Foundations of Interventional Pain Management and Pain Medicine
Written by some of the foremost international experts on pain medicine and interventional pain management, Foundations provides physicians with a textbook that serves as a comprehensive overview of these specialties as well as a resource to prepare for board certification exams, based upon the curriculum of the American Board of Medical Specialties pain medicine examinations.
Foundations covers the history of the specialties along with new insights into various aspects of pain medicine and interventional pain management. Evidence-based medicine and principles of clinical research are covered along with appropriate critical analysis. Ethics in pain management practice and pain management research are also covered. An entire section is devoted to diagnostic testing as well as the role of urine drug testing in chronic pain. Practice management is thoroughly covered with discussions on coding, billing, evaluation, compliance and more. The section on medical management alone could be its own textbook. Topics covered include pharmacology, drug interactions, side effects, and indications of multiple drugs utilized in chronic pain management.
The clear, concise language of Foundations is supplemented with up-to-date references, tables, and figures, creating a textbook that clinicians will find to be the most useful one on their bookshelf.