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La coordinacion de esfuerzos en casos clinicos complejos: un valor añadido de cuidados paliativos en un hospital universitario

Título de la revista: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
ISSN: 1137-6627
Volumen: 33
Número: 3
Páginas: 315 - 318
Fecha de publicación: 2010
Palliative care is generally understood on caring for terminal patients in chronic settings but more recently these units are developing also in acute care settings or university hospitals as consultants teams. We report the case of a complex patient with rectal adenocarcinoma and four problems of difficult approach: uncontrolled neuropathic pain despite opioids treatment, systemic infection, depression with intense demoralisation and open surgery wound. We show the measures adopted and how an excellent inter-departmental collaboration under the co-ordination of palliative medicine consultant team helped to resolve the untenable situation.