Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
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Developing international consensus for late effects screening and guidance.
Long-term follow-up (LTFU) of childhood cancer survivors is important in view of their high frequency of chronic medical problems, many of which may be serious, disabling or life-threatening. Several LTFU guidelines for the care of survivors have been developed by different national groups but provi...
Time to get serious about assessing - and managing - psychosocial issues associated with chronic wounds.
This article comprises a review of the literature published during the period January 2011 to June 2012 on the topic of the psychosocial impact of wounds and strategies to manage them. There is a growing discussion of the reciprocal link between psychological influences and wound healing. Although t...
Antitumor effects of bisphosphonates: from the laboratory to the clinic.
The use of bisphosphonates has focused on their antibone resorptive effects but recent studies have shown that these drugs also possess a variety of antitumor effects in the laboratory that are now being observed in clinical trials.
Malignant extradural spinal cord compression in men with prostate cancer.
Current world literature.
The management of painful crisis in sickle cell disease.
We will give a brief overview of the disease and its pathogenesis before examining the epidemiology, management of pain in sickle cell disease. We will also review recent evidence regarding quality of life and discuss the role of opioid hyperalgesia in sickle cell disease....
Fibromyalgia syndrome: a relevant recent construction of an ancient condition?
Managing hypercalcaemia and hypocalcaemia in cancer patients.
We present an overview of calcium disorders in malignant disease. A significant proportion of patients who have a cancer and become hypercalcaemic have an alternative cause for their hypercalcaemia.Evidence for the use of loop diuretics is lacking, and such agents should not be routinely used unless...
Wound management in patients with advanced illness.
To emphasize that the management of wounds represents a significant component within the overall supportive and palliative care of patients with advanced illness. It is also intended to clarify the linguistics that are commonly used around patients with wounds. New paradigms for wound management, wo...