Localized Corticosteroid Injections for Malignant Joint Pain in the Oncologic Population: A Case Series

We describe a case series of 3 cancer patients who have concurrent hip- and greater trochanteric–related pain. We performed a single-insertion-site, ultrasound-guided injection to target both the intra-articular hip and greater trochanteric bursa for each patient. All patients reported an improvement in pain symptoms and function with no major complications. Targeted corticosteroid injections provide a potential for relief of malignant joint pain.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

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Authors: Zhang Y, Zhang R, Ding N Abstract Clinical analgesic effect of different doses of nalbuphine combined with remifentanil on postoperative gastric cancer patients was explored. One hundred cases of gastric cancer patients treated from December 2014 to December 2016 in the Xiangyang No. 1 People's Hospital were selected and separated into group A and group B. The dose in group A was 0.2 mg/kg of nalbuphine plus 0.2 µg/kg of remifentanil, and 0.3 mg/kg of nalbuphine plus 0.1 µg/kg of remifentanil in group B. Analgesia was performed by self-controlled intravenous injection. The Visual Analogue Scale...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Clinicians deciding whether to refer a patient or family to specialty palliative care report facing high levels of uncertainty. Most research on medical uncertainty has focused on prognostic uncertainty. As part of a pediatric palliative referral intervention for oncology teams we explored how uncertainty might influence palliative care referrals.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionLow-volume prescribers in the social network ’s periphery were at greater risk of intended or discoordinated prescribing than interconnected high-volume prescribers. Interventions addressing discoordination among low-volume opioid prescribers in non-integrated practices should be a priority. Demands for enhanced functionality and integration of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs or referrals to specialized multidisciplinary pain management centers are potential policy implications.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion Abdominal pain was the most frequent presentation. There was no ultrasonographic pattern. All of the SLCTs were at stage IA, and most of them were moderately differentiated. Relapses did not occur, but one death related to the surgical staging occurred.Resumo Objetivo Descrever uma s érie de casos de tumores de células de Sertoli-Leydig (TCSLs) ovarianos. Métodos Revisão retrospectiva de 12 casos de TCSL tratados no Hospital de Câncer de Barretos entre outubro de 2009 e agosto de 2017. Resultados A mediana de idade foi 31 anos (15-71 anos). Um total de 9 pacientes (75,0 %) apres...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
In this episode, Gabe talks with PsychCentral.com editor-in-chief Dr. John Grohol about the importance of planning for the end of life.  We all know that everybody dies, but at the same time, no one wants to think about their own inevitable death. Do you know how you would like the end of your life to go?  What if you needed to make that decision for a loved one? Do you know what they want? Would they want to be resuscitated? Do they want to die at home or in a hospital? Do you even know what kinds of decisions need to be made, or what the options are?  Listen in as Dr. John explains that there is a degre...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Death & Dying General LifeHelper The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs
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Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conditions:   Breast Cancer Female;   Pain, Postoperative Interventions:   Procedure: Thoracic paravertebral block under ultrasound guidance;   Procedure: Intraoperative modified PEC block;   Procedure: GA with ETT Sponsor:   Mahidol University Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Jamil Kazma, Cynae Johnson, Nitin Jain, Vasantha Lakshmi Gali, Ken H. Young, Amir A. JazaeriAbstractThe involvement of the cervix as a site of relapse for hematologic malignancies is rare. We herein present a case of relapsed B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia/Lymphoma (ALL) mimicking advanced cervical cancer. The patient is a 61-year-old female with history B-cell ALL and had multiple relapses confined to the bone marrow and had received several different chemotherapy regimens. She presented with lower abdominal pain after the...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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