Pain Medicine Board Review

Pain Medicine Board Review

Marc A. Huntoon

Print publication date: Mar 2017

ISBN: 9780190217518

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Pain Medicine is a comprehensive guide for preparing for the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certification or recertification in pain medicine and also for residents preparing for in-training examinations in pain medicine. The text is organized into 28 chapters covering topics such as anatomy, physiology of pain, pharmacology, diagnosis of pain, and various pain syndromes. Each chapter includes questions, answers, detailed explanations with highlighted key points, and concise further reading lists. Questions follow the ABMS style, and the explications of answers carefully address all points in the ABMS content outline for pain medicine. A section on imaging includes high-quality magnetic resonance images, ultrasound images, fluoroscopic images, and other images that will enable the examination candidate to answer questions that determine knowledge of pathological states compared to normal and complications of treatments. This book will help medical students become interested in the field and also help residents, fellows, and recertification candidates become familiar enough with the material that they can pass the ABMS examination.