Chapter 45. Pain

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine2,
  2. Paul Jansen3 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni4
  1. Albert J. M. van Wijck

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch45

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

van Wijck, A. J. M. (2009) Pain, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch45

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 4

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975

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Keywords:

  • pain;
  • neuropathic pain - consequence of damage to central or peripheral nervous system;
  • diagnosis of pain;
  • therapy;
  • analgetic drugs in the elderly;
  • nociceptive pain, using WHO Pain Relief Ladder

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aetiology

  • Diagnosis

  • Therapy

  • Key points

  • References