Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain,Expert Consult - Online and Print,6: Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013 - Medical - 1153 pages
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2014 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Anaesthesia category!

Apply the latest scientific and clinical advances with Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain, 6th Edition. Drs. Stephen McMahon, Martin Koltzenburg, Irene Tracey, and Dennis C. Turk, along with more than 125 other leading authorities, present all of the latest knowledge about the genetics, neurophysiology, psychology, and assessment of every type of pain syndrome. They also provide practical guidance on the full range of today's pharmacologic, interventional, electrostimulative, physiotherapeutic, and psychological management options.

  • Benefit from the international, multidisciplinary knowledge and experience of a "who's who" of international authorities in pain medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, neuroscience, psychiatry, psychology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, palliative medicine, and other relevant fields.
  • Access the complete contents online anytime, anywhere at www.expertconsult.com.

  • Translate scientific findings into clinical practice with updates on the genetics of pain, new pharmacologic and treatment information, and much more.
  • Easily visualize important scientific concepts with a high-quality illustration program, now in full color throughout.
  • Choose the safest and most effective management methods with expanded coverage of anesthetic techniques.
  • Stay abreast of the latest global developments regarding opioid induced hyperalgesia, addiction and substance abuse, neuromodulation and pain management, identification of specific targets for molecular pain, and other hot topics.

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Section I Neurobiology of Pain
Section II Assessment and Psychology of Pain
Section III Pharmacology and Treatment of Pain
Section IV Clinical StatesDeep Somatic Tissue
Section V Clinical StatesViscera
Section VI Clinical StatesHeadache and Facial Pain
Section VII Clinical StatesNeuropathic Pain
Section VIII Clinical StatesCancer Pain

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About the author (2013)

Robert J. Gatchel received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin in 1973. Dr. Gatchel is currently Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Health Psychology. He has published 10 other books, as well as over 140 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Gatchel is also the recipient of a Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. His primary clinical and research interests have been in the fields of health psychology and behavioral medicine, with a particular focus on the etiology, assessment, and treatment of chronic pain disability.
Dennis C. Turk is the John and Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a founding member and currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the International Association for the Study of Pain and the American Pain Society. In 1993, Dr. Turk was the recipient of the Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, Division of Health Psychology. Dr. Turk has published 9 books and over 190 journal articles and book chapters.

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