Central Pain Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management (2nd Revised edition)

Central Pain Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management (2nd Revised edition)

By: Vincenzo Bonicalzi (author), Sergio Canavero (author)Hardback

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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

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About Author

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.

Contents

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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/10/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781107010215
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 396
  • ID: 9781107010215
  • weight: 1100
  • ISBN10: 1107010217
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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