The treatment of postoperative pain has still not yet been fully developed because of the lack of acute pain units, specialists familiar with modern treatment modalities, drugs and technology for postoperative pain and special equipment. The book provides a critical update on the postoperative use of intravenous and epidural opioids, the role of nerve blocks, and possible alternative treatments, and helps to prevent any legal problems arising. Pediatric and geriatric patients are considered separately, and themonitoring techniques presented here should be part of every acute pain unit.
Management of an Acute Pain Unit.- Pharmacology of Opioid Analgesic Agents - A Contemporary View.- New Opioids and New Concepts in Their Administration.- Patient-Controlled Analgesia: A Critical Appraisal.- Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia: Postoperative Pain Management and Research.- Benefits and Risks of Epidural Opioids in the Treatment of Postoperative Pain.- Local Anaesthetics and Pain Management.- Nerve Blocks in the Treatment of Acute Pain.- Alpha-Adrenergic Agonists in Pain Therapy.- Postoperative Pain Treatment by Means of a Morphine Aerosol: A Multicenter Study.- Controlled-Release Oral Opioids in Postoperative Pain.- Postoperative Pain Treatment in Pediatric Patients.- Treatment of Postoperative Pain in Geriatric Patients.- Clinical Information Systems in Critical Care.- Tools for Increased Safety in the Management of Severe Postoperative Pain.
Number Of Pages: 240
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.36