Clinical features

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:

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Clinical features

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• Breakthrough pain is very diverse in nature • Breakthrough pain can have multiple causes with multiple pathophysiologies • Breakthrough pain can present with numerous clinical features and numerous complications • Breakthrough pain is a cause of significant morbidity in many cases • The ability to cope with breakthrough pain seems to be related to the underlying aetiology • Patients with cancer-related pain may have more problems coping than patients with cancer treatment-related pain.

Chapter.  2950 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Radiation Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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