Tramadol with or without paracetamol (acetaminophen) for cancer pain

This Cochrane Review finds very low quality data suggesting tramadol produced pain relief in some adults with pain due to cancer and is not as effective as morphine. There is no evidence for children. The place of tramadol in managing cancer pain and its role as step 2 of the WHO analgesic ladder is unclear.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Related Links:

Last week I described some of the reasons for using a case formulation approach when working through initial assessment information, and today I’m going to describe one approach for organising a formulation. This is the “4 P” formulation, and it’s one that’s often used in mental health (Bolton, 2014). In the 4 P model, there are four questions to ask yourself: Preconditions – Why is this person vulnerable to this problem?Precipitating factors – Why now? This can mean “why is this person having symptoms now?” or “why is this person presenting to this person ...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Pain conditions Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial case formulation Occupational therapy pain management Therapeutic approaches Source Type: blogs
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has shown itself to be a valid, beneficia...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DBT can help evaluate cases of focal breast pain DBT + synthesized 2D mammo detects more cancers Mammography, DBT safe for accidental exam during pregnancy DBT screening shows value in community practice settings Synthesized mammo plus DBT handles calcifications differently
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Although robot-assisted radical trachelectomy in this cohort was associated with a low recurrence rate, a high fertility rate and an exceptionally high term delivery rate, women's quality of life was affected postoperatively, particularly with regards to their sexual well-being and lymphatic side-effects.PMID:34837852 | DOI:10.1016/j.ejogrb.2021.11.018
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
J Clin Med. 2021 Nov 16;10(22):5334. doi: 10.3390/jcm10225334.ABSTRACTThoracic and breast sarcomas constitute a rare subgroup within the sarcoma population. There is limited knowledge about their health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and a valid disease-specific HRQoL instrument is lacking. This qualitative study aimed to investigate the HRQoL issues experienced by a small group of thoracic and breast sarcoma patients. Semi-structured interviews with 19 thoracic and four breast sarcoma patients were conducted and thematically analysed. Physical issues mentioned by both groups were fatigue, sleep disturbances, pain, wound ...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to compare OAT versus SMT with regard to risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) among older adults with cLBP. Summary of Background Data. We examined Medicare claims data spanning a 5-year period on fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 to 84 years, continuously enrolled under Medicare Parts A, B, and D for a 60-month study period, and with an episode of cLBP in 2013. We excluded patients with a diagnosis of cancer or use of hospice care. Methods. All included patients received long-term management of cLBP with SMT or OAT. We assembled cohorts of patients who received SMT or OAT ...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH Source Type: research
Conclusions. The included randomized controlled trials demonstrated an overall positive and statistically significant effect of vertebral augmentation surgeries, such as vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, for the treatment of cancer-related vertebral compression fractures, especially when compared with nonsurgical management, radiofrequency ablation, or chemotherapy alone. Level of Evidence: 1
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: LITERATURE REVIEW Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For promoting success in CRC screening programmes, knowing what the barriers and facilitators are is necessary. Awareness and various personal, professional and social factors have been shown to be the major barriers toward CRC screening in most Asian countries.PMID:34824608 | PMC:PMC8580594 | DOI:10.3332/ecancer.2021.1285
Source: Ecancermedicalscience - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: Because this patient was referred to a palliative care team for the purpose of relieving pain caused by skin symptoms associated with chemotherapy, a crucial point is the symptoms were treated as side effects of the chemotherapy from the beginning. As neuropathy can occur as a result of chemotherapy, the pain and muscle weakness could be explained at the time; however, the symptoms continued to worsen even after the chemotherapy was stopped. Because the symptoms were not typical of polymyositis/dermatomyositis, diagnosis of the patient was delayed, even though he was treated in each specialized department. Our ...
Source: Journal of Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For promoting success in CRC screening programmes, knowing what the barriers and facilitators are is necessary. Awareness and various personal, professional and social factors have been shown to be the major barriers toward CRC screening in most Asian countries.PMID:34824608 | PMC:PMC8580594 | DOI:10.3332/ecancer.2021.1285
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cancer;   Chemotherapy Interventions:   Behavioral: Virtual reality therapy;   Behavioral: Questionnaires;   Procedure: Measure heart rate;   Behavioral: Cyber sickness measurement Sponsor:   Cody Stansel Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
More News: Acetaminophen | Cancer | Cancer & Oncology | Children | Health | Lortab | Morphine | Pain | Tramadol | Ultracet