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A new edition of a highly regarded text in the series on Pain Research and Clinical Management. The book is now used as a standard reference text for those working in the field of neonatology and paediatric pain assessment and management. It provides a comprehensive resource of the latest information in the field for use by both researchers and clinicians. The text is intended for use by all professionals working in the field: neonatologists; pediatricians; anestheiologists; nurses; psychologists.
• Multidisciplinary editorship and authorship ensuring relevancy and balance of content for all professional groups concerned.
• Clinically relevant and research based.
• Edited and written by the best known international names in the field.
• Covers pain management in infants up to 1 year of age as well as term and preterm neonates.
• Includes new chapters on: Long-term consequences of neonatal pain from animal models; Pharmacogenetics and pharmacodynamics of analgesic drugs; Neuraxial and Regional Analgesia and Anesthesia; Fetal pain and surgery; Vulnerable Populations, Palliative Care; Infant Pain in the Home and Community, Developing Countries; Health Policy and Health Economics related to Infant Pain; Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Pain in Infancy; and Future Direction.
Overview of neonatal and infant pain.
Development of peripheral and spinal nociceptive systems.
Development of supraspinal pain processing.
Long-term consequences of pain in human neonates.
Long-term consequences of neonatal and infant pain from animal models.
Assessment of pain in neonates and infants.
Infant colic: clinical implications and current controversies.
Pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics of analgesic drugs.
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of analgesic drugs.
Evidence for systemic morphine and fentanyl analgesia.
Central and peripheral regional analgesia and anesthesia.
The social and environmental context in which pain is experienced in neonates.
Pain and the human fetus.
Viceral pain in infancy.
Ethical issues in the treatment of neonatal and infant pain.
Neonatal Pain in the Family and Social and Cultural Context.
Evidence-based practice as a means for clinical decision-making.
Pain in vulnerable populations and palliative care.
Infant Pain in Developing Countries: a South-African perspective.
Health policy and health economics related to neonatal pain.
Complementary and alternative approaches to pain in infancy.
Parenting and pain during infancy.