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Autonomic Failure

Edited by Christopher J. Mathias and Sir Roger Bannister.

May 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Neurology; Anatomy; Urology; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Gastroenterology; Nephrology; Pain Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine; Ophthalmology; Reproductive Medicine; Immunology; Endocrinology and Diabetes; Paediatrics; Geriatric Medicine; Anaesthetics; Pharmacology; Medical Toxicology; Surgery. 928 pages.

This new edition of Autonomic Failure features numerous new chapters and makes diagnosis increasingly precise by fully evaluating the underlying anatomical and functional deficits, thereby...

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Basic procedure safety and patient considerations for cancer pain interventions

Samyadev Datta.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Clinical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 2250 words.

Interventional procedures are an integral part of the options available for treatment of certain cancer-related pain. Well-trained physicians can use these techniques safely to provide...

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Buprenorphine*

Mellar P. Davis.

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

May 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Pharmacology; Pain Medicine. 9017 words.

Chapter 12 discusses Buprenorphine, a methylvinyl ketone adduct of theobaine which was developed in the 1960s. It is classified as a partial mu agonist, but some refer to it ...

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Cancer pain and substance abuse

Kenneth L. Kirsh, Tatiana D. Starr, Lauren J. Rogak and Steven D. Passik.

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

May 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Pharmacology; Pain Medicine. 9460 words.

Chapter 30 discusses cancer pain and substance abuse, and addresses how comprehensive pain management requires continuous monitoring of patient behaviour and overall ...

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Cervical cordotomy for cancer pain

Manohar Sharma.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Clinical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 2513 words.

There is a growing interest in percutaneous cervical cordotomy as an effective pain relief procedure in the UK because of an expected increase in mesothelioma cases. Various publications...

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Choice of opioids and the WHO ladder

Paul Glare.

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

May 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Pharmacology; Pain Medicine. 5325 words.

Chapter 18 discusses the choice of strong opioids and the WHO ladder, and that prescribing opioids is currently based on clinical considerations such as the severity ...

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Codeine

Janet R. Hardy and Kenneth C. Jackson II.

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

May 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Pharmacology; Pain Medicine. 3678 words.

Chapter 5 discusses the beneficial effects, i.e. pain relief, and the undesirable effects such as constipation and nausea, of codeine, and how its major analgesic effect ...

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Control of complex pain at the end of life in hospice or community setting

Umesh K. Gidwani and Stephen Berns.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Clinical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 6074 words.

Pain is very prevalent and common in the cancer population. It has the potential not only to cause physical distress but also affect the patient’s functional status, psychological and...

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Definition and pathophysiology of complex cancer pain

Michael I. Bennett.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Clinical Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 2602 words.

Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as an ‘unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in...

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Dextropropoxyphene

Paul Glare.

in Opioids in Cancer Pain

May 2009; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Oncology; Pharmacology; Pain Medicine. 3421 words.

Chapter 8 discusses Dextropropoxyphene (DPP), known as propoxyphene in the USA, which is a synthetic weak opioid analgesic of the diphenylpropylamine class, which is derived ...

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