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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Breakthrough Pain


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Breakthrough pain (BTP) is episodic pain that emerges through the treatment of otherwise well-managed chronic background pain. Often called pain flare or transient pain, BTP negatively affects the function and quality of life of the patient and often results in a number of other physical, psychological and social problems. Breakthrough pain is a common occurrence affecting approximately two-thirds of the estimated 50 to 100 million chronic pain sufferers in the US. It can have multiple causes with various pathophysiologies, ...

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Breakthrough Pain 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195369045

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