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Cancer Pain

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When the editors asked me to write a foreword to this book I felt very honoured but somewhat embarrassed. I am not a physician bu... Weiterlesen
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When the editors asked me to write a foreword to this book I felt very honoured but somewhat embarrassed. I am not a physician but I have spent many years dealing with the organizational problems of the care and assistance of cancer patients who have no hope of recovering. The Floriani Foundation became active in 1977 with a donation from my wife and myself following a sad family experience. The aim of this Foundation is to assist research, studies and diffusion of information in order to better the quality of life of people suffering from debilitating chronic disease, the most important of which is cancer. In the past the Floriani Foundation has sponsored and org.an­ ized congresses and meetings on the subject of cancer pain relief. The proceedings of those meetings were published and have reached a limited number of people, mainly specialists in this field. It is therefore a pleasure to have been able to help the editors of this book which should reach a much wider audience, particularly among those general practitioners in the developed and developing countries who are directly involved in the treatment of these suffering populations. I hope that the information it contains will be useful in offering support to these suffering patients who still receive very little attention from medical practice.



Inhalt

One Basic Aspects of Cancer Pain.- 1. Importance of the Problem.- 2. Neurophysiology and Biochemistry of Pain.- 3. Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Patient and Therapist.- Two Assessment.- 4. Assessment of Pain in Patients with Cancer.- 5. Pain Syndromes in Patients with Cancer.- Three Treatment.- 6. Therapeutic Strategy.- 7. Drug Therapy.- I-Non-Opioid Drugs.- II-Opioid Drugs.- III-Adjuvant Drugs.- 8. Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy for Cancer Pain.- 9. Palliative Surgery in Cancer Pain Treatment.- 10. Role of Chemical Neurolysis and Local Anaesthetic Infiltration.- 11. Practical Neurosurgical Techniques.- 12. Symptom Control as it Relates to Pain Control.- Four Terminal Care.- 13. Terminal Care.- Appendix - Preparation of Solutions.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Cancer Pain
Editor:
EAN: 9780852008584
ISBN: 978-0-85200-858-4
Format: Fester Einband
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 160
Gewicht: 481g
Größe: H14mm x B234mm x T156mm
Jahr: 1987
Auflage: 1987 ed.

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