Current perspectives on pain in AIDS, part 1 Journal Article


Authors: Breitbart, W.; Di Biase, L.
Article Title: Current perspectives on pain in AIDS, part 1
Abstract: As active participants in the care of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), oncologists need to be aware of the many facets of pain management in this population. This two-part article, which will conclude in the July 2002 issue, describes the prevalence and types of pain syndromes encountered in patients with AIDS, and reviews the psychological and functional impact of pain as well as the barriers to adequate pain treatment in this group and others with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related disease. Finally, principles of pain management, with particular emphasis on controlling pain in HIV-infected patients with a history of substance abuse, are outlined.
Keywords: treatment outcome; review; multimodality cancer therapy; combined modality therapy; quality of life; pain; prevalence; virology; narcotic analgesic agent; acquired immune deficiency syndrome; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; analgesics, opioid; pain measurement; analgesics; pain assessment; analgesic agent; humans; human; analgesics, non-narcotic
Journal Title: Oncology (Norwalk)
Volume: 16
Issue: 6
ISSN: 0890-9091
Publisher: C M P Medica LLC * The Oncology Group  
Date Published: 2002-06-01
Start Page: 818-829
End Page: 834-835
Language: English
PUBMED: 12088302
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Export Date: 14 November 2014 -- Source: Scopus
MSK Authors
  1. William S Breitbart
    350 Breitbart