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Pain Management

Current Issues and Opinions

Edited by Gabor Racz

Texas Tech University, United States of America


Pain Management - Current Issues and Opinions is written by international experts who cover a number of topics about current pain management problems, and gives the reader a glimpse into the future of pain treatment. Several chapters report original research, while others summarize clinical information with specific treatment options. The international mix of authors reflects the "casting of a broad net" to recruit authors on the cutting edge of their area of interest. Pain Management - Current Issues and Opinions is a must read for the up-to-date pain clinician.

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Pain ManagementCurrent Issues and OpinionsEdited by Gabor Racz

Published: January 18th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1269

ISBN: 978-953-307-813-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6633-7

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

183126 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

61 Web of Science Citations

67 Dimensions Citations


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1. Intrathecal Studies on Animal Pain Models

By Jen-Kun Cheng


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2. Polymer Based Therapies for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

By Pradeep K. Dhal, Diego A. Gianolio and Robert J. Miller


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3. Molecular Aspects of Opioid Receptors and Opioid Receptor Painkillers

By Austin B. Yongye and Karina Martínez-Mayorga


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4. Creation of New Local Anesthetics Based on Quinoline Derivatives and Related Heterocycles

By Igor Ukrainets


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5. Neuroprotection and Pain Management

By Kambiz Hassanzadeh and Esmael Izadpanah


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6. Reduced Antinociceptive Effect of Repeated Treatment with a Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 Agonist in Cannabinoid-Tolerant Rats Following Spinal Nerve Transection

By Matthew S. Alkaitis, Christian Ndong, Russell P. Landry III, Joyce A. DeLeo and E. Alfonso Romero-Sandoval


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7. Applied Radiologic Science in the Treatment of Pain: Interventional Pain Medicine

By Kevin L. Wininger


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8. Local Anesthetic Agents in Arthroscopy

By Joseph Baker


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9. Multimodal Analgesia for Postoperative Pain Management

By G. Ulufer Sivrikaya


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10. The Effect of General Anesthesia and General Anesthesia Plus Epidural Levobupivacaine or Bupivacaine on Hemodynami Stress Response and Postoperative Pain

By Semra Calimli, Ahmet Topal, Atilla Erol, Aybars Tavlan and Seref Otelcioglu


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11. Propofol and Postoperative Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

By Antigona Hasani, Hysni Jashari, Valbon Gashi and Albion Dervishi


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12. Efficacy of Continuous Femoral Nerve Block with Stimulating Catheters Versus Nonstimulating Catheters - A Systematic-Narrative Review

By Mario Dauri, Ludovica Celidonio, Sarit Nahmias, Eleonora Fabbi, Filadelfo Coniglione and Maria Beatrice Silvi


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13. Regional Anesthesia for the Trauma Patient

By Stephen D. Lucas, Linda Le-Wendling and F. Kayser Enneking


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14. Opioid Analgesics

By Maree T. Smith and Wei H. Goh


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15. Pain Management and Costs of a Combination of Oxycodone + Naloxone in Low Back Pain Patients

By R. Rychlik, K. Viehmann, D. Daniel, P. Kiencke and J. Kresimon


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16. The Role of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Pain in Cancer Patients

By Wojciech Leppert


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17. Epidural Lysis of Adhesions and Percutaneous Neuroplasty

By Gabor B. Racz, Miles R. Day, James E. Heavner, Jeffrey P. Smith, Jared Scott, Carl E. Noe, Laslo Nagy and Hana Ilner


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18. Chronic Pain in People with Physically Disabling Conditions: A Review of the Application of Biopsychosocial Models

By Kathryn Nicholson Perry


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19. The Role of Peripheral Nerve Blocks in the Interdisciplinary Care of Children with Chronic Pain: A Case Series and Review of the Literature

By Gillian R. Lauder and Nicholas West


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20. Risk Factors in Opioid Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: A Multidisciplinary Assessment

By Renata Ferrari, Michela Capraro and Marco Visentin


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21. Psychological Strategies in Pain Management: Optimizing Procedures in Clinics

By FuZhou Wang


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22. Radiation Mucositis

By P. S. Satheesh Kumar


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23. Non-Pharmacological Therapies in Pain Management

By Yurdanur Demir


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24. Overview of Collateral Meridian Therapy in Pain Management: A Modified Formulated Chinese Acupuncture

By Chih-Shung Wong, Chun-Chang Yeh and Shan-Chi Ko


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25. When Theoretical Knowledge Is Not Enough: Introduction of an Explanatory Model on Nurse’s Pain Management

By Katrin Blondal and Sigridur Halldorsdottir


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26. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

By Gabor B. Racz and Carl E. Noe


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