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Author Canavero, Sergio, 1964-

Title Central pain syndrome : pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management / Sergio Canavero, Vincenzo Bonicalzi
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 378 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Cambridge medicine
Cambridge medicine (Series)
Contents 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
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-368) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Central pain.
Pain -- drug therapy.
Pain -- physiopathology.
Central Nervous System Diseases -- drug therapy.
Central Nervous System -- physiopathology.
Form Electronic book
Author Bonicalzi, Vincenzo, 1956-
ISBN 0511845677 (electronic bk.)
1139101773 (electronic bk.)
9780511845673 (electronic bk.)
9781139101776 (electronic bk.)