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NSAIDS—what to choose (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDs, are unique drugs that provide analgesia by decreasing peripheral inflammatory enzyme conversion and reducing central pain perception.

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Anesthetic management of small animals with preexisting cardiac conditions (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

To safely anesthetize small animal patients with preexisting cardiac condition, it is important that specific hemodynamic goals are set for the particular heart condition. It is easy to state that for patients with cardiac problem, "heart-friendly" drugs need to be used.

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The use of adjuncts to inhalants for better anesthetic management (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Maintenance of anesthesia using an inhalant agent has been associated with cardiopulmonary depression. Some small animal patients are more sensitive to the cardiopulmonary depressant effect of inhalant agents.

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Making the case for pain management in your practice—why and how (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

In the last 10 years, the veterinary profession has undergone what can only be described as a sea change in perspectives about animal pain and pain control. A 1993 evaluation of a veterinary teaching hospital surgical caseload revealed only 40% of patients that had undergone highly invasive, painful procedures (including orthopedic repair, thoracotomy, and intervertebral disc decompression) received any sort of pain control, and then only based on clinical signs.

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Recognizing and assessing pain in dogs (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Before improving quality of life for patients, a veterinarian must first understand the cause of a decrease in quality of life. Pain is universally accepted as decreasing quality of life but is fairly ambiguously defined; according the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.

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Constant rate infusion Analgesia (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Constant rate infusion (CRI) analgesia is a way of providing pain control by ensuring that the blood levels of the drugs are held constant. In practice, it entails maintaining a venous access. This technique can be used during anesthesia as part of balancing the anesthetic technique and continued to the postoperative period.

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What can I use for induction if propofol and thiopental are not available? (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The practice of veterinary anesthesia has been impacted by the short supply of propofol and discontinued production of thiopental. Thiopental is officially in the "Discontinued Drug" list of the FDA. The company that used to make thiopental decided to stop production because of its stand against the use of this drug for lethal injections.

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Speaking of pain: syndromes and terminology (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

You can never become good at pain management without understanding basic pain pathways. You will have trouble understanding pain pathways without understanding the terminology used to describe them.

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N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonist (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Pain transmission is complex and pain itself is difficult to manage in some cases. While a standardized approach to pain management forms a cornerstone from which to work, there are a variety of analgesic options available with which to provide multimodal analgesia; many veterinarians already have some of these modalities on hand.

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