How has ziconotide impacted non-cancer pain management?

How has ziconotide impacted non-cancer pain management? Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2020 Jan 14;:1-5 Authors: Deer T, Hagedorn JM PMID: 31935126 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research

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Deepti Ahuja, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Nishkarsh Gupta, Vinod Kumar, Sushma BhatnagarIndian Journal of Cancer 2020 57(1):93-97 Scrambler therapy (ST) is a novel noninvasive modality for treatment of chronic neuropathic and cancer pain using 5 artificial neurons. The principle with Scrambler Therapy is that synthetic “non-pain” information is transmitted by C fiber surface receptors. Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy can markedly deteriorate patient's quality of life and can also negatively affect compliance with the anticancer treatment. Chronic neuropathic pain presents a therapeutic challenge if...
Source: Indian Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Radiotherapy is commonly used to treat cancer patients. Besides the curable effect, radiotherapy also could relieve the pain of cancer patients. However, cancer pain is gradually alleviated about two weeks after radiotherapy. In addition, cancer patients who receive radiotherapy may also suffer from pain flare or radiotherapy-induced side effects such as radiation esophagitis, enteritis, and mucositis. Pain control is reported to be inadequate during the whole course of radiotherapy (before, during, and after radiotherapy), and quality of life is seriously affected. Hence, radiotherapy is suggested to be ...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
ConclusionThe delivery of a CCM ‐based, centralized tele‐rehabilitation intervention to patients with advanced stage cancer is highly cost‐effective. Clinicians and care teams working with this vulnerable population should consider incorporating such interventions into their patient care plans.
Source: Cancer Medicine - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Mindfulness-based interventions have been receiving growing attention in cancer care.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Few studies have examined how clinicians assess decision-making capacity for research in the last weeks of life.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a distressing and persistent sense of tiredness or exhaustion that interferes with usual functioning. Chronic CRF continues for months after curative cancer treatment is complete. Post-exertional malaise (PEM) is a worsening of symptoms after physical or mental activity, with limited investigations in people with chronic CRF.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
We describe the supportive medications used by treatment-na ïve lung cancer patients and assess their association with PROs from MD Anderson Symptom Inventory (MDASI).MethodsTreatment-na ïve lung cancer patients who completed PROs from MDASI at the initial visit to MD Anderson Cancer Center were included. Medications from the initial visit were abstracted from the electronic medical records system and categorized into therapeutic classes based on U.S. Pharmacopeia v7.0. A chi-squar e or Mann-WhitneyU test was conducted as appropriate.ResultsAmong 459 patients, ~  50% took any analgesics and 25% were on opi...
Source: Supportive Care in Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To investigate racial differences in implementation of 11 evidence-based cancer pain management strategies in a matched sample of patients in hospice. SAMPLE & SETTING: 32 African American and 32 Caucasian American older adults (aged 65 years or older) with cancer pain receiving hospice care in the midwestern United States. METHODS & VARIABLES: Matched cohort secondary data analysis of postintervention data in a cluster randomized controlled trial was used. Main outcomes are the summative and individual Cancer Pain Practice Index scores. RESULTS: There were few statistic...
Source: Oncology Nursing Forum - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Oncol Nurs Forum Source Type: research
Thoracic epidural analgesia is the standard postoperative pain management strategy in esophageal cancer surgery. However, paravertebral block analgesia may achieve comparable pain control while inducing less s...
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
ConclusionThis review identified that a number of self-management strategies that were initiated by patients, including heat, exercise, meditation, and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy, may reduce self-reported PN symptoms. As the available studies were of low quality, these strategies warrant further investigation with more homogeneous samples, using more rigorously designed trials and larger samples.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsPatients experiencing PN may find a range of self-initiated strategies beneficial in reducing PN symptoms and improving quality of life. However, because of the low q...
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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