Timing for Narcotic Drugs in Terminal Illness

  • S. Mercadante
Conference paper
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Pain is a major symptom in cancer. About 30% of patients undergoing oncological treatment and 70% of patients with advanced disease suffer pain due to different causes, such as tumor progression or treatment-related syndromes.


Neuropathic Pain Cancer Pain Opioid Analgesic Terminal Illness Opioid Dose 
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