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Palliative care


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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

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

Diagnosis and management of chronic pain in cancer survivors

Dr Elaine Boland and Professor Sam H Ahmedzai discuss chronic pain in cancer survivors, including its causes, assessment, management and impact on quality of life

Pain management in multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is one of the more common haematological cancers. Many patients experience pain from bone disease, indeed it is often the presenting symptom. Professor Heinz Ludwig discusses the aetiology of myeloma bone pain and the treatment options available

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