Subarachnoid and epidural calcitonin in patients with pain due to metastatic cancer

J. Blanchard, E. Menk, S. Ramamurthy, J. Hoffman

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Abstract

Nine patients with metastatic cancer who had pain refractory to traditional treatments received a subarachnoid injection of salmon calcitonin. Eight of the nine patients reported pain relief after subarachnoid injection varying from 1 hr to 5 days. Four of the responding patients subsequently received an epidural injection of salmon calcitonin, and two of these patients reported pain relief. Although many patients experienced pain relief, nausea and vomiting appeared to be a significant side effect, occurring in seven out of nine patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-45
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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Calcitonin
salmon calcitonin
Pain
Neoplasms
Epidural Injections
Intractable Pain
Injections
Nausea
Vomiting

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Nursing(all)

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Subarachnoid and epidural calcitonin in patients with pain due to metastatic cancer. / Blanchard, J.; Menk, E.; Ramamurthy, S.; Hoffman, J.

In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1990, p. 42-45.

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Blanchard, J. ; Menk, E. ; Ramamurthy, S. ; Hoffman, J. / Subarachnoid and epidural calcitonin in patients with pain due to metastatic cancer. In: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 1990 ; Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 42-45.
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