Pain exam

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  1. what 4 places may analgesics work in?
    • May act at the site of injury and decrease inflammation (NSAIDS)
    • May alter nerve conduction (L.A)
    • May modify transmission in the dorsal horn(opioids, antidepressants)
    • Affect the emotional aspects and central component of pain(opioids, antidepressants)
  2. what is ASA half life? absorption? peak levels?
    what may happen if ASA given to a child?
    • Half life 2-19 hrs, Good po absorption, peak levels after 1 hour
    • Reyes syndrome may occur if given to a febrile child-may cause seizures, coma and death
  3. what type of pain is acetaminophen used for? what is protein/lipid binding? MOA? does it cross BBB?
    • for mild/mod pain, weak antiinflammatory, highly lipid soluble, poor protein binding, crosses BBB
    • MOA via central noradrenergic/serotonergic system, modulates dynorphin & K receptor function. Direct inhibition of COX 2 PGE 2 release, spinal inhibition of NO generating impairment of NMDA release
  4. is acetaminophen COX 1, 2 or 3? peak effects?
    what type of pain is it good for?
    main adverse effect?
    how metabolized?
    • weakly inhibits CoX 1 and 2, inhibits COX 3
    • first drug od choice for mild/moderate pain
    • main adverse effect is hepatic centrilobular necrosis
    • almost entirely metabolized by the liver, greater toxicity with P450 induction
  5. what is the IV version of tylenol?
    • ofirmev
    • used for mild to moderate pain and moderate to severe pain with adjunctive opioids
  6. what type of pain are NSAIDS used for? lipid solubility and protein binding? BBB crossing? metabolized how? excreted where? dosing for hepatic or kidney problems?
    • mild to moderate pain in combo with other analgesics for inflammatory pain
    • highly lipid soluble and poorly protein bound
    • crosses BBB esp (indomethacin)
    • metabolized in liver excreted via kidneys
    • hepatic or renal disease requires lower doses
  7. are NSAIDS analgesics?
    no they function as antiinflammatories & analgesics providing synergism to opioid analgesics
  8. what is the MOA of NSAIDS?
    • COX 1 products maintain the integrity of gastric mucosa
    • COX 2 inhibition (prostaglandin inhibition) causes analgesic & antiinflammatory effects by 1.reducing conversion of AA to prostaglandin 2. inhibition of prostaglandin E 3.inhibiton of prostacyclin and thromboxane 4.
  9. what is the final MOA of NSAIDS?
    decrease recruitment of phagocytes, decrrease free radicals, decrease phospholipase C activity in macrophages, decreased rheumatic factor production & block NO synthase
  10. what are the adverse effects of NSAIDS? what increases the r/o adverse effects?
    • increase myocardial effects of rofecoxib, increase hepatic transaminase levels, renal effects ( NA reabsorption, tubular dysfunction, nephritis, and renal failure
    • ASthma, allergic rhinits, nasal polyps increase r/o anaphylaxis
  11. what can COX 1 and 2 inhibit?
    can inhibit bone healing following fractures
  12. what is the gold standard of pain mgmt? what 3 endogenous peptides do opioids bind with?
    • opoids
    • endorphins, dynorphins and enkephalin
  13. what do agonist/antagonist bind to? partial agonist? antagonist? give examples of each
    • bind to one receptor producing agonist activity and another with no or low receptro activity ex nalbuphine/butorphanol
    • Bind to opiod receptor producing a fraction of the full agonist response "has a ceiling effect" buprenorphine
    • bind to receptors inhibiting or reversing effects of agonist naloxone
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