20 SEPTEMBER 2013, VOL. 3, NO. 2

   


20 SEPTEMBER 2013, VOL. 3, NO. 2, PAGES 51-56.




About the Cover: Are there convincing evidence demonstrating the causality between postoperative pain and cancerous mortality? It is hard to draw a conclusion from the currently available data. Pain itself is an immune suppressor and functions as a tumor-promoting mediator, but it is strongly associated with the pain intensity. The mild-to-moderate pain is a favorable factor to the recovery for patients from surgeries. (See page 55).




Table of Contents

Contents (Only PDF is available)

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NEWS

Worldwide break news are selected.

No Yelling at Your Kids (Pittsburgh, USA)

Monitoring Pollution with Bees (Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC)

Surprising Ingredient for Life from Meteorite (Tempe, USA)

Fighting Erupts in Southern Philippines (Zamboanga City, PHILIPPINES)

China Warns Japan on Diaoyu Island (Beijing, CHINA)

Kenyan Water Discovery Brings Hope to Parched North (Nairobi, KENYA)

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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Recent representative literatures are highlighted.

MEDICINE: Inducing Labor Does Not Increase Cesarean-Section Rate

NEUROTOXICOLOGY: No Anesthesia in the Early Life

PSYCHOLOGY: Willpower Determine the Impact of Glucose on Self-Control

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PICTURE STATION

Tomb-Painting, 1350BC (circa)

From The British Museum, UK

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OPINION

Is Postoperative Pain a Mediator of Cancerous Mortality?

By Xiaofeng Shen, Shiqin Xu, Rong Shen, Xirong Guo, Fuzhou Wang

Science Insights 2013; 3(2): 55-56.

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SUMMARY

Postoperative pain is considered as a risk factor for the mortality of cancerous patients. Are there convincing evidence demonstrating the causality between them? It is hard to draw a conclusion from the currently available data. Pain itself is an immune suppressor and functions as a tumor-promoting mediator, but it is strongly associated with the pain intensity. The mild-to-moderate pain is a favorable factor to the recovery for patients from surgeries. Everything possesses dual facets: yin and yang balance system. What we need to do is how to take advantage of the favorable from both sides rather than debate which is superior to the other. Yes, even overbalance there, the key necessary for it is to taking measures to keep them on balance.■