Chronic Abdominal and Visceral Pain: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Pankaj Jay Pasricha, William D. Willis, G. F. Gebhart

CRC Press
Published October 15, 2019
Reference - 552 Pages
ISBN 9780367389963 - CAT# K448413

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Standing alone as the first definitive and comprehensive book on the subject, this guide describes the most recent studies on the brain-gut connection and psychosocial issues related to patients experiencing visceral pain. Bringing together leading experts from the top-tiers of the science, this source provides 33 engaging chapters and spans basic concepts in pharmacology, neurobiology, physiology, and psychology to provide a practical approach to the treatment of chronic pain.

Examining a condition that affects up to 25% of the general U.S. population, this source is the only book on the subject to cover both clinical syndromes and neurobiology…ranges from basic mechanisms to diagnosis and clinical treatment of specific syndromes including inflammatory bowel disease, functional abdominal pain, dyspepsia, non-cardiac chest pain, and pelvic pain syndromes…analyzes the latest scientific advances including the role of functional imaging in patient care…integrates fundamental scientific concepts with a practical clinical approach…and supplies 250 figures, and more than 16 color photographs.

about the editors...

PANKAJ JAY PASRICHA is Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Bassel and Frances Blanton Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine; and Professor of Neuroscience and Cell Biology and Biomedical Engineering; University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston. Dr. Pasricha also heads the Enteric Neuromuscular Disorders and Pain Center at UTMB and has performed pioneering research in pain and motility disorders. Dr. Pasricha has served on numerous national gastroenterological committees and on panels for the National Institutes of Health. He received the M.D. degree (1982) from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, and post-graduate training in gastroenterology at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland.

WILLIAM D. WILLIS is Director, Cecil H. and

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