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Challenges in the management of cancer pain in elderly population: a review

In Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal
Contributor(s): Kumar HS | Nirban RK | Singhal MK | Kalwar A | | Kapoor A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 4 Issues 2.Publisher: 2015Description: 111-119.Subject(s): pain assessment | nondrug management | elderly | Cancer pain | DDC classification: In: Clinical Cancer Investigation JournalSummary: Elderly people are more susceptible to the experience of pain than any other sector of the population. Neoplasia is an important cause of pain in the elderly population. The prevalence of persistent pain in older persons living in a care home setting is estimated at 45-80%, thus highlighting that persistent pain in older people is widespread and problematic in these settings. This article reviews the difficulties in the management of pain in the elderly population and the important differences from other population besides describing the various pain assessment tools, pharmacologic and nondrug management of pain.
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Elderly people are more susceptible to the experience of pain than any other sector of the population. Neoplasia is an important cause of pain in the elderly population. The prevalence of persistent pain in older persons living in a care home setting is estimated at 45-80%, thus highlighting that persistent pain in older people is widespread and problematic in these settings. This article reviews the difficulties in the management of pain in the elderly population and the important differences from other population besides describing the various pain assessment tools, pharmacologic and nondrug management of pain.

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