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Pharmacological Treatment of Pain

  • Gisèle Pickering
Chapter
Part of the Perspectives in Nursing Management and Care for Older Adults book series (PNMCOA)

Abstract

Age-related factors influence the pharmacology of drugs and their efficacy/safety ratio. Pain treatment recommendations underline a more tailored approach. However, pain treatment in older persons with cognitive disorders, communication problems, or dementia is complex. This chapter reviews the challenges of adequate pain management in older persons.

Keywords

Analgesics Antidepressants Antiepileptics Neuropathic pain 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical PharmacologyUniversity Regional HospitalClermont-FerrandFrance
  2. 2.Inserm CIC1405 and Neurodol 1107, Medical FacultyUniversity Clermont AuvergneClermont-FerrandFrance

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