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Pain management testing reference.


Pain management testing reference.

White, Robert M. and Matthew L. Black.

Am. Assn./Clinical Chemistry


285 pages




Emphasizing urine drug testing (UDT) for monitoring pain management at pain clinics, White (NCH Healthcare System, Naples/clinical laboratory science, Florida Gulf Coast U.) and Black (anesthesiology, NCH Healthcare System, Naples) treat chronic nonmalignant pain with substances from amphetamines to antidepressants. They also list analgesics for mild to moderate pain and drugs for migraines. Entries include the drug's therapeutic and pharmacologic category, synonyms, metabolites, UDT analytics and expected profile, and significant interactions and cross- reactivity with other drugs. Other features are a patient pain questionnaire, sample patient-physician agreement on use of controlled substances, glossary, and 294 references.

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Date:Mar 1, 2008
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