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Regional Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Pain Management : Basics, Guidelines and Clinical Orientation : Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - M. Tiengo

Regional Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Pain Management : Basics, Guidelines and Clinical Orientation

Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care

By: M. Tiengo (Editor), V. A. Paladini (Editor), N. Rawal (Editor)

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Local regional anaesthesia and pain therapy represent two areas of common interest for all physicians. This is a study in functional anatomy and general pharmacology, including familiarity with local anaesthetics and analgesics. It provides knowledge of the mechanisms of action, efficacies and side effects of the relevant drugs, and an appreciation of possible drug interactions to evaluate eventual toxic effects. Local regional anaesthesia and pain management are being used increasingly in diverse medical specialities, including those requiring manual dexterity. In contemporary medicine correct evaluation of the medical outcome becomes essential, especially in relation to the cost-benefit balance, not only in terms of the resources consumed, also and more importantly for the quality of life of the patient.

Pathophysiology of Pain and Genetic Advance
Integrated axon-synapse unit in the central nervous systemp. 3
Neurochemical memory in pain circuitsp. 23
Withdrawal reflex: phylosophy and physiologyp. 33
Pathophysiology of pain modulationp. 57
Role of the central nervous system in processing pain stimuli and perspectives of pharmacological interventionp. 67
Pain and the genomep. 83
Pharmacology
Clinical pharmacology of local anaesthetic agentsp. 91
Drug interactions and systemic toxicityp. 113
Placental transfer of pharmacological agentsp. 121
Clinical perspectives of cholecystokinin antagonists in pain managementp. 127
Clinical pharmacology of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: novel acquisitionsp. 135
Opioidsp. 141
Psychoactive drugs and painp. 147
Regional Techniques
Trigeminal neuralgia and atypical facial pain: current concepts on etiopathogenesis and diagnosisp. 159
Trigeminal nerve block and surgeryp. 173
Cervical plexus blockp. 187
Neuroaxial analgesia: epidural and spinal drugsp. 195
Combined spinal epidural anaesthesiap. 201
Imaging for regional block: clinical applications of sympathetic blockade in pain therapyp. 209
Postoperative advantages of regional anaesthesiap. 219
Organization of Pain Service
Organization of acute pain servicesp. 227
Regional Anaesthesia in Specialties
Regional analgesia and anaesthesia in obstetricsp. 237
Regional anaesthetic techniques in orthopaedicsp. 257
Guidelines of Acute and Chronic Pain Management
Guidelines on acute postoperative pain managementp. 271
Guidelines on chronic pain managementp. 285
Terminal cancer illness: strategies and managementp. 295
Cost-Effectiveness of Loco-Regional Anaesthesia
Cost effectiveness of anaesthesia/analgesiap. 331
Main symbolsp. 339
Subject indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9788847000445
ISBN-10: 8847000440
Series: Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 345
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.51