A Guide to Pain Medicine


Edited by Joseph Chuan Shih Yang and Siu Lun Tsui

ISBN : 978-962-209-544-1

Medicine, Health Sciences, Public Health

May 2002

432 pages, 6″ x 9″

  • HK$230.00

Pain is the most common symptom when sickness occurs. The treatment of any illness is directed towards both the cure of underlying pathology and the decrease of suffering. Every health care provider should be familiar with pain medicine.

In the last decade, an overwhelming amount has been added to our knowledge of pain and its management. By contrast with the textbooks on this complex subject, A Guide to Pain Medicine is intended to be a convenient practical reference. It provides up-to-date information on specific topics of frequent relevance to the work of the general practitioner. The book is designed for clear presentation of the pertinent facts and recent advances on pain medicine. As such, it also serves as a primer for more comprehensive study. The reader is encouraged to bring the book to the clinic and ward for reading and reference. In this way a firm foundation for pain medicine could be acquired.

Joseph Chuan Shih Yang is formerly Professor and Chair of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong, and Adjunct Professor of Anaesthesiology, Columbia University. Siu Lun Tsui is the Consultant and Director of Pain Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, and Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of Anaesthesiology, The University of Hong Kong.

“This text, which has obviously consumed tremendous effort from many authorities, will be well-received and fill an essential niche for all who maintain an interest in the burgeoning field of pain medicine.” —Richard B Patt, M.D., President, The Patt Center for Cancer Pain and Wellness, The Hospice at the Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

“The conciseness of the book is unique and especially suitable for family physicians and generalists.” —Wen-hsien Wu, M.D., Director, Pain Management Center, New Jersey Medical School