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Abstract

A STUDY ON PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC PATTERN FOR PAIN IN CANCER PATIENTS

Chinju Abraham*, Noushin Naserli, Mahadevamma L. and K. A. Sridhar

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Cancer pain is a complex, temporally changing symptom which is the end result of mixed mechanism pain such as inflammatory, neuropathic, ischemic etc at multiple site. Analgesic therapy is a prominent therapy to reduce the pain in cancer patients. Objectives: To evaluate the pharmacotherapeutic pattern for pain in cancer patients. Methodology: Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 220 patients were subjected for prospective and observational studies. Studies data has been evaluated and statistically reported by SPSS software 20.0 ver. Results: Study data reveals that mean pain score of patients having cancer was 3.84. Pain management with NSAIDs states that 82.2% patients were recovered and 12.2% were not recovered. Similarly in adjuant analgesics 81.31% were recovered and 18.69% were not recovered respectively. In case of analgesics along with anaesthetics treatment, data report states that 76.1% were recovered and 23.9% were not recovered. All the datas were significantly reported and found to be 0.05%. Conclusion: The data suggests that usage of analgesics and adjuant analgesics helps to minimize the pain in cancer patients, additionally drug monitoring, medical reconciliation, direct evidence based treatment can further aid the pain management in cancer patients.

Keywords: Cancer pain, Analgesics, Pain score.


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