Abdominal and Pelvic Pain: From Definition to Best Practice

This unique title presents authoritative guidance on the current science and management of abdominal, pelvic, and visceral pain as presented at the 1st World Congress on Abdominal & Pelvic Pain held in Amsterdam in the spring of 2013. [This book] is written by the faculty of this meeting, although it is not just a congress book. It is a textbook with the most up to date information on the subject of abdominal and pelvic pain. Reading this book will let you realize what has happened in the world of abdominal and pelvic pain. It will also show the work what has to be done in the next decade: from definition to best practice. -from the Introduction Abdominal and Pelvic Pain: From Definition to Best Practice integrates basic science and clinical phenotypes into a multidisciplinary continuum of care, encouraging improved national and international standards of management. More than 45 global contributors provide clear discussions of management strategies; multidisciplinary teamwork; somatic and psychological aspects of pain; the pain syndrome approach and collaborative care; the role of pathways and algorithms; pharmacotherapy; physiotherapy, psychology, and neuromodulation; and much more.