Pain flare, complexity and analgesia in bone oligometastases treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy.

@article{Loi2018PainFC,
  title={Pain flare, complexity and analgesia in bone oligometastases treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy.},
  author={Mauro Loi and Natalie D{\'e}sir{\'e}e Klass and Kim C. de Vries and Emmanuelle Fleury and Marieke Van Zwienen and Ilse de Pree and Joost Jan Nuyttens},
  journal={European journal of cancer care},
  year={2018},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={
          e12915
        }
}
The aim of our study was to assess the incidence of pain flare and the effectiveness of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in pain management of patients with bone oligometastases. We evaluated 48 patients accounting for 54 treatments. The Edmonton Classification System for Cancer Pain (ECS-CP) was applied to identify indicators of treatment-resistant pain, in patients with active pain (NRS ≥ 2) at baseline. Statistical analysis was performed to identify predictors of pain flare and pain… CONTINUE READING
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