Spinal analgesia for advanced cancer patients: An update

Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 06/21/2011

Mercadante S et al.– Some adjuvant drugs such as clonidine, ketamine, betamethasone, meperidine, and ziconotide may be promising agents, but several problems have to be solved before they can be used in the daily practice. In complex pain situations, spinal analgesia should not be negated to cancer patients, and oncologists should address this group of patients to other specialists.

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