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9780521879279

Cancer Pain: Assessment and Management

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521879279

  • ISBN10:

    0521879272

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-12
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Drs. Eduardo D. Bruera and Russell K. Portenoy have completely revised and updated the widely respected Cancer Pain: Assessment and Management for the second edition of this unanimously praised book. This is a comprehensive, clinically oriented review of all aspects of the complex and multidimensional problem of cancer pain. The unique characteristics of cancer pain, including pathophysiology, clinical assessment, diagnosis, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological management are all discussed here in detail. Internationally recognized leaders in cancer pain research have contributed to many new chapters, including neuraxial analgesia, hospice and institution-based palliative care programs, bone pain, and cancer pain and palliative care in the developing world. Cancer Pain continues to be a scholarly but accessible text that is an essential resource for physicians, nurses, and medical students who treat suffering from cancer pain. Per the New England Journal of Medicine, "This book should be in the library of every physician who comes into contact with patients with pain. It is truly superb."

Table of Contents

Mechanisms and Epidemiology
Nociception: basic principles
Pathophysiology of malignant bone pain
Epidemiology and Syndromes
Cancer pain epidemiology
Cancer pain syndromes
Assessment
The assessment of cancer pain: measurement strategy
Multidimensional assessment: pain and palliative care
Evaluating pain for children with cancer
Pain syndromes in cancer survivors
Pharmacological Treatment
Pharmacology of analgesia: basic principles
Pharmacogenetic considerations in the treatment of cancer pain
Pharmacology of opioid analgesia: clinical principles
Opioid side effects and management
Antipyretic analgesics
Adjuvant analgesic drugs
Neuraxial analgesia
Other Interventional Strategies
Neural blockade for cancer pain
Neurosurgical treatment of cancer pain
Rehabilitation and Psychological Interventions
Psychological interventions for cancer pain
Rehabilitation medicine interventions
The Role of Antineoplastic Therapies in Pain Control
Palliative radiotherapy
Palliative systemic antineoplastic therapy
Cancer pain management in the chemically dependent patient
Pain in Special Populations
Cancer pain in children
Managing cancer pain in the elderly
Difficult Pain Problems
Cancer pain and depression
Neuropathic pain
Breakthrough pain
Bone pain
Systems of Care
Integrating cancer pain management into hospice practice and institution-based palliative care programs
Pain in medical illness: ethical foundations
Understanding clinical trials in pain research
Legal and regulatory aspects of opioid treatment: the United States experience
Role of family caregivers in cancer pain management
Cancer pain and palliative care in the developing world
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