The management of pain

Edwina Brown, Fliss Murtagh, Emma Murphy and Max Watson

in Kidney Disease

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199695690
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740916 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

The management of pain

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Introduction - Causes of pain - Types of pain - Assessment of pain - What hinders pain management? - Principles of management: the WHO analgesic ladder - WHO analgesic ladder: steps 1 and 2 - WHO step 3: opioids for moderate–severe pain + non-opioid ± adjuvant - Summary: WHO analgesic ladder - Managing opioid side-effects - Adjuvant analgesia - Episodic, movement-related, or incident pain - Chronic pain clinic referral and anaesthetic procedures - Referral to the palliative care team - Further reading

Chapter.  5785 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Nephrology ; Pharmacology ; Pain Medicine

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