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General principles of management

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/9780199656974.003.0004

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

General principles of management

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• Breakthrough pain is not a single entity, but a spectrum of very different entities • The treatment of breakthrough pain depends on a variety of pain-related factors • This chapter discusses the general principles of the treatment of breakthrough pain • The treatment of breakthrough pain depends on the aetiology, pathophysiology and characteristics of the pain • The stage of the disease and the performance status of the patient are also important factors.

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Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Pain Medicine

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