Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for cancer bone pain.

Searle, Robert D. and Bennett, Michael I. and Johnson, Mark I. and Callin, Sarah and Radford, Helen (2009) Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for cancer bone pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 37 (3). pp. 424-428. ISSN 0885-3924

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In the cancer population, painful bony metastases are common, difficult to treat and significantly reduce quality of life. Common treatments include opioid analgesics, bisphosphonates, and radiotherapy; yet these have significant side effects and are not universally effective. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is inexpensive, relatively free from side effects, and widely available. We present a case study of successful TENS therapy in a patient with cancer bone pain and discuss the rationale for using TENS in this setting.

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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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?? transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulationtenscancermetastaticbonepainclinical neurologyanesthesiology and pain medicinegeneral nursingnursing(all)r medicine (general) ??
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11 Mar 2010 11:50
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