Pain After Surgery First Edition 2019
Pain After Surgery offers an in-depth, comprehensive overview of basic and clinical research in the field. It presents the current knowledge and expertise of top global researchers on changes in central nervous system function accompanying and following surgery, as a model of chronic pain development. It also translates scientific understanding into effective clinical management of acute and persistent pain after surgery, including preoperative interventions to decrease the risk of chronification of postsurgical pain.
Of interest to pain scientists and clinicians involved in perioperative care and the management of chronic pain, this title offers a timely understanding of the extensive range of available research tools and methods, as well as integrated approaches including nondrug strategies for postsurgical pain control. In addition, it covers topics vital to today’s clinical pain management: surveying translational research methodologies while understanding their limitations; employing a comprehensive “menu” of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies to minimize acute postoperative pain; optimizing this “menu” to best meet the needs of younger or older individuals; predicting which patients are most vulnerable to developing chronic postoperative pain; and defining and capturing practical data to develop evidence that supports paradigm shifts in clinical pain practice.
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“This up-to-date review of basic and clinical research into chronic postsurgical pain presents the current understanding about the cellular changes in the nervous system that lead to the development of chronic pain. It is an updated version of a monograph presented in 2013 at a research meeting.
The primary focus is on understanding the development of chronic pain after surgery and how to prevent it and/or treat it once it happens. In this context, the book covers different aspects of chronic postsurgical pain from bench research to clinical applications. No progress is possible without improving the understanding of this aspect of chronic pain. The book successfully achieves its objectives.
The book targets basic and clinical scientists as well as all physicians who manage chronic pain patients on a regular basis. This is not a textbook of chronic pain, but rather a detailed look at the current understanding of chronic pain using postsurgical pain as an example. The book authors and contributors are renowned in their fields and they have done a great service to the field of pain with this book.
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