Rectal enema of bupivacaine in cancer patients with tenesmus pain & ndash; case series

Source: Journal of Pain Research - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Journal of Pain Research Source Type: research

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Abstract Pancreatic cancer is a dismal disease with a poor prognosis and is one of the most painful malignancies. Therefore, adequate pain control is essential to improving the patient's quality of life. Pain in pancreatic cancer has complex pathophysiologic mechanisms and different characteristics. The choice of pain management modalities should be individualized depending on the pain characteristics using a multidisciplinary approach. The treatment options available include medical treatment, chemotherapy, celiac plexus/ganglion neurolysis, radiotherapy, and endoscopic technique. This review discusses the medica...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
ConclusionsOpioid dependence in the over 65-year old population after lung resection is high but was significantly lower among those who received minimally invasive surgery, in addition to other factors.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionUltrasound guided infiltration allows accurate placement of large volume of diluted local anaesthetic solution safely and provides effective anaesthesia.
Source: The Surgeon - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Despite our inability to accurately predict survival in cancer patients, a life expectancy of at least three months is historically considered necessary for patients to be considered for surgical treatment of spinal metastases. With a wealth of new surgical and radiation technologies available, why would someone with incapacitating mechanical pain and/or progressive neurological deficit be denied treatment because their life expectancy is believed to be less than 3 months?
Source: The Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractTotal knee arthroplasty with mega-prosthesis in oncologic patients is a painful surgery and may be associated with nerve injury. Epidural analgesia (EA) with local anaesthetics (LA) is routinely used for pain relief in these patients. At our institute, we came across a high incidence of motor weakness in these patients compelling to shift to patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with intravenous opioids. We retrospectively analysed our data to find the incidence and reasons for motor weakness and also to compare the efficacy of EA and PCA as analgesics. Over a period of 15  months, 68 patients were operated; out ...
Source: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsAccumulating reports suggested that the bioactive extracts (e.g., Huachansu) and bufadienolide monomers (including bufalin, gamabufotalin, bufotalin, cinobufagin, resibufogenin and arenobufagin) isolated from Chanpi or Chansu could be promising drug candidates for cancer patients due to their potent and broad-spectrum of anti-tumor activity. However, it is crucial to elucidate in-depth molecular mechanisms, structure-activity relationships and potential side-effects of active constituents derived from BBGC. Meanwhile, to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the clinical medication, future studies should undoub...
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Patients on Georgia's medical marijuana program are most concerned about the legality of the product and their ability to obtain marijuana-related products. Therefore, we recommend that states with medical marijuana laws should provide safe and reliable access to cannabis products for qualifying patients. PMID: 31442099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: JOP - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: J Oncol Pract Source Type: research
Many patients with advanced cancer experience aggressive care during the end-of-life. Several studies have evaluated the benefits of palliative care (PC) on the reduction of aggressive measures; however, limited data are available about their benefit in Brazilian patients.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Background Cancer patients often have other noncancer medical conditions. Presence of comorbidities negatively affects cancer survival. Objective The aim of this study was to investigate comorbidity, risk factors for comorbidity, and how comorbidity was associated with symptoms and quality of life in patients being treated for breast cancer. Methods One hundred and one breast cancer chemotherapy outpatients completed this study. Comorbid conditions, weight, height, and smoking status were identified by chart review. Symptoms and quality of life were self-reported using psychometrically sound instruments. Log-linear...
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusion Improvement of QOL of patients with head and neck cancer is a long process, which is associated with the clinical and demographic characteristics of patients. Implications for Practice Focusing nursing practice on shoulder and neck function rehabilitation, incision care, and pain management could positively affect QOL among patients with head and neck cancer treated by surgery.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES Source Type: research
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