Pain, opioid use, and survival in hospitalized patients with advanced cancer.

@article{Brescia1992PainOU,
  title={Pain, opioid use, and survival in hospitalized patients with advanced cancer.},
  author={Frank J Brescia and Russell K. Portenoy and Marian Ryan and L Krasnoff and Glenda Gray},
  journal={Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology},
  year={1992},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={149-55}
}
PURPOSE Pain is a common and feared symptom for patients with incurable cancer. Comprehensive assessment provides the foundation for effective pain management, and data that clarify the relationship between pain and other relevant factors also facilitate this process. The main objective of the study was to develop a clinical data base for advanced cancer patients and to survey data to determine (1) pain severity at admission, (2) opioid use at admission, (3) change in opioid use during the… CONTINUE READING

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