Neuropathic pain: a practical guide for the clinician
- Neuropathic Pain in Cancer Patientsâ€”Prevalence and Management in a Tertiary Care Anesthesia-Run Referral Clinic Based in Urban India. Bhatnagar, Sushma; Mishra, Seema; Roshni, S.; Gogia, Vikas; Khanna, Sandeep // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Jul2010, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p819
Background: Cancer pain is often intractable and has a considerable impact on the quality of life. Nociceptive pain is easily recognized and managed using conventional analgesics. The neuropathic component makes cancer pain difficult to manage. The epidemiology of neuropathic pain in cancer...
- Sodium Channel Blockers in Neuropathic Pain. Kalso, Eija // Current Pharmaceutical Design;Sep2005, Vol. 11 Issue 23, p3005
Subtypes of tetrodotoxin resistant voltage-gated sodium channels are involved in the development of certain types of neuropathic pains. After nerve injury hyperexcitability and spontaneous firing develop at the site of injury and also in the dorsal root ganglion cell bodies. This...
- Topical Analgesics in Neuropathic Pain. Sawynok, Jana // Current Pharmaceutical Design;Sep2005, Vol. 11 Issue 23, p2995
Neuropathic pain can be difficult to treat clinically, as current therapies involve partial effectiveness and significant adverse effects. Following the development of preclinical models for neuropathic pain, significant advances have been made in understanding the neurobiology of neuropathic...
- Depression in palliative care. // Nursing Standard;11/26/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 12, p58
A questionnaire regarding depression in palliative care is presented.
- Depression in palliative care: a systematic review. Part 2. Treatment. Lan Ly, Kelly; Addington-Hall, Julia; Chidgey, Jayne; Hotopf, Matthew // Palliative Medicine;Jul2002, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p279
Objective: To summarize available literature containing data on the treatment of depression in palliative care patients. Methods: A systematic review was conducted using extensive electronic databases and hand searches. All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions for depression in...
- Neurological face of palliative care-A bitter truth for the neurologist. Syam, U.; Rajagopal; Nirmala; Baburaj // Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology;Nov2008 Supplement, Vol. 11, pS136
Objectives: This study was undertaken to study. 1. The incidence of neurological problems among patients receiving palliative care, 2. Beneficial effects of intervention by a neurologist in a palliative care team. Methods: All patients (both new and old) which included inpatients, outpatients...
- Palliative Care in Neurological Disease: A Team Approach. Sander, Ruth // Nursing Older People;Sep2010, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p8
The article reviews the book "Palliative Care in Neurological Disease: A Team Approach," edited by Judi Byrne et al.
- Which depression screening tools should be used in palliative care? Lloyd-Williams, Mari; Spiller, Juliet; Ward, Jason // Palliative Medicine;Jan2003, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p40
Depression is a significant symptom for many palliative care patients, but is difficult to diagnose and therefore treat. In an effort to improve detection, there has been increasing interest in the use of screening tools. Many tools, however, have been developed for physically well patients and...
- Diarrhea in Palliative Care. Alderman, Jeffrey // Journal of Palliative Medicine;Apr2005, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p449
Provides information on diarrhea in palliative care. Definition and common causes of diarrhea; Factors to consider when performing a physical examination; Use of antibiotics.