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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 26--28

Back to the future, current trends in breakthrough pain treatments


Visiting Professor Palliative Medicine, University of Ulster; Consultant Palliative Medicine Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast and Princess Alice Hospice, Esher; Special Adviser the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, Dublin

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Max Watson
Visiting Professor Palliative Medicine, University of Ulster; Consultant Palliative Medicine Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast and Princess Alice Hospice, Esher; Special Adviser the Hospice Friendly Hospitals Programme, Dublin

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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.76237

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The importance of effectively managing breakthrough pain for patients on long term background analgesia has recently lead to the development of a range of new products aimed at filling this need. This review article looks at the reasons behind these developments and their implications for clinical practice in resource limited situations.






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