    • A new editorial team ensures that you are getting the freshest, most clinically relevant information available today.
    • New, full-color art clarifies key concepts and techniques.

Key Features

    • A practical, multidisciplinary approach to pain management makes key concepts and techniques easier to apply to everyday practice.
    • Expert contributors provide the latest knowledge on all aspects of pain management, from general principles through to specific management techniques.
    • Detailed discussions of the latest concepts and treatment plans help you provide the best possible outcomes for all your patients.

Published Reviews

    "Continues to be a cornerstone in the library of the pain physician."—Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, review of the previous edition.

    "This update is much better than the previous edition. It has shed many dreary details and the editors have added many new relevant topics. The book is very presentable and easier to read...It would help pain fellows or physicians to begin to understand a disease or an injection therapy and would start them on a path to learn more." - DOODY'S BOOK REVIEW, 3 Stars

Author Information

    By Honorio T. Benzon, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Northwestern University Medical School; Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL; James P. Rathmell, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT; Christopher L. Wu, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA; Dennis C. Turk, John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; and Charles E. Argoff, MD, Professor of Neurology, Albany Medical College; Director, Comprehensive Pain Program, Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York, USA

Customer Reviews

  • Hardcover
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  • 1344 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04184-3
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  • Copyright: 2008