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Drusso or mehul or any senior PMR guy

Discussion in 'PM&R' started by mohanl, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. mohanl

    mohanl Junior Member
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    Hi I am new PMR resident at univ. Miami. I would appreciate if you give advice how to use effectively my Book fund of 1100 dollars.How is Passor Intervitional spine workshop. I am interested in Pain fellowship. Your input is appreciated. thanks.
     
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  3. paz5559

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    I will leave the book fund discussion to others, but if you are interested in a pain fellowship, please do NOT waste your money on weekend courses. That is what your year-long fellowship is for.
     
  4. mehul_25

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    I'll second PAZ's comments. The weekend courses differ in their quality and might be useful for brushing up on some skills but are low yield for most residents particularly those early in their training.

    As far as books are concerned, I cut and paste a compilation of books from another thread highlighting books of particular relevance for pain/spine.

    1. Anatomic Guide for the Electromyographer: the Limbs & Trunk, by A. Perotto – Paz5559
    2. Baby Braddom - Staydin
    3. Braddom – Stinky Tofu
    4. Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation by S. Brent Brotzman and Kevin E. Wilk (reader friendly) – bbbmd
    5. Cuccurullo board review
    6. Delisa – finally M3
    7. Dr. Tan's Practical Manual of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Basic Problems - Da’ Physiatrist, PM&Radam
    8. Easy EMG-by Lyn Weiss/Julie Silver – Pain Specialist
    9. Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle: Priciples and Practice, by J. Kimura – Paz5559
    10. Electrodiagnostic Medicine by Dumitru et al. (also on CD) – drvlad2004, Staydin
    11. Electromyography and Neuromuscular disorders by Preston/Shapiro – Pain Specialist, PM&Radam
    12. EMG Basics by Steve Gnatz - Staydin
    13. EMG in Clinical Practice: A Case Study Approach, by Katirji – Paz5559
    14. EMG Secrets – Digable Cat
    15. Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care- Walter B., Md. Greene – bbbmd
    16. Essentials of PMR by Jackson – Styadin, PM&Radam
    17. Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by Susan Garrison – drvlad2004
    18. Hoppenfeld's Examination of the Spine and Extremities - Stinky Tofu, Wcrisp, Digable Cat, Da’ Physiatrist, Staydin, bbbmd
    19. Hoppenfelds Orthopaedic Neurology: A Diagnostic Guide to Neurologic Levels – Digable Cat
    20. Lennard's Pain Procedures for Clinical Practice - Stinky Tofu
    21. Magee's Orthopedic Physical Assessment - Stinky Tofu, bbbmd, finally M3
    22. Manual of PM&R by Christopher Brammer/M. Catherine Spires - electra
    23. Netter's Atlas of Orthopaedic Anatomy (about as big as Secrets, combination of Netter plates and the Ciba atlas collection) – Wcrisp, Digable Cat
    24. Ortho version of Tarascon Pocket copoeia – Staydin
    25. PASSOR Musculoskeletal Physical Examination Competencies List - http://www.aapmr.org/passor/education/msklists.htm - bbbmd
    26. PM&R Pocketpedia by Howard Choi – da’ physiatrist, Digable Cat, Staydin, caedmon, macman
    27. PM&R Secrets – Naraku, drvlad2004, Da’ Physiatrist, PM&Radam,
    28. The Low Back Pain Handbook, by Andrew J. J. Cole, and Stanley A. Herring – Digable Cat29. The Rehabilitation of People With Spinal Cord Injury by Nesaturai – caedmon, macman
    30. The Rehabilitation of People with Traumatic Brain Injury by Woo and Nesathurai – caedmon, macman
    31. The Savarese OMT review and DiGiaviaoni texts – Staydin
    32. Daniels and Worthington's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination

    Other books to consider are

    ISIS Guidelines
    Malanga Musculoskeletal Physical Examination
    Bogduk Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine and Sacrum
    Pain Management Secrets
    Waldman (various titles; i.e. Atlas of Interventional Pain, Interventional Pain, Physical Diagnosis of Pain)
    Fenton Image-Guided Spine Intervention
    Rathmell Atlas of Image-Guided Intervention
    Ramamurthy Decision Making in Pain Managment
    Warfield Principles & Practice of Pain Management
    Raj Radiographic Imaging for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
    Benzon Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia
    Ballantye Mass General Handbook of Pain Management
    Wallace Pain Medicine and Management Just the Facts

    Textbooks;

    Wall & Melzack
    Bonica
    Weiner's Pain Management

    Just a short list to consider, hopefully others will chime in with their opinions and recommendations.
     
  5. Disciple

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    The PASSOR workshop is quite good, but not worth the money for a resident. Spend your $1100 on books. You may be able to get most of the essential ones for residency on this amount.
     
  6. drusso

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    The other thing to consider is attending a good comprehensive PM&R Review Course at a PGY-2 in order to get a good broad overview of the field with quality didactics in a condensed amount of time. Ditto for a good Pain Medicine review too.
     
  7. mohanl

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    Thanks all of you for your suggestions.Drusso do you mean PGY2 or 2 nd year PMR.
    Thanks
     

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