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Cancer pain management in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10864697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of cancer rises with advancing age, and pain is a common complaint of those with cancer. The elderly, especially those older than 85, are at risk for undertreatment of pain. Despite multiple barriers, assessment difficulties, and an increased risk of side effects with opioids, cancer pain can be effectively managed in this population. The quality of life of elderly patients with cancer depends on good symptom management, the appropriate use of analgesics, and prevention of opioid-related side effects.
T Maxwell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0197-4572     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatr Nurs     Publication Date:    2000 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-18     Completed Date:  2002-03-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309633     Medline TA:  Geriatr Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  158-63     Citation Subset:  N    
Center for Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pa., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Analgesics, Opioid / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use*
Geriatric Nursing
Neoplasms / complications,  nursing*
Pain / diagnosis,  drug therapy*,  etiology
Pain Measurement
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics, Opioid; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal

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