Manual of Cancer Pain

Manual of Cancer Pain

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Pain in oncology, and especially in diagnosis and treatment of cancer pain. patients with advanced disease, is an The reader will find useful information essential issue which cannot be over- and suggestions as how to diagnose and looked. treat pain from a pharmacological and Today, pain is worldwide recognised surgical point of view. as a very complex symptom which in- Pain treatment is a very important cludes different aspects such as somatic, part of quality of life: due to its rele- spiritual, social and psychological pain. vance, we think that this manual will be Practical and scientific knowledge of a very useful tool for all health profes- pain in cancer should be part of the pre- sionals, and we are grateful to Drs De and post-training of general practi- Conno and Caraceni for their generous contribution in making this effort suc- tioners, oncologists and nurses. This manual reflects the opinion of cessful.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 223 x 3.3mm | 112g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • 60 p.
  • 079234202X
  • 9780792342021

Table of contents

1: Introduction. 2: Pain Assessment. 2.1. Emergency Pain. 2.2. Clinical Assessment. 2.3. Pain Measurement. 3: Pathophysiology of Pain in Cancer. 3.1. Nociceptive Pain. 3.2. Neuropathic Pain. 3.3. Idiopathic Pain. 4: Cancer Pain Syndromes. 4.1. Bone Pain. 4.2. Headache and Facial Pain Syndromes. 4.3. Pain Syndromes due to Lesions of the Nervous Tissue. 4.4. Chest Wall Pain. 4.5. Visceral Pain Syndromes. 4.6. Pelvic and Perineal Pain. 5: Pharmacology Pain Management. 5.1. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. 5.2. Paracetamol. 5.3. Opioid Analgesics. 5.4. Opioid Resistant Pain. 5.5. Adjuvant Analgesics. 6: Invasive Techniques. 6.1. Neurolytic Blockades. 6.2. Neuroablative Techniques. References. Recommended Literature.
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