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Pain Alleviation with Subarachnoid Opioid Injection

  • Masako IsekiEmail author
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Abstract

Subarachnoid pain alleviation is a method in which opioid and topical anesthetics are injected into the subarachnoid space, which in Japan is used to control cancer pain. Compared to the systemic administration of opioids, a reduced amount of the drug is required to obtain clear pain relief with fewer adverse effects, such as drowsiness. Achieving long-term continuous pain relief with subarachnoid opioid injection is also possible by embedding a catheter with an access port into the patient, which is a useful technique in the home care setting.

Keywords

Subarachnoid block Opioid Cancer pain 

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© Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain ManagementJuntendo University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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