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Eur J Pain. 2009 Apr;13(4):331-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ejpain.2008.06.014. Epub 2008 Aug 15.

The management of cancer-related breakthrough pain: recommendations of a task group of the Science Committee of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland.

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Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Department of Palliative Medicine, Sutton, United Kingdom. andrew.davies@rmh.nhs.uk

Abstract

A task group of the Science Committee of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland (APM) was convened to produce some up-to-date, evidence-based, practical, clinical guidelines on the management of cancer-related breakthrough pain in adults. On the basis of a review of the literature, the task group was unable to make recommendations about any individual interventions, but was able to make a series of 12 recommendations about certain generic strategies. However, most of the aforementioned recommendations are based on limited evidence (i.e., case series, expert opinion). The task group also proposed a definition of breakthrough pain, and some diagnostic criteria for breakthrough pain.

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PMID:
18707904
DOI:
10.1016/j.ejpain.2008.06.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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