Toshimichi Nakaho

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BACKGROUND Communication about the ending of anticancer treatment and transition to palliative care is a difficult task for oncologists. The primary aims of this study were to clarify family-reported degree of emotional distress and the necessity for improvement in communication methods when communicating about the ending of anticancer treatment, and to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effects of total spinal block (TSB) on brain function, TSB-induced changes in cortical electrical activities were analyzed using power spectral analysis of an electroencephalogram (EEG). METHODS Six patients suffering from chronic pain who were undergoing TSB therapy were studied. TSB was established with intrathecal 1% lidocaine(More)
More than 85% of cancer-related pain is pharmacologically controllable, but some patients require interventional treatments. Although audit assessment of these interventions is of importance to clarify the types of patients likely to receive benefits, there have been no multicenter studies in Japan. The primary aims of this study were (1) to clarify the(More)
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