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Question: What are the neuromuscular complications of cancer?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Answer: NEUROMUSCULAR COMPLICATIONS OF CANCER Site Paraneoplastic Syndrome Autoantibodies (Associated Cancer) Brain and cranial nerves Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration Anti-Yo (GYN cancer) Anti-Hu (SCLC) Anti-Tr (HD) Anti-Ri (breast cancer) Opsoclonus-myoclonus (breast cancer) Anti-Ri Carcinoma-associated retinopathy Optic neuritis Anti-recoverin (SCLC) Limbic encephalitis Anti-Hu (SCLC) Brain stem encephalitis Anti-Hu (SCLC) Spinal cord Myelitis Anti-Hu (SCLC) Subacute motor neuronopathy […]

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Question: Which medications are commonly used for cancer pain?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Answer: As elucidated in the World Health Organization guidelines, pain medications are to be administered in a three-step ladder according to the intensity and pathophysiology of symptoms and individual requirements. For mild pain, the recommended baseline drugs are NSAIDs. Patients with moderate-to-severe pain generally require an opioid agent such as codeine or oxycodone; severe pain […]

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