Transdermal fentanyl versus sustained release oral morphine in strong-opioid naïve patients with chronic low back pain.

@article{Allan2005TransdermalFV,
  title={Transdermal fentanyl versus sustained release oral morphine in strong-opioid na{\"i}ve patients with chronic low back pain.},
  author={Laurie G Allan and Ute Richarz and Karen M Simpson and Robert Slappendel},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 22},
  pages={2484-90}
}
STUDY DESIGN Open, randomized, parallel group multicenter study. OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and safety of transdermal fentanyl (TDF) and sustained release morphine (SRM) in strong-opioid naïve patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Most studies of TDF and SRM have involved patients already receiving strong opioids. This is the first large-scale study focusing on strong-opioid naïve patients with CLBP. METHODS Adults with CLBP requiring regular… CONTINUE READING

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