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Progress in Pain Research and Management, Vol. 5
Editor: Gerald F. Gebhart
1995, 528 pp, hardbound, ISBN 0-931092-10-8. Price: $69.00 US [IASP members: $51.75 US] 
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Visceral pain differs significantly from pain that arises from somatic structures. This book reviews the latest basic and clinical research on a broad range of topics from the sensory innervation of the viscera to the altered subjective sensations associated with chronic visceral disorders. Leading scientists and clinicians share new information on the intraspinal organization of visceral afferent terminals, chemical and mechanical sensitivity of afferent fibers, central pathways for visceral information, and visceral pain in the clinic. (Part of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Symposium on Pain Research Series.)

Table of Contents: Visceral Pain

This book is part of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Symposium on Pain Research Series

Part I - Setting the Stage

Historical and Clinical Perspectives of Visceral Pain, Timothy J. Ness

Mechanisms of Visceral Pain: Past and Present, Fernando Cervero

Spinal Organization of Unmyelinated Visceral Afferent Fibers in Comparison with Somatic Afferent Fibers, 
Yasuo Sugiura and Yoshikazu Tonosaki

Part II- Visceral Afferent Fibers

The Conceptualization of Cardiac Pain as a Nonspecific and Unreliable Alarm System, Alberto Malliani

Mechanosensitive Afferent Fibers in the Gastrointestinal and Lower Urinary Tracts, J.N. Sengupta and G.F. Gebhart

Chemosensitive Abdominal Visceral Afferents, John C. Longhurst

Mechanisms of Chemical Modulation of Testicular Afferents, 
Takao Kumazawa, Kazue Mizumura, Hisashi Koda, Ryoko Tamura, and Jun Sato

Mechanically Insensitive Primary Afferents Innervating the Urinary Bladder, 
Martin Koltzenburg and Stephen B. McMahon

Part III - Viscerosomatic Convergence

Visceral and Somatic Sensory Tracks Through the Neuraxis and Their Relation to Pain: Lessons from the Rat Female Reproductive System, Karen J. Berkley and Charles H. Hubscher

A Thalamic Model for True and Referred Visceral Pain, 
A. Vania Apkarian, Johannes Brüggemann, Ting Shi, and Levon R. Airapetian_

Supraspinal Mechanisms of Visceral Representation, David F. Cechetto

Intraspinal Modulation of Visceral Transmission, Robert D. Foreman

Visceral-Autonomic Integration, Wilfrid Jänig and Heinz-Joachim Häbler

Part IV - Visceral Pain in the Clinic

Esophageal (Noncardiac) Chest Pain: Visceral Hyperalgesia, Motor Disorder, or Reflux Disease? Satish S.C. Rao

Cardiac Pain, Richard O. Cannon III

Sensitivity of the Stomach and Small Bowel: Human Research and Clinical Relevance, Fernando Azpiroz

Visceral Hyperalgesia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 
Emeran E. Mayer, Julie Munakata, Howard Mertz, Tony Lembo, and Charles N. Bernstein

Gynecological Pain in the Clinic: Is There a Link with the Basic Research? Andrea J. Rapkin

Preemptive Analgesia: Is It Effective in Clinical Pain States? Henrik Kehlet and Jørgen B. Dahl

I highly recommend the book. It is appropriate for physicians of any specialty. The readable text overcomes the complexity of the topic. Figures and tables are clear and complement the text. 
The Clinical Journal of Pain
. . . useful both to researchers interested in the pathophysiological mechanisms of visceral pain and to clinicians who treat patients with persistent visceral pain. Physiological Research

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