Adequacy of cancer pain management in a Japanese Cancer Hospital.

  title={Adequacy of cancer pain management in a Japanese Cancer Hospital.},
  author={Toru Okuyama and Xin Shelley Wang and Tatsuo Akechi and Tito R Mendoza and T. Hosaka and Charles S. Cleeland and Yosuke Uchitomi},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  volume={34 1},
BACKGROUND Pain is one of the most frequent and deleterious symptoms in cancer patients. This study was carried out to investigate the adequacy of pain management at the National Cancer Center Hospital East, Japan. METHODS The available data were obtained from 138 ambulatory cancer patients with pain. The data included pain severity, which patients reported using the Japanese version of the M. D. Anderson Symptom Inventory, along with such medical information as cancer and treatment… CONTINUE READING

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