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This textbook is written as a comprehensive overview of acute pain management. It is designed to guide clinicians through the impressive array of different options available to them and to patients. Since the late 1990s, there has been a flurry of interest in the extent to which acute pain can become chronic pain and how we might reduce the incidence of such chronicity. This overview covers topics related to a wide range of treatments for pain management, including the anatomy of pain pathways, the pathophysiology of severe pain, pain assessment, therapeutic guidelines, analgesic options, organization of pain services, and the role of anesthesiologists, surgeons, pharmacists, and nurses in providing optimal care. It also discusses the use of patient-controlled analgesia and how this may or may not be effective and useful.
Dr. Raymond S. Sinatra currently serves as Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He received his MD as well as a PhD in neuroscience at SUNY Downstate School ofMedicine and completed his anesthesiology residency at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sinatra joined the faculty at Yale in 1985 and organized one of the first anesthesiology-based pain management services in the United States. In addition to directing the service, he has served as principal investigator for dozens of clinical protocols evaluating novel analgesics and analgesic delivery systems. Dr. Sinatra has authored more than 130 scientific papers, review articles, and textbook chapters on pain management and obstetrical anaesthesiology and was senior editor of an earlier textbook titled Acute Pain: Mechanisms and Management. Dr. Sinatra annually presents papers and lectures at both national and international meetings and serves as a reviewer for several anaesthesiology and pain management journals.
Dr. Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola is Professor ofAnesthesiology and Chief of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. His research interests include advances in analgesic therapy, physiology and pharmacology of epidural opioids, perioperative surgical outcomes, thoracic and cardiac anesthesia, acute pain control, and chronic cancer pain. He is a member of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, American Pain Society, and Eastern Pain Association. Dr. de Leon-Casasola has authored or coauthored 115 journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters.He serves as an associate editor for theLatinAmerican Journal of Pain, the Argentinian Journal of Anesthesiology, the Journal of the Spanish Society of Pain, and the Clinical Journal of Pain. He also is editor-in-chief of Techniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management and was listed as an exceptional practitioner by Good Housekeeping magazine in 2003.
Dr. Brian Ginsberg is Professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Director of the Division of Acute Pain Therapy in the Department of Anesthesiology of Duke University School of Medicine.

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