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General principles of management

Edited by Andrew Davies

in Cancer-related Bone Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199215737
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199606979 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199215737.003.0004

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library Opml P

General principles of management

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The successful management of bone pain depends on adequate assessment, appropriate treatment, and adequate reassessment (i.e. assessment of the treatment) (Davies, 2002). Inadequate assessment may lead to ineffective treatment, or even inappropriate treatment. Similarly, inadequate reassessment may lead to continuance of ineffect-ive/inappropriate treatment (and continuance of pain). This chapter will discuss the assessment of bone pain, and the general principles of management of bone pain.

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Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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