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Perioperative Pain Management

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Table of Contents

Continuing Medical Education
Foreword
Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology
   Pain Transmission
      Peripheral Mechanisms
      Spinal Cord
   Pain Inhibition
      Descending Pathways
      Gate Control Theory
      Cortical Mechanisms
   Persistent Postoperative Pain
Preoperative Screening, Diagnosis, and Evaluation
Choice of Analgesics
Management
   Preoperative Counseling
   Preoperative Nutrition
   Preoperative Mechanical Bowel Preparation
   Multimodal Analgesic Regimen
      Acetaminophen
      Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs
      Central Neuraxial Techniques
      Local Anesthesia
      Lidocaine Infusion
      Corticosteroids
      Anticonvulsants
      N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Antagonists
      Alpha2 Agonists
   Nonpharmacologic Considerations
      Acupuncture
      Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
      Hypnosis
      Music Therapy
   Postoperative Prescription Protocols
      Opioid Tolerance
      Methadone and Buprenorphine Use
Referral Guidelines
Key Points
References

 




Editor
Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Anne E. Burke, MD

Past Editor
Raul Artal, MD

ISSN 1536-3619
Published 6 times per year