Title
Treatment of breakthrough cancer pain : to titrate or to proportionate? Treatment of breakthrough cancer pain : to titrate or to proportionate?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
London ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Current medical research and opinion. - London
Volume/pages
29(2013) :11 , p. 1523-1526
ISSN
0300-7995
ISI
000325853100014
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Breakthrough cancer pain can be treated effectively by rapid-onset opioids, such as sublingual fentanyl. However, it remained unclear how the optimal dose of sublingual fentanyl should be determined. Dosing proportional to basic opioid regimen is now proposed as an alternative to dose titration.
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