USE OF ATYPICAL ANTIPSICHOTIC AGENTS FOR SYMTOM CONTROL IN PATIENTS WIHT ADVANCED CANCER

To understand and appreciate the potential role of atypical antipsychotics in symptom management in patients with cancer, it is useful first to reflect on the role of conventional antipsychotics in this patient population. Conventional antipsychotic medications (also called neuroleptics or major tranquilizers) have been used for the management of difficult symptoms in patients with cancer for more than 30 years.

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Treatment opioid use disorders

This article provides an overview of the current treatment of opioid-related conditions, including treatments provided by general practitioners and by specialists in substance-use disorders. The recent dramatic increase in misuse of prescription analgesics, the easy accessibility of opioids such as heroin on the streets, and the epidemic of opioid overdoses underscore how important it is for physicians to understand more about these drugs and to be able to tell patients about available treatments for substance-use disorders.

http://www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMra1604339

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Recomendaciones de la EAPC para el Desarrollo de la Especialidad en Medicina Paliativa

Cada vez es mayor el reconocimiento que la medicina paliativa tiene ante la sociedad y entre los profesionales de la salud. En muchos países europeos, desde los tiempos de los pioneros, la medicina paliativa se ha desarrollado hasta convertirse en una comunidad próspera y saludable. Los cuidados paliativos en Europa han evolucionado y van camino de convertirse en una especialidad propia en muchos países.

http://www.cuidadospaliativos.org/uploads/2010/05/Educaci%C3%B3n%20de%20postgrado%20para%20m%C3%A9dicos,%20EAPC%202010.pdf

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