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Neuropathic pain

Dwight Moulin

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0027
Neuropathic pain

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This chapter illustrates with a case study the desired skills, attitudes, and expertise required to diagnose and manage neuropathic pain. It addresses several questions such as: What important features associated with neuropathic pain to look for on physical examination in this patient? What is neuropathic pain? What are the clinical features of neuropathic pain in this patient? What treatment to recommend for the patient?

Keywords: palliative care; physical examination; neuropathic pain; patient care; pain management; cancer patients

Chapter.  4315 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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