Editors: Puneetpal Singh, Monica Singh

Pain: Causes, Concerns and Consequences

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-372-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-371-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810837111160101

Introduction

Pain is a significant medical problem, as it is a factor in many diseases and debilitating conditions. The processing of pain in the body is a complex process which involves nerve signaling in the milieu of biochemical, molecular and genetic interactions occurring in the brain and other parts of the body. Pain, as a spokesperson of real and impending injury, outlives its usefulness as a warning signal and instead becomes chronic and excruciating. The transition of the realization of pain up to the cortical processing as a persistent condition represents an intricate process governed by the interaction of various factors. Research on humans and animals has led to the advent of personalized medicine where every patient can be treated according to the set of genes they possess. However, the genetic basis for pain has largely been undefined so far. Research on epigenetic alterations and micro-RNA (miRNA) in relation to the assessment and prevention of pain is still in infancy.

Pain: Causes, Concerns and Consequences focuses on pain in human diseases such as cardiac and non-cardiac disorders. This compendium on pain research offers basic information and useful updates on the pathology, genetics, and biomolecular pathways that cause pain. Additionally, readers will also learn about non-pharmacological therapies for pain. The monograph is a handy guide for medical students and doctors in different divisions such as oncology, surgery, neurology, psychiatry, psychology, physiotherapy and chiropractic care. The book also serves as a guide for life science researchers who are planning to develop methods to study pain in either a clinical or laboratory setting.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Puneetpal Singh


Monica Singh




Contributor(s):
Andrew Chih Wei Huang
Department of Psychology
Fo Guang University
Yilan, Taiwan
Republic of China


Arunachalam Muthuraman
Neuropharmacology Division, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Akal College of Pharmacy & technical Education, Mastuana Sahib
Sangrur 148002, Punjab
India


Bai Chuang Shyu
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
Republic of China


David S. Basser
53 Bennetts Road Mountain River
Tasmania 7109
Australia


Harjot Dhillon
Department of Human Genetics
Punjabi University
Patiala
India


Hsiang-Chin Lu
Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan
India


Jaspreet Kaur
Neuropharmacology Division, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Akal College of Pharmacy & technical Education, Mastuana Sahib
Sangrur 148002, Punjab
India


Masoumali Masoumi
Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Bistoon Hospital
Kermanshah
Iran


Mozhgan Saeid
Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Imam Ali Hospital
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Kermanshah
Iran


Muthusaamy Ramesh
Neuropharmacology Division, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Akal College of Pharmacy & technical Education, Mastuana Sahib
Sangrur 148002, Punjab
India


Peter Przekop
Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270, USA
Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Psychiatry. Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA 92350
USA


Puneetpal Singh
Department of Human Genetics
Punjabi University
Patiala
India


Saeid Komasi
Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, Imam Ali Hospital
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Kermanshah
Iran


Yogita K. Adlakha
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
National Brain Research Centre
Manesar-122051
India




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