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Migraine
Migraine

Migraine afflicts one in six people worldwide and results in significant pain, disability, and reductions in quality of life. Chronic migraine affects.

Weak And Strong Opioids
Weak And Strong Opioids

WEAK OPIOIDSA collection of medications that include codeine, hydrocodone, and tramadol is recommended as the second tier of the WHO analgesic ladder..

Nonopoid Drugs
Nonopoid Drugs

Acetaminophen and Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory DrugsAcetaminophen (APAP) and NSAIDs are discussed earlier in this chapter. They are important step 1 analgesics.

Types Of Pain And Pain Definitions
Types Of Pain And Pain Definitions

The general tendency is to separate malignant from nonmalignant pain. This distinction, however, is not made based on anatomic or physiologic differences..

Perioperative Regional Anesthesia
Perioperative Regional Anesthesia

Perioperative regional anesthetic techniques may allow forsuperior postoperative pain control compared with the use of systemic opioids and adjuvant pain.

Patient-Controlled Analgesia
Patient-Controlled Analgesia

Parenteral administration of opioid analgesics via intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (IV PCA) is common in the immediate postoperative setting..

Patient Satisfaction
Patient Satisfaction

Patient satisfaction is an integral part of pay-for-performance programs, and pain management is increasingly recognized as an important factor in patient.

Head And Neck Oncology
Head And Neck Oncology

ETIOLOGYApproximately one fourth of head and neck cancers occur in patients older than 70 years. Environmental exposure to carcinogens, most notably tobacco.

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