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Basic procedure safety and patient considerations for cancer pain interventions

Samyadev Datta.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Radiation Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 2250 words.

Interventional procedures are an integral part of the options available for treatment of certain cancer-related pain. Well-trained physicians can use these techniques safely to provide...

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Cervical cordotomy for cancer pain

Manohar Sharma.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Radiation Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 2513 words.

There is a growing interest in percutaneous cervical cordotomy as an effective pain relief procedure in the UK because of an expected increase in mesothelioma cases. Various publications...

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Control of complex pain at the end of life in hospice or community setting

Umesh K. Gidwani and Stephen Berns.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Radiation Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 6074 words.

Pain is very prevalent and common in the cancer population. It has the potential not only to cause physical distress but also affect the patient’s functional status, psychological and...

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Definition and pathophysiology of complex cancer pain

Michael I. Bennett.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Radiation Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 2602 words.

Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as an ‘unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in...

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Diffuse cancer pain in lower half of body

Kate Marley.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Radiation Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 3143 words.

In this chapter a complex case of refractory pain is considered in a patient with advanced cancer, which illustrates the challenges of balancing benefits and burdens of different treatment...

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Intrathecal drug delivery for cancer pain

Louise Lynch.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Radiation Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 10175 words.

ITDD (intrathecal drug delivery) has been an option for the management of persistent cancer pain since the 1980s. The discovery of opioid receptors in the central nervous system was the...

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Intrathecal pump for cancer pain

Louise Lynch.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Radiation Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 3617 words.

This chapter is a real case study and is not intended as a lesson in how to manage a patient with cancer-related pain, but rather to provide an insight into the various problems that can...

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Kidney Disease

Edwina A. Brown, Fliss E. M. Murtagh and Emma Murphy.

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nephrology; Pharmacology; Pain Medicine; Communication Skills; Medical Ethics. 400 pages.

This resource provides practical guidance on end of life management for patients with renal disease. It is presented in easily accessible, bullet point style, and is illustrated with case...

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The management of pain

Edwina Brown, Fliss Murtagh, Emma Murphy and Max Watson.

in Kidney Disease

May 2012; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palliative Medicine; Nephrology; Pharmacology; Pain Medicine. 5785 words.

Introduction - Causes of pain - Types of pain - Assessment of pain - What hinders pain management? - Principles of management: the WHO analgesic ladder - WHO analgesic ladder: steps 1 and 2 -...

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Mesothelioma and chest wall pain

Manohar Sharma and Sanjeeva Gupta.

in Practical Management of Complex Cancer Pain

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Pharmacology; Radiation Oncology; Palliative Medicine; Pain Medicine. 2253 words.

Approximately 1800 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in England. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked in jobs where they inhaled asbestos, or were exposed to...

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