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Survey of chronic pain in Europe: Prevalence, impact on daily life, and treatment
Morphine and alternative opioids in cancer pain: the EAPC recommendations
The revised recommendations presented here give guidance on the use of morphine and the alternative strong opioid analgesics which have been introduced in many parts of the world in recent years.
Strategies to manage the adverse effects of oral morphine: an evidence-based report.
Evidence-based recommendations for clinical-practice formulated by an Expert Working Group of the European Association of Palliative Care are presented, highlighting the need for careful evaluation to distinguish between morphine adverse effects from comorbidity, dehydration, or drug interactions, and initial consideration of dose reduction.
Symptom Prevalence and Control during Cancer Patients’ Last Days of Life
- V. Ventafridda, C. Ripamonti, F. De Conno, M. Tamburini, B. Cassileth
- MedicineJournal of Palliative Care
- 1 September 1990
Data reported emphasize the clinical relevance of physical symptoms in the last days of life in terminal cancer patients and how these serve to indicate imminent death.
WHO guidelines for the use of analgesics in cancer pain.
- V. Ventafridda, L. Saita, C. Ripamonti, F. De Conno
- MedicineInternational journal of tissue reactions
Through an adequate use of the analgesic ladder, pain can be relieved in the great majority of cancer patients, the World Health Organization has created a Collaborating Centre for Cancer Pain Relief in Milan.
A validation study of the WHO method for cancer pain relief
It is shown that a correct use of the analgesic ladder can reduce pain to a third of its initial intensity and concluded that analgesics, as proposed by WHO, are the most suitable treatment arm in controlling pain in palliative treatment for advanced cancer patients.
A new international framework for palliative care.
Effect of home care on the place of death of advanced cancer patients.
Characteristics of terminal cancer patients who committed suicide during a home palliative care program.