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Electronic system could enhance pain relief for patients receiving cancer treatment

Heidelberg University

Cancer treatment could be improved with the development of a new pain therapy technique using an electricity system.

Researchers at Heidelberg University Hospital have come up with a technological system that electronically monitors pain relief, working in conjunction with a clinical pharmacist.

In a study conducted by the scientists it was established that the electronic pain relief guide, which is named AiDPainCare, left patients feeling less in pain.

This is because the electronic system ensures that false dosages, side effects, combining drugs with dangerous consequences and duplications in prescriptions are avoided.

Professor Walter Haefeli, medical director of the Department of Internal Medicine VI, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacoepidemiology, commented on the research findings.

He said: "The safety of drug therapy from prescribing to administering is a central aspect of our work."

In other news, a study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has found that women with a family history of breast cancer may be reducing their risk of developing the disease by breastfeeding.

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Cancer treatment news : 12/08/2009