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Acute and Chronic Pain

Pankaj Mehta, Katherine Zaleski and Christine Peeters-Asdourian.

in Anesthesiology

April 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Anaesthetics; Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 28725 words.

Chapter 8 contains 66 questions and answers regarding acute and chronic pain.

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Acute pain in cancer

James A. Smart.

in Acute Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 2652 words.

Pain in patients with cancer occurs because of a variety of different causes and has both nociceptive and neuropathic pain components. It is essential that a thorough assessment of the...

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Acute pain in children

Richard F. Howard.

in Acute Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 3254 words.

Age and maturity affect the perception and expression of pain in children. A variety of pain assessment tools are needed to cover different age groups. The British National Formulary...

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Acute pain in chronic opiate users

Sanjay Bajaj.

Edited by Brigitta Brandner.

in Acute Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 2651 words.

The main goals in treating perioperative pain are effective analgesia and prevention of withdrawal. An acute pain management plan should be formulated and agreed with the patient. ...

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Acute pain in haematological disorders

Ali Mofeez and Upal Hossain.

in Acute Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 3000 words.

The use of painkillers ranging from simple analgesics to strong opioids is a common feature in the acute pain management of haematological conditions. However, each disease also has...

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Acute pain in patients with renal or hepatic impairment

Ramini Moonesinghe and Sue Mallett.

in Acute Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 2931 words.

The metabolism and excretion of many analgesic drugs will be altered in the presence of renal or hepatic impairment. Some analgesic drugs can cause renal or hepatic damage. Protein...

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Acute pain in peripheral vascular disease

Arif H. Ghazi and Obi Agu.

in Acute Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 2463 words.

Pain in vascular disease is often severe. Atherosclerosis is the commonest cause of ischaemic pain. Angioplasty, stents, and surgical revascularization should be attempted to treat...

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Acute pain in pregnancy

John F.R. Dick.

in Acute Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 3236 words.

Labour pain can be severe, and relieving this pain can reduce physiological stress on mother and baby. Epidural and spinal analgesia is by far the most effective modality. Epidurals...

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Acute pain in the elderly

Adrian Wagg and Shashi Gadgil.

in Acute Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 4812 words.

Physiological changes that occur with age affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used in acute pain management. Elderly patients are often reluctant to complain of...

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Acute pain in the neurological patient

Sam Chong and J. Ganesalingham.

in Acute Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 3997 words.

Acute pain is a common presenting symptom in patients with neurological conditions. Acute onset headache may indicate a life-threatening underlying condition. Lumbosacral and cervical...

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