Regional Anaesthesia Analgesia and Pain Management

Basics, Guidelines and Clinical Orientation

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ISBN: 978-88-470-0044-5 (Print) 978-88-470-2240-9 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages N2-XVI

  2. Pathophysiology of Pain and Genetic Advance

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      Pages 1-1

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      Integrated axon-synapse unit in the central nervous system

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      Pages 23-31

      Neurochemical memory in pain circuits

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      Pages 33-56

      Withdrawal reflex: philosophy and physiology

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      Pages 57-65

      Pathophysiology of pain modulation

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      Pages 67-81

      Role of the central nervous system in processing pain stimuli and perspectives of pharmacological intervention

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      Pages 83-88

      Pain and the genome

  3. Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89

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      Pages 91-111

      Clinical pharmacology of local anaesthetic agents

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      Pages 113-120

      Drug interactions and systemic toxicity

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      Pages 121-126

      Placental transfer of pharmacological agents

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      Pages 127-133

      Clinical perspectives of cholecystokinin antagonists in pain management

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      Pages 135-139

      Clinical pharmacology of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: novel acquisitions

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      Pages 141-146

      Opioids

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      Pages 147-155

      Psychoactive drugs and pain

  4. Regional Techniques

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      Pages 157-157

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      Pages 159-171

      Trigeminal neuralgia and atypical facial pain: current concepts on etiopathogenesis and diagnosis

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      Pages 173-186

      Trigeminal nerve block and surgery

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      Pages 187-193

      Cervical plexus block

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      Pages 195-200

      Neuraxial analgesia: epidural and spinal drugs

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      Pages 201-207

      Combined spinal epidural anaesthesia

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      Pages 209-218

      Imaging for regional block: clinical applications of sympathetic blockade in pain therapy

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      Pages 219-223

      Postoperative advantages of regional anaesthesia

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