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Effective Treatments for Pain in the Older Patient

by Christo, Paul J.Cordts, Grace A.

* Comprehensive resource on pain in older adults which covers all treatment modalities: drugs, psychosocial, complementary/alternative, and interventional * Contains many practical features such as tables, algorithms, and checklists, and is designed to answer questions that arise in day-to-day practice * Written by leaders in the field, this clinically relevant summary of unique physiology of older adults and its implications for pain treatment also addresses addiction risk

This clinically focused book provides the essential modalities for managing pain in older patients. Chapters cover a variety of topics important for clinicians, including effective approaches, evaluation, acute and chronic pain, interventional strategies, and addiction issues. Complexities in assessing and treating pain when presented with multiple comorbidities and the unique physical, cognitive, and sensory changes that occur in the elderly are discussed in detail. Practical, concise and authored by leaders in pain medicine, this will serve as an invaluable guide to practitioners that care for older people.

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