Chronic pain perspectives: Sickle cell disease: Gaining control over the pain

J Fam Pract. 2012 Sep;61(9 Suppl):S5-8.

Abstract

Ongoing adjustments to the medication regimen and careful attention to lifestyle and support systems are critical to helping patients manage the pain of sickle cell disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Psychological
  • Adult
  • Analgesia, Patient-Controlled
  • Analgesics, Opioid / administration & dosage
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell / prevention & control*
  • Chronic Pain / prevention & control*
  • Disease Progression
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydroxyurea / therapeutic use
  • Life Style
  • Oxycodone / administration & dosage

Substances

  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydroxyurea