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J Cancer Res Ther. 2018;14(7):1594-1599. doi: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_551_18.

Standardized nursing and therapeutic effect of oxycontin on oral mucosal pain in nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients.

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The Departmentof Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center of Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou, China.

Abstract

Aim:

This study aims to explore the standardized nursing and therapeutic effect of OxyContin on oral mucosal pain in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients with concurrent chemoradiotherapy.

Materials and Methods:

From March 2016 to December 2017, 60 patients with NPC were selected from the Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center. Patients consuming OxyContin for moderate and severe pain were divided into the experimental group and control group, respectively. All the patients were given OxyContin 10 mg orally, and the dose was adjusted according to the degree of pain relief until it was significantly relieved. At the same time, the combination of analgesic drugs with standardized nursing intervention for pain was granted, and the analgesic effect, adverse effects, and quality of life of both groups were analyzed.

Results:

There was no significant difference between the total dose of radiotherapy and OxyContin. OxyContin could significantly improve the quality of life in patients with moderate pain (P < 0.05), while the effect was not significant in patients with severe pain.

Conclusion:

Patients with NPC having oral mucosal pain after radiotherapy and chemotherapy need intervention at the earliest. The application of OxyContin and cancer pain standardized nursing care can improve the analgesic efficacy, reduce drug adverse effects, and improve the patient's quality of life.

KEYWORDS:

Cancer pain standardized care; OxyContin; nasopharyngeal carcinoma; oral mucositis; quality of life

PMID:
30589045
DOI:
10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_551_18
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