Adjuvant Analgesics

Paperback | May 1, 2015

EditorDavid Lussier, Pierre Beaulieu

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Collective knowledge of the origins and pharmacology of pain are evolving rapidly, providing increased hope for better pain management and a far greater quality of life for patients worldwide. However, there are few works dedicated to guiding primary care practitioners and clinicalresearchers through the use of adjuvant analgesics. Part of the Oxford American Pain Library, Adjuvant Analgesics provides a detailed discussion of the various classes of these drugs including antidepressants and anticonvulsants, cannabinoids, topical analgesics, and local anesthetics. Chapters cover a basic introduction to adjuvant analgesics for pain control, appropriate clinical applications of the various drug classes in the management of common pain problems, and on drug-drug interactions between adjuvant analgesics and traditional analgesics. Important pain entities such asacute postoperative, cancer-related, neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia are addressed, filling an important gap in today's medical literature.

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Collective knowledge of the origins and pharmacology of pain are evolving rapidly, providing increased hope for better pain management and a far greater quality of life for patients worldwide. However, there are few works dedicated to guiding primary care practitioners and clinicalresearchers through the use of adjuvant analgesics. Pa...

Dr. David Lussier is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University Institute of Geriatrics of Montreal, University of Montreal and the Alan-Edwards Centre for Research in Pain at McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Pierre Beaulieu is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology at the University of M...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.91 × 5 × 0.51 inPublished:May 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199891818

ISBN - 13:9780199891818

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1. Overview of Pain Management2. Classification of Analgesics3. Antidepressants Analgesics4. Analgesic Anticonvulsants5. Cannabinoids as Adjuvant Analgesics6. Local Anesthetics7. NMDA Antagonists as Analgesic Adjuvants8. Topical Adjuvant Analgesics9. Choice of Analgesic Based on Type of Pain9.1 Drug Treatment of Neuropathic Pain9.2 Adjuvant Analgesics for Cancer-related Pain9.3 Rheumatic Pain and Fibromyalgia9.4 Acute Postoperative Pain10. David R. P. Guay: Drug-drug Interactions of Adjuvant Analgesic Agents