Acute Pain

ISBN : 9780199234721

Lesley Bromley; Brigitta Brandner
208 Pages
102 x 181 mm
Pub date
Jun 2010
Oxford Pain Management Library
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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.


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

About the author: 

Lesley Bromley, Consultant in Anaesthesia, University College London, London, UK; Brigitta Brandner, Head of Acute Pain Research Group, University College London, London, UK

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