Pain Management

New Lazanda Dose Available for Breakthrough Cancer Pain

New Lazanda Dose Available for Breakthrough Cancer Pain

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Lazanda (transmucosal immediate release fentanyl [TIRF]) is now available at a 300 mcg dose strength to treat breakthrough cancer pain.

Rotation to Methadone as Second-line Opioid May Be Safe, Efficacious

Rotation to Methadone as Second-line Opioid May Be Safe, Efficacious

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Rotation to methadone as a second-line opioid may be safe and efficacious when using a tiered scheme with close follow-up in patients.

Low-dose Morphine More Effective in Treating Moderate Cancer Pain

Low-dose Morphine More Effective in Treating Moderate Cancer Pain

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Low-dose morphine may effectively reduce pain intensity compared with weak opioids in patients with cancer who have moderate pain.

Ibandronate May Be Alternative to Radiotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Bone Pain

Ibandronate May Be Alternative to Radiotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Bone Pain

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A single infusion of ibandronate had outcomes similar to a single dose of radiotherapy for metastatic bone pain in prostate cancer.

Treating Pain in Patients with Cancer: Considerations When Prescribing Opioids

Treating Pain in Patients with Cancer: Considerations When Prescribing Opioids

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There are key factors to consider when determining the best treatment strategy for pain in patients with cancer.

Nerve 'Invasion' May Impact Cancer Progression, Pain

Nerve 'Invasion' May Impact Cancer Progression, Pain

Reciprocal relationship between cancer and neurons at play in cancer tumor proliferation and pain sensitization.

Omega 3, Placebo Aid Aromatase Inhibitor-Induced Pain

Omega 3, Placebo Aid Aromatase Inhibitor-Induced Pain

For early-stage breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors (AIs), arthralgia is improved with omega-3 fatty acid (O3-FA) and placebo.

Almost Half of Colorectal Cancer Survivors Experience Continued Pain

Almost Half of Colorectal Cancer Survivors Experience Continued Pain

Almost half of colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors with pain interference (PI) during the initial phase of care have continued PI post-treatment.

Cancer Pain Drug Sativex Fails to Meet Primary Endpoint

Cancer Pain Drug Sativex Fails to Meet Primary Endpoint

Sativex did not meet its primary endpoint in demonstrating statistically significant difference from placebo for patients with advanced cancer.

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain in Patients with Breast Cancer

Acupuncture, Exercise May Ease Pain in Patients with Breast Cancer

Treatment-related discomfort, swelling in breast cancer patients helped by acupuncture and exercise in two studies.

Severe Tenesmoid Cancer Pain Managed with Bupivacaine Via Intrathecal, Rectal Administration

Severe Tenesmoid Cancer Pain Managed with Bupivacaine Via Intrathecal, Rectal Administration

Successful management of severe cancer pain can be a challenge for oncologists and their patients.

How to Communicate Metastatic Breast Cancer Pain

How to Communicate Metastatic Breast Cancer Pain

This fact sheet educates patients on how to properly describe the details of their metastatic breast cancer pain to their oncologist.

Methylprednisolone Doesn't Enhance Opioids' Analgesic Effect on Cancer Pain

Methylprednisolone Doesn't Enhance Opioids' Analgesic Effect on Cancer Pain

In advanced cancer patients receiving opioids, methylprednisolone does not add to analgesic effect.

Back, Abdomen Pain More Likely in Colon Cancer Survivors

Back, Abdomen Pain More Likely in Colon Cancer Survivors

Colon cancer survivors are more likely to suffer future lesions related with pain in the back and lower abdomen than healthy individuals of the same gender and age.

Cannabinoids May Provide Pain Relief in Oral Cancer

Cannabinoids May Provide Pain Relief in Oral Cancer

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Oral malignancies can be associated with increased pain, but current research suggests that a cannabis-based spray may reduce this morbidity.

Ultrasound Thermal Therapy Cuts Pain from Bone Metastases

Ultrasound Thermal Therapy Cuts Pain from Bone Metastases

New MRI-guided focused ultrasound reduces pain from bone metastases.

Doxepin Rinse May Benefit Patients With Oral Mucositis Pain

Doxepin Rinse May Benefit Patients With Oral Mucositis Pain

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Patients who receive radiotherapy for head and neck cancer may now have an effective way to combat pain from oral mucositis.

Nurses Collaborate to Facilitate Shared Decisions on Palliative Sedation

Nurses Collaborate to Facilitate Shared Decisions on Palliative Sedation

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—A multidisciplinary approach that also heavily incorporates input from patients and their families helped alleviate concerns about inappropriate use of palliative sedation and improved patient-centered care, a speaker said at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

Intractable Cancer Pain: Intrathecal Drug Administration Addresses an Unmet Need

Intractable Cancer Pain: Intrathecal Drug Administration Addresses an Unmet Need

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Why do only one in six medical oncologists refer patients with cancer pain to palliative care or pain specialists?

Pediatric Patients with Cancer Lead New Efforts to Manage Pain and Survivorship

Pediatric Patients with Cancer Lead New Efforts to Manage Pain and Survivorship

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Researchers are looking at new ways to determine pain levels in pediatric patients with cancer, and subsequently improving communication in all aspects of cancer care.

New Support for Single-dose Repeat Radiotherapy for Painful Bone Metastases

New Support for Single-dose Repeat Radiotherapy for Painful Bone Metastases

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Clinical trial data bolster the case for repeat single-dose radiotherapy as preferred treatment for painful bone metastases.

Endoscopic Celiac Nerve Block: Managing Pancreatic Cancer Pain

Endoscopic Celiac Nerve Block: Managing Pancreatic Cancer Pain

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EUS-CNB may offer a viable technique for managing pain in patients with pancreatic cancer.

Postoperative Pain Prevalent in Breast Cancer

Postoperative Pain Prevalent in Breast Cancer

Most women breast cancer treated with breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy with axillary surgery experience postoperative pain.

Pain Remains Prevalent in Ambulatory Cancer

Pain Remains Prevalent in Ambulatory Cancer

Inadequate pain management, baseline pain severity linked to pain deterioration

Acupuncture May Work, But It's Hard to Say Why

Acupuncture May Work, But It's Hard to Say Why

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Studies suggest acupuncture may relieve pain and lymphedema in patients with cancer, but clinical trials are lacking.

Microwave Ablation May Offer Pain Relief for Patients with Bone Tumors

Microwave Ablation May Offer Pain Relief for Patients with Bone Tumors

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Two recent studies demonstrate that microwave ablation offers rapid pain relief with few complications.

Pain Management for Bone Metastases

Pain Management for Bone Metastases

Managing pain as a result of cancer metastatic to the bone is an important element of a patient's overall treatment plan.

Duloxetine Effective at Reducing Chemotherapy Pain

Duloxetine Effective at Reducing Chemotherapy Pain

Duloxetine is effective in reducing pain in patients with painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, especially in those receiving drug as initial treatment.

Sublingual Sufentanil NanoTabs Are Superior to IV Morphine for Acute Post-Surgical Pain Management, AcelRx Announces

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Sublingual opioid sufentanil NanoTab PCA is superior to intravenous PCA morphine for post-surgical acute pain management.

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation Offers New Treatment Option for Bone Tumor Pain

MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation Offers New Treatment Option for Bone Tumor Pain

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The FDA announced the approval of InsighTec's ExAblate magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound thermoablation system, the first device approved in the US for pain palliation in patients with bone metastasis.

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