Cancer Pain

Pharmacological, Interventional, and Palliative Care Approaches

By

  • Oscar de Leon-Casasola, MD, Chief, Pain Section, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

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.
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Audience

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

 

Book information

  • Published: June 2006
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0261-5


Table of 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