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Article: Cancer pain managment: experience of 702 consecutive cases in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong

TitleCancer pain managment: experience of 702 consecutive cases in a teaching hospital in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsPain
Cancer, Analgesia
Pain clinics
Analgesics, opioid
Hong Kong
Issue Date1996
PublisherHong Kong Medical Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkmj.org/resources/supp.html
Citation
Hong Kong Medical Journal, 1996, v. 2 n. 4, p. 405-413 How to Cite?
AbstractEffective pain control is essential in the management of patients with cancer. We present here our experience in the management of 702 patients with cancer pain by the Pain Management Team, Department of Anaesthesiology, Queen Mary Hospital. Patients were discharged from the Pain Management Team with a visual analogue scale of pain (VAS) less than 3 in 87.7% of cases, and more than 90% of patients had improved appetite and sleep on discharge. These promising results were achieved through an emphasis on comfort and function, close liaison among clinicians from different specialties, and a variety of analgesic modalities. Oral drugs remained the mainstay of treatment, supplemented by alternative routes of drug administration such as subcutaneous, intravenous and transdermal delivery. Main side effects observed included nausea (16%) and constipation (8%). Neural blockade, including coeliac plexus blockade, and intercostal nerve blockade, and administration of opioids via subarachnoid or epidural routes were also employed in selected patients.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/44560
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.887
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.279

 

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dc.contributor.authorTsui, SLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, JKFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, WSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, TYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, RJWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYang, JCSen_HK
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dc.date.issued1996en_HK
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dc.description.abstractEffective pain control is essential in the management of patients with cancer. We present here our experience in the management of 702 patients with cancer pain by the Pain Management Team, Department of Anaesthesiology, Queen Mary Hospital. Patients were discharged from the Pain Management Team with a visual analogue scale of pain (VAS) less than 3 in 87.7% of cases, and more than 90% of patients had improved appetite and sleep on discharge. These promising results were achieved through an emphasis on comfort and function, close liaison among clinicians from different specialties, and a variety of analgesic modalities. Oral drugs remained the mainstay of treatment, supplemented by alternative routes of drug administration such as subcutaneous, intravenous and transdermal delivery. Main side effects observed included nausea (16%) and constipation (8%). Neural blockade, including coeliac plexus blockade, and intercostal nerve blockade, and administration of opioids via subarachnoid or epidural routes were also employed in selected patients.en_HK
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dc.subjectPainen_HK
dc.subjectCancer, Analgesiaen_HK
dc.subjectPain clinicsen_HK
dc.subjectAnalgesics, opioiden_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.titleCancer pain managment: experience of 702 consecutive cases in a teaching hospital in Hong Kongen_HK
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