Bone pain

Sharon M. Watanabe and Yoko Tarumi

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI:
Bone pain

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This chapter contains a case study to show the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to diagnose and manage bone pain. It addresses several questions such as: What are the clinical features of pain from bone metastases? How do bone metastases cause pain? What is the initial pharmacological approach to managing malignant bone pain? What non-opioid pharmacological agents may be specifically useful for bone pain? What is the role of radiopharmaceutical therapy?

Keywords: palliative care; medical education; bone pain; bone metastases; patient care; cancer patients; malignant bone pain; pain management; radiopharmaceutical therapy

Chapter.  5800 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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