Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy by Ricardo A. CrucianiHandbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy by Ricardo A. Cruciani

Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy

byRicardo A. CrucianiEditorHelena Knotkova

Paperback | April 16, 2014

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Methadone and buprenorphine are the only two opioids that are indicated for the management of both pain and opioid-related drug addiction. Both present unique challenges to the general practitioner and pain specialist, requiring a separate analysis from the rest of the drugs in the same family.

Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine Therapy is an invaluable guide to the safe use of these opioids. Authored by clinical and academic leaders from a variety of settings and backgrounds, this book includes chapters on pharmacology, adverse effects, safe rotation from other opioids, cardiac toxicity, prescribing, pharmacokinetics, equianalgesic dose and replacement therapy.

This comprehensive text provides clinicians, researchers, policy-makers and academicians a resource for all the relevant points in methadone prescribing and buprenorphine therapy.

Title:Handbook of Methadone Prescribing and Buprenorphine TherapyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:298 pagesPublished:April 16, 2014Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1493910426

ISBN - 13:9781493910427


Table of Contents


Russell K. Portenoy MD


Ricardo A. Cruciani, MD, PhD& Helena Knotkova, PhD

  1. Prescribing Methadone Safely

Eliezer Soto MD, Joy Hao MD, PhD, Helena Knotkova PhD,Ricardo A. Cruciani MD, PhD

  1. Use of Methadone in Opioid Maintenance Treatment

Dr. Randy M. Seewald, MBBS

  1. Treating Pain in Patients Receiving Methadone Maintenance for Opioid Dependence

    Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, Declan T. Barry, PhD, & David A. Fiellin, MD

  1. Methadone Side Effects: Constipation, Respiratory Depression, Sedation, Sleep-Disordered Breathing, and the Endocrine System

Lynn R. Webster, MD

  1. Cardiovascular Effects of Methadone

Miguel A. Leal, MD & Craig T. January, MD, PhD

  1. Methadone Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics

Gavin Bart, MD & Sharon L. Walsh PhD

  1. Methadone and opioid rotation

Helena Knotkova PhD, Ricardo A. Cruciani,MD, PhD, Perry G. Fine MD

  1. Intravenous use of Methadone: efficacy and safety

Sebastiano Mercadante, MD

  1. Methadone Hyperalgesia

Peggy Compton, RN, PhD, FAAN

  1. Buprenorphine Analgesia in Chronic Pain

Guy Hans, MD, PhD

  1. Buprenorphine in Maintenance Therapy

Karran A. Phillips, MD, MSc & Kenzie L. Preston, PhD

  1. Buprenorphine Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics

Sharon L. Walsh, PhD & Lisa S. Middleton, PhD

13. Buprenorphine metabolism and drug-drug interactions

Robert Taylor Jr., PhD, Robert B. Raffa, PhD, & Joseph V. Pergolizzi Jr., MD

  • Buprenorphine: side effects and tolerability
    1. Tabitha Washington, MD, MS & Gilbert J. Fanciullo, MD, MS

      1. Buprenorphine and Opioid Rotation

      Douglas L. Gourlay, MD, MSc, FRCP, FASAM & Howard A. Heit MD, FACP, FASAM

      1. Methadone and buprenorphine use during the perinatal period

      Alice Ordean MD, CCFP, MHSc

      1. Methadone and Buprenorphine Prescribing in the Palliative Care Population

      Shalini Dalal MD& Eduardo Bruera MD

      1. Methadone Prescribing In The Sickle Cell Patient

      Wally R. Smith, MD & Abdulkhaliq J. Alsalman, MS

      1. Methadone and Buprenorphine Analgesia in Older Patients

      David Lussier, MD, FRCP(c)