Azumi Sako

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Patients endure the switching of opioids from fentanyl patch to morphine injection to improve inadequate pain relief. We retrospectively examined the differences between the maintenance dose of morphine injection after switching, its estimated dose prior to switching, and some other factors. As a result, 8 out of 9 patients had pain control after switching.(More)
Recently, the use of transdermal fentanyl (TDF) has been increasing at our hospital owing to its convenience. Furthermore, TDF tends to be increasingly used for patients who have never used opioids. However, the appropriate criteria for indicating TDF have not been established yet. Therefore, we examined how TDF was prescribed in practice and determined its(More)
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