Expertise in the use of nonpharmacologic pain management techniques and therapies allow masters-prepared social workers to be an integral member of a multidisciplinary cancer care team.
A retrospective analysis demonstrated that perioperative oral care intervention may reduce postsurgical hospitalizations in patients with lung cancer.
Adult doses for migraine and headache treatments including barbiturates, ergot alkaloids, and NSAIDs.
Management of a malignant bowel obstruction in the setting of gynecologic cancer is complex and associated with multiple physical and psychosocial aspects of care.
A comparative chart of narcotic analgesics including formulations, strengths, and dosing intervals.
A new analysis of men in the CARD study showed that cabazitaxel improved pain response and decreased the likelihood of pain progression compared with either abiraterone or enzalutamide.
Strontium89 (Strontium Chloride Sr-89 injection), a radiopharmaceutical indicated for the relief of bone pain in patients with painful skeletal metastases, has been made available by Q BioMed.
Investigators at UCSD sought to create a tool to help clinicians predict patients’ risk of persistent opioid use after treatment.
Palliative care can be effectively introduced along with other treatments, and the combination of care improves patient symptoms and quality of life.
Moral distress levels vary with perceived use of care; higher levels of distress seen with less frequent use.