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Pain and Treatment

Edited by Gabor Racz

Texas Tech University, United States of America


This new edition reflects the evolution of the field including new topics for historical relevance regarding the changing attitudes towards opioid prescription and use. The book points out that the realization of liberalizing use is almost uncontrollably linked to unnecessary patient death. Similarly, the evidence is increasingly confirming that interventional pain procedures work. New evidence presents, for example, that Percutaneous Lysis of Adhesions is an effective therapeutic modality that has advantages over other options due to its cost effective nature and long term outcomes reducing the need for additional procedures including surgeries and more and more expensive medications. Awareness about the consequences of bad outcomes leads to medicolegal complications. The inevitable trigger is bad outcome which is often related to knowledge, training, experience, as well as equipment design. Some of the examples and lessons learned from the medicolegal arena may soon prevent such occurrences.

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Pain and TreatmentEdited by Gabor Racz

Published: July 10th 2014

DOI: 10.5772/57078

ISBN: 978-953-51-1629-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7216-1

Copyright year: 2014

Books open for chapter submissions

25376 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

15 Web of Science Citations

23 Dimensions Citations


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1. Medico-legal Aspects of Pain Medicine

By Gabor Racz, Carl Noe and Rajesh Munglani


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2. 4-Hydroxyquinolin-2-ones and their Close Structural Analogues as a New Source of Highly Effective Pain-Killers

By Igor V. Ukrainets, Olga V. Gorokhova, Nidal Amin Jaradat, Lidiya A. Petrushova, Elena V. Mospanova, Larisa V. Savchenkova, Victor E. Kuz'min and Anatoliy V. Lyahovsky


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3. The Evolving Role of Opioid Treatment in Chronic Pain Management

By Hans Hansen, Carl E. Noe and Gabor B. Racz


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4. Multimodal Analgesia for the Management of Postoperative Pain

By Borja Mugabure Bujedo, Silvia González Santos, Amaia Uría Azpiazu, Anxo Rubín Noriega, David García Salazar and Manuel Azkona Andueza


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5. Noninvasive Neuromodulation Methods in the Treatment of Chronic Pain

By Richard Rokyta and Jitka Fricova


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6. Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS)

By Sang-Chul Lee and Young-Jae Kim


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7. Post Dural Puncture Headache – We Can Prevent It

By Fuzhou Wang


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8. Analgesia for the Trunk: A Comparison of Epidural, Thoracic Paravertebral and Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks

By Linda Le-Wendling, Julia DeLoach, Allison Haller and Barys Ihnatsenka


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9. The Navigable Percutaneous Disc Decompression Device (L'DISQ & L’DISQ-C) in Patients with Herniated Nucleus Pulposus Related to Radicular Pain

By Sang Chul Lee and Sang Heon Lee


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10. Epidural Lysis of Adhesions and Percutaneous Neuroplasty

By Gabor B. Racz, James E. Heavner, Jeffrey P. Smith, Carl E. Noe, Adnan Al-Kaisy, Tomikichi Matsumoto, Sang Chul Lee and Laszlo Nagy


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