Essentials of Pain Management

  • Nalini Vadivelu
  • Richard D. Urman
  • Roberta L. Hines

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Debebe Fikremariam, Mario Serafini
      Pages 17-28
  3. Anatomy and Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Xing Fu, Dan Froicu, Raymond Sinatra
      Pages 31-44
    3. Amit Mirchandani, Marianne Saleeb, Raymond Sinatra
      Pages 45-54
  4. Clinical Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Amitabh Gulati, Jeffrey Loh
      Pages 57-74
    3. Timothy Malhotra
      Pages 75-88
  5. Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Charles J. Fox III, Henry A. Hawney, Alan D. Kaye
      Pages 91-103
    3. Geremy L. Sanders, Michael P. Sprintz, Ryan P. Ellender, Alecia L. Sabartinelli, Alan D. Kaye
      Pages 105-116
    4. Jack M. Berger, Shaaron Zaghi
      Pages 117-150
    5. Alan D. Kaye, Muhammad Anwar, Amir Baluch
      Pages 151-187
    6. Charles Brown, Paul J. Christo
      Pages 189-199
  6. Non-pharmacologic Management of Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Raphael J. Leo, Wendy J. Quinton, Michael H. Ebert
      Pages 203-235
    3. Michael A. Cosgrove, David K. Towns, Gilbert J. Fanciullo, Alan D. Kaye
      Pages 237-299
    4. Ali Nemat, Yogi Matharu
      Pages 301-315

About this book


Essentials of Pain Management is a concise, evidence-based guide that stresses a multidisciplinary approach to pain and provides a thorough review of clinical principles and procedures. Edited by faculty from Yale and Harvard Medical Schools, Essentials provides a practical approach to pain management for every type of pain management practitioner. Features: * Extensive case vignettes illustrating specific pain management challenges and solutions * Multiple-choice questions with detailed answers useful for exam preparation * In-depth discussions of palliative medicine, end-of-life care, physical therapy and acupuncture, behavioral therapy, and pediatric and elderly pain * A formulary of commonly used drugs for an easy go-to reference for every office * Special considerations for nurses and dentists From career choices in pain management to the specific drugs, procedures, and therapies that can alleviate pain, Essentials of Pain Management is a valuable resource for all pain management practitioners.


acute pain chronic pain pain pain management pain medicine palliative medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Nalini Vadivelu
    • 1
  • Richard D. Urman
    • 2
  • Roberta L. Hines
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Dept. AnesthesiologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Brigham & Women's Hospital, Dept. AnesthesiaHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Dept. AnesthesiologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-87578-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-87579-8
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