A fully updated new edition of this definitive, unrivalled, no-nonsense textbook, Central Pain Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management provides new treatment guidelines that aid the reader in effective management. * Encyclopedic coverage of all drug and surgical therapies, including the hot field of non-invasive and invasive cortical stimulation * 26 totally rewritten chapters include expanded sections on deep brain, spinal and other forms of stimulation, and a chapter on the efficacy of alternative and complementary medicine * Critical analysis of all current competing theories, including an expanded account of the leading dynamic reverberation theory which now incorporates a cortical attractor-based model * Clear-cut indications on drug usage, with black boxes for ineffective or dangerous drugs A classic textbook widely hailed on patients' websites, this is key reading for medical specialists and trainees in pain management, neurology, neurosurgery and anesthesiology, as well as for patients
Sergio Canavero is a neurosurgeon at the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, Turin, Italy. Vincenzo Bonicalzi is a neuroanesthetist at the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, Turin, Italy.
Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction; Part II. Clinical Features and Diagnosis: 2. Epidemiology; 3. Clinical features; 4. Somatosensory findings; 5. Central pruritus; 6. Natural history; 7. Central pain allied conditions and special considerations; 8. Diagnosing central pain; Part III. Treatment: 9. Drug therapy; 10. Neuromodulation; 11. Cortical stimulation; 12. Deep brain stimulation; 13. Spinal cord stimulation; 14. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation; 15. Other stimulation techniques; 16. Intraspinal drug infusion; 17. Alternative and complementary approaches; 18. Conclusions on therapy; Part IV. Pathophysiology: 19. Introduction to pathophysiology; 20. Sudden disappearances of central pain; 21. Results of neuroablation; 22. Neurophysiological studies; 23. Imaging studies; 24. Drug dissection; 25. Is this a spinal generator of central pain?; 26. Attractor-driven dynamic reverberation; Appendix: erroneous theories of central pain; References; Index.