Cancer Pain: Pharmacological, Interventional, and Palliative Care Approaches, 1e

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9780721602615: Cancer Pain: Pharmacological, Interventional, and Palliative Care Approaches, 1e

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.

  • Features a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to cancer pain―from top international cancer centers.
  • Covers the latest pharmacologic treatments as well as the recent advances in the management of side effects and complications associated with oral pharmacological therapy.
  • Provides step-by-step instructions for invasive pain techniques.
  • Discusses intraspinal analgesia, resulting in better pain relief and a lower incidence of side effects and complications for patients who have had little success with the use of pharmacological therapy.
  • Includes discussions on the benefits as well as side effects of alternative medicine, including acupuncture, herbal therapies, and message therapy.
  • Examines the advantages of cancer pain treatment by psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and nutritionists.
  • Presents complete palliative care protocols and recipes for every symptom and major organ system.

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

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