Essentials of Pain Medicine Hardcover – Jul 25 2011
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"In essence, I consider that this can be looked upson as almost the complete core textbook in pain medicine, with the additional value of a very clear and useful section on regional anesthesia...Established specialists in 'Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia' will also find the book useful too because of its concise nature and easy accessibility of individual topics."--British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2005
"Pain books come in various forms and sizes these days. Some stress procedural techniques, some the theoretical aspects of pain, and some their usefulness because of their pocket size. This is one of the few books that can truly be called a textbook of pain for pain fellows and practicing pain physicians. It combines up-to-date information with a clear delivery in quick, easy-to-read chapters, making it a go-to book for a quick reference." - Tariq M. Malik, MD(University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine), Excerpts from Doody's review service, Rating - 4 Stars!
"The book comes with an online accompaniment, allowing the reader to consult the text via the internet, thus allowing the book's text and illustrations to be accessed flexibility. The online version is eay to navigate through using sidebar application. Illustrations can be enlarged and all references are available with one mouse click...The book is well balanced in terms of basic science and clinical applications and all chapters have a narrative flow that is not laborious and can be used effectively as a quick source of information, e.g for teaching or viva practice. Overall, this book sets out to provide a concise but complete overview of pain medicine without becoming too overwhelming for the reader. In my opinion, it would be an excellent textbook to read before or at the start of pain training and also as a resource to help manage a wide variety of pain syndromes in everyday practice."
Anaesthesia, May 2012
About the Author
Professor of Anesthesiology
Senior Associate Chair for Academic Affairs
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Scott Fishman has more than three decades' experience as a strategic advisor to the medical technology and pharmaceutical industries. He founded and was CEO of Research by Design (RBD), a healthcare consultancy he grew to one of the foremost names in the medical information industry. He has counseled virtually every major pharmaceutical company, as well as a wide spectrum of biotechnology and medical device companies. He is currently President and CEO of Ethos LifeScience Advisors and Envisage, consultancies that provide market analysis and commercial guidance for healthcare entrepreneurs starting new ventures and for new product developers working within pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies.
Fishman is an enthusiastic angel investor who focuses on medical technologies. He previously chaired the Life Sciences screening committee for Robin Hood Ventures and sits on the Life Science Investment Review committee for Ben Franklin Technology Partners. He co-created and serves as program executive for the Commercialization Acceleration Program (CAP) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a consultancy focused on the development and funding of technology-based start-up companies. Fishman holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and The University of Texas, teaches in the MBA program at Philadelphia University, and is an in-demand speaker at biotechnology development events around the United States, including recent engagements at Yale's Healthcare Colloquium, Harvard's i-lab, and the National Science Foundation.
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i think i passed the exam. not all of the questions on the exam were in this book.
it was a good review that i read in about 40 hours.
the title says "essentials" and if you compare it with Bonica it really is a summary as opposed to Bonica which is
much more comprehensive (and is about five times bigger).
i think the definitive pain medicine review book for the boards has yet to be written.
this book is up to date, does a better job than the #2 edition, so maybe it will work for you.
This book is in my opinion equivalent in scope to pain medicine as Basics of Anesthesia: Expert Consult - Online and Print, 6e (Expert Consult Title: Online + Print) is to anesthesiology. This text also has a section on regional anesthetic techniques which is useful for a pain management anesthesiologist.
However, it does cover quite a number of topics that are not reimbursable - I guess that is good as I believe in some of them, like discography in certain situations, or pulse RF - but some clarification that the approaches are for practical purposes tough to do in reality would be a help.
Didn't agree with some of the statements / ideas. However, I've been doing pain since '90, and on reading the book I find a bunch of knowledge that I was not aware of before. It is only a couple of years or so to the next edition, most likely. However, unless you know all there is to know about pain, I'd buy this book anyway.
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