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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44--47

Intrathecal analgesia and palliative care: A case study


1 Palliative Medicine Consultant, Shiridi SaiBaba Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104, India
2 Mary Potter Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine, University of Adelaide, C/- Calvary Hospital, 89 Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide, 5006 South Australia, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Naveen S Salins
Palliative Medicine Consultant, Shiridi SaiBaba Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.63134

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Intrathecal analgesia is an interventional form of pain relief with definite advantages and multiple complications. Administration of intrathecal analgesia needs a good resource setting and expertise. Early complications of intrathecal analgesia can be very distressing and managing these complications will need a high degree of knowledge, technical expertise and level of experience. Pain control alone cannot be the marker of quality in palliative care. A holistic approach may need to be employed that is more person and family oriented.






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