This prestigious text offers the most up-to-date advice on the assessment and treatment of pain. Derived from the highly acclaimed journals Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology and Best Practice & Research Clinical Anaesthesiology, this fully updated volume discusses the basic principles of pain, its diagnosis, the recognition of ‘red’ flags indicating a greater risk of serious causes and ‘yellow’ flags indicating a greater risk of developing more chronic pain, and the evidence-based management of a variety of conditions. Illustrated throughout, the book draws upon the expertise of some of the World’s leading experts in the field, providing a publication that gives a truly international perspective to the management of pain.
- Full reference to the latest clinical research
- New chapters on limb pain and Science and psychology of pain
- Cochrane Reviews, when relevant
- boxed and bulleted Research Agenda and Practice Points
- Reference to national and international guidelines
Edited by Harald Breivik, MD, DMSc, FRCA, Professor, Department Anaesthesiology, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Oslo, Norway and Michael Shipley, MA, MD, FRCP, Consultant Rheumatologist, Centre for Rheumatology, University College Hospital, London, UK