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Opioids and the Management of Chronic Severe Pain in the Elderly: Consensus Statement of an International Expert Panel with Focus on the Six Clinically Most Often Used World Health Organization step
1. The use of opioids in cancer pain:  The criteria for selecting analgesics for pain treatment in the elderly include, but are not limited to, overall efficacy, overall side‐effect profile, onset ofExpand
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Analgesic efficacy and tolerability of transdermal buprenorphine in patients with inadequately controlled chronic pain related to cancer and other disorders: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind,
BACKGROUND Buprenorphine is a potent opioid analgesic that is available in sublingual and parenteral formulations. A new formulation, buprenorphine transdermal delivery system (TDS), has beenExpand
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Breakthrough cancer pain: an observational study of 1000 European oncology patients.
CONTEXT Breakthrough pain is common in patients with cancer and is a significant cause of morbidity in this group of patients. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to characterize breakthrough painExpand
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Subcutaneous Target Stimulation (STS) in Chronic Noncancer Pain: A Nationwide Retrospective Study
Stimulation of primary afferent neurons offers a new approach for the control of localized chronic pain. We describe the results with a new neurostimulation technique, subcutaneous target stimulationExpand
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Current Knowledge of Buprenorphine and Its Unique Pharmacological Profile
Despite the increasing clinical use of transdermal buprenorphine, questions have persisted about the possibility of a ceiling effect for analgesia, its combination with other μ‐opioid agonists, andExpand
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Prevalence of self‐reported neuropathic pain and impact on quality of life: a prospective representative survey
Background: Data on the incidence of neuropathic pain (NeP) in Austria, its general characteristics and consequences for the quality of life (QOL) are still lacking. The prevalence in the UnitedExpand
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Lateral infraclavicular plexus block vs. axillary block for hand and forearm surgery
Background: In the last few years infraclavicular plexus block has become a method of increasing interest. However, this block has been associated with high complication incidences and withoutExpand
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Transdermal buprenorphine in clinical practice – a post‐marketing surveillance study in 13 179 patients
ABSTRACT Objective: The objective of this post-marketing surveillance study was to collect effectiveness and safety data on the labelled use of buprenorphine transdermal patches (Transtec*) underExpand
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Sudden cardiac death during mountain hiking and downhill skiing.
To the Editor: Previous studies have demonstrated an increased incidence of sudden cardiac death associated with exercise1. However, few data are available regarding the risk of sudden cardiac deat...
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Midazolam does not reduce emergence delirium after sevoflurane anesthesia in children
Background:  Behavioral disturbance in children following sevoflurane anesthesia is a relatively frequent event. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a higher dose of preoperativelyExpand
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