Factors influencing the opioid response in advanced cancer patients with pain followed at home: the effects of age and gender

@article{Mercadante2000FactorsIT,
  title={Factors influencing the opioid response in advanced cancer patients with pain followed at home: the effects of age and gender},
  author={Sebastiano Mercadante and Alessandra Casuccio and S. Pumo and Fabio Fulfaro},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2000},
  volume={8},
  pages={123-130}
}
 The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of age and gender on pain characteristics and opioid response in advanced cancer patients followed at home. A perspective study was carried out in a sample of 181 consecutive advanced cancer patients who required opioids in the last 4 weeks before death. Pain intensity and symptoms associated with opioid therapy at weekly intervals for 4 weeks were recorded, as were the previous oncological treatments. Opioid doses increased over time, but… CONTINUE READING
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