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Author McQuay, H. J. (Henry J.)

Title An evidence-based resource for pain relief / H.J. McQuay, R.A. Moore
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998


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Description 264 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Series Oxford medical publications
Oxford medical publications.
Contents Methodology -- Finding all the relevant trials -- Judging the quality of trials -- Pain measurement, study design, and validity -- Estimating relative effectiveness -- Combining data and interpreting the results -- Existing systematic reviews -- Acute pain -- Acute pain: introduction -- Paracetamol with and without codeine in acute pain -- Oral ibuprofen and diclofenac in postoperative pain -- Comparing analgesic efficacy of NSAIDs given by different routes in acute and chronic pain -- Topically applied non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -- Injected morphine in postoperative pain -- Dihydrocodeine in postoperative pain -- Dextropropxyphene in postoperative pain -- Oral tramadol versus placebo, codeine, and combination analgesics -- Pain relief with intra-articular morphine after knee surgery -- Analgesic efficacy of peripheral opioids after knee surgery -- Pre-emptive analgesia: a systematic review of clinical studies: 1950-94 -- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in acute postoperative pain -- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in labour pain -- Acute pain: conclusion -- Chronic pain -- Chronic pain: introduction -- Radiotherapy for painful bone metastases -- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) in chronic pain -- Intravenous regional sympathetic blockade (IRSB) for reflex sympathetic dystrophy -- Epidural corticosteroids for sciatica -- Spinal cord stimulators for back pain -- Steroid injections for shoulder disorders -- Anticonvulsant drugs -- Antidepressants in neuropathic pain -- Systemic local anaesthetic-type drugs in chronic pain -- Topical capsaicin -- Chronic pain: conclusion
Summary Brings together reviews of pain management trials, examining the evidence for the effectiveness of many of the interventions commonly used in pain relief. Aims to draw together an approach for assessing evidence: how to find the papers, criteria by which to judge them, what data to extract and how to handle that data
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Analgesics -- Testing.
Clinical trials -- Design.
Clinical trials -- Evaluation.
Evidence-based medicine.
Pain -- Chemotherapy -- Research -- Evaluation.
Pain -- Chemotherapy -- Research.
Pain Management.
Clinical Trials as Topic.
Evidence-Based Medicine.
Clinical Trials as Topic.
Evidence-Based Medicine.
Pain Management.
Author Moore, R. A. (R. Andrew)
LC no. 97042656
ISBN 019262718X (hbk)
0192630482 (paperback)