Marijuana May Improve Quality of Life in Head and Neck Cancer

Some significant benefits observed in quality of life domains for patients with newly diagnosed HNC
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Oncology, ENT, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

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The objective of the present study was to identify the factors associated with opioid abuse and dependence (OAD) in those hospitalized for head and neck cancer (HNC). Although measures are being implementing to reduce opioid prescribing, the use of these drugs in individuals with HNC can be valuable. However, little is known about OAD among this cohort of individuals.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Anesthesia/TMJ dysfunction/facial pain Source Type: research
Decreased opioid use seen after head and neck cancer surgery with free tissue reconstruction
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Pharmacy, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news
ConclusionIn patients with history of HNCA and radiation, office‐based TNE with esophageal dilation appears safe, well‐tolerated, and cost‐effective. In a small cohort, the technique has low complication rate and is feasible in an otolaryngology outpatient office setting. Level of Evidence4. Laryngoscope, 2018
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: BronchoEsophagology Source Type: research
Benzocaine, a topical anesthetic, has long been used as an analgesic for various otolaryngology-related conditions. First reported in 1955, benzocaine has long been known to be a cause of methemoglobinemia (1). This product is now readily available over the counter, and topical benzocaine is being routinely used for chronic oral and oropharyngeal pain in the head and neck cancer population. We herein report an interesting case of methemoglobinemia in a head and neck cancer patient and discuss this condition, its diagnosis, and treatment.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Visual Diagnosis in Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our study highlighted the high burden of chronic pain after therapy for major head and neck tumors. We identified demographic and clinical factors that are associated with the presence of chronic pain. Further studies are required to better understand the risk factors to implement strategies to prevent, alleviate, and treat chronic pain associated with major head and neck tumor therapies.
Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Pain Practice - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Conclusion In head and neck complex oncologic reconstructive surgery, haemoglobin and BMI were the most sensitive tools for predicting postoperative free flap complications, while thenar eminence StO2 was not.
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusion In head and neck complex oncologic reconstructive surgery, haemoglobin and BMI were the most sensitive tools for predicting postoperative free flap complications, while thenar eminence StO2 was not.
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Authors: Bianchini C, Malagò M, Crema L, Aimoni C, Matarazzo T, Bortolazzi S, Ciorba A, Pelucchi S, Pastore A Abstract There is increasing interest about all aspects of pain sensation for patients undergoing head and neck surgery, and efforts have been made to better assess, monitor and reduce the occurrence of pain. The aetiology of pain is considered to be "multifactorial", as it is defined by several features such as personal experience, quality perception, location, intensity and emotional impact. The aim of this paper is: (i) to evaluate the efficacy of analgesic treatment in patients with hea...
Source: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital Source Type: research
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