Pain Management Supportive Care


Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) and Risk of Serious Stomach Problems (May 5, 2016)

By David Borenstein, MD, Managing Editor theSpineCommunity.com Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a class of drugs used for a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders. They can decrease pain... Continue Reading

Over Regulation of Opioids May Leave Cancer Patients in Pain (December 3, 2013)

A worldwide trend toward over-regulation of opioid-based painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl is leaving billions of cancer patients to suffer intolerable pain, according to the results of a study... Continue Reading

Antidepressant Cymbalta May Reduce Pain from Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy (May 24, 2013)

The antidepressant Cymbalta® (duloxetine) appears to reduce the numbness and tingling associated with taxane or platinum-based chemotherapy, according to the results of a study published in the Journal... Continue Reading

Antidepressant Cymbalta Might Tame Post-Chemotherapy Pain (August 3, 2012)

The antidepressant Cymbalta® (duloxetine) appears to reduce the numbness and tingling associated with taxane or platinum-based chemotherapy, according to the results of a study presented at the 2012 annual... Continue Reading

Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients (August 5, 2011)

Annette Tersigni RN, yoga nurse, entrepreneur and yogapreneur has created a transformational new movement in health care called Yoga Nursing®. She helps nurses, yoga therapists and other care givers... Continue Reading

Acupuncture Relieves Pain, Improves Functioning After Neck Surgery (April 28, 2010)

Acupuncture may reduce pain and improve functioning among patients with cancer who have undergone surgery to the neck, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.[1] As well, acupuncture... Continue Reading

Onsolis Approved for Breakthrough Pain (July 27, 2009)

Onsolis (fentanyl buccal soluble film) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of breakthrough cancer pain.[1] Pain may be a side effect of cancer treatment or may... Continue Reading

Relistor® Improves Opioid-induced Constipation (May 29, 2008)

Relistor® Improves Opioid-induced Constipation The newly approved agent Relistor® (methylnaltrexone) provides relief for patients with constipation caused by use of opioids. These results were recently... Continue Reading

Relistor™ Approved for Opioid-induced Constipation (April 30, 2008)

Relistor™ Approved for Opioid-induced Constipation The pharmaceutical company Wyeth recently announced that their drug Relistor™ (methylnaltrexone bromide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug... Continue Reading

Fentora™ Approved for Management of Breakthrough Pain in Patients with Cancer (October 3, 2006)

Fentora™ Approved for Management of Breakthrough Pain in Patients with Cancer The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the pain medication Fentora™ (fentanyl buccal tablet)... Continue Reading

Implantable Pump May Provide Optimal Pain Management (August 12, 2005)

Implantable Pump May Provide Optimal Pain Management According to a recent article published in the journal Current Pain and Headache Reports, an implantable pump that automatically delivers pain medication... Continue Reading

Morphine plus Gabapentin Controls Neuropathic Pain (April 6, 2005)

Morphine plus Gabapentin Controls Neuropathic Pain The combination of gabapentin and morphine appears to be an effective treatment for neuropathic pain. These results were published in The New England... Continue Reading

Cryoablation Effective for Reducing Pain Associated with Bone Metastasis (April 5, 2005)

Cryoablation Effective for Reducing Pain Associated with Bone Metastasis According to results presented at the 30th annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiation (SIR), a procedure that freezes... Continue Reading

Radiofrequency Ablation Decreases Pain in Bone Metastases (February 23, 2004)

Radiofrequency Ablation Decreases Pain in Bone Metastases According to a recent article published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, percutaneous image-guided radiofrequency ablation results... Continue Reading

Addition of Oxycodone to Morphine Improves Pain Control in Advanced Cancers (December 1, 2003)

Addition of Oxycodone to Morphine Improves Pain Control in Advanced Cancers According to a recent article published in the British Journal of Cancer, the addition of oxycodone to morphine improves... Continue Reading

Phase III Clinical Trial Suggests Aloe Vera Gel Ineffective for Breast Cancer Radiation Skin Side Effects (April 22, 2003)

Phase III Clinical Trial Suggests Aloe Vera Gel Ineffective for Breast Cancer Radiation Skin Side Effects According to an article recently published in Cancer Nursing, aloe vera gel did not significantly... Continue Reading

Implantable Pain Control Device Improves Pain Relief Over Conventional Methods Alone (October 2, 2002)

Implantable Pain Control Device Improves Pain Relief Over Conventional Methods Alone According to a recent article published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a small pump device implanted... Continue Reading

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