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Papers: 28 Sep 2019 - 4 Oct 2019

Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2019 Dec

Cancer Med



Does transdermal fentanyl work in patients with low BMI? Patient-reported outcomes of pain and percent pain relief in cancer patients on transdermal fentanyl.


Moryl N, Bokhari A, Griffo Y, Hadler R, Koranteng L, Filkins A, Zheng T, Horn SD, Inturrisi CE
Cancer Med. 2019 Dec; 8(18):7516-7522.
PMID: 31568684.


Low body mass index (BMI) is suspected of being associated with low transdermal fentanyl (TDF) blood levels and worse pain relief. Clinical pain data to support this claim are lacking.