We welcome the publication of professor chambers article nerve blocks in palliative care in particular his discussion of central neuraxial infusions but were surprised at the lack of any mention of intrathecal neurolysis we have found this technique when utilized for selected patients is a useful addition to many of the techniques . Although between 85 and 90 of patients with advanced cancer can have their pain well controlled with the use of analgesic drugs and adjuvants there are some patients who will benefit from an interventional procedure this includes a variety of nerve blocks and also some neurosurgical procedures approximately 8 10 of patients may benefit from a peripheral nerve block and around 2 from a . Nerve blocks in palliative care oxford university press makes no representation express or implied that the drug dosages in this book are correct readers must therefore always check the product information and clinical procedures with the most up to date published product information and data sheets provided by the manufacturers and the most . It was a pleasure to review this book on nerve blocks in palliative care written by two renowned specialists fiona hicks who is a consultant in palliative medicine at leeds teaching hospitals trust and karen simpson a consultant in pain medicine within the same trust. Palliative care is concerned with the treatment of a patients symptoms without necessarily affecting the underlying cause however although the primary aim is to enhance the quality of life and to neither hasten nor postpone death the relief of distressing symptoms may well positively affect the course of illness
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