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Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:262961. doi: 10.1155/2014/262961. Epub 2014 Jan 5.

Pain management in the elderly: transdermal fentanyl for the treatment of pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Pain Clinic, University of Medicine, Chalubinskiego 1a, 50-368 Wroclaw, Poland.

Abstract

This study was designed to evaluate the utility of transdermal fentanyl (transdermal fentanyl, TDF) for the treatment of pain due to osteoarthritis (osteoarthritis, OA) of the knee and hip, which was not adequately controlled by nonopioid analgesics or weak opioids. WOMAC is a reliable, valid, and responsive multidimensional, self-administrated outcome measure designed specifically to evaluate patients with OA of the knee or hip. TDF significantly increased pain control and improved functioning and quality of life. Metoclopramide appeared to be of limited value in preventing nausea and vomiting.

PMID:
24527441
PMCID:
PMC3909972
DOI:
10.1155/2014/262961
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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