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Nurs Stand. 2005 Jul 20-26;19(45):90-2.

The use of topical opioids to relieve pressure ulcer pain.

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Ulster Community and Hospitals Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland.


This article provides an overview of the use of topical opioids to relieve pain associated with pressure ulcers in patients receiving palliative care. Morphine and diamorphine-infused gel have been used effectively to relieve pain and promote comfort in this group of patients.

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