Pain management in patients with pancreatic carcinoma Journal Article

Authors: Caraceni, A.; Portenoy, R. K.
Article Title: Pain management in patients with pancreatic carcinoma
Abstract: Pancreatic cancer has a very poor prognosis and is often associated with severe pain. A variety of pain syndromes and pain pathophysiologies can be identified. Information about the analgesic efficacy of available oncological treatments is very limited, but the available data suggest that pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches can be effective in the majority of cases. Guidelines have been developed for drug administration that emphasize indications, selection of routes, optimal dosing, and side effect treatment. Celiac plexus block can be considered for a subgroup of patients who fail to benefit from drug therapy. Optimally, pain management should be provided within a broader model of palliative care, which can address the many problems associated with this challenging disease.
Keywords: cancer survival; review; pathophysiology; pancreatic neoplasms; cancer palliative therapy; palliative care; pain; cancer pain; oncology; pancreas carcinoma; pain assessment; pancreatic carcinoma; humans; human; priority journal
Journal Title: Cancer
Volume: 78
Issue: 3 Suppl.
ISSN: 0008-543X
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell  
Date Published: 1996-08-01
Start Page: 639
End Page: 653
Language: English
DOI: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0142(19960801)78:3<639::aid-cncr45>;2-x
PUBMED: 8681303
PROVIDER: scopus
Notes: Review -- Export Date: 22 November 2017 -- Source: Scopus
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