Chapter

Introduction

Andrew Davies

in Cancer-related Breakthrough Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199656974
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740909 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199656974.003.0001

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Introduction

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• Breakthrough pain is a transient exacerbation of pain that occurs despite relatively stable and adequately controlled background pain • In the last 20 years there has been an increasing interest in the phenomenon of breakthrough pain • There is an increasing range of pharmacological options for the treatment of breakthrough pain • The focus of this book is on cancer-related breakthrough pain • Breakthrough pain may also occur in patients with non-malignant diseases.

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Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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