Cancer Pain: Pharmacological, Interventional, and Palliative Care Approaches

Author: de Leon-Casasola, Oscar A.


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  • ISBN: 9780721602615
  • Author: de Leon-Casasola, Oscar A.
  • Publ Date: 2006-06-16
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 608
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: O/P
  • ID - 7113

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


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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