Regional Anaesthesia Analgesia and Pain Management

Basics, Guidelines and Clinical Orientation

  • M. Tiengo
  • V. A. Paladini
  • N. Rawal

Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-XVI
  2. Pathophysiology of Pain and Genetic Advance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Cestelli, G. Savettieri, I. Di Liegro
      Pages 3-22
    3. L. Calzà, M. Pozza, M. Zanni
      Pages 23-31
    4. C. J. Glynn
      Pages 57-65
    5. M. E. Ferrero, A. Fulgenzi, M. Tiengo
      Pages 83-88
  3. Pharmacology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. L. E. Mather, D. H.-T. Chang
      Pages 91-111
    3. H. Adriaensen
      Pages 113-120
    4. E. Margaria, I. Castelletti, P. Petruzzelli
      Pages 121-126
    5. A. Sala, R. Ballerio, S. Viappiani, S. Zarini
      Pages 135-139
    6. A. E. Panerai, M. Bianchi, P. Ferrario, P. Sacerdote
      Pages 141-146
    7. K. Kouyanou
      Pages 147-155
  4. Regional Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. G. Broggi, A. Franzini, P. Ferroli
      Pages 173-186
    3. D. Lugani, A. Casati, G. Fanelli
      Pages 187-193

About this book


Local-regional anesthesia and pain therapy represent two areas of common interest for all physicians. A thorough preparation in functional anatomy and general pharmacology, including familiarity with local anesthetics and analgesics, is considered fundamental background for further study or clinical application of such techniques. Knowledge of the mechanisms of action, efficacies and side effects of the relevant drugs is essential, as is appreciation of possible drug interactions to evaluate eventual toxic effects. Local-regional anesthesia and pain management are being increasing used in diverse medical specialties, 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.


Practitioners Students analgesics anesthesia central nervous system obstetrics pain pain management pathophysiology pharmacology surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Tiengo
    • 1
  • V. A. Paladini
    • 2
  • N. Rawal
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MilanMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain TherapyUniversity of Trieste, Cattinara HospitalTriesteItaly
  3. 3.Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive CareOrebro University HospitalOrebroSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Milan 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-0044-5
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2240-9
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