Home-based Application of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block for Head and Neck Cancer Pain Management

@inproceedings{Sanghavi2017HomebasedAO,
  title={Home-based Application of Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block for Head and Neck Cancer Pain Management},
  author={Priti R Sanghavi and Bhavna C Shah and Geeta M. Joshi},
  booktitle={Indian journal of palliative care},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Head and neck cancer pain is intractable and difficult to manage. Many a times it is difficult to treat with oral opioids and adjuvants. AIM This study aims to study the effects of transnasal sphenopalatine ganglion block (SPGB), administered using cotton swab/ear bud by patients' caretaker, at home, for pain management. STUDY DESIGN This is a prospective, single-arm observational study conducted on 100 head and neck cancer patients, from January 2014 to December 2015. Patients… CONTINUE READING
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