Pain Management Yearbook 2015


Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc,
Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED093000

In this yearbook for 2015 we present you with the latest research on pain management. We start out with chapters on cancer, intellectual disability and pain. Then we move into the field of palliative care, quality of life and cancer. Post-traumatic stress disorder in cancer patients is discussed from experiences in Canada and you will also find a chapter on burnout for professionals working with cancer patients. Social work related to end of life is also presented and it is our hope that you as the reader will find the information of interest and useful.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Cancer Pain, Cannabis and Cannabinoids
(Michael C Tjong, Joav Merrick and Luluel Khan)

Section One: Cancer, Intellectual Disability and Pain

Chapter 1
Review of Fentanyl Formulations in the Management of Breakthrough Cancer Pain
(Michelle Zhou, Marissa Slaven, Andrea Forgione, Mark Pasetka, Liang Zeng, Henry Lam, Lori Holden, Natalie Pulenzas, Nicholas Lao, Edward Chow and Carlo DeAngelis)

Chapter 2
The Internal Gateway to Healing Trauma-Spectrum Manifestations (TSM): A SHIP® Perspective on Spontaneous Healing Reactions (SHRs)
(Johan O Steenkamp)

Chapter 3
Long-Term Outcomes of Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections in Managing Chronic Low Back Pain and Radiculopathy in Patients with Previous Lumbar Surgery
(Gregory G Billy, Ji Lin, Mengzhao Gao and Mosuk Chow)

Chapter 4
Coping with Pain in Children and Adolescents with Mild to Moderate Intellectual Disabilities: Observations in Clinical Setting
(Marc Zabalia, Corinne R Grasménil and Anaïs R Saëlen)

Chapter 5
Perceptual Mindfulness and Imagery for Chronic Pain and Skin Disorders in a Busy College Population
(Felice L Bedford)

Chapter 6
Radio-Frequency Ablation Assisted Cementoplasty of a Lytic Acetabular Lesion
(Leigha Rowbottom, Elizabeth David, Rachel McDonald and Edward Chow)

Chapter 7
Spinal Cord Compression in a Patient with Malignant Spindle Cell Carcinoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
(Stephanie Cheon, Paul M Cheon, Leigha Rowbottom, Erin Wong, Rachel McDonald, Natalie Pulenzas, Nicholas Lao and Edward Chow)

Chapter 8
Bone Metastases in a Patient with Several Primary Cancer Origins: A Case Report
(Xixi Wu, Nick Lao, Xiaojing Zhang, Erin Wong, Marko Popovic, Natalie Pulenzas, Sherlyn Vuong and Edward Chow)

Chapter 9
Spinal Cord Compression as Initial Presentation of Cancer
(Anthony F Adili, Julia Di Giovanni, Nemica Thavarajah, Natalie Pulenzas, Nicholas Lao, Sherlyn Vuong and Edward Chow)

Section Two: Palliative Care, Quality of Life and Cancer

Chapter 10
Advances of Palliative Cancer Treatments in the Last Eight Years: A Selected Literature Review
(Dominic Chu, Nicholas Chiu, Erin Wong, Nicholas Lao, Carlo DeAngelis, Rachel McDonald, Natalie Pulenzas, Julia Hamer, Marko Popovic, Sherlyn Vuong and Edward Chow)

Chapter 11
Comparison of the EORTC QLQ-LC13 and the FACT-L for Assessment of Quality of Life in Patients with Lung Cancer
(Julia DiGiovanni, Marko Popovic, Edward Chow, David Cella, Jennifer L Beaumont, Jasmine Nguyen, Dominic Chu, Anthony Adili, Natalie Pulenzas, Breanne Lechner, Henry Lam and Andrew Bottomley)

Chapter 12
A Multidisciplinary Bone Metastases Clinic at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre: A Review of the Experience from 2009-2014
(Selina Chow, Rachel McDonald, Albert Yee, Joel Finkelstein, Michael Ford, Elizabeth David, Natalie Pulenzas, Ronald Chow, Carlo DeAngelis and Edward Chow)

Chapter 13
Change in Overall Survival Associated with Karnofsky Performance Status Over Time
(Rachel McDonald, Liying Zhang, Gillian Bedard, Erin Wong, Henry Lam, Marko Popovic, Danielle Rodin, Lori Holden, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Cyril Danjoux, Christine Ecclestone, Leigha Rowbottom and Edward Chow)

Chapter 14
Analysis of Symptom Clusters in Patients with Brain Metastases with Three Different Statistical Methods
(Erin Wong, Liying Zhang, Marc Kerba, Palmira Foro, Brita Danielson, May Tsao, Nemica Thavarajah, Paul Cheon, Cyril Danjoux, Natalie Pulenzas and Edward Chow)

Chapter 15
Initial Presentation of High Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA): A Case Report
(Catherine Lang, Linda Probyn, Natalie Pulenzas, Rachel McDonald, Leigha Rowbottom and Edward Chow)

Chapter 16
Brain Metastases as a First Presentation of Lung Cancer
(Madeleine Lao, Nicholas Lao, Arnav Agarwal, Natalie Pulenzas, Marko Popovic, Sherlyn Vuong, Rachel McDonald, Leigha Rowbottom and Edward Chow)

Chapter 17
Sclerotic Humeral Metastasis at Risk of Fracture
(Nicholas Lao, Linda Probyn, Rachel McDonald, Leigha Rowbottom, Marko Popovic, Natalie Pulenzas, Sherlyn Vuong and Edward Chow)

Chapter 18
Rapid Progression of Bone Metastases and PSA in Prostate Cancer
(Jonathan Tam, Linda Probyn, Natalie Pulenzas, Sherlyn Vuong, Rachel McDonald, Leigha Rowbottom and Edward Chow)

Chapter 19
Incidence of Subtrochanteric Femur Fracture during Radiation Therapy: A Case Report
(Sherlyn Vuong, Natalie Pulenzas and Edward Chow)

Section Three: Post-traumatic Stress, Burnout and Cancer

Chapter 20
A Canadian Summary: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Cancer Patients
(Christina Crowe)

Chapter 21
Burnout and Self-Care Considerations for Oncology Professionals
(Christina Crowe)

Chapter 22
Impaired Mental Capacity Undermines Autonomy and Self-Determination among Patients with Bone and Brain Metastases Participating in Palliative Radiation Therapy Clinical Trials in Canada: Ethical and Methodological Implications for the Clinician Investigator
(Kristopher Dennis, Kelly Linden, C Shun Wong and Edward Chow)

Chapter 23
Review of the Management of Mucositis in the Radiation Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer
(Tony YS Yuen, Kam H Wong and Roger KC Ngan)

Chapter 24
Targeted Therapies and Radiotherapy in Treatment of Brain Metastases
(Derek S Tsang and May N Tsao)

Chapter 25
Palliative Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): The Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program (RRRP) Experience
(Cyril Danjoux, Breanne Lechner, Natalie Pulenzas, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes, Alysa Fairchild and Edward Chow)

Chapter 26
A Randomized Pilot Study Comparing Olanzapine (Zyprexa) to Aprepitant (Emend) for Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
(Nathan M Shumway, Sandra E Terrazzino and Christopher B Jones)

Chapter 27
Social Determinants of Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer Patients with Brain Metastases Undergoing Palliative Radiotherapy
(Alvin Szeto, Paul Cheon, Liying Zhang, Natalie Pulenzas, Marc Kerba, Palmira Foro, Brita Danielson, Kinsey Lam, Breanne Lechner and Edward Chow)

Chapter 28
Bone Metastasis to the Mandible in Rectal Cancer and a Review of the Literature
(Aaron Woo, Breanne Lechner, Linda Probyn, Natalie Pulenzas, Terence Fu, Hany Soliman, Tracy Shum, Edward Chow and C Shun Wong)

Chapter 29
Solitary Bone Metastatic Lesion to the Cuboid in Endometrial Cancer and a Review of the Literature
(Aaron Woo, Breanne Lechner, Linda Probyn, Natalie Pulenzas, Terence Fu, Hany Soliman, C Shun Wong, Tracy Shum, Edward Chow, Ida Ackerman and Eric Leung)

Section Four: Social Work, Cancer and End of Life Issues

Chapter 30
The Role of Percutaneous Vertebral and Pelvic Augmentation in the Palliation of Painful Bone Metastases
(Sagi Kaduri and Elizabeth David)

Chapter 31
Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
(Cyril Danjoux, Breanne Lechner, Natalie Pulenzas, May Tsao, Elizabeth Barnes and Edward Chow)

Chapter 32
A Review of Medical Humanities Curriculum in Medical Schools
(Michael Lam, Breanne Lechner, Ronald Chow, Leonard Chiu, Nicholas Chiu, Henry Lam, Marko Popovic, Milica Milakovic, Carlo DeAngelis, Edward Chow and Blair Henry)

Chapter 33
Survival Benefit from Palliative Treatment in Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: A Selected Review
(Gordon Fu, Arnav Agarwal, Marko Popovic, Michael Lam, Milica Milakovic, Wayne Fu, Stephanie Cheon, Julia DiGiovanni, Ronald Chow, Terence Fu, Henry Lam, Breanne Lechner, Natalie Pulenzas and Edward Chow)

Chapter 34
Advances in Management of Nasopharyngeal Cancer
(Tracy CY Shum, Tracy TS Lau and Ashley CK Cheng)

Chapter 35
Interstitial Brachytherapy in Gynecological Malignancies: Improving Patient Outcomes
(Laura D’Alimonte and Eric Leung)

Chapter 36
Social Work in End-of-Life Care: A Review of the Most Highly Cited Papers
(Blair Henry, Michael Lam, Ronald Chow, Leonard Chiu, Selina Chow, Edward Chow, Henry Lam, Natalie Pulenzas and Breanne Lechner)

Section Five: Acknowledgements

Chapter 37
About the Editor

Chapter 38
About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Section Six: Index


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