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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

Edited by Lesley Bromley and Brigitta Brandner.

June 2010; p ublished online May 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 208 pages.

This title covers the fundamentals of pain, the pharmacology of drugs used, and summarises the current evidence base for the management of acute pain.

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Acute pain in cancer

James A. Smart.

in Acute Pain

June 2010; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 2661 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...

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Acute pain in children

Richard F. Howard.

in Acute Pain

June 2010; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 3267 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.

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Acute pain in chronic opiate users

Sanjay Bajaj.

Edited by Brigitta Brandner.

in Acute Pain

June 2010; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 2653 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...

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Acute pain in haematological disorders

Ali Mofeez and Upal Hossain.

in Acute Pain

June 2010; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 3001 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,...

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Acute pain in patients with renal or hepatic impairment

Ramini Moonesinghe and Sue Mallett.

in Acute Pain

June 2010; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 2936 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...

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Acute pain in peripheral vascular disease

Arif H. Ghazi and Obi Agu.

in Acute Pain

June 2010; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 2468 words.

Pain in vascular disease is often severe.

Atherosclerosis is the commonest cause of ischaemic pain.

Angioplasty, stents, and surgical...

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Acute pain in pregnancy

John F.R. Dick.

in Acute Pain

June 2010; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 3237 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...

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Acute pain in the elderly

Adrian Wagg and Shashi Gadgil.

in Acute Pain

June 2010; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Critical Care; Pain Medicine. 4816 words.

Physiological changes that occur with age affect the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs used in acute pain management.

Elderly patients are often...

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