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Anaesthetic and interventional techniques

Paul Farquhar-Smith.

in Cancer-related Bone Pain

P ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Oncology; Pain Medicine. 4475 words.

This chapter will focus upon specific/relevant interventional techniques such as neuraxial delivery of opioids and local anaesthetics, local anaesthetic and neurolytic peripheral nerve...

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Ankle and Foot Injections: Ultrasound

Marko Bodor, Sean Colio and Andrew Toy.

in Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Radiology. 4146 words.

Ultrasonography can be highly useful in diagnosing and treating common musculoskeletal conditions affecting the foot and ankle, ranging from plantar fasciitis to osteoarthritis of the...

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Assessment

Andrew Davies.

in Cancer-related Breakthrough Pain

August 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Oncology; Pain Medicine. 2321 words.

• Successful management of breakthrough pain depends on adequate assessment • Following assessment, appropriate treatment and adequate reassessment are also important • Inadequate assessment may...

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Atlanto-Axial Joint Injection: Computed Tomography and Fluoroscopy

Lesley Lirette and Marc A. Huntoon.

in Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Radiology. 1755 words.

Atlanto-axial (AA) joint injections can be helpful in the diagnosis and management of occipital headaches stemming from the AA joint. Because of the complicated anatomic landscape, imaging...

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Atlanto-Axial Joint Injection: Ultrasound

Samer N. Narouze.

in Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Radiology. 1779 words.

The atlanto-axial joint accounts for up to 16% of patients with occipital headache. Distending the lateral atlanto-axial joint with contrast agent produces occipital pain, and injection of...

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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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Basic Surgical Skills for Interventional Pain Procedures

Kristen Radcliff and Nina Singh-Radcliff.

in Interventional Pain Medicine

April 2012; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Interventional Radiology; Surgical Skills. 4832 words.

Chapter 1.5 discusses basic surgical skills for interventional pain procedures, including aseptic techniques (hand washing, site prep, hair removal, antibiotics, field principles and...

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Basics of Computed Tomography

Krikor Malajikian and Daniel Finelli.

in Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Radiology. 9421 words.

Computed tomography (CT)-guidance is typically used when precise needle placement is essential for a successful procedure. It uses ionizing radiation, which could pose risks to the patient...

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Basics of Fluoroscopy

Vikram B. Patel.

in Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Radiology. 5658 words.

This chapter reviews the basics of fluoroscopy, including its safe use and the dangers of radiation. Although various interventions have been used to treat pain for decades, use of...

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Basics of Ultrasound

Antoun Nader, Greesh John and Mark C. Kendall.

in Multimodality Imaging Guidance in Interventional Pain Management

October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pain Medicine; Radiology. 4131 words.

This chapter discusses the basics of ultrasound wave emission and capture, probe selection, image-optimization techniques, artifact generation, and potential adverse biological effects. The...

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