Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Patient-Controlled Analgesia


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Patient-Controlled Analgesia by Michael Harmer

This book provides a discussion and evaluation of the regimes and equipment used in patient-controlled analgesia. The contributors are noted experts from both Europe and the USA. As an overview of the subject, the book will be a valuable reference for those in the fields of anaesthesia, surgery and pain control

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632014385
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/1985
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 3.94(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Patient-controlled analgesia: use for research into analgesic drugs and analgesia:; Terminology used in patient-controlled analgesia; The pharmacokinetics of opioid administration, with special reference to patient-controlled analgesia; Patient characteristics influencing pain relief; Clinical trials of analgesic drugs; Section 2: Patient-controlled analgesia and biofeedback systems-equipment:; Modelling, estimation and control for demand analgesia; Theoretical and practical requirements for patient-controlled analgesia systems; Apparatus; Section 3: Patient-controlled analgesia as a clinical regimen:; Comparison of patient-controlled analgesia with constant infusion and intermittent intramuscular regimens; Route of administration for patient-controlled analgesia: intravenous, intramuscular or oral; Practical experience; Section 4: Future work on patient-controlled analgesia

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