By John D. Loeser, Steven H. Butler, C. Richard Chapman, Dennis C. Turk
Bonica's administration of Pain is the "gold standard" textual content in discomfort administration. this is often the 1st and purely textbook to take a finished and useful method of all parts of ache administration, together with its mental concerns. From melanoma and surgical ache to visceral discomfort, this ebook covers ailments, remedies, factors, and results. the 1st of 3 elements covers the basic points of discomfort, its anatomy, physiological and mental bases. the second one half addresses the strategies that alleviate discomfort and, even though the first concentration is on analgesic block, different equipment are lined. medical impressions and observations of illnesses and problems with painful syndromes represent the 3rd a part of the e-book.
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The presentation of more specialized treatment strategies such as major nerve blocks or surgery provides only enough detail to allow the generalist physician to understand the principles of a procedure and its risks and benefits. With this information, one can counsel patients and reach appropriate management decisions. Those who wish to perform interventional therapies need more instruction than this book can provide before they treat patients. There is, of course, some overlap with the information in Parts III and IV, but this part is designed to contain a comprehensive overview of all of the currently used treatments for pain.
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Bonica's Management of Pain by John D. Loeser, Steven H. Butler, C. Richard Chapman, Dennis C. Turk