Roland A Stevens

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BACKGROUND The availability of various routes of administration of opioid analgesics can be confusing when determining an appropriate, efficacious, and cost-effective regimen to manage cancer pain. METHODS The indications, contraindications, and pharmacokinetic properties of oral, intravenous, subcutaneous, transdermal, transmucosal, rectal, and(More)
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common and devastating complication of acute herpes zoster (HZ). HZ occurs more frequently in the patient with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and with certain leukemias and lymphomas. PHN occurs more frequently in the elderly, in patients with severe pain in the acute stage, and in patients with lesions in the(More)
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