Overly aggressive or futile care at the end of a patient’s life is particularly costly, both in dollars and in terms of patients’ quality of life.
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Cancer Therapy Advisor asked Dr Roberts about the PGen Study and the implications for DTC cancer risk testing in the future.
The treatment goal should not be to “cure” pain but rather to restore function.
Gabapentin enacarbil was associated with lower incidences of peripheral edema and weight gain than pregabalin, according to authors of a multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 2 study.
Fewer than 2% of prescribers behave criminally. But those 2% are responsible for more than 90% of law enforcement activity on prescription drug diversion.
Acute pain is lessened with opioid treatment but depression is associated with reduced response to acute opioid treatment.
Understanding why some patients can be more “difficult” than others can involve understanding
Stress and anxiety are critical elements of the human pain response, and these can be quantified not only with functional imaging but simply by measuring sympathetic response.