Acute Pain

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Lesley Bromley, Brigitta Brandner
OUP Oxford, Jun 3, 2010 - Medical - 208 pages
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Acute pain is experienced primarily in relation to surgery and trauma, but is also present in patients with burns, cancer, and other medical conditions. This compact volume of the Oxford Pain Management Library serves as a concise guide to treating acute pain in its many manifestations. Providing a background of basic science, this book covers the fundamentals of pain, the pharmacology of drugs used, and summarises the current evidence base for the management of acute pain. It provides practical direct clinical applications for busy healthcare professionals to follow and strategies for the management of specific medical conditions and specific patient groups such as the elderly. This pocketbook, written by highly respected multidisciplinary European experts within the field, will appeal to trainee clinicians and above in both primary and secondary care, and all related healthcare professionals.
 

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Contents

1 The physiology of acute pain
1
2 The pharmacology of the drugs used in acute pain
9
3 Nonpharmacological methods of acute pain management
19
4 Acute pain management in principle
27
5 Evidence and outcomes in acute pain management
37
6 Postoperative pain
45
7 Day surgery analgesia
57
prevention of chronic pain following acute trauma
65
11 Acute pain in the elderly
101
12 Acute pain in pregnancy
115
13 Acute pain in cancer
125
14 Acute pain in haematological disorders
135
15 Acute pain in patients with renal
145
16 Acute pain in the neurological patient
155
17 Acute pain in chronic opiate users
167
18 Acute pain in peripheral vascular disease
175

9 Treatment of pain in burns patients
79
10 Acute pain in children
89

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Dr. Lesley Bromley is Consultant in Anaethesia at University College London, London, UK.

D. Brigitta Brandner is Head of Acute Pain Research Group at University College London, London, UK.

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