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In this way order lumigan 3 ml amex, when the physician is faced Sometimes one can ask explicitly about such values (e order lumigan 3 ml fast delivery. Alternatively, the patient’s stated values and goals to help determine values may be elicited in the process of asking about spe- the appropriate course of action. For example, after a patient is frequently worthwhile to inquire specifically about makes a statement about end-of-life care (e. For example, a statement that a Identifying what conditions the patient would find un- treatment should be continued so long as "quality of acceptable can also help clarify a patient’s preferences. How does the A useful question is, "Can you imagine any situations in patient (or the surrogate or the physician) define a good which life would not be worth living? In fact, it is always important to ensure patients mention persistent vegetative state or similar that the patient and physician have a shared understand- dire scenarios. This question can be followed by asking ing of the conversation and its implications. Similarly, what the patient would be willing to forgo to avoid such medical jargon should be avoided, one should always states. When doctors ask patients if they would want a particular treat- Choosing Surrogate Decision Makers ment, like a ventilator, patients will often state that the treatment should be provided "if it will help me, but if it Identifying who is to act as the patient’s health care won’t help me, don’t do it. Everyone responds to uncertainty differently, wish this to be a single individual or an entire family? For example, one may ask, between patient preferences and surrogate perceptions 294 J. Open-ended questions to initiate conversations the need for the patient to communicate with the selected about dying. The physician can admit that the discussion can be difficult and support the patient while being truthful. As a general by stating how helpful he or she has been in helping to rule, it is important for physicians to employ behaviors understand his or her preferences. Another way doctors that promote the sharing of concerns by patients and can provide support to the patient is to assure the patient to avoid behaviors such as reassurance that inhibit such that they will do whatever they can to meet their goals sharing. In this way, doctors can assure patients As patients respond to these questions, the physician that they will continue to care for them, even if they should continue to focus on the psychosocial and spiri- are in a condition in which they would not want life- tual aspects of their illness and not allow the biomedical sustaining treatment. A particular form of response that can be extremely effective at these times is the "wish state- Communicating about the Transition 67 ment. For example: of disease, the transition from a primary focus on life- prolonging therapy to a primary focus on palliation and PT: I’m going to get better. Such times of transition chemotherapy they’re offering at the university will involve the recognition of loss,redefinition of self-concept make the difference. Patients are MD: I wish that there was a treatment that would make likely to feel sadness, anger, and denial. Again, it is useful to identify the goals of these con- MD: There’s a lot that we can do. Let’s talk about what versations, which include eliciting emotional, psycholo- goals are most important for you right now. Of course, it is also important to help empathy toward the patient and to align herself with the patients acknowledge their illness and to make appro- patient’s hopes. Yet, at the same time it implicitly conveys priate health care decisions, such as enrolling in hospice. In this way, However, conversations should not be dominated by the the physician can address the patient’s denial without physician’s agenda, and patients must be given ample losing the therapeutic alliance. According to a recent study, patients facing terminal illness desire a physician who will talk in an honest and Dreaded Questions straightforward way, be willing to talk about dying, give bad news in a sensitive way, listen, encourage questions, Finally, it is useful to consider several of the questions and be sensitive to when they are ready to talk about that many physicians find most difficult to answer. Doctor–Patient Communication Issues 295 described in this chapter, and it is useful to keep several Bereavement additional points in mind. The loss of spouses, siblings, other family est in the patient’s ideas, and empathize with their con- members, and close friends is extremely common among cerns. Physicians can explore how the patient This response acknowledges that underlying such a has responded to the grief ("How have things been differ- question is tremendous emotion, most likely fear. The suggested overlook the frequently enormous practical ramifications answer above allows patients to speak about their fears of loss, such as financial difficulties or the possible loss of and worries.

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Progress in Pain Research and Management proven lumigan 3 ml, • Spinal cord stimulation in combination with phys- Vol discount lumigan 3 ml without prescription. A critical review of controlled clinical pain at 6 months (but no effect on function or trials for peripheral neuropathic pain and complex regional quality of life). Complex • Progress has been made in formulating diagnostic regional pain syndromes. Baranowski Some consultants in pain medicine are fortunate to Connective tissue diseases have developed areas of ‘specialised’ interest and as such may regularly see a condition rarely seen by SLE others. The highest frequencies and severities that we need to consider the management of uncom- are in women of Afro-Caribbean, Chinese, Asian and mon pain syndromes. The general management tech- poorly understood, but the diagnosis is made when niques used for common conditions are applied to four of The American College of Rheumatology cri- uncommon conditions. They a result of dietary choice or co-incidental illness present two conflicting issues: (e. Paget’s disease is • Multiple pathologies may significantly effect treat- important in the differential diagnosis of back ment options. While SLE patients may present with pain of many • Urogenital pain syndromes: These are increas- aetiologies, the commonest are musculoskeletal and ingly being recognised but remain poorly under- related to: stood. Interstitial cystitis, is a blanket term, often used inappropriately by both physicians and a Primary pathology of the joints and muscles (e. However, even if there is a visceral Musculoskeletal Arthritis, myositis, tendonitis cause for the pain, treatment directed at the second- Cardiac Pericarditis, endocarditis, ary referred hyperalgesia of the muscles should be myocarditis considered. For instance, in patients with renal pain, Pulmonary Pleurisy, atelectasis there is often a referred hyperalgesia to the loin mus- Nervous Peripheral neuropathy, spinal cles, anterior abdominal wall, para-spinal muscles and cord lesions, cerebritis, stroke, the thoracic muscles. Urogenital Cystitis, infertility Renal Nephritis In addition to the variety of pain presentations, multiple Vascular Vasculitis, thrombosis pathologies may affect treatment options. Therefore, Haematology Anaemia, thrombocytopaenia, patients must be fully evaluated by the pain team prior lymphopaenia, leucopaenia, to instigating any treatment. Particular attention should splenomegaly be paid to the cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and Other Uveitis, mucositis renal systems. Drug modifications may be necessary in the presence of dysfunction within these systems, and positioning for procedures may be compromised. Patients with SLE are more likely to bleed as a result of thrombo- Physiotherapy is a mainstay of treatment, but anti- cytopaenia, the lupus anticoagulant and antiphospho- inflammatory agents should be considered (e. Moreover, because of the tendency steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and to thrombosis in some patients, anticoagulant use steroids). Injection-type treatments must be such as in the case of an enthasitis (inflammation of approached with caution and adequate preparation. The In addition, certain drugs may interact with warfarin injection must never be into the tendon itself, as rup- (e. Non-invasive and non-pharmacological measures Neuropathic pain may manifest itself in various forms: such as cognitive behavioural techniques can have a • Central nervous system (CNS) involvement (e. However, their use may have strokes and spinal cord infarction) may result to be modified to account for chronic illness and in chronic debilitating central pain. Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant-cell • Peripheral nervous system (PNS) involvement arteritis includes: mononeuropathies, multiple mononeu- The importance of these conditions is that the ropathies and polyneuropathies. These may be diagnosis may be missed when patients present to autoimmune, vasculitic or inflammatory in nature, the pain clinic as a non-specific musculoskeletal pain. Polymyalgia is at one end of the disease spectrum, General management of the primary cause is advocated, with giant-cell arteritis (and its life-threatening asso- usually involving the use of steroids and (possibly) ciations) at the other. Specific neuropathic therapies Polymyalgia rheumatica occurs predominantly in (Chapter 20 & 42) may also be required and there may female patients (2:1) over the age of 60, though be a role for opioids (Chapter 40). Patients produce ischaemic pain, which can benefit from present with girdle pain and stiffness on waking, which vasodilator treatment. General malaise, fatigue, are often associated with the neuropathic changes of depression, anorexia, weight loss and night sweats are UNCOMMON PAIN SYNDROMES 179 frequently associated. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is usually The main problem may then become one of drug raised with an average value about 40mm/h. The chronic use of opioids should be used function tests may show mild changes, but otherwise with appropriate guidelines (Chapter 46).

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Chang, MD Clinical Faculty, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98104, USA Colin P. Derdeyn, MD Associate Professor, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Washington University in St. Dixon, MD, FRCR, FRCP, FRCS, FMEDSci Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK John Eng, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, The Johns Hopkins Univer- sity, Baltimore, MD 21030, USA Laurie L. Fajardo, MD, MBA, FACR Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology, University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA Julia R. Fielding, MD Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA Brian E. Grottkau MD Chief, Department of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, Yawkey Center for Outpa- tient Care, Boston, MA 02114, USA Contributors xvii William Hollingworth, PhD Research Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98104, USA Barbara A. Holshouser, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA Clifford R. Jarvik, MD, MPH Professor, Department of Radiology and Neurosurgery, Adjunct Pro- fessor, Health Services; Chief, Neuroradiology; Associate Director, Multi- disciplinary Clinical Research Center for Upper Extremity and Spinal Disorders; Co-Director, Health Services Research Section, Department of Radiology, Department of Radiology and Neurosurgery; Adjunct Health Services, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA 98195, USA John R. Jenner, MD, FRCP Consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatol- ogy, Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB22QQ, UK Krishna Juluru, MD Department of Radiology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA Kejal Kantarci, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA Ella A. Kazerooni, MD, MS Professor and Director, Thoracic Radiology Division, Department of Radi- ology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA John Y. Kim, MD Assistant Radiologist, Department of Radiology/Division of Pediatric Radiology, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and the Hope Center for Neurological Disease, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medi- cine, St Louis, MO 63130, USA xviii Contributors Weili Lin, PhD Professor, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA Brian C. Lucey, MB, BCh, BAO, MRCPI, FFR (RCSI) Assistant Professor, Division of Body Imaging, Boston University and Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA Frederick A. Mann, MD Professor, Department of Radiology and Orthopaedics, Director and Chair, Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle WA, 98104, USA L. Santiago Medina, MD, MPH Director, Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (HOPE) Center, Co- Director Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL 33155, USA, Former Lecturer in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA Lucy E. Modahl, MD, PhD Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA William E. Newhouse, MD Professor, Department of Radiology and Urology; Vice-Chairman, Depart- ment of Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY 10032, USA Udo Oyoyo, MPH Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Loma Linda University School of Public Health, Loma Linda, CA 92350, USA Esperanza Pacheco-Jacome, MD Co-Director, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL 33155, USA Raj S. Pruthi, MD Assistant Professor, Director of Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery/Urology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA James G. Ravenel, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 29425, USA Max P. Rosen, MD, MPH Associate Chief of Radiology for Community Network Services, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA Contributors xix Marla B. Sammer, MD Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA Amisha Shah, MD Instructor, Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medi- cine, Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA Gerard A. Silvestri, MD, MS Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA James M. Slattery, MRCPI, FFR RCSI, FRCR Department of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging and Interven- tion, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA Robert A. Smith, PhD Director of Cancer Screening, Department of Cancer Control Science, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA Jorge A. Soto, MD Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Director, Division of Body Imaging, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA Karen A. Tong, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Section of Neuroradiology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA 92354, USA Jose C. Varghese, MD Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118, USA Elza Vasconcellos, MD Director, Headache Center, Department of Neurology, Miami Children’s Hospital, Miami, FL 33155, USA Katie D.

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