In anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care, practitioners at all levels need help to stay current with the continually evolving drug knowledge-base and trainees need tools to prepare for in-training and board exams that increasingly test their knowledge of pharmacology. This practical book is aimed at both readerships. It features a unique and practical chapter on the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “black box” warnings that describe what safety precautions should be taken with commonly used drugs. The editors and contributors are pharmacology experts representing a cross-section of clinical specialties and institutions in the United States and include pharmacologists, pharmacists, as well as physicians.
Author: Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Director of Pain Management Department of Anesthesiology Howard S Smith, MD
"Essential Pain Pharmacology: The Prescriber's Guide expertly reviews the most important medications used to relieve pain, now considered by many physicians as the fifth vital sign. The catalogue of analgesics has expanded rapidly, and this text presents the most up-to-date, comprehensive array of agents available for prescribing. Each clear and concise drug entry covers the range of indications, advantages and disadvantages, and tips for appropriate dosing and avoiding adverse effects. A separate section covers nutraceuticals, a class of drug increasingly used to manage chronic pain, yet little discussed in medical literature. The detailed description of each medication enables the user to make quick and informed decisions, confident that they are best serving the needs of their patients. Practical 'pearls' for each entry provide a quick go-to reference for the key information to consider before prescribing. This concise user-friendly reference is a must-have on the shelf of every physician"--Provided by publisher.
Pain management is a vast subject and is changing rapidly. Finding a good resource for learning, however, is difficult. This book covers the entire curriculum relating to pain management and will make it easy to learn all aspects of the subject by covering key concepts in a reader-friendly manner. It comprises nine concise and simple chapters that aim to impart the maximum information within a limited space. These chapters address anatomy, assessment of pain, diagnosis of pain, pharmacology, non-pharmacological pain management, acute and chronic pain management, pain management in special groups, and special techniques. Pain Management: Essential Topics for Examinations will be an ideal resource for those who plan to sit for examinations, wherever they are based in the world. In addition, it will be an invaluable reference for higher and advanced pain trainees, residents, and physicians working in chronic pain.
Pharmacology of Pain, Volume 9 presents the proceedings of the 3rd International Pharmacological Meetings held in Sao Paulo in 1966. The book includes papers on the mediators of pain; proteolytic enzymes as mediators of pain; and desensitization with capsaicin and related acylamides as a tool for studying the function of pain receptors. The text also covers the sensitization of nociceptors by 5-hydroxytryptamine in man; the possible role of serotonin in affective component of pain behavioral reaction in the rat; and the use of pain induced functional impairment for assessing analgesic action. Papers on the clinical pharmacology of analgesics and analgesic antagonists; behavioral mechanisms of human pain; and central nervous mechanisms involved in pain and analgesia are also considered. The book further tackles the neuropharmacology of pain and analgesia; the interrelationship of cortical and subcortical pain systems; and the interaction of fast- and slow-conducting fiber systems involved in pain and analgesia.
Pharmacological Mechanisms and the Modulation of Pain, the newest volume in the Advances in Pharmacology series, presents the pharmacological mechanisms and the modulation of pain. With a variety of chapters and the best authors in the field, this volume is an essential resource for pharmacologists, immunologists, and biochemists alike. Contains contributions from the best authors in the field of pharmacology that focus on the pharmacological mechanisms and modulation of pain Provides an essential resource for pharmacologists, immunologists, and biochemists
Essential Notes in Pain Medicine provides a comprehensive review of pain medicine for clinical practice and postgraduate exam preparation. Mapped to the syllabus for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA)this resource ensures readers have all the information needed in one place. Written by a multidisciplinary team of over 70 international contributors, this resource provides high-quality, up-to-date guidance on 247 topics such as pain assessment, pain physiology, pain interventions, the role of psychology and physiotherapy and many more. Information is presented in concise note form with bullet points, tables, and diagrams, making retaining key facts easier and quicker. References to evidence-based guidelines and directions to further reading allow for identification of areas for further information. Drawing on the editors' expertise, Essential Notes in Pain Medicine is the ideal companion for exams and a comprehensive guide to acute, chronic, and cancer pain management for practising doctors, pain nurses, and allied health professionals.
With this fully revised fourth edition, Dr Stahl returns to the essential roots of what it means to become a neurobiologically empowered psychopharmacologist, expertly guided in the selection and combination of treatments for individual patients in practice. Embracing the unifying themes of 'symptom endophenotypes', dimensions of psychopathology that cut across syndromes, and 'symptoms and circuits', every aspect of the text has been updated to the frontiers of current knowledge, with the clarity of explanation and illustration that only Dr Stahl can bring. Integrating much of the basic neuroscience into the clinical chapters, and with major additions in the areas of psychosis, antipsychotics, antidepressants, impulsivity, compulsivity and addiction, this is the single most readily readable source of information on disease and drug mechanisms. This remains the essential text for all students and professionals in mental health seeking to understand and utilize current therapeutics, and to anticipate the future for novel medications.
This new edition is a complete guide to medical pharmacology for students. Beginning with an overview of pharmacological principles, the following sections cover drugs used to treat disorders in different systems of the body. The next chapters discuss antimicrobial drugs and chemotherapy, and the book concludes with a section on miscellaneous drugs including immunosuppressant drugs, antiseptics, vitamins, and vaccines. The eighth edition has been fully revised to provide the latest advances in the field. New drugs and the latest treatment guidelines have been added. Most chapters conclude with an exercise in therapeutic decision making and topics are extensively referenced. The text is highly illustrated with figures, charts and tables, and includes comprehensive appendices covering problem directed study, prescribing in pregnancy, and drugs in breastfeeding. Key points Comprehensive guide to medical pharmacology for students Fully revised, eighth edition featuring many new drugs and latest treatment guidelines Includes therapeutic decision making exercises Previous edition (9789350259375) published in 2013
"An essential purchase for all nursing students ... It is easy to read, clearly written and follows a logical path through a wide scope of subjects relating to pharmacology in nursing ... This book will enable the student reader to develop the necessary knowledge and understanding to be a competent, safe and caring nurse." Keith Booles, Senior Nurse Lecturer/Module Leader, Adult Nursing Practice, Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University, UK "This book is excellent in terms of how it explains complex ideas in simple terms ... It's a practical guide to drugs used in nursing, telling you drug types, effects on the body and side effects the client might encounter. A truly invaluable book for students and nurses alike." Carol Molly Casey, Student Nurse, University of Wolverhampton, UK "This second edition ... provides excellent case studies that [make the subject] come alive by engaging with and applying the theory to realistic patient scenarios along with the very practical 'clinical tips'. This is an excellent introductory text both for pre-registration nurses to prepare them for them today's modern nursing roles and also for those post registration nurses embarking on prescribing courses ... The format is easy to read and breaks down barriers encouraging the reader to delve into this exciting subject." Karen Ford, Programme leader for Non-Medical Prescribing, De Montfort University, UK "This book is easy to read with clear explanations throughout and suitable for all branches of nurse education. Each chapter has clear learning objectives, clinical tips to aid thinking and supported with case studies and multiple choice questions ... There are clear links to clinical practice throughout. I would recommend this as a core book to all nursing students undertaking nurse education." Lesley Drayton, Senior Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University, UK This ideal starter text for student nurses aims to make pharmacology less intimidating and focuses on the knowledge needed at pre-registration level in order to practice as a newly qualified nurse, in a variety of different settings. The book does not assume previous knowledge of pharmacology, or a level of confidence with maths and drugs calculations. Noted for its clear layout and jargon-free language, this updated edition introduces pharmacology and calculations in a friendly, informative way. This new edition has been carefully expanded to include more detail on adverse drug reactions and interactions, antimicrobials, drugs used in chronic conditions and drugs used in mental health and the text has been fully updated to include the latest NICE guidelines. It contains: 90 calculations and 100 multiple choice questions to help perfect your skills and assess learning Clinical tip boxes linking pharmacology to the role of the nurse Patient scenarios from a range of different clinical settings References to key guidelines and clinical tests The book emphasises application of pharmacological principles to all areas of practice including drug action, interaction and side effects.