Painful diabetic polyneuropathy is the most common and disturbing of painful conditions experienced by people with diabetes. As the diabetes rate continues to grow, the number of people suffering from painful diabetic polyneuropathy will as well – increasing both patient suffering and demands on healthcare resources.
Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy covers all aspects of these painful disorders from pathophysiology and diagnosis, treatment and prevention, future approaches and the nursing perspective, to billing issues and the patient’s experience. Written by experts in their fields, each chapter presents the full perspective of these painful disorders with an emphasis on evidence-based scientific information.
Painful Diabetic Polyneuropathy is a comprehensive resource for general and family medicine practitioners, neurologists and pain medicine specialists. It will also serve as a resource for patients for education, support, and treatment sites.
The book will consist of 24 chapters, many co-written by a physician and a psychologist. Chapter 1 covers the history of pediatric chronic pain, the advancement pediatric pain as a clinical subspecialty, development of pediatric pain clinics, and characterization of the common pain syndromes. Chapters 2-4 cover, respectively, the research on early pain exposure and neuroplasticity, theories on the common adolescent pain syndromes, and the demographics of chronic pain in children. Chapters 5-16 discuss approaches to assessment and intervention for specific pediatric and adolescent pain syndromes. Chapters 17-23 address interventional techniques such as therapeutic blocks, neurablation, implantable systems, physical therapy, complementary therapy, and pharmacology including opioid tolerance. The final chapter discusses the role of the nurse practitioner in pediatric chronic pain.
"Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches is a major textbook...
[I]t should be a part of all departmental libraries and in the reference collection of pain fellows and pain practitioners. In fact, this text could be to pain as Miller is to general anesthesia."
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Edited by master clinician-experts appointed by the American Academy of Pain Medicine, this is a soft cover version of the Medical section of the acclaimed Deer, eds., Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain by Medical, Interventional, and Integrative Approaches. It is intended as a primary reference for busy clinicians who seek up-to-date and authoritative information about medical approaches to treating chronic pain.
Clinically focused resource on the medical management of chronic painLeading edge topics, such as monitoring opioid use and abuse, the emerging role of cannabinoids in pain treatment, and the systems involved in nociceptive processing systems"Key Points" preview contents of each chapter
This book covers these topics and is intended for anyone who provides medical care to children. Each chapter provides an overview of the problem, followed by a "hands on" description of relevant assessment and intervention strategies. The role of the primary care practitioner is highlighted, both as a front-line resource as well as a consumer of specialized pediatric pain treatment services. Each chapter ends with a summary and specific bullet points highlighting the most central elements, making for quick and easy reference.
Dr. Vasudevan draws upon an accumulated reservoir of clinical expertise to provide readers with an up-to-date and highly readable guide to multidisciplinary pain management. . . . If only this book was available years ago"--Francis J. Keefe, PhD. Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Duke University, Durham, NC.
This practical volume brings multidisciplinary innovations to the treatment of chronic pain. It argues expertly for the benefits of a biopsychosocial approach over current pain treatments more suited to acute care. The author's insights into the complexity of chronic pain and critiques of common but inconsistent unimodality pain management methods underscore the need for targeted multi-disciplinary pain programs. Among a wealth of useful clinical nuggets, readers will find guidance on adding "virtual" support to a pain management team, details on ways patients can take an active role in dealing with their chronic pain, and the original concept of the "back attack."
Included in the coverage:Pain theories and factors behind chronic pain—its application in treatment.Cognitive behavioral coping strategies.Treatments that have questionable or controversial evidence.Evaluation of disability in patients with chronic pain.Creating a virtual multidisciplinary team.Common pain problems: low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia.
Multidisciplinary Pain Management will enhance the work of diverse practitioners, including health and clinical psychologists, family and other primary care physicians, psychiatrists, occupational and physical therapists, and rehabilitation specialists.
This concise yet comprehensive review, edited by two of today's leading pain clinicians/scientists, is the perfect tool to prepare for certification and recertification. It is also an outstanding clinical companion when time is of the essence and authoritative information is needed quickly. Featuring insights from renowned experts, the book's high-yield bulleted presentation condenses and simplifies essential must-know information for the easiest and most time-efficient learning and retention possible.
HERE'S WHY THIS IS THE BEST REVIEW OF PAIN MEDICINE AVAILABLE TODAY:Every chapter contains key points that encapsulate the most important information for a given topic Valuable opening section on Test Preparation and Planning reviews important aspects of test taking such as planning study time, planning material to cover, study skills, and taking the actual exam Section on Basic Principles covers key topics such as Pain Physiology, Epidemiology, Gender Issues, Placebo Response, Pain Taxonomy, and Ethics Other sections include: Evaluation of the Patient, Analgesic Pharmacology, Acute Pain Management, Regional Pain, Chronic Pain Management, and Special Techniques in Pain Management--which covers the latest advances in interventional pain Coverage includes alternative treatments such as acupuncture and TENS Numerous photographs and drawings enhance the text
XPages instantly revolutionized Notes/Domino application development, and the newest versions deliver unprecedented performance and flexibility. Now, the popular insider's guide to XPages development has been updated and expanded to reflect all these improvements, through IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 and beyond.
Three key members of the IBM XPages team have brought together comprehensive knowledge for delivering outstanding solutions. They have added several hundred pages of new content, including four new chapters. Drawing on their unsurpassed experience, they present new tips, samples, and best practices reflecting the platform's growing maturity. Writing for both XPages newcomers and experts, they cover the entire project lifecycle, including problem debugging, performance optimization, and application scalability.
* Understanding XPages' development paradigm, tooling, runtime framework, and application architecture
* Configuring Domino Designer and integrating XPages Extension Library
* Constructing application logic and using data binding controls
* Reading/writing Notes documents: from use cases to design properties
* Using Views, including examples of accessing calendars via REST
* Making the most of Notes/Domino 9.0's new DataView control
* Coding: from the basics to fully customized behavior
* Advanced scripting: AJAX, Dojo, @Functions, managed beans, and more
* Extending the Rich Text Editor's functionality
* Building and consuming new controls with Extensibility APIs
* Taking web applications offline in the Notes client
* Building mobile apps: controls, design patterns, and best practices
* Creating apps that look and work great–for local and global audiences
* Systematically optimizing performance and scalability
* Protecting data and users: leveraging Domino and Notes security models
Martin Donnelly, Mark Wallace, and Tony McGuckin have written the definitive programmer's guide to utilizing this breakthrough technology. Packed with tips, tricks, and best practices from IBM's own XPages developers, Mastering XPages brings together all the information developers need to become experts - whether you’re experienced with Notes/Domino development or not. The authors start from the very beginning, helping developers steadily build your expertise through practical code examples and clear, complete explanations. Readers will work through scores of real-world XPages examples, learning cutting-edge XPages and XSP language skills and gaining deep insight into the entire development process. Drawing on their own experience working directly with XPages users and customers, the authors illuminate both the technology and how it can be applied to solving real business problems.
Martin Donnelly previously led a software startup that developed and distributed small business accounting software. Donnelly holds a Commerce degree from University College Cork and an M.S. in Computer Science from Boston University.
Mark Wallace has worked at IBM for 15 years on many projects as a technical architect and application developer.
Tony McGuckin participates in the Lotus OneUI Web Application and iWidget Adoption Workgroup. He holds a bachelor's degree in Software Engineering from the University of Ulster.
Readers will learn about the strategic planning process and why each of the steps in the process is critical if the plan is to succeed. More importantly, while the strategic planning process may be thought of as extremely complicated this book remove the mystery that some think of when considering strategic planning by providing timely advice and easy to use tools to assist in the strategic planning process.