Sedation for comfort at end of life.


:Treatment for patients who are dying from cancer and are suffering with physiologic and existential symptoms is an important and valuable skill for health care providers. However, the treatment for suffering at the end of life and the use of sedation for comfort often are misunderstood. The following is a discussion of the clinical skills and ethical considerations that health care providers should have when treating terminal patients with cancer.


Curr Pain Headache Rep


Walton O,Weinstein SM





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2002-06-01 00:00:00












  • Contribution of primary afferent channels to neuropathic pain.

    abstract::Neuropathic pain remains a serious medical problem because of patient morbidity and the absence of effective therapeutic interventions. Recent evidence suggests that this type of pain may be particularly difficult to manage because underlying mechanisms are influenced by a variety of factors, including type of injury,...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Harriott AM,Gold MS

    更新日期:2009-06-01 00:00:00

  • It IS a tumor -- current review of headache and brain tumor.

    abstract::"Do I have a tumor?" This is a question in every person's mind when first confronted with a new-onset headache, a question that causes considerable anxiety among patients, leading them to seek medical evaluation. This publication reviews the current literature with respect to the epidemiology, pathophysiology presenta...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Kahn K,Finkel A

    更新日期:2014-06-01 00:00:00

  • Issues and challenges in palliative care for children with cancer.

    abstract::Although the majority of children with cancer are cured of their illness, the children who die from their disease or complications require special care at the end of life. We present special issues and challenges unique to pediatric palliative care and suggest ways in which we can face these issues and address the cha...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Friedman DL,Hilden JM,Powaski K

    更新日期:2005-08-01 00:00:00

  • Headache in Behçet's syndrome: review of literature and NYU Behçet's syndrome center experience.

    abstract::Headache, a common and disabling symptom in Behçet's syndrome, may be associated with a variety of neurologic syndromes and ocular inflammation, or may present as an isolated feature. Our objective is to describe the various neurologic and ocular syndromes of Behçet's syndrome of which headache is a symptom, and to re...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Vishwanath V,Wong E,Crystal SC,Robbins MS,Filopoulos M,Lipton RB,Yazici Y,Kister I

    更新日期:2014-09-01 00:00:00

  • The use of complementary medical therapies in the management of myofascial pain disorders.

    abstract::Complementary medical therapies are commonly used for the treatment and management of myofascial pain. No universally accepted therapy for this condition exists; consequently, patients often seek alternative and complementary therapies. Many complementary treatments are available.This article focuses on acupuncture, b...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Harris RE,Clauw DJ

    更新日期:2002-10-01 00:00:00

  • Clinical Effectiveness and Mechanism of Action of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Treating Chronic Low Back and Lower Extremity Pain: a Systematic Review.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:The purpose of the present systematic review is to provide a current understanding of the mechanism of action and the evidence available to support clinical decision-making. The focus is to summarize randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and nonrandomized or observational studies of spinal cord stimulat...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Vallejo R,Gupta A,Cedeno DL,Vallejo A,Smith WJ,Thomas SM,Benyamin R,Kaye AD,Manchikanti L

    更新日期:2020-09-30 00:00:00

  • The Role of Resilience in the Clinical Management of Chronic Pain.

    abstract::Chronic pain affects more individuals than does cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined. Yet, our treatment options remain remarkably limited. Often, highly effective psychotherapeutic approaches are limited by many barriers such as access, reimbursement, and acceptability; however, resilience-based positive acti...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Hassett AL,Finan PH

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Evidence-Based Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Fibromyalgia.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Fibromyalgia (FM) is the second most common rheumatologic pain disorder after osteoarthritis with a multisystem presentation. While the treatment of FM in a clinical setting incorporates both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic modalities, the present investigation reviews evolving literature on cogni...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Aman MM,Jason Yong R,Kaye AD,Urman RD

    更新日期:2018-04-04 00:00:00

  • New theories in the pathogenesis of menstrual migraine.

    abstract::Hormonal and nonhormonal factors play a role in the pathophysiology of menstrual migraine, but estrogen withdrawal appears to be the most potent of these factors. It is postulated that estrogen withdrawal directly enhances excitability of trigeminal afferents, modulates the synthesis of neuropeptides, activates/deacti...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Martin VT

    更新日期:2008-12-01 00:00:00

  • Cervicogenic headache: diagnostic evaluation and treatment strategies.

    abstract::Cervicogenic headache is a chronic, hemicranial pain syndrome in which the source of pain is located in the cervical spine or soft tissues of the neck but the sensation of pain is referred to the head. The trigeminocervical nucleus is a region of the upper cervical spinal cord where sensory nerve fibers in the descend...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Biondi DM

    更新日期:2001-08-01 00:00:00

  • Cannabinoids for neuropathic pain.

    abstract::Treatment options for neuropathic pain have limited efficacy and use is fraught with dose-limiting adverse effects. The endocannabinoid system has been elucidated over the last several years, demonstrating a significant interface with pain homeostasis. Exogenous cannabinoids have been demonstrated to be effective in a...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Fine PG,Rosenfeld MJ

    更新日期:2014-10-01 00:00:00

  • Current Therapeutic Interventions in Lower Extremity Venous Insufficiency: a Comprehensive Review.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Chronic venous disease (CVD), although affecting up to 40% of the US population, is often underdiagnosed by healthcare professionals due to an incomplete understanding of the presenting symptoms. CVD is a common cause of lower extremity pain and discomfort, including aching, cramping, tingling, burnin...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Novak CJ,Khimani N,Kaye AD,Jason Yong R,Urman RD

    更新日期:2019-03-04 00:00:00

  • Whiplash injuries.

    abstract::Whiplash injuries are very common and usually are associated with rear-end collisions. However, a whiplash injury can be caused by any event that results in hyperextension and flexion of the cervical spine. These injuries are of serious concern to all consumers due to escalating cost of diagnosis, treatment, insurance...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Malanga G,Peter J

    更新日期:2005-10-01 00:00:00

  • Chronic headache and sleep disturbance.

    abstract::Headache and sleep disturbance are common health complaints. Both complaints often co-exist in the same patient, leading some to suspect a causal relationship or common underlying pathology. However, the empirical literature in this area is limited. Some attempts have been made to explore the relationship between head...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Rains JC,Penzien DB

    更新日期:2002-12-01 00:00:00

  • Peripheral nerve stimulation for chronic pain.

    abstract::Electrical stimulation has been used since ancient times to treat painful conditions. Electrotherapy for pain was largely consigned to the realm of quackery until the introduction of the Gate Control Theory by Melzack and Wall in 1965 provided a rationale for direct stimulation of peripheral nerves. Since that time, p...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 历史文章,杂志文章,评审


    authors: Henderson JM

    更新日期:2008-01-01 00:00:00

  • Headache in Intracranial and Cervical Artery Dissections.

    abstract::Dissection refers to a tear in the wall of an artery, with the two main types being intracranial or extracranial. Dissections tend to occur most commonly in the young, sometimes secondary to trauma involving the neck. To confirm a dissection, some type of vessel imaging is necessary, including magnetic resonance angio...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Sheikh HU

    更新日期:2016-02-01 00:00:00

  • Nerve Blocks in Pediatric and Adolescent Headache Disorders.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:Peripheral nerve blocks of the scalp, mainly greater occipital nerve blocks, have received a renewed interest amongst pediatric providers as they offer an alternate option to provide both acute and chronic relief from the suffering of children with difficult to treat headaches. This narrative review w...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Dubrovsky AS

    更新日期:2017-11-09 00:00:00

  • Migrainous infarction: aspects on risk factors and therapy.

    abstract::Migraine and stroke are related in more than one way. Migraine with aura is a risk factor for ischemic stroke in women under age 45 years, particularly when combined with other risk factors such as smoking and oral contraceptives. Further, individuals with migraine with aura seem to have more white matter lesions and ...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Laurell K,Lundström E

    更新日期:2012-06-01 00:00:00

  • The pathogenesis of muscle pain.

    abstract::Nociceptive nerve endings in muscles and other tissues are equipped with a multitude of receptor molecules for endogenous pain-producing and sensitizing agents. Particularly interesting molecules are the purinergic receptors, which can be activated by adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and the vanilloid receptor, which is ...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Mense S

    更新日期:2003-12-01 00:00:00

  • Pragmatic consideration of recent randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials for treatment of fibromyalgia.

    abstract::A flurry of recent randomized, placebo-controlled trials assessing dissimilar pharmacotherapeutic treatment options for fibromyalgia (FM) have been presented in the past few years. This review evaluates these trials in light of recent pathophysiological concepts germane to FM, including mood disorders, autonomic dysre...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Holman AJ

    更新日期:2008-12-01 00:00:00

  • Spinal agents for acute pain management.

    abstract::This article describes the current and investigational agents for use in the treatment of acute pain. The use of spinal and epidural routes also are discussed. ...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Bowen G,Viscusi ER,Andonakakis A

    更新日期:2004-02-01 00:00:00

  • Temperament, character, and personality disorders in chronic pain.

    abstract::In the past decades investigators have used personality inventories to help explain the relationship between personality and pain experience. This article reviews empirical research, which has examined temperament and character features in chronic pain patients. Robert Cloninger's temperament and character model of pe...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Conrad R,Wegener I,Geiser F,Kleiman A

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • Intravenous treatment of chronic daily headaches in the outpatient headache clinic.

    abstract::The most likely future of aggressive headache treatment will reside in the sphere of the specialist's clinic. This is a far more cost- and time-effective mode of treating intractable chronic daily headaches (CDH), including chronic migraines. We have used this technique successfully in our clinic for many years. Our e...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Krusz JC

    更新日期:2006-02-01 00:00:00

  • Genetics of migraine headache in children.

    abstract::A family history of migraine is very frequently noted when evaluating a child for recurrent headaches. This implies an inherited or genetic basis as a component to the underlying pathophysiology. A variety of techniques have begun to elucidate this contribution, including historical observation, population-based studi...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Hershey AD

    更新日期:2007-10-01 00:00:00

  • Can Anything Good Ever Come From Bearing Migraine Attacks? Suggestions for a Comprehensive Concept of Gain in Migraine.

    abstract:PURPOSE OF REVIEW:The purpose of this review is to summarise the current state of knowledge concerning known types of gain, the reasons why patients might seek it, as well as implications for headache disorders. RECENT FINDINGS:Even though the subject has been studied in the past, it received less attention in recent ...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Pohl H,Schubring-Giese M,Gantenbein AR

    更新日期:2019-11-16 00:00:00

  • Strategies for the prevention and management of neonatal and infant pain.

    abstract::Health care professionals caring for neonates (birth to 28 days of life) and infants up to 1 year of age have a professional and ethical responsibility to provide safe and effective pain management during painful procedures. Despite 14 years of research reports highlighting that sick infants are exposed to large numbe...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Harrison D,Yamada J,Stevens B

    更新日期:2010-04-01 00:00:00

  • Headache and Chiari I malformation: clinical presentation, diagnosis, and controversies in management.

    abstract::The Chiari I malformation is a cerebellar anomaly of uncertain origin, defined in part as tonsillar herniation of at least 3 to 5 mm below the foramen magnum; it is associated with crowding of the craniocervical junction. It is the most frequent of the Chiari malformations and is associated with headaches, syringohydr...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Taylor FR,Larkins MV

    更新日期:2002-08-01 00:00:00

  • The trigeminocervical complex and migraine: current concepts and synthesis.

    abstract::Neurones in the trigeminocervical complex are the major relay neurones for nociceptive afferent input from the meninges and cervical structures; therefore, they are the neural substrates of head pain. This review highlights the importance of two basic mechanisms in headache physiology: convergence of nociceptive affer...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Bartsch T,Goadsby PJ

    更新日期:2003-10-01 00:00:00

  • How to investigate and treat: headache and hyperprolactinemia.

    abstract::Hyperprolactinemia is a condition characterised by an increase of prolactin blood levels (more than 100-200 ng/ml). It is the most common endocrine disorder of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis. The clinical characteristics of the headache-hyperprolactinemia-hypophyseal-adenoma association are discussed, the various dia...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Bussone G,Usai S,Moschiano F

    更新日期:2012-08-01 00:00:00

  • Complementary medicine in cancer care: adding a therapy dog to the team.

    abstract::Animal-assisted therapy, including visits from certified therapy dogs, offer a valuable and often underutilized resource for addressing unmet needs in cancer patients. Prospective research studies have documented symptomatic benefits for reducing pain, psychological distress, and fatigue in a variety of patient popula...

    journal_title:Current pain and headache reports

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Marcus DA

    更新日期:2012-08-01 00:00:00