Raj's Practical Management of Pain, 4th Edition

Raj's Practical Management of Pain

4th Edition

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


Part I: General Considerations (H.T. Benzon and J. Rathmell, editors)

1. The History of Pain Medicine, Winston C.V. Parris and Benjamin Johnson

2. Taxonomy and Classification of Chronic Pain Syndromes, Harold Merskey

3. Organizing an Inpatient Acute Pain Management Service, Beth M. Minzter and Alex Cahana

4. Pain Medicine Practice: Development of Outpatient Services for Chronic Pain, David Walega

5. Health Care Policy, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety in Pain Medicine Practice, Douglas G. Merrill

6. Education, Training, and Certification in Pain Medicine, James P. Rathmell and David L. Brown

Part II. Basic Considerations (D. Turk and C. Argoff, editors)

7. Pain Pathways: Peripheral, Spinal, Ascending, and Descending Pathways, Karin N. Westlund High

8. A Review of Pain-Processing Pharmacology, Tony L. Yaksh

9. Pain and Brain Changes, A.V. Apkarian

Part III. Evaluation and Assessment (C. Argoff and J. Rathmell, editors)

10. History and Physical Examination of the Pain Patient, Irfan Lalani and Charles E. Argoff

11. Electromyography and Evoked Potentials, Bernard M. Abrams and Howard J. Waldman

12. Radiologic Assessment of the Patient with Spine Pain, Timothy P. Maus

13. Psychological and Behavioral Assessment, Alicia Heapy and Robert D. Kerns

Part IV. Clinical Conditions (H.T. Benzon and C. Wu, editors)