The use of nebulized fentanyl for the management of dyspnea.

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A nswer: Dyspnea (breathlessness), an unpleasant awareness of breathing, is a subjective experience. This symptom is all too common, with reports of more than 70% of patients with advanced cancer experiencing this symptom (Ripamonti, 1999). Unfortunately, the mechanisms that lead to dyspnea are not well understood. Patients’ self-report of dyspnea is the… (More)

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