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Human Studies, Pharmacology/Drug Development

2020 Aug

Support Care Cancer



Effects of age and gender in patients receiving doses of opioids for breakthrough pain proportional to background opioid doses.


Mercadante S, Restivo V, Casuccio A
Support Care Cancer. 2020 Aug; 28(8):3813-3818.
PMID: 31832823.


To identify the role of age and gender in analgesic and adverse effects after administering fentanyl products for breakthrough pain (BT), given in doses proportional to opioid doses given for background pain.