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Chronic Abdominal and Visceral Pain
Theory and Practice
edited by Pankaj Jay Pasricha

Chronic Abdominal and Visceral Pain describes the most recent studies on the brain-gut connection and psychosocial issues related to patients experiencing visceral pain.


  • 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
  • Supplies 250 figures, and more than 16 color photographs


Introduction and Overview of Visceral and Abdominal Pain

  • Distinctive Clinical and Biological Characteristics of Visceral Pain
  • Epidemiology and Socioeconomic Impact of Visceral and Abdominal Pain Syndromes

The Neurobiology and Psychobiology of Chronic Visceral Pain

  • Overview of Pain and Sensitization
  • Neuroanatomy of Visceral Pain: Pathways and Processes
  • The Neurobiology of Visceral Nociceptors
  • The Neurochemical and Molecular Basis of Peripheral Sensitization
  • Spinal Mechanisms of Visceral Pain and Sensitization
  • Animal Models of Visceral Pain: Methodology and Validity
  • Measurement of Pain in Humans
  • Mechanisms of Visceral Sensitization in Humans
  • Visceral Pain: Lessons from Functional Brain Imaging
  • The Neural Basis of Referred Pain
  • From Sensation to Perception: The Gut-Brain Connectio
  • Visceral Pain, Stress and the Brain-Gut Connection
  • The Biopsychosocial Approach to Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Pain and Addiction

Therapy for Visceral Pain: Scientific Basis and Practical Aspects

  • Molecular Targets: Current and Future
  • Pharmacology and Practice of Non-Opioid Drugs for Visceral Pain
  • Pharmacology and Practice of Opioid Drugs for Visceral Pain
  • Clinical Approach and Management of Visceral Cancer Pain
  • Neuromodulation Techniques for Visceral Pain from Benign Disorders
  • Psychological Interventions for Patients with Abdominal Pain
  • Complementary and Integrative Treatments for Visceral Pain
  • Clinical Syndromes: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Management
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Abdominal Pain Syndromes: Pathophysiology
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Abdominal Pain Syndromes: Clinical Features and Management
  • Non-Cardiac Chest Pain: Pathophysiology
  • Non-Cardiac Chest Pain: Clinical Features and Management
  • Dyspepsia: Pathophysiology
  • Dyspepsia: Clinical Features and Management
  • Painful Pancreatitis: Pathophysiology
  • Abdominal Wall Pain Syndromes
  • Unexplained Visceral Pain in Children
  • Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction, Proctalgia Fugax and Other Rare Syndromes

Pelvic Pain Syndromes

  • Pelvic Pain Syndromes: Pathophysiology
  • Pelvic Pain Syndromes: Clinical Features and Management
  • Interstitial Cystitis and Related Painful Bladder Syndromes: Pathophysiology


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Chronic Abdominal and Visceral Pain
Theory and Practice
edited by Pankaj Jay Pasricha

2006 552 pages $298.95 + shipping
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