Pain Management of AIDS Patients

  • Editors
  • Thomas┬áJanisse

Part of the Current Management of Pain book series (CUMP, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Thomas Janisse
    Pages 1-13
  3. Sanford I. Cohen, Susan Blumenthaul
    Pages 15-35
  4. Ernest R. Greene Jr., Thomas Janisse
    Pages 37-59
  5. M. Joanne Douglas
    Pages 61-71
  6. Douglas W. Anderson, Marshall D. Bedder
    Pages 73-89
  7. Richard L. Rauck
    Pages 91-113
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 115-121

About this book


Thousands of articles and many books have been published on the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). There are, however, no studies or case reports and only several articles published on the anesthetic considerations for a person with AIDS or in pain with AIDS. There is no literature on the pain management of AIDS patients. Writing on this subject must be considered trailblazing. The reason anesthesiologists should know about AIDS has rapidly extended from concern over transmission of infection to anesthetic and analgesic considerations. The anesthesiologist may also be part of a pain management team on either an acute or a chronic pain service. The requirement may be to treat an HIV -positive or AIDS patient acutely postoperatively or in consult to a psychiatric, medical, or surgical service. In a pain clinic setting, the anesthesiologist may be concerned with diagnosis, treatment, or referral for other multidisciplinary consultation. The earlier question of central nervous system involvement in AIDS is now moot, rapidly replaced with the knowledge that the eNS, if not primarily infected, is so shortly thereafter. Protected by the blood-brain barrier, the eNS becomes both a sanctuary and reservoir for HIV. Because neurologic complications of HIV are common, and since knowledge of the nervous system is essential for anesthetic and pain management, it is important to review HIV infection of the nervous system.


complications infection pain pain management

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6730-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3880-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-2354
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