cancer pain

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This group "was established to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across the many NIH Institutes and Centers that have programs and activities addressing pain." The website offers information on Clinical Trials, the NIH-wide Pain Interest Group Seminar Series, Pain Intensity Scales, an interactive textbook of pain and symptom research, and a feature to search the literature.
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NIH
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From Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series from SAMHSA, published in 2012. Title implies this is related to chronic opioid therapy for patients in recovery from substance use disorders, which it is, but it also is relevant to use of chronic opioid therapy for all patients and preventing substance use disorders.
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SAMHSA
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American Pain Society guidelines for the management of cancer in adults and children based on a review of the evidence. Published in 2005.
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Developed by the World Health Organization in 1986, the Pain Relief Ladder recommends progressively increasing levels of pain treatment for cancer pain until there is pain relief. The ladder is sometimes used for treatment of non-cancer pain.
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This resource provides links to 4 PDF files and 5 podcasts regarding the Washington state guidelines for prescribing opioids. It also evaluates the risks and benefits of opioid therapy in chronic cancer and non-cancer pain and outlines proper dosing methods of various opioid drugs.
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American Pain Society
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A description of the role of pain doctors and the different treatment options available for each type of pain.
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American Society of Anesthesiologists
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A handout outlining pain and its different forms as well as how to manage or treat each type. A pain scale is also provided at the bottom of the handout.
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NIPC ®
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This pain assessment tool is excellent for patients whose cognitive deficits are moderate to severe, or who have difficulty communicating verbally. The patient checks the circle next to the thermometer to indicate the intensity of current pain. Used with permission of Keela Herr, PhD, RN, The University of Iowa, College of Nursing.
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University of Iowa
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Recommendations from the American Society of Anesthesiologists to assist physicians and patients in the management of cancer pain. The guidelines include a comprehensive evaluation and assessment, longitudinal monitoring, a paradigm on management, symptoms, and the psychosocial factors of cancer-related pain.
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American Society of Anesthesiologists
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This web page allows searches for individual facilities, programs, companies, and organizations from their database of over 100,000 treatment providers.
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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
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