Chronic pain syndrome in patients with pancreatic cancer: individual therapy and its pathogenetic background
This review presents the results of recent studies on the role of pathogenic mechanisms of chronic pain syndrome in patients with pancreatic cancer. The authors searched Russian and international databases, including MedLine, PubMed, NEL elibrary.ru, Wiley Online Library, Web of Science, Oxford University Press, SAGE Premier, for the period from 1996 to 2016 (10 years). Our results demonstrate the preconditions for multimodal analgesic therapy in anesthesia and pain treatment. We show the key role of selecting basic pharmacological groups of drugs for the patients with pancreatic cancer with chronic pain syndrome. The dependence of patient survival on the intensity, diversity and complexity of pancreatic pain in pancreatic cancer means that individual therapy is extremely important as inadequate pain relief can have profound negative effects on the psychosocial and physical well-being of pancreatic cancer patients and their relatives.