Careful individualized analgesic therapy improves management of breakthrough pain (BTP) in cancer patients


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Abstract

Breakthrough pain (BTP) in cancer patients is often inadequately diagnosed and treated. Careful patient assessment and individualized analgesic therapy are necessary to improve BTP treatment. Optimal BTP therapy can be achieved by treating the underlying cause of pain with adjuvant therapies, optimizing baseline analgesia and using pain-type specific analgesics

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