Episodic (breakthrough) pain: consensus conference of an expert working group of the European Association for Palliative Care.

@article{Mercadante2002EpisodicP,
  title={Episodic (breakthrough) pain: consensus conference of an expert working group of the European Association for Palliative Care.},
  author={Sebastiano L Mercadante and Lukas Radbruch and Augusto T Caraceni and Nathan Cherny and Stein Kaasa and Friedemann Nauck and Carla Ida Ripamonti and Franco de Conno},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={832-9}
}
BACKGROUND Breakthrough pain is transitory exacerbation of pain that occurs in addition to otherwise stable persistent pain. The wide differences in estimation of incidence reported in literature are probably because of different settings and meanings attributed to the definition of breakthrough pain. METHODS A panel of experts met to establish the actual knowledge on breakthrough pain, according to the evidence in literature and experience. They agreed that episodic or transient pain could… CONTINUE READING