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Spinal drug delivery

Fiona Hicks and Karen H. Simpson

in Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198527039
eISBN:
9780191730283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527039.003.0008
Subject:
Palliative Care, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses spinal drug delivery, a pain-management technique that was discussed in Chapter 5. This technique was suggested more than 25 years ago, when opioid receptors were discovered in ... More


Spinal delivery of drugs in pain control

Tony L. Yaksh and Patrick W. Mantyh

in The Neurobiology of Pain: (Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515616
eISBN:
9780191723650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515616.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter shows that spinal systems encode information that is sufficient to engender a pain state. Encoding occurs by multiple mechanisms manifesting a complex pharmacology. Importantly, these ... More


Choice of technique

Fiona Hicks and Karen H. Simpson

in Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198527039
eISBN:
9780191730283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527039.003.0005
Subject:
Palliative Care, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses choosing the right technique to manage patients with pain. Before the World Health Organization provided the analgesic ladder and a wider range of drugs and routes became ... More


Magnetic Materials in Medicine and Biology

Kannan M. Krishnan

in Fundamentals and Applications of Magnetic Materials

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199570447
eISBN:
9780191813504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570447.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter provides a comprehensive introduction to magnetic materials in medicine and biology with emphasis on nanoscale magnetic particles tailored for imaging, diagnostics, and therapy. Topics ... More


Divining without Seeds: The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa

Iruka N. Okeke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449413
eISBN:
9780801460906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449413.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Infectious disease is the most common cause of illness and death in Africa, yet health practitioners routinely fail to identify causative microorganisms in most patients. As a result, patients often ... More


Dielectric Properties of Polyelectrolytes and Lipid Vesicles

Federico Bordi and Stefano Sarti

in Dielectric Relaxation in Biological Systems: Physical Principles, Methods, and Applications

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199686513
eISBN:
9780191766398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686513.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter aims to demonstrate the application of dielectric spectroscopy to aqueous polyelectrolyte solutions and to mixed polyelectrolyte–colloid solutions, showing what kind of information, at a ... More


Introduction

W. Mark Saltzman

in Drug Delivery: Engineering Principles for Drug Therapy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195085891
eISBN:
9780197560501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195085891.003.0005
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Humans have always attempted to improve their health by ingesting or administering drugs. Examples appear throughout written history, from every continent ... More


Chapter 15

Rakesh Tandon (ed.)

in Structured Oral Examination Practice for the Final FRCA

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199584017
eISBN:
9780191917950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199584017.003.0021
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine


Healthcare: The Benefits of Materials

David Segal

in Materials for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Chapter 5 describes the role of materials in healthcare. It covers use of superconducting alloys in magnetic resonance imaging and lasers in medicine. Biologic drugs that are monoclonal antibodies ... More


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