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Cancer Pain

Pharmacological, Interventional, and Palliative Care Approaches

This new, single-volume reference offers you today's best knowledge on successfully treating cancer pain. It covers everything from the initial evaluation of the patient with cancer pain to the final hours. Chapter after chapter, you'll find a wealth of information on the latest developments in pharmacological therapy · management of side effects and complications · the use of opiods and adjuvants · invasive techniques for the management of cancer pain · and alternative medicine therapies.

Audience
Anesthesiologists, Anesthesiology Residents, Pain Management Physicians and Residents, Oncologists and Oncology Residents, Palliative Care Physicians and Nurses, Hospice Care Workers, Health Science Libraries

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Published: June 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0261-5

Contents

  • I. ON THE FIRST CONTACT

    Taxonomy of Cancer Pain

    Initial Evaluation of the Patient with Cancer Pain

    Cancer Pain Syndromes Due to Tumor Invasion

    Cancer Pain Syndromes Due to Therapy

    Radiological Evaluation of the Patient with Cancer Pain

    Behavioral Assessment



    II. THE INITIAL THERAPEUTIC APPROACH

    Molecular Biology of Opioid Receptors

    Pharmacology of Opioid Receptors

    NSAIDs and COX-2 Inhibitors

    Tricyclic Antidepressants

    Membrane Stabilizing Agents: Anticonvulsants, Topical and Oral Local Anesthetics

    Alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonists

    Steroids

    Biphosphonates: New and Old

    Prevention and Management of Side Effects—Opioids

    Drug Induced Constipation: Prevention and therapy

    Prevention and Management of Side Effects—Adjuvants

    Behavioral Therapy

    Physical Therapy

    Occupational Therapy

    Acupuncture Therapy

    Herbal Therapy



    III. INVASIVE PROCEDURES

    Neurolysis of Sympathetic Axis

    Intraspinal Therapy: Epidural (permanent) and Intrathecal

    Spinal Cord Stimulation

    Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

    Neurosurgical Procedures

    Orthopedic Procedures

    Chemotherapy for The Palliation of Pain

    Radiation Therapy for The Palliation of Pain



    IV. PALLIATIVE CARE

    General Principles

    Nutrition and Hydration

    Weakness

    Dermatology Problems

    Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Problems Respiratory Problems

    Urinary Problems

    Neurologic Problems

    Orthopedic

    Metabolic

    Fever and Infection

    The Final Hours

    Subcutaneous Infusions

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