Acute pain management



© Cambridge University Press, 2009 and Raymond S. Sinatra, Oscar A. de Leon-Casasola, Brian Ginsberg, Eugene R. Viscusi 2009. This textbook is written as a comprehensive overview of acute pain management. It is designed to guide clinicians through an impressive array of different options available to them and to patients. In the last decade there has been a flurry of interest in the extent to which acute pain can become chronic pain, and how we might reduce the incidence of such chronicity. This overview covers a wide range of treatments for pain management, including the anatomy of pain pathways, the pathophysiology of severe pain, pain assessment, therapeutic guidelines, analgesic options, organization of pain services, and the role of anesthesiologists, surgeons, pharmacists, and nurses in providing optimal care. It also discusses the use of patient-controlled analgesia and how this may or may not be effective and useful.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sinatra, RS; De Leon-Casasola, OA; Ginsberg, B; Viscusi, ER; McQuay, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 2009

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 706

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780521874915

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/CBO9780511576706

Citation Source

  • Scopus