Managing Cancer Pain in the Era of an Opioid Crisis Managing Cancer Pain in the Era of an Opioid Crisis

An expert panel discussed management and strategies for caring for patients and avoiding misuse of opioids, and also touched on growing concerns of limited access.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

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Introduction: Hyperglycaemia is a significant cause of morbidity in cancer patients accounting for up to 5% of emergency oncology admissions (1). The incidence of hyperglycaemia in non-diabetic patients receiving anti-cancer therapy has been shown to be as high as 11.6% (2). One significant factor is the high doses of steroids administered either as part of the systemic anti-cancer treatment to control nausea and vomiting, or to palliate other cancer-related symptoms such as pain or anorexia. Patients with gastro-intestinal (GI) malignancies, in particular, often receive high doses of steroids as part of their chemotherapy...
Source: Annals of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite services reporting that they provided various supports, interview participants did not appear to use and benefit from these. Coordination of service delivery was identified as requiring improvement. The use of survivorship care plans also needs refinement to determine suitability for use during survivorship. PMID: 29920180 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Women and Health - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Women Health Source Type: research
Conclusion Anxiety, stress management and pain scores were the most improved. Wellbeing scores also improved, on average, by two points on the Likert scale. Patients have stated that ‘being listened to’ and ‘being heard’ were important factors when describing how Shiatsu had helped. We suggest that a study using larger numbers is necessary in order to provide more robust evidence rather than emerging trends.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
This article reviews how acupuncture is thought to work, data on acupuncture for managing pain caused by cancer or by cancer treatment, how acupuncture is practiced in the US medical system, discussion of safety issues, and practical tips on how to integrate acupuncture into cancer care.
Source: CancerNetwork - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: news
Publication date: 2018 Source:International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, Volume 8 Author(s): Ilipo Kaila, Johanna E. Maree Despite the high incidence of cervical cancer in Africa, little is known about pain management in women treated for this disease as best practices primarily focus on the prevention of cervical cancer. The study aimed at describing pain in women diagnosed with cervical cancer who received radiotherapy with/without concurrent chemotherapy, before treatment and at six and 12 months after the completion of the treatment. A cross sectional design and calculated sample size were used to recruit 168...
Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
Patients with cancer that has metastasized to bone and individuals with osteoporosis are at risk of developing skeletal complications, including fractures, which can lead to pain, decreased quality of life (QoL) and lengthy stays in hospital [1 –5]. High-dose regimens of bisphosphonates (such as zoledronic acid 4 mg every 3–4 weeks intravenously [5]) and the monoclonal antibody denosumab (an agent that targets receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand [RANKL]; 120 mg every 4weeks subcutaneously [SC]) are approved for the prev ention of skeletal-related events (SREs) in adults with advanced malignancie...
Source: Cancer Treatment Reviews - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: General and Supportive Care Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients who completed this interdisciplinary palliative consult service appeared to experience a reduction in their most severe symptoms. Visits to patients during existing appointments or having them attend a half-day clinic appears to have reached those referred. With interdisciplinary integration, clinicians are able to collaborate to address patient care needs. Considerations include how to further integrate palliative and psychosocial care to achieve additional benefits and ongoing monitoring of changes in symptom burden. PMID: 29891523 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
Almost 2.8 million men in the U.S. are living with prostate cancer (PC), accounting for 40% of all male cancer survivors. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer may experience chronic and debilitating treatment side effects, including sexual and urinary dysfunction, pain and fatigue. Side effects can be stressful and can also lead to poor psychosocial functioning. Prior trials reveal that group-based cognitive behavioral stress and self-management (CBSM) is effective in reducing stress and mitigating some of these symptoms, yet little is known about the effects of culturally-translated CBSM among Spanish-speaking men with PC.
Source: Contemporary Clinical Trials - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Almost 2.8 million men in the U.S. are living with prostate cancer (PC), accounting for 40% of all male cancer survivors. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer may experience chronic and debilitating treatment side effects, including sexual and urinary dysfunction, pain and fatigue. Side effects can be stressful and can also lead to poor psychosocial functioning. Prior trials reveal that group-based cognitive behavioral stress and self-management (CBSM) is effective in reducing stress and mitigating some of these symptoms, yet little is known about the effects of culturally-translated CBSM among Spanish-spea...
Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Contemp Clin Trials Source Type: research
Conditions:   Acute Pain;   Surgery;   Abdominal Cancer Interventions:   Device: NSS-2 Bridge;   Procedure: ERAS Protocol Sponsor:   Jacques E. Chelly Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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