Aging Medicine

Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults

An Evidence-Based Approach

Editors: Gloth, III, F. Michael (Ed.)

  • Comprehensive coverage of clinical, psychological, legal, and cultural aspects of pain in the elderly. Describes the full range of up-to-date strategies for preventing pain in seniors. Recommendations for approaching and choosing from an array of interventional strategies, including nerve blocks and spinal drug delivery options, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty and nucleoplasty, and the use of botulinum toxins.

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The second edition of the Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach expands on the first edition by providing a number of timely new features. Most important of these are the revised recommendations from the American Geriatrics Society on prescribing that reflect the many new agents available since the last guidelines were released in 2001. Additionally, concepts such as synergy in prescribing for older adults have been better delineated in this edition. The most salient features of the original edition have been retained and updated, including the full range of approaches for pain assessment and prevention, interventional strategies, guidance on pharmacotherapy and nonpharmacologic pain relief strategies for seniors, preventive analgesia, the role of rehabilitation in sound pain treatment, legal and public policy issues in pain care for seniors, pain management in long-term care, and even the issue of spirituality as an adjunct to pain management. The second edition also includes a new chapter on resources, which includes organizations, internet websites, and guidance on acquiring additional consultation for pain intervention. Of particular interest is an updated discussion of the effect that electronic medical records and internet-based personal health records will have on pain relief in older adults and a new chapter that serves as a resource guide for patients and caregivers trying to navigate the waters of pain relief assistance. This issue has not been addressed substantively in the pain management literature and the ramifications for older adults are particularly poignant. Comprehensive and practical, the Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach (Second Edition) is a comprehensive resource with targeted, practical information that will be of vital importance for all clinicians who provide care for seniors.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“The writing style is clear and easy to follow. I liked the presentation of the material and the layout within the individual chapters. … the whole range of treatments from simple nerve blocks to spinal cord stimulation are covered. … this book is a useful vade mecum for those physicians starting out in pain medicine who find themselves with a large proportion of elderly patients in their practice. For a book of its size it contains a great deal of information.” (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, May, 2011)

“The book becomes a direct source of understandable and detailed recommendations for the attentive reader. … The winning combination of overview and details from current evidence-based medicine will make this handbook attractive to all pain professionals as well as to other professional communities in the healthcare system, such as nursing staff in hospitals and facilities for the elderly. … succeed in motivating the reader to use … insights and create networks on local, political, and media-related levels, with the aim of improving pain relief.” (Matthias Karst, Journal of the American Medical Association, May, 2011)

“This multiauthored monograph on the nature and treatment of pain in older persons updates the first edition of 2004. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive look at pain in older persons … . The audience is prescribers who treat older persons. … This is a good book. The second edition adds information from more current guidelines and discusses how the Internet and electronic medical records are part of the solution.” (David O. Staats, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2011)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gloth, F. Michael

    Pages 1-3

  • Pain, Pain Everywhere…Almost

    Gloth, F. Michael

    Pages 5-14

  • Assessment

    Gloth, F. Michael

    Pages 15-25

  • AGS 2009 Guidelines for Pharmacological Management of Persistent Pain in Older Adults

    Gloth, F. Michael

    Pages 27-34

  • Spirituality as an Adjunct to Pain Management

    Sichitiu, Cristina Rosca (et al.)

    Pages 35-44

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-60761-618-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-60761-617-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-61779-722-4
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults
Book Subtitle
An Evidence-Based Approach
Editors
  • F. Michael Gloth, III
Series Title
Aging Medicine
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-60761-618-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60761-618-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60761-617-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61779-722-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
X, 210
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