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Title: Advances in pain management for older patients with cancer
Authors: Hachem, Georges El
Rocha, Francisco Oliveira
Pepersack, Thierry
Jounblat, Youssef
Drowart, Annie
Lago, Lissandra Dal
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Geriatric patients
Pain assessment
Pain management
Issue Date: 2019
Part of: ecancermedicalscience
Volume: 13
The population of older patients is growing with a rising prevalence of cancer diagnoses and cancer-related pain syndromes. Older patients are also vulnerable to misleading pain evaluations and under treatment with opioids. Barriers to the effective and safe management of analgesics include pain assessments and the complex management of the best analgesic choice and dose-titration while achieving the fewest side effects. In this review, we will provide an overview of the challenges present in assessment and treatment choices, along with practical tips for routine clinical practice.
ISSN: 1754-6605
DOI: 10.3332/ecancer.2019.980
Open URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine

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