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Screening tools and measurement tools for neuropathic pain

Michael I. Bennett

in Neuropathic Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199563678
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191740305 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199563678.003.0005

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Screening tools and measurement tools for neuropathic pain

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Verbal description differs between neuropathic and nociceptive pain and can contribute important information to the assessment process

Screening tools alert the clinician to the possible presence of neuropathic pain mechanisms but they do not replace clinical diagnosis

Measurement tools assess the intensity of particular qualities of neuropathic pain once a diagnosis has been made...

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Subjects: Anaesthetics ; Pain Medicine

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