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Book and Media Reviews
June 27, 2012

Reducing Risks and Complications of Interventional Pain Procedures

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliations: Departments of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York (devichechi@gmail.com).

JAMA. 2012;307(24):2643. doi:10.1001/jama.307.24.2643

During the past several decades, the capacity for lifesaving measures has evolved tremendously. As the population of people with complex illnesses and injuries has increased, so has the epidemic of chronic pain. To meet this need, several new technologies have been introduced in the area of interventional pain management. Characterizing the risks, benefits, and exact role of innovative fluoroscopically guided pain procedures has been difficult. Often, physicians must assemble and assess relevant literature from a variety of sources. Reducing Risks and Complications of Interventional Pain Procedures, the final installment in the 5-volume Interventional and Neuromodulatory Techniques for Pain Management series, obviates the need for specialists to perform that search.