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Pain Management in the Elderly

Author(s):  Peralta Alexander Jr

Issue:  May/Jun 2004 - Andropause
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Abstract:  The author discusses chronic pain, major categories of pain, assessment tools, treatment of chronic pain and ethical imperatives. Tables provide information regarding common types of neuropathic pain, examples of visual analogue scales, types of analgesics and the World Health Organization Analgesic Ladder for the Treatment of Pain. The author concludes that using the tools in this article will allow successful control of pain.

Related Keywords: Analgesics, for geriatric patients, Pain, assessment of, in elderly patients, Pain, chronic, in elderly patients, Pain, management of, in the elderly, Pain management, in geriatric patients, Peralta, Alexander Jr, MD


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