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Acute pain is experienced primarily in relation to surgery and trauma, but is also present in patients with burns, cancer, and other medical conditions. This compact volume of the Oxford Pain Management Library serves as a concise guide to treating acute pain in its many manifestations. Providing a background of basic science, this book covers the fundamentals of pain, the pharmacology of drugs used, and summarises the current evidence base for the management of acute pain. It provides practical direct clinical applications for busy healthcare professionals to follow and strategies for the management of specific medical conditions and specific patient groups such as the elderly. This pocketbook, written by highly respected multidisciplinary European experts within the field, will appeal to trainee clinicians and above in both primary and secondary care, and all related healthcare professionals.
Dr. Lesley Bromley is Consultant in Anaethesia at University College London, London, UK. D. Brigitta Brandner is Head of Acute Pain Research Group at University College London, London, UK.
1. The physiology of acute pain ; 2. The pharmacology of the drugs used in acute pain ; 3. Non-pharmacological methods of acute pain management ; 4. Acute pain management in principle ; 5. Evidence and outcomes in acute pain management ; 6. Post-operative pain ; 7. Day surgery analgesia ; 8. Trauma pain and procedural pain: prevention of chronic pain following acute trauma ; 9. Treatment of pain in burns patients ; 10. Acute pain in children ; 11. Acute pain in the elderly ; 12. Acute pain in pregnancy ; 13. Acute pain in cancer ; 14. Acute pain in haematological disorders ; 15. Acute pain in patients with renal or hepatic impairment ; 16. Acute pain in the neurological patient ; 17. Acute pain in chronic opiate users ; 18. Acute pain in peripheral vascular disease
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