Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Interventional Radiology of the Spine: Image-Guided Pain Therapy

A panel of world-renowned experts presents a complete course on evaluating and treating patients with back pain, including interventional spinal procedures, spinal imaging, and the clinical evaluation of the spine patient. The authors focus on all the critical spinal procedures, ranging from such traditional methods as selective nerve root blocks, epidural injections, facet injections, sacroiliac joint injections, to such state-of-the art techniques as spinal biopsy, percutaneous vertebroplasty, spinal imaging, nucleoplasty, discography, intradiscal electrothermal therapy, and transcatheter therapy for tumors of the spine. Additional material is provided on basic spinal anatomy, CT, MRI, the nuclear medicine of the spine, and the pharmacology of the medications used in injection procedures.

From the reviews:

"...a good, concise discussion of the current state-of-the-art of spinal intervention." - Neuroradiology

"The aim of this book is to provide the practicing interventional radiologist with a source for evaluating and treating patients with back pain. … the book intend to provide a useful and comprehensive state-of-the-art reference on minimally invasive, image-guided spinal procedures for radiologists. … In summary, the book provides up-to-date information on interventional radiology of the spine. … can be recommended to those starting treating patients with back pain." (European Radiology, Vol. 15, October, 2005)

Book details:
Author: J. Kevin McGraw
Publisher: Humana Press; 1 edition (November 24, 2003)
Pages: 244
Size: 8,181 MB


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International Pain Congress (conference abstracts )

This book contains the conference abstracts of the International Pain Congress organized by the World Institute of Pain (WIP) meeting in collaboration with ESMP (Egyptian Society for Pain Management) & Pan Arab Institute of Pain (PAIP )

Book details:
Author: collection of abstract of conference papers
Publisher:Egyptian Society for pain management(ESMP) ,Abdalla Fekry
Size:10.181 MB


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Thursday, November 20, 2008

The Concise Encyclopedia of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain

An A-to-Z look at these crippling disorders!
Compiled by one of the foremost researchers in the field of immunology, The Concise Encyclopedia of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain is an A-to-Z summary of current knowledge that updates patients and health care professionals on these disabling clinical disorders. This vital information has been organized in an easy-to-use format that lets you become familiar with highlights of the most relevant topics.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain gives you immediate access to the latest advances in rheumatology, cardiovascular medicine, endocrinology, epidemiology, immunology, infectious diseases, neurology, psychiatry, and psychology that form the basis for new lines of research and therapeutic intervention. This comprehensive reference summarizes information published mainly in the last decade, providing a thoughtful and balanced resource that will educate and increase awareness of these often-misdiagnosed disorders.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain allows easy access to:
relevant case study findings, summarized to provide the answers you need
evidence-based alternative medicine approaches
pertinent findings on related disorders
an extensive bibliography

Comprehensive and thorough, The Concise Encyclopedia of Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain gives you the information you’ve been looking for on these painful disorders that affect more than six million Americans. This important book gives health care professionals a greater understanding and awareness of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain and gives patients help at their fingertips.

Book details:
Author:Roberto Patarca Montero
Publisher:Informa HealthCare; 1 edition (August 2, 2002)
Size:733 KB


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Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

The authors rightly make the point that the successful use of interventional techniques first requires good patient assessment, and then a cooperative approach by palliative care and pain management teams, followed by clearly articulated plans for aftercare. Acute Pain, Vol 7 Karen Simpson and Fiona Hicks have put together their extensive collective experience to produce a clear and succinct text that manages both to set out the clinical problems and also to summarize the various techniques that are used currently ... This is a short and very readable book which I would recommend as essential reading for any medical or nursing profesional who is involved with the management of patients with cancer-related pain. My copy has sat easily in by brief case since it arrived through the post, and I have used it both for reference and as a teaching aid. It's been much more useful than those large, erudite tomes that are either gathering dust in my office or serving as a doorstop! British Journal of Anaesthesia .

Book details:
Author:Fiona Hicks , Karen H. Simpson
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA; 1 edition (November 4, 2004)
Size:1,821 MB


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