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Prescribing for people with pain originating in the nervous system. Part 2. Anticonvulsants

Sam Chong

in Long-term pain

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ISBN: 9780199214150
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729911 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199214150.003.0009
Prescribing for people with pain originating in the nervous system. Part 2. Anticonvulsants

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This chapter describes the use of anticonvulsants in neuropathic pain. The form of neuropathic pain described here is called central post-stroke pain which can be particularly difficult to treat with a patient driven to distraction by the discomfort. The chapter concludes with a suggested prescribing regimen (Table 9.1) and treatment algorithm (Figure 9.1).

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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