Acute Pain brings coverage of this diverse area together in a single comprehensive clinical reference, from the basic mechanisms underlying the development of acute pain, to the various treatments that can be applied to control it in different clinical settings. Much expanded in this second edition, the volume reflects the huge advances that continue to be made in acute pain management.
Part One examines the basic aspects of acute pain and its management, including applied physiology and development neurobiology, the drugs commonly used in therapy, assessment, measurement and history-taking, post-operative pain management and its relationship to outcome, and preventive analgesia.
Part Two reviews the techniques used for the management of acute pain. Methods of drug delivery and non-pharmacological treatments including psychological therapies in adults and children and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation are considered here.
Part Three looks at the many clinical situations in which acute pain can arise, and the methods of treatment that may be suitable in each circumstance, whether the patient is young or old, has pain due to surgery, trauma, medical illness or childbirth, or is undergoing rehabilitation. Issues specific to the management of acute pain in the developing world are also covered here.
Table of Contents
PART 1 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
1a Applied physiology of nociception - Pierre Beaulieu
1b Mechanisms of inflammatory hyperalgesia - Suellen M Walker
2 Developmental neurobiology of nociception - Suellen M Walker
3 Clinical pharmacology: opioids - David J Rowbotham, Alcira Serrano-Gomez and Anne Heffernan
4 Clinical pharmacology: Traditional NSAIDs and selective COX-2 inhibitors - Stephen F Jones and Aidan M Oâ€™Donnell
5 Clinical pharmacology: paracetamol and compound analgesics - Phil Wiffen
6 Clinical pharmacology: other adjuvants - Evangelos Tziavrangos and Stephan A Schug
7 Clinical pharmacology: local anesthetics - Jonathan McGhie and Michael G Serpell
8 Assessment, measurement and history - David A Scott and Wendy M McDonald
9 Preventive analgesia and beyond: current status, evidence, and future directions - Joel Katz
PART 2 MANAGEMENT - TECHNIQUES
10 Routes of administration - Jeremy Cashman
11 Patient-controlled analgesia - Pamela E Macintyre and Julia Coldrey
12 Continuous peripheral neural blockade for acute pain - Kim E Russon and William Harrop-Griffiths
13 Epidural and spinal analgesia - Sina Grape and Stephan A Schug
14 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and acupuncture for acute pain - Mark I Johnson, Stephen Oxberry and Karen H Simpson
15 Psychological therapies - adults - H Clare Daniel
16 Psychological interventions for acute pediatric pain - Christina Liossi and Linda S Franck
PART 3 MANAGEMENT â€“ CLINICAL SITUATIONS
17 Postoperative pain management following day surgery - Girish P Joshi
18 Acute pain management in the intensive care unit - R Scott Simpson
19 Acute pain management in the emergency department - Anne-Maree Kelly