Archive For The “Cancer Pain Therapies” Category

In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Interim Cancer Care

By | February 11, 2013

The best pain clinic in Los Angeles would know that placing the trial catheter is only the beginning of interim cancer care. The best pain clinic in LA would know that clock is ticking and that they have only 7 to 10 days maximum to complete the work-up and arrange for the final implantation of […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Temporary Catheters

By | February 8, 2013

A theme that we have dealt with over and over is that for the best pain clinic in Los Angeles, calendars and clocks are less important than patients. Yesterday afternoon an old patient Vera (not her real name) came to see me in the Burbank of complaining of upper abdominal pain, which radiated to her […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Cancer Pump Follow Up

By | February 1, 2013

The best pain clinic in Los Angeles would know that the most important part of cancer care is follow up care and In today’s blog I would like to give you some information on Robert, last week’s Friday morning cancer pump (IDDS). After a bit of a rocky night on Saturday, the day after his implantation […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: Overcoming Technological Adversity

By | January 29, 2013

I am sorry that I was unable to post yesterday’s blog, but I am afraid that Schlesinger Pain Centers was forced back into the Dark Ages. On Friday we completed a major upgrade to our DSL service, firewall and certain NextGen files and as you have by now guessed, all of the things that had […]

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In Search of the Best Pain Clinic in L A: A Friday Morning Pump

By | January 25, 2013

As I sit here writing this blog I am waiting for them to take my patient into surgery, for one of my least favorite cases, the Friday Morning Cancer Pump (IDDS). Fridays are usually very busy days in the office and this is likely to make me late. In addition I will almost certainly have to […]

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Cancer Care: Successful Implantation

By | November 2, 2012

I am pleased to report that George underwent a successful implantation of his Medtronic spinal pain pump on Wednesday evening at Glendale Adventist Medical Center and that he returned to the Burbank Office of Schlesinger Pain Centers yesterday for reprogramming. He currently has no pain or narcotic side effects. He has been so stable on […]

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Cancer Care: A Trip to the Emergency Room

By | October 29, 2012

I am pleased to report to you that George made it to his children’s Halloween Party and that every one had a great time, but when the call came in from the Tarzana Hospital Emergency Room late Saturday night I remembered why I hate starting pump trials on Friday. The problem is that I hate […]

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Cancer Care: A Pancreatic Plus

By | October 27, 2012

To those of you who follow this blog on a regular basis, I apologize for delaying publication of the regular Friday installment. I wanted to report on a new patient who was first seen Thursday afternoon in the Tarzana office of Schlesinger Pain Centers. George (not his real name) was referred by Johnny Chang, an […]

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Cancer Pain Care 2012: Nociceptive vs. Neuropathic Pain

By | October 5, 2012

A key point for oncologists in planning pain therapy for any cancer patient is to try to decide what the different pain generators are and what proportion of their pain is simple nociceptive pain and how much is really neuropathic. Not only is the approach to each type of pain different, the greater the proportion […]

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Cancer Pain Care 2012: When to Consult a Pain Specialist

By | September 28, 2012

As I said in one of the High Holiday blogs a major focus at Schlesinger Pain Centers in the coming year will be the improvement in the local delivery of pain care for cancer patients. The most common problem that I see is the delay in referring cancer patients to pain specialists. Very often this […]

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