Atlas of Common Pain Syndromes by Steven D. Waldman

By Steven D. Waldman

The recent variation of this renowned atlas bargains whole, concise, step by step visible counsel at the prognosis of discomfort syndromes in most cases encountered in medical perform. shiny illustrations depict the actual signs and anatomy of every discomfort website, and diagnostic photos display key findings from MRI, CT, and standard radiography. an advantage CD-ROM - that includes the entire illustrations from the textual content - lets you comprise visuals depicting Dr. Waldman’s most popular ways at once into your digital shows.

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In Atlas of interventional pain management, ed 3, Philadelphia, 2009, Saunders, pp 24–28. Waldman SD: Occipital neuralgia. In Pain review, Philadelphia, 2009, Saunders, pp 234–235. 2 Vitamins The clinical syndrome An often missed diagnosis, pseudotumor cerebri is a relatively common cause of headache. 2 per 100,000 patients, approximately the same incidence as cluster headache. Also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, pseudotumor cerebri is seen most frequently in overweight women between the ages of 20 and 45 years.

Calcium channel blockers and magnesium may be ­beneficial to reduce cerebrovascular spasm and decrease the zone of ischemia. Studies showed that statins may also be useful in this setting. Antifibrinolytics, such as epsilon-aminocaproic acid, may be useful to decrease the incidence of rebleeding in selected patients. Surgical Treatment Surgical treatment of hydrocephalus with ventricular drainage may be required to treat highly elevated intracranial pressure, with the caveat that too rapid a decrease in intracranial pressure in this setting may result in an increased incidence of rebleeding.

A sponge is then interposed between the vessel and the nerve, to relieve the compression and thus the pain. Complications and Pitfalls The pain of trigeminal neuralgia is severe and can lead to suicide. Therefore, it must be considered a medical emergency, and strong consideration should be given to hospitalizing such patients. If a dull ache remains after the intense pain of ­trigeminal ­neuralgia subsides, this is highly suggestive of persistent ­compression of the nerve by a structural lesion such as a ­brainstem tumor or ­schwannoma.

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