The first clinically focused text dedicated to the newly emerging area of pain medicine known as opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH), Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia provides pain specialists, anesthesiologists, and neurologists with the most current, cutting-edge research and therapeutic options for treating OIH patients. It supplies best practice guidelines for the effective assessment, diagnosis, and management of OIH—need-to-know information clinicians trust and can use in their practice.
Organized to provide the information quickly and easily, the book includes dosage recommendations to help minimize the likelihood and/or delay onset of hyperglasia and covers management approaches such as opioid rotation and tapering, provide clinicians with alternative methods for treating OIH's difficult, persistent, and varied problems.
Table of Contents
Overview on Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia
Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Morphine Analgesic Tolerance and Hyperalgesia
Overview on Clinical Features of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia
Clinical Assessment Tools: Quantitative Sensory Testing
Opioid Tolerance, Dependence, and Hyperalgesia
Challenging Clinical Issues on the Interaction Between Addiction and Hyperalgesia
Practical Management of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia in the Primary Care Setting
Managing Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia in the Perioperative Period
Role of Ketamine in Managing Opioid-InducedHyperalgesia
Role of Opioid Rotation and Tapering in Managing Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia
Clinical Implications of Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia