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Acupuncture for cancer pain and related symptoms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23338773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cancer pain is one of most prevalent symptoms in patients with cancer. Acupuncture and related techniques have been suggested for the management of cancer pain. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for adult cancer pain recommends acupuncture, as one of several integrative interventions, in conjunction with pharmacologic intervention as needed. This review presents the latest available evidence regarding the use of acupuncture for cancer pain. It also provides "actionable" acupuncture protocols for specific cancer pain conditions and related symptoms in order to provide more clinically relevant solutions for clinicians and cancer patients with pain. These conditions include postoperative cancer pain, postoperative nausea and vomiting, postsurgical gastroparesis syndrome, opioid-induced constipation, opioid-induced pruritus, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, aromatase inhibitor-associated joint pain, and neck dissection-related pain and dysfunction.
Authors:
Weidong Lu; David S Rosenthal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current pain and headache reports     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1534-3081     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-22     Completed Date:  2013-06-17     Revised Date:  2014-05-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970666     Medline TA:  Curr Pain Headache Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Acupuncture Therapy* / methods,  trends
Analgesics, Opioid / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Female
Guidelines as Topic
Humans
Male
Nausea / chemically induced,  therapy*
Neoplasms / complications*,  drug therapy
Pain Management / methods
Pain, Intractable / drug therapy,  etiology,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome
United States
Vomiting / chemically induced,  therapy*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1K01 AT004415/AT/NCCAM NIH HHS; K01 AT004415/AT/NCCAM NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics, Opioid; 0/Antineoplastic Agents
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