Effect of nebulized morphine in cancer patients with dyspnea: a pilot study.

@article{Tanaka1999EffectON,
  title={Effect of nebulized morphine in cancer patients with dyspnea: a pilot study.},
  author={Keita D. Tanaka and Yuichi Shima and Ryutaro Kakinuma and Kaoru Kubota and Yuichiro Ohe and Fumihiko Hojo and Taketoshi Matsumoto and Hironobu Ohmatsu and Koichi Goto and Kanji Nagai and Yutaka Nishiwaki},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={600-3}
}
BACKGROUND It is known that opioids may decrease subjective dyspnea. The recent finding that opioid binding sites are present in the peripheral bronchus supports the possibility of a local action of opioids. However, the clinical benefit of nebulized morphine is controversial. The purpose of this study was to confirm the feasibility of nebulized morphine and to evaluate its clinical benefits. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifteen cancer patients with dyspnea in the Thoracic Oncology Division and… CONTINUE READING

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