Burton, A.W., M.D., Hill, C.S., M.D., Krusz, J.C., Ph.D., M.D., McNeill, J., DrPH., RN, Novy, D., Ph.D., Schade, C.M., M.D., Ph.D., Somerville, J., M.D., Pain Management: A Handbook for Texas Physicians, Texas Medical Association, May 2006.

This handbook is intended for physicians, in all specialties, who manage pain. The objective of this handbook is to provide physicians with the skills to assess painful conditions and understand their basic physiologic causes, identify treatments available for acute and chronic pain syndromes, describe pharmacologic approaches to treating acute and chronic pain, including the use of chronic opioids and adjuvant medications, describe the controversy in opioid prescribing for chronic noncancer pain, categorize pragmatic approaches to appropriate assessment, follow-up, documentation, and prevention of medication misuse or diversion, improve compliance with Drug Enforcement Administration /Department of Public Safety laws, evaluate how to handle complex and problematic cases, and identify ethical problems and concerns in pain medicine.

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