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Antea Worldwide Palliative Care Conference

Rome, 12-14 November 2008


Presenting author Use of invasive techniques for pain treatment . Antea experience
Riccardo Sonnino
Author: Riccardo Sonnino
Email: In 20 years Antea has followed about 11.000 patients and a few of them had in act treatments
with peripheral anesthesia or blocks. Most of them have been removed because were related with
Phone a lot complications and were substituted with traditional therapies . Only two cases have required
a peripheral treatment correlated with the pain symptom no responder to the pharmacotherapy.
After a review of our experience , we can assert that the use of invasive techniques is rare , and
Mobile phone it represents an exception. Educational and training represent a fundamental need for people
working with invasive techniques.

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• Pain and other symptoms
• Palliative care for cancer patients

• Palliative care for non cancer
• Paediatric palliative care
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• The actors of palliative care
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• Pain

• Illness and suffering through
• Marginalisation and social stigma
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• Palliative care advocacy projects

• Prognosis and diagnosis
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• Religions and cultures versus
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Session: Pain
• Public institution in the world:
Chair: Prof. Alessandro F. Sabato, Prof. Guido Fanelli
palliative care policies
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• Palliative care: from villages to
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• Bereavement support
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