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Terminal pain

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES, and ROBERT DUNLOP

in Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192625144
eISBN:
9780191730009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines pain management problems in terminally ill patients. Terminal pain is frequently treated ineptly and the public myth that death from cancer involves unremitting distress is ... More


End-stage renal disease

Sara Davison

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0098
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter includes case studies which illustrate the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to manage end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It considers some questions such as: How frequent ... More


Spinal delivery of drugs in pain control

Tony L. Yaksh and Patrick W. Mantyh

in The Neurobiology of Pain: (Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515616
eISBN:
9780191723650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515616.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter shows that spinal systems encode information that is sufficient to engender a pain state. Encoding occurs by multiple mechanisms manifesting a complex pharmacology. Importantly, these ... More


The patient presenting with malignant genitourinary pain

Florian Heid and Jürgen Jage

in Supportive Care for the Urology Patient

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198529415
eISBN:
9780191730344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529415.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Supportive care aims to maintain or improve a patient's level of comfort and function. In attempting to achieve these goals, health-care professionals may be confronted with one of the most ... More


Introduction

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES, and ROBERT DUNLOP

in Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192625144
eISBN:
9780191730009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about palliative care and pain management in terminally ill patients. The book examines the issues of terminal pain, the use of ... More


The use of analgesics

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES, and ROBERT DUNLOP

in Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192625144
eISBN:
9780191730009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the use of analgesics for the control of terminal pain. Though there is no need to resort automatically to strong analgesics when a patient approaches the terminal stages of his ... More


Adjuvant therapy in pain control

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES, and ROBERT DUNLOP

in Living with Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192625144
eISBN:
9780191730009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter examines the use of adjuvant therapy in the management of pain in terminally ill patients. It explains that analgesics are sometimes not enough to relieve the pain in some patients and ... More


Management of pain in renal failure

Sara N Davison, E Joanna Chambers, and Charles J Ferro

in Supportive Care for the Renal Patient

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199560035
eISBN:
9780191730139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560035.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses pain and pain management in renal failure. Pain is defined in this chapter as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, ... More


Tumour-associated problems: pain

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Cancer is often perceived as a life-threatening illness associated with severe and intractable pain. For most patients, pain is a powerful reminder of his or her disease, which in the latter stages ... More


Measurement of Constipation

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

In gastroenterology, chronic idiopathic constipation has been the subject of considerable investigation. The results form a large body of fundamental research into the physiological control of ... More


Pain palliation

Derek Doyle, David Jeffrey, and Kenneth Calman

in Palliative Care in the Home

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632272
eISBN:
9780191730245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632272.003.0003
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

Most of the patients suffering from cancer believe that pain is an inevitable consequence of their disease and diagnostics. Although pain is one of the most common symptoms particularly in patients ... More


Current Views on Pain Relief and Terminal Care: First published in The Therapy of Pain (1981), ed. M. Swerdlow, pp. 215–41. Lancaster: MTP Press.

Cicely Saunders

in Cicely Saunders: Selected Writings 1958-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198570530
eISBN:
9780191730412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570530.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter begins with the observation that ‘the use of the word terminal has tended to obscure the fact that it does not always refer to an irreversible state’. Terminal care is seen as a facet of ... More


A classification of peripheral analgesics based upon their mode of action

Sérgio H. Ferreira

in Migraine: A Spectrum of Ideas

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192618108
eISBN:
9780191724305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192618108.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter aims to discuss current ideas about the mechanism of action of peripheral analgesics, and to provide a rational basis both for their therapeutic use and for the development of new drugs. ... More


Drugs acting on reward and punishment systems

Heather Ashton

in Brain Function and Psychotropic Drugs

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192622426
eISBN:
9780191724749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622426.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter describes drugs that exert major actions on reward and punishment systems and are all drugs of dependence. Some have potent effects on pain systems and are of therapeutic importance ... More


When the opioid fails: managing the patient with severe neuropathic pain

Annette Vielhaber and Russell K. Portenoy

in Palliative Care Consultations in Haemato-oncology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198528081
eISBN:
9780191730399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528081.003.0009
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter focuses on the management of pain, particularly neuropathic pain. Pain is experienced approximately by 75 per cent of cancer patients with advanced-stage disease. The neuropathic ... More


Divine Analgesia: Painlessness in a Pain-Filled World

L. Stephanie Cobb

in Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Chapter Three surveys narrative techniques for rejecting pain as a locus of meaning in martyrdom. A number of texts explicitly deny the experience of pain altogether by employing the language of ... More


Matters of substance

Thomas F. Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198818014
eISBN:
9780191859410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818014.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Psychoactive substances vary tremendously in their pharmacological properties, cultural symbolism, and reinforcing effects. Comparative risk assessments indicate that legal substances like tobacco ... More


The legal market: prescription and diversion of psychopharmaceuticals

Thomas F. Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198818014
eISBN:
9780191859410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818014.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The growth of modern medicine, is paralleled by substantial growth in psychopharmaceutical medications designed to treat psychiatric disorders, pain, cognitive dysfunction, mental distress, and sleep ... More


Collecting biological samples for disease monitoring

Elliott R. Jacobson

in Reptile Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198726135
eISBN:
9780191825934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198726135.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the collection of samples and storage methods for disease diagnosis in reptiles; and provides an overview of ethics and animal welfare considerations, the role of the ... More


Summary and conclusions

Thomas F. Babor, Jonathan Caulkins, Benedikt Fischer, David Foxcroft, Keith Humphreys, María Elena Medina-Mora, Isidore Obot, Jürgen Rehm, Peter Reuter, Robin Room, Ingeborg Rossow, and John Strang

in Drug Policy and the Public Good

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198818014
eISBN:
9780191859410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818014.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Among the 47 options reviewed in this book, most show some evidence of effectiveness in at least one country, but the evidence is less than definitive for many others, either because the ... More


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