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Palliative care

 

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Pain treatment in a cancer patient suffering from cachexia

Palliative care, including pain control at the end of life, requires an individualised approach in a cachexic patient with advanced lung cancer, explains Dr Eva Masel. With case reviews by Professor Tony O'Brien and Dr Eberhard Lux

Management of depression in a palliative care patient

Professor Mari Lloyd-Williams presents a case report that illustrates the importance of assessing for depression in people with advanced cancer

Intrathecal infusion of a local anaesthetic with opioid and an alpha-2-agonist for intractable pain in terminal cancer patients

Pain expert Professor Harald Breivik discusses an infusion of a local anaesthetic with fentanyl and adrenaline in a cancer patient with intractable pain, arguing that lack of evidence of effect is not evidence of lack of effect

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