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Pain control

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Despite medical advances over the past 20 years, pain remains a problem in 60% of patients with advanced cancer and other fatal diseases. In this article, we focus on how to assess and diagnose pain, and explore basic pharmacological and other pain-relieving interventions. Important issues highlighted are the need for skilled assessment and timely decisions in getting to grips with pain control quickly. Strategies include the use of the WHO analgesic ladder, effective management of side effec...

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10.1016/j.mpmed.2007.11.007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Role:
Author
Journal:
Medicine
Volume:
36
Issue:
2
Pages:
67-71
Publication date:
2008-02-05
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ISSN:
1357-3039
URN:
uuid:32dab558-c9e4-47cf-a3be-33a2f685cabc
Source identifiers:
95186
Local pid:
pubs:95186

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