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Chronic pain in small animal medicine
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Chronic pain in small animal medicine
1st ed., 256 pages, 100 ill., Manson Publishing, February 2010

Item Code: ANEST41
ISBN: 9781840761245
Weigth: 1050 g
Species: Dog/Cat
Discipline: Anaesthesiology
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Description
Chronic pain is unlike acute pain, it lasts beyond the time necessary for healing and resists normal treatment.  The primary indicator of chronic pain is not how long it persists, but whether it remains long after it should have disappeared.  No one patient feels pain in the same way and yet in veterinary medicine the patient’s pain is generally assessed based on a single standard.  There is increasing focus in veterinary medicine on measuring and resolving pain and suffering.  This focus is being supported by an increased understanding of pain neurophysiology, a greater offering of innovative pharmacological treatments, and consumer demand. This book is written for the veterinary health care professional seeking a greater depth of knowledge in the mechanisms of pain accompanying chronic disease states, and potential targets for treatment.  It goes beyond common protocols by focusing on the latest evidence and our understanding of ‘why and how to treat’.  It strikes a balance between current physiological and biochemical theories of pain transmission without losing sight of the practical need for such information.
Contents
SECTION I
1.Physiology of pain, 2. Pathophysiology of osteoarthritic pain, 3. Pathophysiology of cancer pain.
SECTION II
4. Pharmacology, 5. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), 6. Nutraceuticals
SECTION III
7. Multimodal pain management, 8. Pain management for canine osteoarthritis, 9. Chronic eye, ear and dental pain and its therapy.
 
Appendix: Case reports, Glossary, Index.
Author(s) CV
Steven M. Fox, MS, DVM, MBA, PhD
Surgical Specialist:New Zeland VMA
Independent Consultant, Albuquerque New Mexico, USA
Adjunt Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois
Program Chairman (2000-02), President (2004), Veterinary Orthopedic Society
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